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Someone wise once said, "it's good to learn something new everyday," and we really take that to heart here. While we aren't always the experts, we love to share what we know with you. Take some time to read through our blog posts. You'll find everything from sustainability, the cooperative movement, the answer to that Quizzo question from last night and (of course) energy. We welcome your thoughts and discussion as we strive to live more sustainable lives together!
A few years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency created a free tool called Portfolio Manager to make it easier for building managers to measure and track their consumption of energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions. Philadelphia and a lot of other cities saw an opportunity.
Originally appearing on Generocity.org, we're sharing this column all about Philly Co-ops written by PACA's Caitlin Quigley. Take a look at part three of "Co-op Currents."
In January, our members saved an average of $.34/gallon -- the highest savings we’ve seen this heating season.
Experiencing a case of sticker shock after seeing your first heating season energy bills? Take advantage of quick and easy tools on PECO's website.
When temperatures plummet, electricity consumption skyrockets.
Biofuels often get a bad rap as environmentally taxing in their production, though The Energy Co-op has proven there's a sustainable method for harvesting renewable fuels.
Originally appearing on Generocity.org, we're sharing this column all about Philly Co-ops written by PACA's Caitlin Quigley. Take a look at part two of "Co-op Currents."
A year after the most volatile month in PJM market history, the electricity industry is holding its breath as we tiptoe through January. A repeat of last January would be a devastating blow to the industry, so it’s only appropriate to examine how the markets are faring.
There’s an overwhelming number of elements to consider when designing a structure with peak efficiency in mind, but fortunately for the nascent and sustainably-minded homebuilder, there is a growing movement dedicated to minimizing energy consumption in new buildings.
For the past two heating seasons, our members saved an average of $.21/gallon off the average retail price for heating oil in Pennsylvania. This season, our members have been saving even more. Check out this post to see how much Co-op members saved in December.
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