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Lighting Up the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

Don’t let electricity costs dampen your holiday spirit. These tips should help you keep down electricity costs (and prevent a power outage) if you’re interested in decorating your home with lights.

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The Light You Need, With the Cost Savings You Deserve

We’ve talked plenty about the pros and cons of light bulbs, but a discussion about energy efficiency shouldn’t be restricted to this alone. We need to talk about lighting efficiency, a broader topic that includes everything from lighting design to the use of timers, sensors, and dimmers.

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Surviving Days-Long Power Outages

After Hurricane Sandy blew through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast causing millions of power outages, what do you do now that the power is out? The first place to start is to contact your local utility company.

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Preparing for Extreme Weather Events Beforehand

If the lights go out, will you be ready? Have you done everything possible beforehand to assure your safety while your local utility company works to restore power?

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CFLs: What You Need to Know About Recycling & Disposal

Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are great energy savers. But, there’s a slight catch – they contain mercury.

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The Difference Between CFL and LED Lighting

Tighter budgets and a growing concern for the environment are motivating many to look for new ways to reduce their energy consumption. Did you know that switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the fastest ways to cut your energy bill?

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The Benefits of Renewable Energy

By Matt Lawson Vice Presdient of Green Initiatives, Constellation Going “green” includes a lot more than environmental responsibility. Below, please see some additional likely benefits of renewable energy.

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What is ‘green’ energy?

By Matt Lawson Vice President of Green Initiatives, Constellation Imagine a commodity that can’t be exhausted and replenishes itself over and over again. That’s precisely what renewable energy is.

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FAQ Spotlight: What’s the difference between an energy supplier and a utility?

For years, all of our energy services were provided by a single source – our electric utility company. That company would be your sole point of contact for both power outages and billing inquiries.

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Roundup of this month’s posts about energy efficiency

For the past month, our vice president of solar & energy efficiency sales, Michael Smith, provided a wealth of resources for homeowners that are interested in using energy more efficiently around the house. In case you missed any of them or if you’re interested in having the information all in one place, below please see

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What does it mean to be energy efficient?

The “super derecho” that raced from northern Indiana to the southern mid-Atlantic coast in late June, cutting power to millions, underscored just how dependent we are on energy and the fragility of the grid that supplies it. Though we have no control over Mother Nature, we do have control over our own personal energy consumption

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