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OCT. 2 ‘DOWN ON THE FARM’ SOLAR TOUR PROVIDES COST-CUTTING IDEAS FOR ENERGY-HUNGRY CHICKEN HOUSES, ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EVs) AND HOMES

(Carthage, MS – September 24, 2010)– Mississippi is helping build momentum to make the 2010 American Solar Energy Society (ASES) National Solar Tour the most successful grassroots solar event in history. The more than 650 tours featured in this year’s tour is nearly triple the number of tours featured in 2009, and more communities continue […]

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Demand is High…and so is Energy Use!

It’s no surprise that the demand for energy rises in the hot summer months. But, today I learned of a Leake County resident with power bills of over $690.00 per month. That’s over $8,800.00 a year or almost 4 times the average for a 3,400 square foot home. As an energy

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Public Underestimates Savings of Energy Efficiency: Scientific American Podcast (Listen Here)

Most of us know we should rein in our energy use. But to be successful, it’d help if we knew the best way to do it. So scientists asked more than 500 people, “What’s the most effective thing you can do to conserve energy?” The results were illuminating.

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Benefits of an Energy Efficient New Home

An energy efficient home allows you to take control of your investment. Today, it is possible and practical to have it all – a more comfortable and durable home while doing your part for national energy independence and environmental protection. It’s a win-win situation for everyone – now and for future generations.

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Poor Workmanship

I’m sorry to say that there are some builders in the market place who attempt to deal with less than acceptable practices. I recently visited a home owner in central MS who has hired one such contractor. See how out of level this one week old room was. She simply let go of the wheel […]

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The Facts About FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage

As the single largest housing expense after a mortgage payment, your utility costs can have a direct impact on how large a mortgage you can afford. You can save money on the cost of utilities by purchasing new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems or by making home improvements, such as weatherizing and insulating older homes […]

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Power Use – If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.

What if you went to the grocery store each day or each week and at the end of the month the store sent you a bill for all the food you’d bought. No specifics details on how many gallons of milk or boxes of cereal, just a big bill and a thank you. Well, that’s […]

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We Want to Sell and Want to Know the Value of a Home Energy Rating

Statistics show that lowering home energy usage directly improves value. This notion is supported by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ENERGY STAR, FHA and VA financing instruments. When you increase the value through energy savings the increase is recognized in the new loan. A potential buyer will consider cost to operate the home, but only if […]

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