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Vampire Slaying and More: NRDC's Halloween Energy Survival Guide

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The chilling truth is that as much as one-tenth of the electricity devoured in our homes vanishes as "standby power" -- electricity feeding our perpetually plugged-in electronics and appliances even when they're idle for long periods of time, like in the dead of night.

Why I Don't Like Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Frank Morgan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Science
Frank Morgan

I'm a big fan of saving energy: I go shopping with my car just once a month, I keep the thermostat at 50 degrees, I turn off lights when I leave the room.

How Much Energy Do You Waste At Home?

Carley Knobloch | Posted 12.02.2012 | HuffPost Home
Carley Knobloch

A famous frog once crooned: "It's not easy being green," but I beg to differ.

What Do Your Kids Really Know About Saving Energy?

Diane MacEachern | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Diane MacEachern

Parents may ask kids to turn off the lights. They may talk themselves blue in the face in the hopes that their children make the connection between the light switch and climate change. But do they really?

Ford Cuts Computer Use Reducing 20,000 Tons Of CO2 Emissions

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The most recent example of putting this in practice comes from Ford. By centrally controlling the power settings on the company's computers, they are ...

Freezer Freaks: 5 Weird Things I Freeze To Save Money

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Guest Post From The Daily Green's Jeff Yeager It's official: I've become my grandmother. I realized it the other morning when I opened the door to ...

New Pee Before You Fly Policy Aims To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) is determined to lower its carbon emissions any way possible, and that includes an experimental new polic...

Americans Want To Save Energy; We're Going To Help Them Make It Happen

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

We've created a website that allows me to plug in information about my home and lifestyle, along with my goal to "lose" $20 off my monthly utility bill, and then find out exactly how to make it happen.

Saving Energy: Efficient Electronics Still Power Hogs

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The proliferation of personal computers, iPods, cellphones, game consoles and all the rest amounts to the fastest-growing source of power demand in th...

Boulder Explores Going Green With A Four Day Work Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From The Daily Camera: BOULDER, Colo. -- Working fewer, longer days each week could mean big savings for Boulder's energy bills, and happier workers,...

Energy Inspectors: The New Green Superheroes?

nytimes.com | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate scientists and architects say that no single policy change could do more to save energy over the long run -- and reduce the nation's contribut...

With Ordinary Cubans Sweltering In The Dark, Shouldn't The Government Follow Suit?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

It would be a good idea to ask the members of the National Assembly to travel to their August 1st meeting on public transport so as not to waste fuel on their chartered bus.

Greener Showering Tips: How To Save Money And Energy (VIDEO)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist's Umbra Fisk offers up advice on greening your shower routine. Shower with friends! Turn the shower off when you soap up! Well, doing both of th...

USB Hub With On/Off Switches: Green Or Waste?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Treehugger spotted this gadget, which seems ideal for the multi-gadget family: A "4-port USB hub from Buffalo that lets you turn on or off just the ga...

Fill The Fridge To Save Energy

nytimes.com | C. CLAIBORNE RAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Government and commercial experts agree that the cooling section should be kept full, with enough room for some cool air to circulate for even cooling...

Does Turning Off Your Computer Really Save Energy?

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to the United States Department of Energy, there are no computers on the market that actually last long enough for the negative effects of t...

5 Reasons To Find A Farm And Pick Your Own

Chelsea Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yep. Anyone can farm for a day, and then have a freezer stocked with fresh goods for the rest of the season. And the news gets better. You don't need ...

Save Energy: Do Dishes, Laundry At Right Times

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you are someone who is big on water conservation, then you probably know that you should water your lawn and garden in the morning or in the evenin...

Eco-Celeb Jon Hamm Tries Not To Use Air Conditioning

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mad Men star Jon Hamm agreed, saying, "I hope the trend continues in the next four, hopefully eight years." As an NRDC supporter, "it's nice to be abl...

LCD Monitor Watches You, Saves Energy

CNET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The EcoView feature, allows the monitors--using motion detectors--to detect if a person is sitting in front of it. If it senses for 40 seconds that n...

It's TV Turnoff Week: Switch Off And Save!

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's TV Turnoff Week, so just do it. From April 20 to 26 join millions of people worldwide and switch off your set. Find a more rewarding and active l...

5 Ways To Monitor Energy And Money Use

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We all know we need to use less energy to save money. But we work best with goals -- how much energy, exactly, should we save? Easier to work in dolla...

Earth Day 2009 Deals: Save Money While Saving Energy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earth Day is a great time to make forward-looking changes at home. Maybe you've been waiting to insulate, or you've been thinking about upgrading to a...

Vampire Power: How Much Energy Idle Appliances Suck

planetgreen.discovery.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

All figures are per hour. 1. TV A TV on standby mode burns 10 watts in standby and 100 watts while on per hour. 2. DVD player ...

Earth Hour 2009: Lights Out In 84 Countries

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CHICAGO — The lights are going down from the Great Pyramids to the Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower to Sears Tower, as more than 2,800 municipalities...