Glacial Energy Blog

History of energy deregulation in Ohio

It wasn’t until the mid-1980s that the federal government decided to end monopolies and pave way for a competitive marketplace in the energy industry. A competitive market was believed to offer more discipline in determining business practices and pricing than regulation. Energy deregulation happened in a phased manner across different states and Ohio too was [...]

History of energy deregulation in New Hampshire

If you live in New Hampshire, you are already likely reaping the benefits of energy deregulation. With several Retail Electric Suppliers in New Hampshire providing less pricey and greener electricity alternatives, both residents and businesses now have a greater choice in selecting their supplier of electricity. How the electricity deregulation came into effect In New [...]

Saving Water Can Save Money, Electricity Usage

Accounting for nearly 18% of your electric bill, heating water is the second largest energy expense in your home. Whether looking for a short-term band-aid or a long-term solution, you can get started with these simple tips. Short-Term Tips Install aerating, low-flow faucets and showerheads. Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet wastes gallons of [...]

6 Easy Energy Saving Tips

Saving energy seems like it would be a difficult task, but with these easy tips you can make a huge impact on your energy usage, and your electric bill. 1. Turn off lights when not needed. Get into the habit of turning off lights when you leave a room. Leaving just one 100-watt light bulb [...]

Quickest Way to Improve Energy Efficiency

What do you believe is the quickest and easiest ways to improve energy efficiency in your facility?   Many proponents of alternative energy would have you believe that solar panels and wind turbines are one of the best ways to go Green and improve energy efficiency.  I do not want to knock solar panels and wind [...]

Energy Saving Tips: Home Appliances

Individuals in the market for new appliances are often guided to purchase Energy Star rated units, but if you are not in the market for new appliances, or you don’t have the money to run out and buy something new, review these simple energy saving tips. By using your home appliances efficiently, you can lower [...]

Electric Future: Solar Energy

In the country that invented the solar panel, solar energy still only produces less than 1 percent of U.S. electricity. But as the price of solar power continues to fall and as states, such as California, mandate that a third of all power come from renewables by 2020, solar energy could become a major player [...]

Saving Energy, and Money, in the Workplace

We can all help to conserve energy and save money at our workplaces by implementing some quick and easy changes in our work habits and becoming more conscious about our working environments. Some helpful hints include: Electronics and Appliances Maintain all electrical equipment in optimum condition by scheduling regular servicing to ensure it is kept [...]

Do It Yourself: Home Energy Use Assessment

Whether clipping coupons or shopping the best deals online, smart shoppers understand the value of saving a buck. As a thrifty consumer, have you considered other ways to save money in your household? Your electric bill can be a source of savings, if you know what to look for and how to make small changes [...]

Myth or Fact: Smart Meters

Although there has been some skepticism, Smart Meters are already starting to change the way people use and manage their electricity. Some myths about Smart Meters include:  Myth: Smart Meters can turn off appliances in your home without your permission. Fact: Smart meters do not identify electrical devices in the home or record when they [...]

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