Starting Our Journey To An All Electric House

If it’s true what the old Chinese proverb says, that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then this is the first step of our journey to an all electric house. It’s an assessment of exactly where we’re starting from as we embark on our home electrification journey at the tail…

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Battery-Powered Induction Stove

There is a problem with induction stoves that needs to be solved before mass adoption can take place – they use a lot of power. In fact, they can use as much power as a home Level 2 EV charger. That means, for a lot of older homes, the already-pricey induction stove could come with…

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Green Tech Company Leaders

There are people in this world who identify a problem and use that as an excuse not to do something. There are others who identify a problem and immediately translate it into an opportunity – something they can get paid to solve. Currently there is no bigger problem than climate change, and therefore, for certain…

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The Ultimate Home Electrification Guide

If you want to electrify your home (and, trust me, you really do want to) there are a few things you’ll need to know, some concepts you’ll need to grasp and some jargon you’ll want to learn. In this post we’ll take you through them. Think of it as the Wikipedia of home electrification. Some of the…

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12 Green Tech Companies That Are Driving Home Electrification

The home electrification movement will change the way we live in much the same way as the internet has changed it over the last quarter-century or so. Green tech companies stand to be the big winners as the products and brands that they build become ever more essential, more popular, and more successful. And it…

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Installing An Electric Vehicle Charging Station At Home

When President Biden set a goal on Aug 5, 2021, that 50% of all automobiles sold in the US by the end of the decade would be electric cars, it may have seemed like mere Presidential approval for a shift that was already well underway. GM, after all, had announced more than 6 months earlier…

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Solar Panels And Electric Cars – All From The Same Company

First it was Tesla, with their 2016 acquisition of Solar City. Then it was the landmark partnership between Ford and Sunrun in 2021, when the latter became the preferred charging solution for the launch of the F-150 Lightning truck. In October of 2022, GM unveiled GM Energy and its partnership with SunPower. Now, Hyundai has…

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The Electric Vehicle – A Call To Action

The coming electric vehicle revolution is a call to action for all suburban homeowners. What’s more, it’s a chance at redemption. For decades, those of us who live in America’s suburbs have be lambasted by environmentalists as SUV-driving, resource hogging obstacles to finding a way out of this climate mess. And to be fair, they…

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The Dangers Of Cooking With Gas

Most homeowners don’t realize the dangers of cooking with gas. One of the ironies of the environmental movement is that it has spent much of the last few decades fighting (rightfully) to improve outdoor air quality while, until very recently, at least, ignoring the issue indoor air quality. And that is in spite of the…

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See Electricity Savings By Understanding Your Bill

Massachusetts electricity rates are some of the highest in the country. As of December 2021, only residents of Alaska, Hawaii and Connecticut were paying higher average electricity rates. With the three major electric utilities, Eversource, National Grid and Unitil, planning steep rate hikes in 2022. If you’re looking to save money on your electric bills, the…

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