• Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving, by Saving

    The holiday season often has us wracking our brains for fun, useful gifts for friends and family. Fortunately, Virginia Energy Sense is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of nine energy-saving gadgets that are sure to delight everyone on your list. Better yet, each...

    Fall is Here to Stay

    The leaves have changed colors, the mornings are colder, and the sun now sets before the work day is over. Fall is officially here. We’ve set our clocks back an hour, and now it’s time to take steps to help save energy and lower our electric bill by preparing for...

    Start a Slow Cooker Tradition

    The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving celebration or you’re a seasoned pro, planning out your menu and mapping out when to put each dish in the oven is one of the big headaches of the holiday. This Thanksgiving, instead of...

    Halloween is Coming, Watch Out for Power Vampires

    As the sun sets sooner and the weather gets cooler, Halloween will soon be upon us. While we anticipate seeing scary creatures on Halloween, there is one creature that is with us year round and is very difficult to escape:  power vampires.  Power vampires are all...

    A History of Electricity in Virginia

    Virginia Energy Sense is charged with helping residents of the Commonwealth decrease their  electricity consumption 10% below 2006 levels by 2022. As this month is Energy Action Month, we are even more focused on helping Virginians meet this important goal. To kick...
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    FREE FOR TEACHERS

    Get your students energized about responsible energy use! In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, we’ve created fun, multi-day, Lesson plans to help you teach your students how to understand and conserve energy! They’re classroom-ready and free to use!