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How much would it cost to run Clark Griswold’s lighting display?

Recently, I did a CONNECT blog post to calculate the electricity costs of one of those holiday light houses that has thousands and thousands of holiday lights set to music. And w...

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Winter Energy-savings Tips from the Cast of Frozen

Is the epic Winter of 2013 with record low temps and the 2013 release of Frozen (Disney’s epic, animated best-selling movie of all time) just coincidence? I think not. But the bi...

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‘Tis the season to be festive and safe

Now is the time to find that box of holiday lights and decorations you packed away last year. Once you’ve done that, keep in mind these safety tips as you make your home one of t...

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

How much is the electric bill for holiday light homes?

We’ve all seen those houses that go all out with holiday lighting. Some of them are timed and set to music, some have blow-up figures and animatronics, and some are just so bright that they light up the whole neighborhood. While viewing these I’ve of...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Wind with Benefits

Xcel Energy has always been proud to be known as the national leader in wind energy, and now we have even more wind energy news to boast about.  RES Americas Inc. is building a new 166-megawatt wind farm named “Pleasant Valley” near Austin, Minnesota...

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SAFETY

‘Tis the season to be festive and safe

Now is the time to find that box of holiday lights and decorations you packed away last year. Once you’ve done that, keep in mind these safety tips as you make your home one of the most festive on the block: Remember to look up and all around for ele...

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FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Coming February 2015: Instant Rebates for LED Screw-In Lamps

Taking advantage of rebates for screw-in LED lighting technology will soon be easier than ever. In fact, you won’t have to fill out a single form or wait a single day. Effective February 1, 2015, qualifying LED screw-in lamps will be offered by parti...

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