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Temperatures Are Rising, But Home Cooling Costs Don’t Have To

With hot summer days now here, there is no better time to look at your home cooling system.

06/24/2014

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How To Save Energy At Work

Don’t let the excuse of not being at home cause you to make less eco-friendly decisions. Here are some things you can do at work to ensure you keep up your earth-friendly habits.

12/12/2013

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Fight Fatigue With Food: Peanuts, Mushrooms, Dark Chocolate

Do you feel tired all the time, despite getting sleep at night? Getting your energy back could be simpler than you think. Certain nutrient-rich foods can help fight fatigue — even give you energy to spare.

03/04/2013

No Power, Cold Temperatures

Falling Temperatures Put Tri-State Area Residents At Risk; Some Decide To Leave

On top of gasoline shortages, power outages and lawlessness in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, falling temperatures on Sunday put people at risk even more.

11/04/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

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Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Proposes Alternative To Solar Energy Legislation In N.J.

The bill, which passed committee but failed to come to a vote before the end of the legislative term, would more than double the solar output from utilities by 2014.

01/14/2012

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Public Hearing On Gov. Christie’s Energy Plan Begins Tuesday

Residents, business owners and lobbyists can comment on the plan at a hearing Tuesday afternoon at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

07/26/2011

Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Public Hearings Scheduled On Gov. Christie’s Energy Plan

New Jersey residents will soon get their first chance to comment on Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal for the state’s energy future.

07/25/2011

Solar Panels (file / credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Solar Panels Suitable On 2/3 Of All NYC Rooftops

A new highly interactive map shows that two-thirds of New York City’s rooftops are suitable for solar panels.

06/16/2011

Solar panels at William Paterson University - Wayne, NJ - Photo: William Paterson University

William Paterson Boasts Big New Solar Installation

One of the university’s main parking lots also has solar panels serving as carports to park under.

10/29/2010

A wind farm is seen near Liverpool, England - May 12, 2008 - Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Google Investing In Offshore Wind Power Project

The transmission lines, which would run lead to the coast from Virginia to New Jersey, would be capable of delivering 2,000 megawatts of wind energy, the companies said.

10/12/2010

A generic image of a woman sleeping. (Credit: AP)

Seen At 11: Calming And Energizing Foods

Whether it’s a restful night’s sleep or being on top of your game during the day, what you eat can affect how well you feel – and perform.

10/01/2010