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Do storm windows save energy?

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Looking to keep the temperature of your home maintained while saving money? Upgrade your windows to energy efficient storm windows to keep the air sealed in your home better. Learn about how storm windows work and how much you could save by installing them now.

4 common situations that increase your energy bill

Energy Tips
Even if you closely monitor your energy usage, you may experience a spike in your power bill for no apparent reason. Learn about four common real-life situations that can increase your energy bill to avoid paying more at the end of the month.

How wind turbines work to produce electricity

Energy
Wind power is growing quickly as one of the most sustainable forms of renewable energy, bringing power to our to our homes, apartments, and businesses.

The top 7 questions you’ve asked Google about renewable energy

Energy
Energy can be confusing, but with the right resources, we can all make better choices when it comes to our power. We've gathered the top questions you have been asking Google about renewable energy - and we have the answers.

6 energy hacks for renters

Energy Tips
Have a landlord? Don’t pay your own utility bills? There are still steps you can take to be energy-smart. Learn simple everyday hacks that you can use to reduce both your carbon footprint and your expenses.

The “other” sources of renewable energy

Energy
There are many sources of renewable energy out there, such as water, wind, sun, biological material and the planet’s natural internal heat. We are here to dive into the pros and cons of each source.

Why a heat wave costs more than you might think

Energy
Severe weather patterns such as heatwaves have been, and continue to be, linked to changes in our global climate. Climate change has brought with it an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves. These heat waves lead to higher electricity demand and cost to you.

Bike to work? Check out your carbon footprint

Energy
Happy National Bike-to-Work Day! Have you ever thought about biking to work? The good news is you can divert tons of CO2 by changing your commute routine while also improving your health. Learn about the benefits of biking to work now.

LED vs. regular lightbulbs: Do they really make a difference?

Energy Tips
The difference between LED and incandescent lightbulbs is huge. LEDs can save you cash every year while providing more light than traditional bulbs. Great, right? Learn more about the differences between these two lightbulb options.

How tech giants support clean energy, just like you

Energy Tech
Tech giants have been supporting renewable energy in significant ways over these last few decades. The good news is, you can support renewable energy just like the big guys. Learn more about the renewable energy targets large companies have been declaring over the past few years and how you can follow suit.

Community solar: How it works

Energy Tech Tips
Community solar is a way to tap into solar energy and savings without having anything on your roof. In some states, we are working with developers to build entirely new Community Solar projects for our members, at no cost to you. Learn more about those opportunities!

A day in the life of a modern, clean energy apartment

Energy Tech Tips
Chloe is a Clean-Energy queen who has an incredible clean energy apartment. Take a look into what life is like when you live 100% sustainably, green, and clean!

What kind of solar power is right for you?

Energy Tips
Have you ever looked into every solar power option available to you? Most likely, you are one of the 92% of Americans who do not have the ability to put panels on their roof. Learn about the other options available and decide which one is best for you!

How to get tax credits for saving on energy

Energy Tips
Want to save some cash next tax season? The government will provide tax credits for homeowners who make energy-smart decisions during home renovations and repairs. Depending on your other deductions, these tax credits can help reduce the federal taxes you have to pay.

Vampire power sources: The likely culprit of your high power bill

Energy Tips
Vampire power sources, also known as phantom load or standby power, refer to appliances and electronic devices that consume energy even when turned off or not in use. These sources are most likely what is causing your power bill to increase. The good news is, they are just as easy to get rid of as they are to create.

Calculating your kilowatt hour usage at home

Energy Tips
Did your electricity bill skyrocket this winter? Are you looking for ways to reduce your costs, or reduce your impact on the environment?Understand how to calculate how much energy, or kilowatt-hours, you are using each month. This can help you save money and be more sustainable!

Survey: How Well Does Your Generation Understand Their Energy Choices?

Energy HQ
Understanding your energy choices can help reduce your impact on their environment. Take a closer look at our survey results and compare your options!

What is a kilowatt-hour? The watts used to power your house, explained

Energy Tips
Kilowatt-hours are extremely complex but have so much to do with how energy gets to your home. We are here to explain how the complex calculations and formulas end with getting the energy to your house.

How to Use Solar Power to Save Money: From Tax Credits to Community Solar

Energy Tips
Tapping into solar power savings doesn't need to be difficult. Learn how you can use solar tax credits, panel installations, and community solar no matter where you live.

