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How much does it cost to charge an iPhone 5? A thought-provokingly modest $0.41/year

UPDATE: Here's our analysis of the iPhone 6. The highly anticipated iPhone 5 is finally in millions of people’s hands.  Within three days of its September 21st ...

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Demand Side Management

Hot and heavy energy usage: How the demand and price for electricity skyrocketed on a 100° day

The passage of Labor Day sadly marks the end of backyard BBQs and pool parties, but for many people it may also come as a relief: a brutally hot summer is...

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Demand Side Management

Homes with pools use 49% more electricity per year, but it’s not just because of the pool

This summer’s record-high temperatures have sent us all running for the pool. As the nation’s 5.1 million in-ground residential swimming pools do their part in...

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Data Insights

You've got mail: How AOL and Hotmail households consume electricity

Many readers enjoyed our post last week about how/why Yahoo Mail subscribers spend $110 more per year on electricity than Gmailers. But, some commenters were...

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Company

Opower equalizes tax burden on health insurance for married gay and lesbian employees

We're pleased to announce that, retroactive to January 1, 2012, we will equalize the tax burden on health insurance coverage provided through Opower to the...

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