In the News Recap: WaPo on the changing ways we power our homes

By Melissa French on April 21, 2015

Last week, Washington Post energy reporter Chris Mooney continued to shine a much-needed spotlight on energy in the home — Read: Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change. In the article, Mooney writes about the Solar Energy Industries Association noting rapid growth in the rooftop solar […]

Saving Energy One Tax Return at a Time

By Melissa French on April 13, 2015

If you’re reading this, hopefully your taxes are filed. If not, you can come back after you hit send on the return. Welcome back! Hopefully you’re getting a nice check from the government. If not, we’re here to help for next year’s deadline with some major energy-efficient upgrades to your house. The Residential Energy Efficient […]

Register today for a webinar co-hosted with SDG&E!

By Melissa French on April 6, 2015

Topic: SDG&E Marketplace: Expanding the Utility-Customer Experience Join us! Presenters: Kyle Weiss, Director of Product Management at Simple Energy Tishmari Lewis, Program Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric When: Thurs., April 9 2 p.m. EDT We are gearing up here at Simple Energy for our second year exhibiting at the annual CS Week Conference!  We […]

Take Me Out to the Energy-Efficient Ballgame

By Melissa French on April 3, 2015

It’s finally starting to feel like spring. The skis are going back in storage and we’re saying our annual goodbye to our flannel pajamas. And most importantly, the warm weather stretch means baseball is coming. While you might not think a company that is working to educate the world on energy efficiency would be excited […]

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

By Melissa French on April 1, 2015

The ongoing conversation around utility rates seems as synonymous as the weather — or comparing scars — there always seems to be a “one-up” theme. “How much was your energy bill last month? Ours was $150 and we keep the thermostat at 68 degrees.” “Well, ours was $200 and we didn’t even turn it on.” […]

Reducing Energy Consumption is a Two-Way Street

By Melissa French on March 23, 2015

Energy consumption and efficiency from utilities and their customers travels in both directions. With one in three U.S. households planning to move in the next five years, that’s $7.4 trillion to be spent on home purchases. The time is now for utilities to draw a dotted line down the middle of the road, and tap […]

Pick Your Pot o’ Gold

By Melissa French on March 16, 2015

Here at Simple Energy any “green” themed holiday is another way to celebrate energy efficiency.  Grab your favorite locally brewed green beer this St. Patrick’s Day, and let’s party! Planting a new tree or two not only helps combat climate change, but also cleans the air. A well-planned landscape can reduce an unshaded home’s summer A/C […]

Marketplace Reverb – Energy News Roundup

By Melissa French on March 6, 2015

The excitement continues since the launch of Simple Energy Marketplace, our new e-commerce platform, opened last week, which connects utilities and consumers by offering energy-saving household products and services with instant rebates. Our goal – to empower customers to make energy-wise decisions. At a week out from launch, we sat down and evaluated all of […]