General Archives - Page 7 of 11 - Electric Consumer

General

More Stories

Carrying a Torch

By
Posted on May 31, 2016 in Features, General

How far would you go chasing a firefly? Across town? Across the state? To the ends of the Earth? In the cool of the evening this time of year, these little bioluminescent beetles emerge and begin beckoning both their mates and us with their tiny flashing greenish gold beacons. It’s easy to fall under their… Continue reading.

Traditional Mexican food preparation brings out flavor

By
Posted on May 01, 2016 in General

Despite advancements in technology, the basic tools and techniques for preparing Mexican food, especially the staple corn tortillas, have stayed relatively constant. Have you used these traditional Mexican cooking tools? Cazuela: an earthenware pot used for boiling corn, moles and beans Metate: a small, sloped, stone table used to grind corn Prensa: a wooden or… Continue reading.

Meadow Lake Wind Farm at a glance

By
Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in General

Location: White County, south of Wolcott; west of Chalmers and Brookston Dimensions: 12 miles by 12 miles; over 92,000 acres Status: Phases I to IV operating (2009-2010); More construction to begin in 2017 Nameplate capacity: 500 megawatts (Phases I-IV); 600 MW (by 2018) Number of turbines: 303 (Phases I-IV); 353 (by 2018) Power generation: 1,535,606 megawatt-hours annually… Continue reading.

Alternative Power

By
Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in General

Alternative sources of energy are gaining ground as costs drop, efficiencies improve, and consumers, lawmakers, regulators and utilities all seek cleaner solutions for the environment when it comes to how we generate electricity and use electricity.  Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been diversifying their power portfolios for over two decades — even before renewable mandates and… Continue reading.

Blue & Gold gardens

By
Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in Backyard, General, Outdoors

By B. Rosie Lerner To celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial this year, the Garden Club of Indiana and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission are hoping gardeners will join the Blue & Gold garden tribute to Indiana’s state flag. It’s an easy way for all Indiana residents to commemorate the bicentennial. If you don’t have a traditional garden bed,… Continue reading.

Are you eating the right amount of protein?

By
Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in General

Without protein, our bodies wouldn’t be able to function properly. Protein is a structural molecule composed of amino acids, which our bodies typically can’t produce on their own. Not only do proteins make muscles, tendons, organs and skins, our bodies rely on proteins for enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters and other important functions. According to the U.S…. Continue reading.

Robins come a-calling

By
Posted on Mar 01, 2016 in General

By Jack Spaulding I was a little amazed a few weeks ago when I noticed a flock of about 15 robins sitting in the ash tree behind the house. Robins are not seed feeders and didn’t show up for the sunflower seeds at our bird feeder. I don’t know if they were a small flock from… Continue reading.

Judicial Timeout

By
Posted on Feb 26, 2016 in Features, General

In what many see as a stunning — even unprecedented — action, the United States Supreme Court halted the Obama administration’s sweeping rule to cut carbon emissions from power providers until the many legal challenges surrounding the 2015 regulation are reviewed by the courts. The 5-4 order came Feb. 9. For now, the stay stops… Continue reading.

How does food pairing work?

By
Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in General

When foods share certain chemical compounds — like coffee and roasted peanut — they complement each other and attract more flavor from one another when paired together. Did you know that roast beef shares chemical compounds with the most other foods? Roasted beef connects with peas, peanuts, potatoes, shrimp, milk, wheat bread and many more… Continue reading.

Bathroom bliss

By
Posted on Feb 01, 2016 in General, Product Picks

By Becky Billingsley Feel like the king or queen of your castle while luxuriating in technology that turns your bathroom into a royal spa. LAP OF LUXURY SERENITY NOW Immerse yourself in relaxation in a sleek Ariel Platinum Whirlpool Bathtub. You’ll be treated to 15 massage jets, six massage modes, four intensity settings, a touchscreen… Continue reading.

Where are citrus fruits most commonly grown?

By
Posted on Jan 04, 2016 in General

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, more than 140 countries produce citrus fruits. About 70 percent of the world’s total citrus produce is grown in the northern hemisphere. Brazil, China and the United States are the top total citrus fruit producers, growing grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges and tangerines. In the United… Continue reading.

Related Pages