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Vampire Appliances: A Pain in the Neck

What do you think of when you hear “vampire appliances”? Even though these devices are not deadly, they can still add a chunk onto your electric bill. Vampire appliances are ordinary, everyday appliances you have in your own home that draw energy through power outlets when they are not used. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average U.S. household spends about $2,000 a year on energy costs, with 10% to 15% of that bill being caused by vampire appliances.

Life in the Green Lane

You can travel anywhere in the US and never be further than a tank of gas from the next gas station. Tesla Motors wants the same freedom for electric cars, and they can’t afford to wait for someone else to make it happen. So, they’re building their own charging networks in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Owners of a Tesla electric car can now travel from San Diego to Vancouver, British Columbia and the major hubs in between using only Tesla’s own “supercharger” stations.

Tesla Charging Stations

Energy in the US

Energy is something we use every day of our lives. Whether it's for driving a car or reading at night, energy powers our lives. Literally. But how much does the average person know about energy? All they do is flip the light switch and pay the bills.