Electricity

What Would It Mean To Have Energy Independence?

By |August 7th, 2017|

The energy industry has been in the news this year and accompanying the news is a national cry for energy independence. A step along the way towards achieving that for the U.S. would be to gain North American energy independence. That would mean weaning North America (the U.S., Canada and Mexico) off any kind of […]

Are We In The Calm Before The Storm Of Supply And Demand That Drives Electricity And Natural Gas Prices Up?

By |May 11th, 2017|

Here’s an interesting 2017 news alert: “Throughout Q1, crude inventories in the U.S. continued to climb, which started to raise concerns about the impact of the OPEC cuts,” said Mark Watkins, regional investment manager at the Private Client Group at U.S. Bank in Utah. “March hit the oil markets like a lion, with WTI1  falling […]

What Sets Consumer Energy Solutions Apart From Other Energy Sales Companies?

By |February 6th, 2017|

I am often asked what sets CES apart from other energy sales companies. This is a very easy question for me to answer. It’s a one-word-answer. However, you most likely will not believe me if I tell you what that word is. So I’m going to give you a bit of CES history before I […]

How To Reduce Home Electricity Costs In The Middle Of Winter

By |January 12th, 2017|

A very simple way to reduce energy costs in the middle of winter is to lower the thermostat. It’s a fact that for every degree you lower the thermostat during the winter, you’ll save between 1 and 3% off your heating bill.

But first we need to dispel one idea that is common in the heating […]

What’s Happening In The Current Energy Market?

By |December 2nd, 2016|

At CES we monitor what natural gas is doing in the current market because natural gas and electricity’s prices closely parallel each other. Did you know most natural gas consumed in the U.S. comes from domestic production? We do import a bit of natural gas by pipeline from Canada but because of our own growth […]

Good News From Consumer Energy Solutions!

By |November 7th, 2016|

Here it is the beginning of November and CES just had its BEST week of the year in sales! You can feel the buzz in the air just walking through the company and I want to really acknowledge this extremely productive team!

How has CES put together such a great, stable team? It’s our training. In […]

What Does the Price of Oil have to do with the Cost of my Electricity?

By |July 5th, 2016|

Price per Barrel of Oil in 2016
Crude oil prices have been hovering recently at the $50 a barrel level. This is a kind of make-break point economically. It’s not a steep enough rise to cripple very fuel-reliant industries like airlines and railroads and it is also a low enough price to boost economic growth in […]

One Happy Customer!

By |April 25th, 2016|

I was talking with one of our CES sales reps the other day and he told me a story about a customer he had helped recently. The conversation sticks with me because I noticed as he told me what he did, that sales rep was truly proud of how he had helped this customer.

I have to […]

How to Know For Sure If LED is a Smart Investment – Simple LED ROI Calculation

By |March 6th, 2016|

This article may seem like a bit of a repeat of sorts as this is a drum we need to keep beating because not everyone is hearing it yet.

I do quite a little bit of reading about the LED Lighting industry, trying to keep up with the trends, outlooks, research and such. I cannot tell […]

What Will the Clean Power Plan Cost America?

By |March 4th, 2016|

“Energy policy needs to ensure all Americans have affordable and reliable electricity to meet everyday challenges and to help build a strong foundation of economic success. Regardless of where you stand politically, this plan fails to meet that threshold.”
Mike Duncan, President of the American Colaitiuon for Clean Coal Electricity.
The Clean Power Plan (CPP) was announced […]