Understanding the Electrical Grid: From Power Sources to Distribution Centers

Energy
Learn how the electrical grid works. Understanding how power sources, transmission lines and distribution centers ensure you have continuous power coming to your home!

Four Surprising Ways Millennials Are Influencing The Clean Energy Movement

Energy
Did you know millennials are some of the largest supporters of sustainability? Learn how they are influencing the clean energy movement!

Why The NFL's Energy Plan for Super Bowl LII is a Game Changer

Energy
Excited for Super Bowl LII? So are we - especially because this one is a game changer for renewable energy.

Mapping Urban Efficiency: How Do You, And Your City, Stack-Up?

Energy
See how various US cities rank in their carbon footprint for energy consumption. Decreasing your carbon footprint requires more than recycling, eating local or biking. Our electricity consumption can leave a huge carbon footprint.

Clean Energy Prices are Dropping at Alarming Rates

Energy
A new report issued in Colorado this week have proven that renewables costs are not only falling, they are falling faster than anyone predicted.

How Fossil Fuels Impact Your Health

Energy
Fossil fuels have much more of an impact on your health than you could imagine. Here is exactly how air pollution is affecting you, from head to toe.

What Is a Deregulated Energy Market?

Energy
Are you a resident of a clean energy state? Learn how that helps you save money on your power bill.

Learning From China’s “Climate Awakening”

Energy
China has begun its very own climate revolution after waking up to the reality of climate change. They are inspiring thousands of others to do the same.

New Survey Finds Everyone Supports Clean Energy, Regardless of Political Views

Energy
Most everyone supports clean energy no matter their political views, according to this recent study. This is a major fear for the renewable future.

Killing the Clean Power Plan Has Not Stopped Renewables

Energy
President Trump is trying to undo all carbon-cutting policy. But that has not stopped corporations from producing renewables.

Massachusetts is Moving into the World of Energy Storage

Energy
Massachusetts is moving directly into the future with energy storage. They are currently in the top three states with the highest energy storage goal.

Elon Musk is Stepping in to Help Puerto Rico Recover with Solar Power

Energy
Elon Musk is using Tesla to help Puerto Rico recover from the disaster. He hopes that solar power and batteries can help get PR back on its feet.

Facebook is Building a Data Center in Virginia and Focusing on Renewables

Energy
Facebook is designing and building a 1 million square foot data center. All energy used in this center will be offset by solar projects placed all around VA

New York is Diving Headfirst into Offshore Wind

Energy
New York wants offshore wind, and it is off to a great start. These four projects will help them reach their 2030 sustainability goals.

While Puerto Rico is in a Blackout, One Farm is Kept Alive with Solar Power

Energy
Puerto Rico is about to completely blackout, but one farm has stayed lit through the entire disaster. Renewable energy has kept his 40 acre farm alive.

General Motors Just Announced that They Are Going Electric

Energy
General Motors is setting a huge trend in the automotive industry. GM is going all electric and not looking back. There's a bright future in electricity.

How To Survive a Natural Disaster: Get Renewable Energy.

Energy
Renewable energy has the chance to save the world. Millions of people lost power after the hurricane, and renewables can help make a more reliable grid.

Ikea Will Be Selling Solar Batteries in the UK

Energy
Battery storage for energy may seem impossible. But because the technology for solar batteries has been improving, Ikea can now commercialize it.

EasyJet is Planning to Fly Electric Planes Within the Decade

Energy
Airplanes pollute the most out of any transportation. EasyJet wants to fix this and make planes electric to reduce fuel within the decade.

Facebook Headquarters Goes 100% Renewable

Energy
Facebook is one of the top companies taking renewable energy into its own hands. Now, its headquarters will run completely on 100% wind energy.

Oregon is Feeding Apple Inc, and the Future, Renewable Energy

Energy
Promoting renewable energy is an extremely important business decision. With a company as big as Apple Inc., Oregon has helped provide their energy needs.

Britain is Officially Shutting Down All Coal Plants

Energy
Britain is officially stopping all coal plants from producing and burning coal. This will help the entire EU reach the Paris Agreement's goal in no time.

Corporations Continue their Unwavering Support of Renewable Energy

Energy
Corporations are one of renewable energy's largest supporters. Even with governmental opposition, corporations are continuing to support clean energy.

