Energy Conservation

(Deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis speaks to schoolkids at the Clemente Recreation Center.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Dept. of Parks and Recreation Gets Incentive Payment For Trimming Energy Usage

Waring Elementary School students helped celebrate by dancing at Clemente Recreation Center, where deputy mayor Mike DiBerardinis said that kids like them were his chief motivation to cut his deparment’s carbon footprint.


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Experts Provide Tips For Those Living Without Household Electricity

If you’re among the hundreds of thousands of people around the Delaware Valley trying to cope without electricity, there are some steps you can take to deal with it.


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Expert Offers Tips That Can Help Trim Your Summertime Air Conditioning Bills

Jeff Wilson, host of do-it-yourself shows on HGTV and an energy efficiency expert, says you’re going to want to seal up cracks to keep your cool air in and the yucky stuff out.


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SEPTA Learns To Turn Train Braking Energy Into Reusable Electricity

SEPTA officials are calling it a “first-in-the-world achievement” for public transit: several stations are now converting the kinetic braking power of trains into electricity.


(A throttling control installed alongside a home central air conditioning unit in Bensalem, Pa.  Credit: Noel Ostapkovich)

Area Electric Company Hoping More Will Sign Up For Air Conditioner Throttling

More than 97,000 customers have signed on since the program began, not only because of the potential bill reduction but because of the additional $120 credit a participant receives over the course of the summer.


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SEPTA Gets $6½-Million Fed Grant For Energy-Saving Purchases

SEPTA is receiving two federal grants that will help the transit agency save energy dollars while adding to the bus fleet.


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Energy Conservation Firm Sets Up At Philadelphia Navy Yard

A leading installer of home energy saving solutions in Europe is launching new US operations, which will be headquartered in the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.