conserve energy

How to Stay Warm This Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

Cranking up the heat in winter sure feels nice...until you get the bill. Here are five ways to stay warm and stay on a budget.

Book Review: Confronting Collapse

We hardly talk about collapse here. Wise Bread is all about living large, while collapse mitigation is usually about living small. But that doesn't mean that there aren't things

10 Ways to Save Computing Power

The average computer wastes roughly half the power it draws from its energy source. Follow these easy fixes to protect your wallet without reducing your computer's capabilities.

The good life on less energy--even in the US

Whenever I write a post about energy, I point out that we know it's possible to have a high standard of living while using less energy--people in European countries do, so it must

Beat the heat with cool summer meals

Some summer evenings are simple too hot to contemplate firing up the stove or using the oven. Some nights, even standing in front of the grill flipping burgers sounds like a bit to