Patrick McCaully

Patrick McCaully

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Step-by-Step Thermostat Installation Guide

Patrick McCaully | May 21, 2014

If you've been reading the blog for a little while, you're sure to have come across a post discussing the benefits of installing a new thermostat in your home. Read More

The Reality Behind Today's War On Coal

Patrick McCaully | Apr 25, 2014

Parts of the news media have been crying out that there's been a war on coal in the United States for years now, but as new restrictions from the federal EPA, Congress and the executive branch are looking more and more like a reality, it's time to take a closer look at the future for the coal industry. Read More

A Brief History of Deregulation in Pennsylvania

Patrick McCaully | Apr 11, 2014

While not necessarily the most riveting story in Pennsylvania's rich history, the deregulation of the energy market is an important aspect of the state's history in part because Pennsylvania was one of the first states to encourage competition between energy companies.  The process began in 1994 when the Public Utilities Commission formally began to investigate how competition in the energy sphere affected the overall market. Read More

Why the Texas Wind Energy Generation Record Matters

Patrick McCaully | Apr 9, 2014

The plains of West Texas have long been known for the wind farms sprouting up there, but last week those facilities collectively hit a new milestone. Read More

What to Expect When You Switch

Patrick McCaully | Mar 7, 2014

OK, now that you have gathered all the information you need and are ready to switch electricity suppliers, let's take a look at what will change. Read More

Since When are Thermostats So Smart?

Patrick McCaully | Dec 23, 2013

There's been a lot of buzz lately about the newest homeowner's toy, the smart thermostat, but what are they exactly? Read More

Patriot Coal Pledges to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Patrick McCaully | Dec 20, 2013

In a big win for many environmental groups, Patriot Coal pledged to begin scaling back its mountaintop mining in Kentucky during its bankruptcy filings in 2012. Read More

The Debate Over Exporting U.S. Natural Gas

Patrick McCaully | Dec 13, 2013

As the supply of domestic natural gas continues to grow, many political and energy industry players are pushing for an increase in the nation's gas exports, but why now? Read More

Saving Energy Over The Winter

Patrick McCaully | Dec 9, 2013

For many people, winter means more than a season of gray skies and heavy coats; it's also the time when energy bills go through the roof. Read More

U.S. Oil Production Surpasses Imports for the First Time in 18 Years

Patrick McCaully | Dec 6, 2013

The latest piece of news around the U.S. Read More