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About Patrick Clouden

Patrick J. Clouden is the Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Energy Solutions, Inc., one of the nation’s top energy consulting firms. Consumer Energy Solutions was founded in 1999 and represents some of the largest energy suppliers in North America. CES has enrolled over 2.5 million residential and 300,000 commercial customers across the United States and Canada including many Fortune 500 companies.

Save Energy, Save Taxes

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:37+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Energy Efficiency for Business|

At Consumer Energy Solutions we are always researching how our commercial customers can save money and take advantage of energy efficiency programs available to them. One great tax deduction that is often very misunderstood and underused is the Energy-Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction which is in the current IRS Tax Laws at Section 179D. This [...]

Four Easy Steps to Calculate How Much You’ll Save with an LED Upgrade

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:37+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Energy Efficiency Tips, LED Lighting|

Okay, by now you know that LED lighting is more energy efficient—in fact it’s the state of the art of lighting. Most of us know that LED lighting will save money on the electric utility bill, but most do not know how much money will be saved by upgrading their facility to LED lighting or [...]

LED Lighting – What’s In It For Me?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:37+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Energy Efficient Products & Devices, LED Lighting|

Why, in a world as technologically advanced as ours, would supplying low-cost energy to all be a problem? That is a question for wiser men than me to answer. I’m sure getting down to the truth of it all would be quite an adventure. Political correctness and vested interests aside, the fact is that most [...]

Why Is the Government Telling Us What Kind of Light Bulbs We Can Use?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:38+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Energy Efficient Products & Devices, LED Lighting|

Not so long ago I needed to replace some light bulbs in my house. I usually use 100 watt bulbs and I didn’t have any so I went to my local grocery store to get some. I was really frustrated to find they were no longer carrying 100 watt bulbs. In fact I was furious. [...]

Who Else Wants to Save a Boatload on Their Energy Bills…Forever?

By | 2015-03-06T15:30:21+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Energy Efficiency for Business, Energy Efficiency Tips, LED Lighting|

If your business has a parking ramp, a warehouse, distribution center, manufacturing facility, hallway or common office areas where the fluorescent tube lights are on all the time, you could make a lot of money upgrading to LED. You are already paying your hard earned money to your utility company for the electricity to run [...]

5 Ways to Save 10-15% on Your Heating Immediately

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:38+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Energy Efficiency at Home, Energy Efficiency Tips|

Is your heating bill higher than you want it to be? Here are five easy-to-do tips you should always being doing in the winter months that may save you as much as 10-15% off your heating bill: When you come home to a cold house, realize that cranking the heat up to a high temperature does [...]

7 Simple Energy Efficiency Upgrades You Can Do In One Weekend

By | 2015-02-20T12:01:16+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Energy Efficiency at Home, Energy Efficiency Tips|

Here are seven home repairs and improvements that you can; with a little planning, a well-thought-out shopping list, and a determined effort; complete in one weekend and that will save you money on your energy bills the rest of the year and beyond. Check doors for proper insulation. Place your hand against a door from the [...]

Simple Facts Everyone Ought to Know About Energy Efficiency, Do You?

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:38+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Energy Efficiency Tips, Energy Efficient Products & Devices|

I want to talk about a topic that is trending in today’s world. It’s something we all think about and there is a lot of confusing information about it. That is the subject of energy efficiency. First, let us start by defining the term “energy.” Energy is defined as “a source of usable power, such [...]

How A Parking Garage Could Save $90,000!

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:38+00:00 November 10th, 2014|Energy Efficiency for Business, LED Lighting|

The US government is pushing commercial consumers to maximize energy efficiency by promoting the use of LED lighting over High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps. Upgrading parking ramp and parking lot lights, like metal halide* or high pressure sodium bulbs**, with an equivalent LED product provides for substantial utility as well as maintenance savings. *Metal halide [...]

Saving Money with Energy Efficient Lighting

By | 2017-09-26T12:03:38+00:00 September 28th, 2014|Energy Efficiency for Business, LED Lighting|

The US government has abolished the old incandescent bulb and is pushing consumers to maximize energy efficiency by promoting the use of LED lighting over fluorescent. LED lighting has several key advantages over fluorescent. LED offers a major reduction in energy usage, better light quality, significantly longer life, reduced maintenance expense, produces less heat, eliminates [...]