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Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy?

The controversial policy of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and its benefits and costs to society have been debated ever since Benjamin Franklin first jokingly suggested getting people out of bed earlier to conserve candles in 1784. Read the brief history behind… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget to Claim Your Energy Efficiency Tax Credits This Season!

Use the links below to check out which energy efficiency federal tax credits you may qualify for before you file and be sure to take a look at additional state-level incentives to get the most bang for your buck or… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Michigan Considers 100% Energy Deregulation

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…  Michigan State Representative Mike Shirkey has proposed legislation that will eliminate the limit on competition in the electric retail market. Proponents say embracing a… Continue Reading →

U.S. Gov’t Increases Energy Budget in FY2014

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH… If the allocation of U.S. budget funds gives us an idea of how the federal government prioritizes the needs of the American public, then… Continue Reading →

U.S. Crude Oil Production Exceeds Net Imports

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH… For the first time in 18 years, US crude oil production will exceed net imports. While the role of the federal government in this… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Senate Proposes 25% Renewable Energy Standard

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH…  Legislation has been proposed in the U.S. Senate that will require states to receive at least 25% of their electricity from renewable energy. There… Continue Reading →

Policy Watch: Federal Courts Deny State Subsidies for Power Plants

Craig, our Energy Policy Watch Dog, found this new interesting topic for our weekly POLICY WATCH… In two separate cases this month in New Jersey and Maryland, federal courts have struck down state mandates ordering customers to pay for the… Continue Reading →

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