A refrigerator is something that's constantly plugged in, so it's a great item in your house to try and save on energy costs - as appliances account for 17% of a typical home's energy usage. We've looked at many different energy star rated refrigerators. This list gives you the … [Read more...] about Most Efficient Small Refrigerators (16 to 19 cubic feet) – Top 3 Picks
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At Practical Environmentalist, we're all about most efficient. I know that when I buy anything for my own home, I'm always looking for the most efficient model for the money. Whether it's a water heater, an air conditioning unit, or even the insulation and radiant barrier in … [Read more...] about Most Efficient – Our New Post Series
When the first hybrid cars started to roll out several years ago, it pretty much took the world by surprise, but these days, you can drive down the highway or even side street without seeing some sort of energy efficient car. Manufacturers across the board are becoming more … [Read more...] about 2011 Hybrid cars: here’s the lineup
Two summers ago (in 2008), I bought a used 2007 Prius. But it wasn't my first choice of automobile. You see, what I really wanted to buy was a white 2009 Volkswagen TDI Jetta or Jetta wagon. They were just coming out in the US, and there was a big waiting list. I put down … [Read more...] about Volkswagen TDI real life diesel gas mileage: wow!
In the constant quest to save energy, you should never forget about your refrigerator. They run 24 hours per day. Appliances account for about 17 percent of your household's energy consumption, with refrigerators, clothes washers, and clothes dryers at the top of the list, … [Read more...] about Most Efficient Large Refrigerators (greater than 24 cubic feet) Top 3 Picks