Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025.
Here's what you should know if you're planning on purchasing an electric vehicle in the near future. Also, check out more of the week's best money tips from experts.
When Hurricane Ida was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, the grass was chest high and the warehouse empty at this lot in southeastern Louisiana. …
There’s no need to light a million candles and dig out your flashlight the next time you have a power outage. These rechargeable LED light bulbs @lindsayroggenbuck recommends charge every time you turn off your lights and when the power goes out you can use them as backup.
Q: Tim, it's a very long story, and don't think I'm crazy. I'm building a new home and wondering if I can install all the electrical wiring myself. It's not a big home, but it's got all the things going on you'd normally have in a home, including quite a few three- and four-way switches. I've watched a bunch of online videos, I've read a few authoritative books and I'm feeling pretty confident. What am I missing? What would you do if you were me? —Margo F., Albany, Ga.
If you’re a home body and appreciate the summer months in your backyard, an upgrade to the lighting is a nice improvement you’ll enjoy for years to come. Landscape lighting can be practical and illuminate a dark path between the garage and back door or more fanciful used to highlight a striking flower bed or garden gate entry. A good choice is a solar spotlight landscape fixture with LED (light-emitting diodes) mini light bulbs. Solar lights turn on automatically at dusk, and since they are powered by the sun, they are very energy efficient compared to more typical low voltage incandescent lights. They use long lasting NiMH batteries to store the solar energy so even after a cloudy day they provide light at night.
If you’re trying to save money then unplugging these household appliances may help to reduce your electric bill.
If you’re interested in setting your lamps up with some smart lighting but you’re not keen on smart light bulbs, you can use smart plugs and control your lighting from your phone or use voice commands with a digital assistant. Smart plugs are the perfect way to make sure your lamps are included in your lighting scenes, and they make it easy to set up voice-activated routines. Our favorite starter routine: setting it up so when you say, “Alexa, I’m home!” all of your lights turn on.
Here’s what to consider before you purchase string lights for your patio, including recommendations on some string lights to try.
The automated controllers for the 253-foot blades on Dominion Energy Virginia’s two wind turbines, 27 miles off the Virginia Beach shore, had aimed them just a few degrees west of due north, so a 12-knot wind could turn them at a stately ten revolutions a minute. And so, pumping some 12 megawatts of power back to the grid, it was another day of learning for the electric utility’s wind-power ...
Our take: Waterproof solar-powered lights that provide warm, cozy light with eight different lighting modes.
The increased use of renewable energy sources will pass on savings to consumers. The cost of electricity is also projected to decline in the next three decades, albeit gradually.