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Decatur Gets a Little Less Gassy

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Ameren is removing roughly 90,000 tons of dirt that have been contaminated with coal tar since the 1800s. This undertaking is expected to take 18 months and over 4,320 semi-truck loads. Decatur Gas Light & Coke Company built the manufactured gas plant (since removed) in 1865, which provided electricity and gas for heating and cooking. […]

Greek Yogurt Is Whey Cool

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New York, you’re already fueled by Greek yogurt. Turns out, it’s in more whey than one. Let me explain: In order to produce 1 gallon of Greek yogurt, it takes 4 gallons of milk.  Beyond that, to pump up protein in the yogurt, Chobani and Fage are mixing in acid whey protein. After the yogurt […]

New Yorker – This is what you pay for Electricity!

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So, you live in New York and want to know what you’re paying for electricity?  Good luck! Power2Switch recently launched our services in New York.  And, as part of the service we provide for our customers, we display your utility’s Price-To-Compare so that you can compare the rates on our site against the rate for […]

Getting to Know Integrys PT. 2

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On January 9th 2013, the city of Chicago switched providers from Commonwealth Edison to Integrys Energy. The deal touted savings of over 20% and the included the well publicized addition of the “No Coal Provision”. Back then, looking closely at the provisions of deal, we thought this deal might be blowing some artificial steam. As the Chicago Tribune mentioned, there’s no […]

Electric New York Cabs

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From it’s birthplace at the Pearle Street Station, electricity options seem to be flowing back to New York City. This past April, NYC introduced 6 new electric taxis to their fleet. The city of New York chose the Nissan Leaf as the pilot vehicle. In addition, Mayor Bloomberg mentioned the goal of 13,000 electric taxis […]

5 of the wackiest electrical appliances for your small but awesome New York apartment!

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You work all the time, your apartment is small, you pay a bucket load of money in rent and you cannot afford to buy your own place. But it’s OK. It’s in the Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn heights or Harlem. You live in New York for heaven’s sake. Why don’t you stock up […]

Kudos to Hudson, New York!

More Proof that it is possible to Save Money and Go Green at the same time! WAMC Northeast Public Radio reported that the city of Hudson, New York has chosen a new electric supplier.  Feel free to follow this link to read more of the details about this story – http://www.wamc.org/post/city-electricity-goes-green-june.  My intent is not […]

New York Electricity News: Hydro-Quebec to provide Electricity to New York City

The Public Service Commission of New York has approved a plan to build a 330-mile high-voltage transmission line from the province of Quebec to New York City.  The project will cost $2.2 billion and take 3 years to complete.  The majority of the transmission line will run under the Hudson River and under Lake Champlain.  […]

Digging Into Earth Week..

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Between Alternating Current and Direct Current, most of us currently have no clue what keeps our lights on. For Earth Week, we wanted to share how much power we unknowingly use and where that power comes from. To start there are 2 categories: Renewable energy, and Nonrenewable energy. Nonrenewable is the majority of energy used […]

Imagine Solar Roadways..

..,solar roadways that harness the power of the sun while you drive over them, transfer that energy to the grid to generate electricity for homes/businesses, warm your sidewalks to melt the frozen snow and enable you to charge your electric vehicle almost anywhere? Just imagine…Pretty intersting idea by this engineer and counsellor couple who might […]