California’s failed renewable energy programs

If you live in California, you’re likely all too familiar with all of California’s green and renewable energy initiatives. Many of these eco-friendly programs are funded by taxpayer’s dollars. However, I’m going to let you in on a little secret that California doesn’t want you to know. Many of the renewable energy programs [...]

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This post was written by admin on March 10, 2009

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Massive discounts on CFL bulbs if you know where to look

Compact Fluorescent Lights promise to save us dozens of dollars on our electricity bills each year, but there has always been one problem; CFL bulbs are much more expensive than regular incandescent lights. For example, a single, 100W equivalent CFL can cost over seven dollars! So where should you go if you want to [...]

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This post was written by admin on October 18, 2008

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Companies turn out the lights to save money

In times of great difficulty, even the largest companies have started bizarre and desperate measures to save every last penny. Often, the easiest and quickest way for a company to improve its bottom line is to reduce operating expenditures. Currently, in offices all over America, companies have decided to literally turn the lights [...]

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This post was written by admin on October 7, 2008

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Three reasons why you shouldn’t buy quad core processors

Thinking about upgrading your computer or buying a new computer with a quad-core processor? You may be making a big mistake that will cost you money!

#1) Good quad core processors are very expensive

If you’re thinking about getting a quad core processor, chances are you’re looking to get a nice, fast, high performance computer. Unfortunately, [...]

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This post was written by admin on September 4, 2008

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Solar power is not the answer to your problems!

If you have high electricity bills every month, chances are you’ve thought about installing some sort of solar power solution for your home. There is a lot of buzz about renewable energy sources, but the cold hard truth is that it probably isn’t the best solution to your problems. First of all, a decent sized [...]

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This post was written by admin on September 1, 2008

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Save money when running scientific applications

Some scientific problems require so much computation, that they can not be run on any single supercomputer. Instead, these projects rely on people like you and me to download software which runs on your computer. These scientific applications only use your idle CPU cycles, so you typically don’t notice the program running on your computer [...]

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This post was written by admin on August 14, 2008

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Turn your water heater off, save tons of money

If you have a water heater in your apartment or home, chances are great that you are spending hundreds each year just for hot water. Whether you use electric or gas heaters, the cost to you can be very high. Fortunately, there are a couple simple steps that may be taken to reduce your energy [...]

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This post was written by admin on August 13, 2008

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Fluorescent light bulbs can save you money

You’ve probably seen fluorescent light bulbs for sale once in a while, but the real question is whether or not they can really save you money. Well…yes! Buying and using compact fluorescent light bulbs can actually save you a significant amount of money.

Normal light bulbs use electricity and a resistive filament to create light. Unfortunately, [...]

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This post was written by admin on August 11, 2008

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Your TV may cost you more than you think!

It is common knowledge that when electronic devices are off, they consume little to no electricity. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Depending on your particular television, it may be consuming anywhere from half a watt to 76.11 watts! It is unbelievable to think that in this day and age, a product would be [...]

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This post was written by admin on August 10, 2008

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Leaving your router on costs you money

If you have high speed internet and more than one computer, chances are you have a router. If you use a laptop and access the internet with a wireless router, you almost certainly have a router…unless you’re leeching from a neighbor. Anyway, it turns out that leaving your router on can use a significant amount [...]

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This post was written by admin on August 7, 2008

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