Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Welcome to winter

It's the first day of winter, and by now we notice our utility bills going up. Home heating affects both our natural gas and electrical bills. The illustration published by the U.S. Department of Energy shows that heating consumes most of the energy budget for a typical home.

What can we do about it? If you are ready to replace your furnace, don't forget Nicor's rebate program.
Also, another option is Blue Star Energy, which is an interesting alternative electricity supplier, providing green energy at competitive rates.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Illinois Solar Schools

Illinois Solar Schools Grants have been announced for 2011. The deadline for submitting applications is March 24, 2011. See http://www.illinoiscleanenergy.org/site/epage/105355_949.htm This grant program has helped fund solar panel installations for educational purposes at Glenbard North and Benedictine University, according to the Web site.