Surprising Disadvantages of Using Solar Energy

Solar energy is a renewable resource that has received a lot of attention thanks to the various benefits of using it as a source for electricity generation. While there are many advantages to using solar power, there are also several downsides that the public should be aware of. Solar energy is expensive. Concentrated solar power …

Main Electricity Generation Sources in Pennsylvania

Holding both the coal-rich Appalachian Mountains and the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania is rich in both coal and natural gas.  “Although the state is among the top 10 consumers of coal, natural gas, petroleum products, and electricity, it is the second largest net supplier of total energy to other states,” says the Energy Information Administration.  Pennsylvania is the …

Massachusetts Electricity Generation Sources

As a highly populated state, Massachusetts consumes more electricity than it generates. To be exact, it consumes 12 times as much as it produces. However, Massachusetts is also a leader in renewable electricity generation technologies. Read on to learn about the fast-changing landscape of energy production in the Bay State. Natural Gas As coal and …

Energy Shopping

When shopping for energy it is important that customers understand their energy bills and current energy rates.  In more mature energy choice markets like Texas, competition is in full swing and the Texas Public Utility Commission does a great job of making sure that all residential offers are apples-to-apples energy rate comparisons.  This allows electricity …