Teaching Moments in Energy

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Dishwasher?

How Much Exercise Would It Take to Power Your Dishwasher?

The dishwasher is one of the most time-saving appliances in any modern kitchen. Most dishwashers can make two sink loads of dishes sparkle in an hour or less, all at the push of a button. But it can’t get the job done without a steady flow of electricity — so how much time would it save you if you had to generate all that electricity yourself? READ MORE

What is a Fixed-Rate Electricity Plan?

What is a Fixed-Rate Electricity Plan? | Direct Energy Blog

When signing up for a new electricity plan, you may see several different terms and plan types. One common plan type is fixed-rate electricity, which gives you the ability to lock in an energy rate for a certain length of time and protect yourself from energy market price spikes. We share how a fixed-rate plan works and how this type of plan can benefit you. READ MORE

How Much Energy Does a Baseball Player Use?

How Much Energy Does a Baseball Player Use? | Direct Energy Blog

Baseball lovers everywhere have been preparing for baseball season. Ball boys and girls are working on their sprints, hot dog vendors are preparing to walk up hundreds of stairs per night, and even the fans are getting in shape for the seventh-inning stretch. READ MORE

How Much Does It Cost to Charge An Electric Car?

How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Car? | Direct Energy Blog

Electric vehicles (EVs) are steadily coming into their own on American roads. In 2017, EV’s were the 24th best selling car in the US, with 199,826 vehicles sold. With cars and transportation eating up a big chunk of your annual income, many folks want to know more about how much it costs to charge an electric car and what the costs are for a charging system. The numbers are really surprising. READ MORE