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Energy Savings

10 tips to save on your electric bill

Do you suffer from sticker shock when you see your monthly electric bill? No matter what your financial situation, paying bills is about as much fun as a root canal. Read on for simple ways to lower your electric bill.

Date: 08/20/2015 | Home and Garden


LED lightbulb savings outshine solar and wind power

Utility and power grid managers in the United States are learning that the best way to cut carbon emissions and improve efficiency is the easiest: Just change your lightbulbs.The nation's largest grid, serving more than 61 million customers from Washington to Chicago, is...

Date: 08/15/2015 | Business Wire


A bill for parks and much more

The odds that Congress will reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it is scheduled to expire Sept. 30 improved...

Date: 07/28/2015 | Editorials


Home efficiency upgrades fall short, don’t pay, study finds

NEW YORK — Home efficiency measures such as installing new windows or replacing insulation deliver such a small fraction of their promised energy savings that they may not save any money over the long run, according to the surprising conclusion of

Date: 06/24/2015 | Business Wire


Appearances matter to public

Deserved or not, government agencies and officials aren't always afforded a high degree of trust by the public, which is why it's important that they avoid the mere appearance of any conflict of interest.Tuesday's release of

Date: 06/04/2015 | Editorials


Snohomish County PUD to be investigated for ethics violations

EVERETT — The Snohomish County Public Utility District’s board of commissioners has hired an independent investigator to look into allegations that the utility improperly awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to a clean-energy consultant.

Date: 05/03/2015 | Local News


Gov. Inslee proposes free toll lane, ferry travel for electric vehicles

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee wants to see a lot more electric vehicles in the state in five years, and he's willing to spend a few million taxpayer dollars to make it happen.His plans for transportation include incentives to make it cheaper and easier to own an electric...

Date: 01/08/2015 | Local News


Puget Sound Energy customers to get 1-time credit

BELLEVUE — Puget Sound Energy says its electricity customers will find a little winter surprise on their power bills: a one-time credit applied to December and January bills. The utility says the credit will save the average residential electric customer about $40.

Date: 11/17/2014 | Northwest


Winter is coming

What your house and yard need from you before it hits

Date: 11/06/2014 | Home and Garden


How bright a future?

Viewpoints: Solar energy’s gains can't match fossil fuel use

Date: 09/07/2014 | Commentary




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