Saving Energy Room By Room: The Kitchen

1. LEDs are up to 80 percent more efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. They also last much longer and are more durable. 2. You’ll use up to 80 percent less energy by using your microwave for heating small portions. 3. Covering pots and pans helps food cook more efficiently while keeping your kitchen cooler and more comfortable. 4. The burner should be heating the food, not the kitchen. A 6-inch…

Saudi Arabia plans to cut oil exports to the United States

Riyadh and the house of Saud have stated their intentions to reduce oil to the United States. This action is being taken in order to reduce oil inventories in the US. According to Saudi Oil Minister Khalid Al-Falih, the near record stockpiles of oil which have accumulated in the United States are preventing a rise in global oil prices. At last weeks OPEC meeting Falih announced there would be a…

Hot Weather Is On The Way! Con Edison Offers Tips To Stay Cool

As weekend forecasts predict hot and steamy weather to approach our area, Con Edison offers helpful tips to stay cool by using energy wisely. Check out these money-saving conservation tips: Set your air conditioning to the highest comfortable temperature. Every degree you lower the thermostat drives up your bill by 6 percent When the AC is running, close doors to keep cool air in and hot air out Even when…

Strengthening America’s Energy Superpower Status

That the United States is an energy superpower whose presence is being felt in the global marketplace has been on display this week during the president’s trip to Europe. Because the U.S. is the world’s leading producer of natural gas and oil and the world’s leading refiner, we see America with growing opportunities to help friends and allies abroad through trade – even as domestically produced crude oil puts downward pressure on the…

Natural Gas Storage Report Injection Season Week 15

Market expectation was 32 Bcf and the actual injection was 28 Bcf. The market seems to be unaffected by this injection for it looks like it is “just hovering in a range and is unable to increase into the high teens” per some New York floor traders.  Last year we had an injection of 38 Bcf and the five year average stands at 59 Bcf. Current weather forecasts are predicting a…

Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

Whether it is powering a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or heating water for a shower, many of modern life’s most basic functions require electricity. However, the cost of running a refrigerator for a month could be up to three times more expensive depending on the state. To highlight how electricity costs vary across the country, 24/7 Wall st. reviewed the average retail price of a kilowatt hour —…

Help Reduce Energy During Heat Waves and Peak Demand Days

Lower Summer Demand Saves Energy, Reduces Utility Costs On the hottest days of the year, the electrical grid can become overwhelmed with increased energy loads to cool and dehumidify buildings. When this happens the grid is forced to turn on additional, usually less efficient, power plants for extra electricity. Every School has developed a “Demand Response Plan” that is implemented on peak demand days as part of Harvard’s overall energy…