home energy

Impact of the Polar Vortex on Consumers Will Linger

Posted on 05/5/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Public Policy InstituteMany consumers are happy to say goodbye to the polar vortex that caused frigid temperatures and high home heating bills this past winter. While the memory of bitter cold winter days will fade as warmer weather finally begins to take hold, the ghost of the polar vortex may return in the form of higher home energy prices for the remainder of the year. The onslaught of colder-than-normal temperatures resulted in higher-than-average natural gas demand for home heating. This high demand has …

Slaying the “Energy Vampires”

Posted on 02/7/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthAs AARP’s Sustainability Manager, Pam Evans has led the effort to incorporate environmentally responsible practices into AARP’s internal business operations. She’s passionate about educating members on the importance of responsible use of resources, and the direct connection between the declining health of the environment and the health of our, and future, generations. There’s the obvious ways we’ve all heard about to reduce our home energy bills, like turning off the lights when we leave a room, using a programmable thermostat, …