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20% of US homes use 45% of all cooling consumption nationwide

Twenty percent of Americans have HVAC systems that cost the homeowner an extra $882 annually on average to keep their homes cool — almost four times as much as the most efficient similar homes. This is according to a new study conducted by smart home energy company Sense who make smart home energy monitors. But here’s the surprising finding: The 20% of homes with the highest cooling account…
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Bankrupt and dying coal CEO Bob Murray files for black lung benefits he always opposed

Bob Murray, ex-CEO of the now-bankrupt Murray Energy, has filed for black lung benefits, as reported today by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Murray Energy was once the largest private coal mining company in the US, and Murray, who spent decades as a coal miner himself, is currently dying of black lung. In his tenure as CEO of Murray Energy, Murray routinely opposed regulation of all sorts…
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HONDA e — Is this the ultimate Urban Electric Car?

The Urban EV concept burst onto the scene at the Frankfurt Motor Show three years ago. With its “cutesy faced” front end, Honda had found a forward-looking design to spearhead its electric car efforts, and with a similar face at the rear, it appeared attractively retro…
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Review: The new 2020 GoCycle GX is an awesome e-bike (if you’ve got the cash)

While we’re often wooed by budget e-bikes, it’s fun to examine what you can get if you climb a rung or two up the price and quality ladder. The newly updated 2020 GoCycle GX folding electric bicycle is a great example of the kind of innovation and quality that can be found for those willing to invest in it. Relatively speaking, the 2020 GoCycle GX’s MSRP of $3,299 isn’t really that…
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Quick Charge Podcast: September 30, 2020

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as…
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