High Fashion Home Blog – A Beautiful, Shared Journey in Decorating the Home!
It’s no secret that we are big fans of Becki Owens; we have blogged about her here and here. So, when we had the opportunity to partner with Becki while she transformed her playroom to teen hangout, we jumped at the chance! Becki is known for “simple, clean and elegant” designs that create a sense of warmth and ease. Her interiors are refined and polished yet so inviting and laid…
Mara Ferreira of M Loves M and her husband, Matthew, recently welcomed beautiful baby Augustine into the world. Congratulations to you guys!! In the months leading up to the arrival of ones little bundle of joy, A LOT of home interior design changes take place. The largest project to take on is undoubtedly the nursery. You want to create a space that is perfectly functional for a brand new…
The perfect interior statement piece will change the entire look and feel of a space. Dylana Suarez experienced this first hand when she chose the Beckham Sofa in Vance Gold, for her living room. The Beckham is beautifully modern and ray of sunshine in a rich yellow velvet. I love that she was not afraid to include such a bold color in her home. This sofa works so well in her…
Nestled in the Colleton River shoreline, in South Carolina, is this incredible cottage setup. Consisting of three cottages and a carriage house, this “compound” is coastal amazingness. Each space is a fantastic mix of modern furniture and rustic touches, all with a subtle elegance. The impressively long breezeway sets a welcoming tone and everything that follows is coastal getaway bliss. Lots of white and plenty of windows creates a bright… High Fashion Home Blog – A Beautiful, Shared Journey in Decorating the Home!
Home Energy Magazine
Despite the Trump administration’s apparent affection for the fossil fuels industry, individual states are looking at the numbers and coming up with a different conclusion: The future belongs to pollution-free electric vehicles, and the sooner we get them on the road, the better off we’ll all be. States are finding that they can realize big benefits from at least three directions: Electric vehicle owners will see their vehicle operating costs go down. All residents will likely see electric rates kept in check.
From Massachusetts and New York to California, state governments are embracing plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and are setting – and achieving – goals to put PEVs on the road and removing petroleum-burning cars and trucks. States are finding that they can realize big benefits from at least three directions:
The latest in a series of studies by M.J. Bradley & Associates, commissioned by NRDC, project huge consumer savings in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as more PEVs take the road in those states. An earlier report also found billions in savings for consumers in Massachusetts. The researchers conclude that electric cars and plug-in light trucks will have lower operating costs and much lower carbon pollution. The group also projects that all utility customers will benefit because additional utility company revenue from PEV charging can support operation and maintenance of the existing distribution infrastructure, thus reducing the need for future electricity rate increases.
The studies also evaluated the effect of the time of day that vehicles were charged. In the baseline charging scenario, PEV owners come home from work and plug in their vehicles, which can coincide with high peak loads in the summer when home air conditioners are also switched on. The studies concluded, however, that greater bill savings could be achieved if drivers waited to plug-in until after peak electricity use hours, such as later at night, when there is less drain on the grid and electricity would be theoretically cheaper.
In the best of all worlds, of course, it would be electricity generated from solar and wind energy that would power up electric vehicles. You can be assured that NRDC is fighting to accomplish that feat, as well, hoping someday that fossil fuels can be completely removed from the transportation picture. Home Energy Magazine
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