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Saturday, 10 July 2021 00:50

DOE Invests Millions Into Wave Energy Tech

pexels kammeran gonzalezkeola 7925938The U.S. Department of Energy has committed $27 million in funding to for research of wave technology to be transformed into electricity. The main goal is to make it commercially viable.

The DOE on July 7 said the money supports the Biden administration’s efforts “to build a clean energy economy,” along with the president’s target of net-zero carbon emissions from the power sector by 2050.

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savengAs americans stay home due to the pandemic, the electricity costs increase. People are staying home and using more electricity, so now we need to learn how to save money, while staying warm this winter. Here are a few tips you need to know now.

Turn the Thermostat Down
Lowering the thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees while you sleep at night can also help save approximately 10 percent on your heating bills. A smart thermostat also can be programmed based on when you are usually home or away and what temperature you prefer during those times. Some thermostats can even let you control your heating (and cooling) system by phone, voice, or via a mobile app. The cost of a smart thermostat can vary from $130 to $200, but it can end up paying for itself, as it can save you around $180 a year in energy costs.

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