The Cost of Offshore Wind Will Decrease by 70% Over the Next 20 Years

Energy
Offshore wind used to be the most expensive renewable energy on the market. In less than 20 years it will become one of the cheapest options out there.

When Solar Power Will Take Over

Energy
Solar power is taking the country by storm and not stopping. There are hundreds of ways that we will start to see solar being used.

How Solar Power Helps the Environment

Energy
Solar power is extremely beneficial to the environment. There are countless amounts of ways that it can help better our worldwide ecosystem.

How Solar Power Produces Energy

Energy
The way solar power generates energy from the sun is a complicated process. However, the energy it produces is extremely useful and renewable.

The Most Common Sizes of Wind Turbines

Energy
You have seen turbines spinning away online or in person. But what you don't know about wind turbines is the most common makeup of wind turbines.

The Pros and Cons of Dams

Energy
Dams are built into infrastructure in order to generate power from moving water. However, they are highly invasive and hard to maintain. Learn more here.

Solar Kept Floridians' Homes Running in the Wake of the Storm

Energy
Florida has gone through a tragedy over the past few weeks. A hurricane disconnected millions from power - but solar was there to save the day.

Anheuser-Busch Purchased Enough Wind Power to Make 20 Million Beers a Year

Energy
Anheuser-Busch's beers go green! They are looking to expand their renewable repertoire, and they are starting off with a whopping 150 MWH investment.

Arizona Public Service Increases Funding for Customer Storage by 50%

Energy
APS wants to increase customer storage funding by 50%. This means they will have plenty of funds to focus on energy saving programs for their customers.

Renewable Energy Saved the U.S. $88 Billion in Health and Environmental Cost

Energy
The environmental costs of non-renewable energy is damaging to human health and our earth. The best way to make a healthier, wealthier earth is to go green.

China Plans to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Cars in Less Than 20 Years

Energy
As one of the largest polluters in the world, China realizes that they need to make a change. Now, they are banning all fossil fuel vehicles by 2040.

15 Key Facts & Statistics About Hydropower

Energy
Hydropower is a widely contested form of alternative power. It can provide mass amounts of energy to the people, but end up disrupting nature.

The Pros and Cons of Electric Cars

Energy
Electric cars are growing in popularity. There are both pros and cons to this new trend. However, it is a step in the right direction for transportation.

A Fly's Eye Has Inspired Stanford Scientists to Improve Solar Panels

Energy
A regular solar panel is already durable enough. But scientists at Stanford are using a fly's eye to make them cheaper and more flexible.

Nanotechnology Takes Over Sustainability

Energy
Nanotechnology is not a new concept in the scientific field. It has been around for decades. But now, nanotechnology has become a part of sustainability.

15 Key Facts and Statistics About Electric Cars

Energy
Electric cars are not a recent invention. They have been around since the 1800s, and are making a huge comeback in this decade.

A Recent Study Shows that Minnesota is Leading the Way in Energy Storage

Energy
Renewable energy and battery storage are an inseparable pair, and Minnesota is working to keep them together. Energy storage is a new, but important, idea.

15 Key Facts and Statistics About Electric Cars

Energy Tips
More people are choosing electric cars over traditional ones, and there are hundreds of reasons why. These are just 10 of the many stats and facts on EVs.

Amazon's Warehouse in New Jersey gets 30 Acres of Solar Panels

Energy
A massive Amazon warehouse just installed 30 acres of solar panels over its 1 million square foot building. They are expanding renewables into the new age.

A Bacteria that Produces Solar Energy

Energy
Scientists have discovered a bacteria that produces solar energy more efficiently than commercial solar.

Britain's Postal Service Goes Electric After 120 Years

Energy
The Royal Mail Service, after 120 years of business run on fossil fuels, is transitioning their vans to electric, renewable energy.

The Eclipse's Interesting Effect on Solar Power in D.C.

Energy
The eclipse triggered a very interesting reaction in solar production.

A Solar-Run Plane is Flying to Space in 2018

Energy
A plane that runs only on solar energy is taking on space.

A Plane that Emits Only Water

Energy
Researchers have designed a plane that emits only water.

Vertical Axis Turbines Will Take Cities by Storm

Energy
Vertical axis turbines may power our cities in the near future.

Farming Like Luke Skywalker: How to Take Water From the Air

Energy
We found a way to farm like Luke Skywalker, making science fiction a reality.

This is the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever.

