Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Stream Energy helps build stronger communities across Dallas area

Stream Energy is quickly gaining recognition as one of the most important alternative energy firms operating in the Southwestern United States today. The company has been in existence for nearly 15 years. But it has only been recently that Stream Energy has begun receiving the attention it deserves for its revolutionary role in the promotion of green energy sources as a commercially viable means of energy provision.

As one of the first energy companies working on a multi-level-marketing paradigm, Stream Energy has been a surprise success. The highly flexible model that it offers consumers has proven to be an enormously successful means of supplying energy. Stream Energy gives customers, who may not have otherwise had the opportunity, the chance to obtain 100 percent of their energy from clean sources. The ability to allow customers in rural and other out-of-the-way areas to go with wind and solar-derived energy plans has been a strong selling point for the company, which often dumbfounds customers when it informs them that they can help save the planet while their air conditioner saves them from heat stroke.

But the company is making even bigger waves around its hometown of Dallas, Texas. It is there that Stream Energy has become one of the city’s most important drivers of charity and philanthropic giving. Stream first came on most Texas residents’ radar during the unfolding of the Hurricane Harvey disaster. The company was able to immediately donate tens of thousands of dollars to its neighbors in need in the Houston area. The company also sent an army of its own employees to the area to help in the rescue, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. When all was said and done, Stream employees had collectively donated thousands of hours of their personal time helping to rebuild the communities of their neighbors.

Stream has also been an active participant in local children’s charities. One of the most heartwarming stories is the company’s underwriting of local trips for homeless kids to zoos, waterparks and other entertainment venues. For many of these children, the Stream-sponsored junkets are the first time they have ever been able to enjoy an afternoon of carefree fun. These are just a few of the examples of Stream’s magnanimity.

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Stream Energy’s Philanthropy Culminates in the Establishment of Stream Cares

Stream Energy recently announced a consolidation of its philanthropic activities by launching Stream Cares. The newly launched arm of the company will oversee the many philanthropic interests of the firm ranging from caring for the homeless, veterans, supporting communities in case of disasters, etc.

The Dallas-based Stream has gained popularity across Texas for its generosity and that of its independent associates, who form the core of the company’s business model. Unlike many modern firms that equate corporate social responsibility to writing checks, Stream Energy more than money in charitable causes. More often than not, the firm’s associates and leadership dedicate time to help the less fortunate in society.

During the infamous Hurricane Harvey, writing a $25,000 check to the American Red Cross would have been enough philanthropic gesture. Stream Energy, however, went ahead to accept donations on behalf of Red Cross, lessening pressure on the non-profit. In the aftermath of the disaster, the firm was not bothered with delayed payments to recent invoices from clients in the affected areas, allowing the communities to enjoy Stream Energy’s energy, wireless, home services, etc., undisrupted.

Stream recognizes some members of society, including the homeless and veterans, who are often neglected. The company takes it upon itself to put a smile on these classes of people. Stream has partnered with Hope Supply company to cater to the needs of the homeless while running Operation Once in a Lifetime program to assist the Dallas-area veterans and their children. Stream is delighted to lighten up faces of people who would otherwise be sad, restoring faith in humanity.

Established in 2005, Stream Energy has grown to become a national company, with a presence in seven states. Its rapid growth is attributed to a direct selling program that innovatively rewards its associates. The associates sell the firm’s services and products by word of mouth, earning salaries, bonuses, and other goodies. There is no limit on income that an associate can make for their referral services. But perhaps more attractive is the fact that associates need not invest in expensive merchandise to start earning with Stream.

 

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California to Boost Energy Efficiency in Computers and Monitors

People love to spend a lot of time on their computers. Others really don’t want to spend significant time in front of a screen, but their job requires this of them. While both reasons for staying glued to a desk chair are different, the end result is the same: the computers are draining up power. The state of California has taken notice of energy efficiency related to computers and is putting forth regulations.

 

Both computers and monitors are going to be required to meet efficiency standards. The goal here is to cut down on energy consumption when the computers are not being actively used. The “touch and go” approach to computer usage can lead to a drop in energy efficiency. Someone working on a computer may stop for a bit and allow the device to go idle. The screensaver will prevent burn-in so no harm done. Well, some harm is being done since energy is being drained by a computer that really isn’t being used.

 

The regulations are intended to cut down on energy consumption and will slowly be phased in over a three-year period starting in 2018. Likely, a lot of consumers are going to purchase computers before these regulations go into effect. No, that is not because they do not want to conserve or preserve the environment. They might be worried about the choices of computers being sold in the Golden State once the regulations have been approved.

 

Manufacturers are not going to make all their models appropriate for the California area. While California is a large consumer market and the state is hugely populous, there are other parts of the country in which manufacturers sell their wares. Manufacturing may only choose to modify a select number of models specifically for the California market. This is one reason why the three-year plan is put into effect. The 36 months allows manufacturers to make plans to effectively release products into the state. Sellers in the state do not end up being blindsided by unexpectedly having less stock available to them.

 

Taking steps to improve efficiency is clearly a major priority of the government in California. Regulators and legislators, however, do not want to harm any segment of the state’s economy. Doing so would bring forth other problems.