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Energy Savings Go Far Beyond Home

Our blogs have looked at ways that consumers can save energy in their homes or businesses. There’s something about energy, though. It is a complex thing, and not just under one consumer’s control. Time to expand our thinking. ECC is doing this blog just to point out how involved saving energy in a society can be. Read more about Energy Savings Go Far Beyond Home[…]

What is Energy Poverty?

Energy poverty is a phrase that is fairly new, getting traction let’s say in the last five years or so. It is being more finely defined as it gets debated. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas will take several looks at the topic in the next few months. This column, though, the basics, just to give Read more about What is Energy Poverty?[…]

A Balancing Act – Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills

Here’s an energy paradox: “Some states have low electricity prices but residents pay more to power their homes, and others have high prices and low consumer bills. But the occurrence of high prices paired with high bills is rare,” noted Bloomberg News reporters. Doesn’t seem logical, but it is true and worth a look. Several Read more about A Balancing Act – Low Electric Rates Can Still Mean High Bills[…]

Autumn Season Starts Heating Season – Ready?

The Carolinas moved from summer to autumn last week, so clicking on the heating system at home or in business is coming up fast. Energy Consumers of the Carolinas found a few hints about making sure your heating system is ready.* Note that there are various kinds of heating systems. Know your own system and Read more about Autumn Season Starts Heating Season – Ready?[…]

Two Sides to the Energy Conservation Coin

Conserving energy has a one-two punch, a two-step plan, or two sides to the same coin. Whatever analogy you prefer, it is important to learn that the spectrum of energy conservation includes energy efficiency as well as demand response. What is the difference? Energy efficiency is the main focus of many of the energy audits Read more about Two Sides to the Energy Conservation Coin[…]

Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC

Twenty years ago Mike Henn started his auto repair shop in Waxhaw, NC. He has established a long list of loyal customers and he has adapted along with the auto industry. We wanted to learn how Mike looks at his business and how he manages energy. We also got into a little bit of car talk, Read more about Small Business Profile: Henn Automotive, Waxhaw, NC[…]