Energy
Scientists have discovered the most absorbent solar cell of all time.

How Biofuel Is Made

Energy
There are several processes involved in making biofuel. It serves as a sustainable, renewable resources and can easily be distributed.

How Does a Geothermal Power Plant Work?

Energy
A geothermal power plant works in a very complex way. There are many steps, and they are all catered to how the environment provides us heat.

The Benefits of Biodiesel

Energy
Biodiesel has a number of benefits, given it is made of renewable resources. This diesel is taking over the energy market and continues to grow.

Dutch airports will be powered solely by renewable energy starting in 2018.

Energy
Holland airports will run on 100% renewable energy by next year. The Dutch are climbing ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainability.

The Many Benefits of Biodiesel

Energy
Biodiesel has many benefits. This fuel is a great replacement for traditional diesel fuel. With fewer emissions and more clean power, biofuel is on the rise

16 Key Facts About Geothermal Power Plants

Energy
Geothermal power is a very controversial power source. However, there are some interesting ways you can harness energy can come from the earth's core.

Bacteria that Clean Up Oil Spills by Eating Them

Energy
Scientists have recently discovered a bacteria that cleans up oil by eating it. It needs oil to survive, so they are working on using it for spills.

A Startup Uses Heat from Computers to Heat Homes

Energy
A Dutch startup is rethinking the way we heat our homes by using the heat from computer servers########.

A New Study Shows How Batteries Can Hold 5 Times More Energy than Ever Before

Energy Tips
Expanding battery capacity, even on the smallest scale, is becoming a hot topic in the energy world.

15 Important Facts & Statistics About Wind Turbines

Energy
You may think that you know a good amount about wind turbines, but there is still much to learn.

Lyft Announces that its Cars will be 100% Autonomous and Renewable in Less than 5 Years.

Energy
Self-driving cars are no longer a thing of the future. Lyft is bringing autonomy and renewability into the world of cars.

The U.K. is Transitioning their Commercial Vehicles to Electric for the Benefits

Energy
Electric vehicles are becoming the norm and everyone sees the benefits. Because of fewer emissions and more money saved, countries are switching over

Tesla Will Revolutionize Energy Storage in Massachusetts

Energy
Energy storage is a new, but rapidly growing, topic of conversation. The power from renewable energy can now be stored, and Tesla is taking the first leap.

Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution

Energy
Thermal pollution is extremely dangerous to our ecosystems.

Australia is Speeding Ahead with Electric Vehicle Technology

Energy Tips
This electric super highway is going to dominate the electric vehicle market, and hopefully inspire other countries to do the same.

15 Key Facts & Statistics About Power Plant Pollution

Energy
There is a good amount that society does not know about power plants. Here is how you can learn more.

How Solar Energy Benefits You and the Environment

Energy
Solar energy is extremely beneficial to you and the world around you. Here's why.

How Wind Energy Benefits You and the Environment

Energy
Wind energy is beneficial for both you and the world around you. Here's why.

15 Facts About People & Business’s Carbon Footprint

Energy
You have a carbon footprint both in your social and business life. All of the choices come back to the resources that have gone into making it all happen.

One of the Most Harmful Atmospheric Gases Can Now be Converted into Energy

Energy
CO2 can now be converted into one of the less harmful atmospheric gasses, Methane...and scientists are thrilled about the feat.

India's Revolutionary Design: Solar-Powered Trains

Energy
India is revolutionizing transportation by putting solar panels on trains.

Electric Vehicles are Dominating the Market Now More than Ever Before.

Energy
A new wave of sales has pushed electric cars into the fast lane of the market. Soon they will become the norm on the road.

How to read your home's electric meter

Energy Tips
Your electric meter is telling you much more than you think it is.

Study Finds Coal is Dangerous Without Even Being Burned

Energy
Coal is dangerous to us and the environment, even while it sits.

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Advantages & Disadvantages

Energy
Vertical axis wind turbines are not a new invention but are making their way into the mainstream renewable energy trends.

Primary Advantages & Disadvantages of Solar Water Heaters

Energy Tips
A lot of energy is used to heat water. It is possible to reduce energy use and the associated costs, by switching to a home solar water heating system.

How Renewable Energy Can Save Over 50,000 Lives, and Millions of Dollars a Year

Energy
How renewable energy can beat coal, save thousands of lives, and millions of dollars each year in the United States.

