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Direct Energy Switches from Nest to Hive

The consumer energy market has three major components. The first is the energy itself.  Consumers need reliable and affordable access to electricity and natural gas.  The second component involves energy consumption and conservation.  This includes everything from heating and cooling systems to low emissivity windows.  The third component of the consumer energy market is home […]

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Electricity Vampires Drive up Monthly Energy Bills

Home energy topics tend to follow the seasons. Most consumers are not interested in air conditioner efficiency ratings in December.  Likewise, advice on space heaters seems more relevant in November than July.  It just makes sense to provide consumer information appropriate to the season.  Fall is great for working on all of those home projects […]

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New York Electricity Overview

New York defies simple definition. The state is geographically diverse ranging from Long Island, to the Finger Lakes to the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains.  The climate varies from hot and humid summers in New York City to long cold winters in Upstate New York.  Additionally, the population distribution varies widely from the urban landscape of […]

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Massachusetts Home Energy Profile

Massachusetts residents have a unique energy consumption profile. From Cape Cod in the east to the Pioneer Valley in the west, Bay State consumers use 22% more energy per household than the national average.  Massachusetts homes are more likely to have double or triple pane windows but are less likely to have a programmable thermostat than […]

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