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Heating oil costs are up — and that's bad news for the Northeast

Dec 12, 2022
In New England and other northeastern states where heating oil is a common fuel, it's going to cost more to stay warm this winter.
Staying warm in the winter is going to become more expensive, especially in the Northeast.
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White House announces $13 billion to help households with energy costs

Nov 3, 2022
The funding includes $4.5 billion to help very low-income people pay heating bills, and twice that to help low- and middle-income families make their homes more energy efficient.
About $4.5 billion will head to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
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Can't pay won't pay: Brits join civil disobedience campaign over soaring energy prices

Aug 23, 2022
A new movement aims to persuade 1 million households to refuse to pay skyrocketing bills, driven by imbalance in natural gas supplies.
A natural gas processing plant and terminals in England. The average UK household energy bill has rocketed by over 200% in the past year, with more increases looming.
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DIY Energy Audit: Air Leaks

Jul 30, 2010
Air leaks can be expensive (just think of all the heat and air conditioning we send to the great outdoors). But not to fret, the Leak Detective ...

DIY Energy Audit: Insulation

Jul 30, 2010
When I think of insulation, I think about the Pink Panther. (As a kid, those ads were awesome. But did they really get adults to buy the...

DIY Energy Audit: Heating and Cooling Systems

Jul 30, 2010
That perfect room temperature can be hard to agree on, and, depending on your location, even harder to pay for. In most places in the country,...

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DIY Energy Audit: Appliances

Jul 30, 2010
Your appliances can be energy hogs--especially that old fridge you keep in the garage. Want to know just how much it's costing you?...

DIY Energy Audit: Lighting

Jul 30, 2010
Got an hour? Making lighting improvements is one of the easiest energy upgrades you can make. Each compact florescent bulb you use can save you ...