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Last Updated: 07/27/2022

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How to Save on Your Texas Electricity Bill and Beat the Summer Heat

Here are three uncomfortable truths about the 2022 summer in Texas: This summer is expected to be hotter than normal at 2°-4°F above the historical average. Texas electricity rates have caused energy bills to increase by 30% on average since ...

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The Road to Net-Zero Energy in Texas

Texas is one of many U.S. states that aim to neutralize their carbon footprint and achieve net-zero energy status in the next 20 to 30 years. However, you might be wondering, what does that even mean?   The zˆero in ...

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5 Trends Impacting Texas Electricity: Summer 2022

Since Texas is unique in the U.S. as the only state with its own electricity grid, the Texas energy market tends to be far more dynamic than others. Plus, Texas has a deregulated market where consumers must sign up for ...

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8 Ways that You Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint at Home

With climate change posing huge challenges for how we’ll live both now and in the future, it’s a good idea for everyone to take a closer look at their own carbon footprint. And one of the best places to take ...

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PPL Increasing Electricity Rates in June 2022

PPL announced this week that it will increase its residential electricity supply rate on June 1st, 2022 for the second time in 6 months, from 8.94¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to 12.36¢ per kWh. That’s an increase of 38%! In December ...

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How Much Electricity Does the Average Home Use?

The quick answer, if that’s all you’re looking for, is that the average U.S. household uses 893 kWh per month. The longer answer involves understanding who and what in your house is using that electricity. For context, a kilowatt-hour (kWh) ...

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How Will an Electric Vehicle Affect Your Energy Bill

If you’re thinking about joining the 1.8 million electric vehicles already on the roads in the U.S., you’re probably excited about the huge savings an electric vehicle (EV) will afford you in skipping the gas pump, especially now that gas ...

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How to Save Energy While Working From Home

If you’re among the 48.7 million Americans who started working from home at some point during the past two years, you may have noticed—much to your dismay—that your home’s monthly energy bill jumped way up. While working from home has ...

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Find The Ideal Electric Provider: 3 Critical Factors to Consider

Stare at a list of electricity providers, and you may find the names start to blend together. That’s because, on the surface, these companies can look one and the same. But this assumption can lock you in with a provider ...

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Teaching Sustainability to Kids

In a world where a resource-hungry population is increasing, instilling the importance of sustainability into today’s children is more important than ever. Topics like sustainability and climate change can be daunting topics for kids. Explaining concepts in clear and simple ...

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