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Before the big meal, snack on these 9 Thanksgiving energy facts

  • By Casey Davis-Van Atta
  • November 25, 2014

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The roads are clogged, the games are on, the turkeys are roasting, and the guests are nearly here. In America, Thanksgiving is upon us.

But here’s something you might not already know. All those little Thanksgiving traditions — travel, TV, and turkey especially — have a surprisingly big impact on the power grid. So in the spirit of the holiday, we’re digging deep into our data warehouse to share 9 facts about how America shifts its energy habits on its oldest holiday.

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May the most energy efficient team win: Seattle defeats Denver in this year’s Efficiency Bowl

  • By Barry Fischer
  • January 29, 2014

If your NFL team wants to go to the Super Bowl, it helps to have an efficient quarterback.

Just look at this year’s matchup. First off, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson holds the NCAA single-season record for “passing efficiency” – a composite calculation based on completions, yards, touchdowns, interceptions, and passing attempts.  And Wilson’s nemesis in this Sunday’s game, the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning, is the second most efficient passer in NFL history

As a company built on promoting efficiency, we vigorously applaud Wilson and Manning’s achievements. Our real expertise, however, is not in passing efficiency — but rather in energy efficiency. And so with Super Bowl XLVIII just days away, our question is: how do Denver and Seattle stack up on energy efficiency?

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10 energy numbers to remember from 2013

  • By Barry Fischer
  • December 11, 2013

Sometimes energy makes headlines, sometimes it doesn’t. But it almost always has important implications for the global economy, the environment, and our day-to-day lives.

Here are 10 energy statistics from 2013 that capture some of the most noteworthy trends of the year, and that will shape the energy world in the years to come.

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