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Green Mountain – Solar Power Burning Bright in Texas

A clean energy revolution is sweeping across Texas with the world’s top firms, such as Facebook and Starbucks, investing heavily in solar energy in recent years. Houston, in particular, is witnessing large-scale deployment of residential solar power systems. “For the...

Reliant Beat the Heat Centers in Texas

The recent launch of Reliant Energy Beat the Heat Centers is a major step towards energy conservation in Texas. Low-income and elderly customers of Reliant Energy will be able to take shelter from the scorching summer heat in 16 cooling...

Louisiana Power Outages Map | Weather Radar | Electricity

Power Outage Phone Numbers In Louisiana, electricity companies produce and distribute energy to their service areas.  In the event of a power outage, you should call your energy provider to report the outage. You should also view their outage maps...

Plant a trillion trees? Yes, but get a renewable energy plan.

Planting trees is among the most noncontroversial methods of protecting the planet from climate disruption. If a massive number of trees were planted worldwide, there would be practically no political sacrifices required for it – no transition from fossil fuels,...

Texas Electricity Glossary for Homes and Businesses

Here is an extensive Electricity Glossary which includes standard definitions of electricity terms, and also definitions related to the Texas electricity market. With this glossary, you'll be able to speak with electric companies, brokers and consultants in relation to your...

How to Save Energy During the Summer

It's always good to learn about summer energy saving tips, even if it's not summer, so you can plan ahead. No one likes surprises when it comes to money, especially on their utility bills, and your usage will be increasing...

How to Calculate Energy Costs for Appliances to Cut your Bill

If you are purchasing new appliances in Texas or wish to drill down on your home's electricity costs to understand where you're spending money on energy usage, it's helpful to figure out the amount of energy your appliances are burning....

The Difference Between a REP and a TDSP (TDU)

What is the difference between the REP and the TDSP? RETAIL ELECTRICITY PROVIDER (REP’S): In the Texas deregulated market, these are electric companies market and bill you. They buy energy from the electric generation companies and resell them to homeowners,...

Texas PUC Data on Electricity Companies and Rates

The Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates electric companies and energy plans in the state, and provides an assortment of information that may be helpful to consumers when they search for electric companies and plans for their homes, including average...

Texas Hurricane and Electricity Outage Guide

Hurricanes can have very unpredictable paths and it's recommended to have hurricane checklists so you can take preparatory actions when threatening storms begin moving toward the Gulf or mid-Atlantic coasts. There are actions to take whether or not you intend...

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