Rachel Rushlander Articles

These States Use the Most Renewable Energy

The U.S. has always relied heavily on fossil fuels – such as natural gas, oil and coal – for energy production. But the trend is now changing, due to many clean energy initiatives at the state level. The production of renewable energy resources keeps increasing, with...

Renewable Energy Surges to 18% of U.S. Power Mix

Eighteen percent of all electricity in the United States was produced by renewable sources in 2017, including solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams. That’s up from 15% in 2016, with the shift driven by new solar and wind projects, the end of droughts in the West, and a...

Energy efficiency as a resource: The power of getting more from less

Energy efficiency (EE), broadly defined, means using less energy to provide the same, or often superior, energy services. EE is most commonly thought of as technologies that reduce energy use relative to traditional technologies, such as LED lighting and high...

Unexpected Expenses: Can Energy Consumers Cover Emergencies?

According to a report from the Federal Reserve Board, four in ten Americans are unable to cover a $400 in unexpected expenses for emergencies, and "would cover it by selling something or borrowing money." These results are an improvement from the 2013 Economic...