Tag Archives: conservation

You Buy Them Every Month But Can You Explain Them?

RTAblog_2015_0722_JamesWattMany of us don’t pay attention to our power bills – we just look at the total rather than the details. Could you explain what you’re buying from the power company to another person?… Read more

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Let’s Celebrate National Weatherization Day by Figuring Out What “Weatherization” Means

RTA_blog_2012_1030_BlowerDoorThe Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 1976 to assist low-income families who can’t afford to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Increasing energy efficiency helps families reduce their energy costs … Read more

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Is it Time to Install Your Winter Shower Head? Here’s How to Decide…

RTA_blog_2012_1024_ShowerHeadSome of us pay attention to water conservation because it’s important to us, others because it’s mandated by law. If you’ve installed a 1.5gpm shower head, it may be time to change for the winter.… Read more

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Will Competition Drive the Development of Large-Scale Solar Power in Georgia?

RTA_blog_2012_1016_SolarPanelsTom Baxter’s recent article in the SaportaReport suggests that Georgia Power has reversed course on solar power after Georgia Solar Utilities Inc. submitted a petition to the Georgia PSC to sell 80-megawatts of solar power. It seems that it just … Read more

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FTC Warns Window Manufacturers About Unsubstantiated Energy Efficiency Claims

RTA_Blog_2012_1009_FTCLast week, we encouraged you to be wary about the energy efficiency claims of window companies. The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has been actively engaged in this issue so we’re following up on last week’s post … Read more

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Thinking About Replacing Your Windows? Don’t Believe the Big Energy Savings Promise!

2012_0713We shared a blog post on Georgia’s sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR & WaterSense labeled products earlier this week. In that post, we promised to follow-up with some notes on replacing windows because many people are surprised, if not … Read more

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Holiday Shopping: Sales Tax Holiday for ENERGY STAR & WaterSense Labeled Products

RTA_blog_2012_1001_EnergyStarLabelGot your shopping list ready? Georgia is holding a sales tax holiday for ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labeled products October 5th through the 7th! The per-item limit of $1,500 allows Georgians to make significant purchases. Since energy and water are … Read more

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What is NIST and Why is the US Government Building a “Laboratory” House?

RTA_blog_2012_0918_NIST_NetZeroHouseOn September 12, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new two-story, 2,700 square foot house on its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The house is a net-zero project built in partnership with … Read more

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White House Round Table on Energy, Environment & Conservation

White House Round TableOur own Ryan Taylor was included in a small group that met with Acting Assistant EPA Administrator Nancy Stoner and EPA Region 4 Administrator Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming for a White House advisers round table on the 26th of June, 2012.… Read more

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