15 Important Facts About Coal Mining and Burning

Energy
Coal is used in many industrial processes and supplies nearly 30 percent of energy use worldwide and accounts for 44 percent of CO2 emitted into the air.

Scotland Sets Record With 118% Wind Power

Energy
The country has built the largest wind energy farm in the U.K. and has been using all of its power to make renewable energy history.

The Cost of Residential & Commercial Wind Turbines

Energy
The cost of wind turbines may seem like a lot, but the environmental cost is extremely low.

Top 20 Ways We Can Reduce Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Energy Tips
There are hundreds upon thousands of products made of fossil fuels that we use every day. It is time to start reducing our use and replacing them.

20 Effects of Fracking on the Environment

Energy
Fracking is causing horrendous environmental damage. From animals to plants to humans, it affects every part of our lives.

Here’s Why Gas Prices Rise in the Summer

Energy
Gas prices rise in the summer for a number reasons. The more you travel, the more you use. Read on to see why else gas prices go up in the heat.

Reagan Took Solar Panels Off The White House

Energy
There used to be solar panels here, but no longer...

A List of the Most Efficient Cities

Energy Tips
Which cities has the EPA decided rank in the top 10 of most energy efficient?

How Much Fossil Fuel is the World Burning Right Now

Energy
The fossil fuels that have already been burnt are just the beginning.

How Kentucky is Quietly Turning Coal Country Green

Energy
Historically coal Kentucky is turning green!

How the NFL is Making Big Moves into Renewable Energy

Energy
The NFL is stepping up and working on improving their emissions with renewable energy

Can the U.S. Achieve 100% Renewable Energy by 2050?

Energy
What are the goals we need to reach to make a renewable energy future possible for the U.S.?

10 Easy Ways to Save Energy at Home

Energy Tips
These are ways you can easily save both energy and money in your own home.

A Timeline of Wind Power in the U.S.

Energy
A true timeline of how wind power has come to be what we know it as of today.

7 Ways Coal is Impacting Wildlife

Energy
How wildlife is horribly affected by coal every day.

What Really is the Difference Between Lightbulbs?

Energy Tips
The difference between lightbulbs is based on their energy efficiency.

5 Ways to Save Energy with Landscaping

Energy Tips
How to save energy by the way of landscaping.

What We Can Learn From U.S. Smart Cities

Energy
Making our cities into smart cities is a massive step into a clean energy future.

The Main Types Of Wind Turbines Being Used Today

Energy
The most common types of wind turbines in use today are down-wind, up-wind, shrouded, savonious, flapping panel and darrieus turbines.

Wind Power is Boosting the Economy of Low Income Communities

Energy
One of the fastest growing industries across the world is wind power. There are countless amounts of ways wind power benefits society at every levels.

Clean Energy Should Be As Easy As Buying Organic Food

Energy
We get it. Someone needed to flip the industry on its head and make clean energy just as easy as buying organic milk or fair-trade coffee.

What It's Like To Be Inside A Wind Turbine

Energy
Most of us have never been near a wind farm or seen a wind turbine, let alone climb one. One lucky Arcadia employee was able to go inside a turbine.

Types of Wind Turbines Used Today

Energy
Here are a few of the types wind turbines we are used to seeing today, and some we definitely are not.

11 Solar Panel Trends You Have to Check Out

Energy
Solar panels have innovated and morphed into everyday technology over the years. Here’s a look at 11 solar panel trends that are a must see.

What We Can Learn From U.S. Smart Cities

Energy
Smart Cities combine information and technology to make a more efficient and sustainable city. Let's take a look at which U.S. cities are leading the way.

Incandescent vs. CFL vs. LED Light Bulbs

Energy
Let’s explore the differences between CFLs and LEDs. Both CFLs and LEDs are considerably more efficient than incandescent light bulbs, but with some differences when it comes to long-term efficiency, upfront costs and more.

How Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) Work

Energy
Arcadia Power enables homes to use clean energy by matching their electricity usage with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). RECs provide people with a way to legally own the social and environmental benefits of renewable energy, separate from the flow of electrons. Here's how RECs work.

The Power Grid: Electricity and How it Gets to Your Home

Energy
What is the power grid and how does it work? In simple terms, the power grid is just a transportation system for electrons. It is a huge centralized network of power plants, transformers, and power lines that are connected in order to move electricity from a power plant to your home. Learn more about how it works.