Author: Ryan Austin

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Illinois hikes registration fee for EV owners

If you drive an electric vehicle in Illinois, you’re going to get a little shock when it comes time for your annual vehicle registration. Last weekend, the Illinois National Assembly approved raising annual vehicle registration fees for electric vehicles (EVs)… Read More
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Best Solar Power Bank of 2019

Solar power banks are small and portable battery packs connected to a solar panel, all wrapped in a durable, compact shell. Most are big enough to charge your smartphone two or three times – perfect for a weekend getaway to… Read More
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Best Rechargeable Batteries In 2019

Rechargeable batteries cut down on waste, help the environment and save you money in the long run.  They’re easy to use, and they’re much more earth-friendly than single-use alkaline batteries. Whether you need just a few AAA batteries for your… Read More
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Solar Energy Costs Trends Over Time

Solar installation costs continue to come down. Since 2010, the cost of installing solar has dropped an incredible 65%. While buying a solar installation might’ve been only for the well-to-do just a decade ago, with today’s low prices (and great… Read More
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Best LED Light Bulbs of 2019

LED light bulbs are the biggest change in lighting since Thomas Edison invented the first commercially-viable incandescent. LEDs are 90% more efficient than even the modern versions of Edison’s invention and can last for thousands of hours before needing replacement.… Read More