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Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Explained

The United States government is spearheading the transition to electric vehicles by offering federal tax credits.

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The Best Electric Vehicles of 2021

Here is a look at the best battery electric vehicles in 2021.  

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Getting Started with a Home EV Charging Station

Powered by electricity instead of fueled by gasoline, an electric vehicle (EV) is a refreshing departure from traditional transportation.

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What to Consider when Buying an Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles have exploded in popularity recently, and for good reason. The technology has advanced to a point where many electric car models are now affordable for the average person.

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Tesla EVs - All You Need to Know!

Electric vehicles are destined to become the future of transportation in the United States, and no company is doing more for the industry than Tesla Motors.

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Can Electric Vehicles Provide Backup Power To My Home?

Electric vehicles are enjoying rapid adoption in the United States. Approximately 1 million zero-emission cars were registered as of 2020, and charging stations seem to be popping up on every corner.

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Are Electric Vehicles Really Better for the Environment?

Electric vehicles contribute fewer greenhouse gases vs. traditional gas-powered cars. Let’s talk about it.  

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MythBusters: 8 Sustainable Fact Checks

Let's separate facts from fiction and reveal common sustainability myths and important facts, for a happier and healthier planet.

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15 Sustainable Swaps to Try Now

We’ve created a list of 15 simple and effective sustainable swaps to demonstrate that small-scale sustainability can have tangible benefits, and often, making the swap is as simple as redirecting your time and money towards a more renewable source.

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The New Ford F-150 Lightning: The Future of Trucks

Learn more about the all-new Ford F-150 and what we think it means for the energy world.

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Electric Vehicle Incentives

Interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Check out our blog on EV incentives & tax rebates to see how you can save!

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Electric Vehicle Charging 101

Learn all about electric vehicle charging so you can get the most out of your EV.

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What Electricity Company Services My Address?

Learn what electricity companies service your address. For renewable energy options in Texas, sign up for an affordable energy plan with Rhythm today!

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What is PUCT?

Learn about the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the history of the organization. For renewable energy in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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Being Green at Any Salary: Sustainability Tips at Any Income

No matter your income, there are plenty of ways to create a sustainable lifestyle. Check out our sustainability tips to learn how you can help the planet & your wallet!

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How to Find Solar Energy Companies in Houston

Learn how to find solar companies in Houston. Go solar with Rhythm in less than 60 seconds & sign up today!

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What Are the Benefits of Renewable Energy?

Learn about the many benefits of renewable energy & how it helps the earth & your wallet. For green energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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The Average Price You Pay For Electricity Is Increasing – Here’s Why

Learn about the TDSP price changes that became effective on September 1, 2021, and why you may see an increase in your Texas electricity bill.

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Why Is Energy Storage So Important?  

Learn why energy storage is so important to the grid and how it helps consumers. For renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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Why Higher Prices for Renewable Energy Certificates Are Good

Learn why higher REC prices are a good thing for the future of renewables. For renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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What is Geothermal Energy?

Learn about geothermal energy, how it's generated & where it's used. For renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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What is a TDU?

Learn about TDUs (Transmission and Distribution Service Providers) & TDU charges. For green energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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What Does Going Solar Look Like?

What does going solar look like & what are the benefits of solar energy? Read on to learn more. For renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm!

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What are the Advantages of Solar Energy?

Learn about the advantages of solar energy and how a renewable energy plan can save you money. For green energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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What is a Wind Turbine?

Learn all about wind turbines and how they work to generate electricity. For affordable renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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What is a Renewable Energy Grid?

Learn about renewable energy grids and how green energy sources like wind and solar can help our planet. For energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm!

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Is Renewable Energy Reliable?

Learn about renewable energy, its reliability and the positive impact it has on the planet. For green energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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Electricity Deregulation in Texas

Learn about electricity deregulation in Texas and its benefits. For renewable energy plans that save you money and help the planet, contact Rhythm today!

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What is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

Learn about Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), how they work and who benefits from them. For renewable energy in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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All About Wind. You Asked Tough Questions. We Answered.

Check out our Wind Energy FAQ for answers to popular questions around wind energy and wind turbines. Rhythm offers 100% renewable energy plans in Texas.

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane (or Tropical Storm)

Learn how to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm (what to do before, during and after). For renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm!

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10 Ways to Conserve Energy & Stay Cool This Summer

Learn 10 ways to conserve energy and stay cool this summer so you can stay comfortable and pay less on your next energy bill.

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10 Ways to Prepare for Summer Storms

Learn 10 ways to prepare for summer storms including ways to conserve energy. For renewable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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Why You Should Renew Your Electricity Contract

Learn why you should renew your electricity contract and how renewable energy providers like Rhythm can help you save money on your electricity bill.

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Where Does Texas Get Its Electricity?

Learn where Texas gets its electricity and why it has its own power grid. Rhythm offers renewable energy plans in Texas backed by unmatched local support.

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The History of Chapman Ranch

Learn the history of Chapman Ranch Wind Farm in Nueces County, Texas, and how Rhythm is putting all our energy into making sure it's around forever.

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Pick Your Own Electric Bill Due Date with Rhythm

Rhythm lets you pick your own electric bill due date, putting you in control. Learn more about our Texas renewable energy plans today!

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How to Find the Best Electric Company in Dallas for You

Learn how to find the best electric company in Dallas for you with our helpful 5-Step Guide. For energy plans in Dallas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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How to Switch Electricity Providers in Houston

Find out how to switch electricity providers in Houston, Texas. For renewable energy in Houston, sign up with Rhythm today!

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What is Distributed Generation?

Learn about distributed generation and its benefits. For renewable energy plans in Texas powered by wind and solar, contact Rhythm today!

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How to Prepare for a Power Outage in Texas

Learn how to prepare for a power outage in Texas (before, during & after). For reliable and affordable energy plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm!

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What Is a Smart Meter?

Learn about Smart Meters and how they help the planet, your energy usage and your wallet. For renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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Results are in for Rhythm’s Summer Weather and Energy Annual Texas (SWEAT) Survey

Rhythm recently fielded a study of more than 800 Texans and asked them about everything from their anticipated energy use this summer to their favorite ice cream.

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What Is an ESI ID Number?

Learn about ESI ID numbers and why you need one to switch to a new electricity plan in Texas. For renewable energy plans, contact Rhythm today!

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How to Calculate Your True Energy Rate

Learn how to calculate your true energy rate so you can find the best electricity plan for you. Rhythm offers 100% renewable energy plans in Texas.

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What Is a Base Charge for Electricity?

Find out what the Base Charge is on your electricity bill & how big energy can trick you into paying more. For energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm!

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What Is the Minimum Usage Fee on My Electric Bill?

Learn about Minimum Usage Fees and how to avoid them. At Rhythm, we don't charge unnecessary fees with our Texas renewable energy plans. Learn more!

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What is Demand Response?

Learn about demand response and how it can save you money on your energy bill. For renewable energy in Texas, contact Rhythm or get a quote online!

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Are Energy Switching Services Worth It? (Hint: Nope.)

Learn about energy switching services and why you should avoid them. If you're looking for renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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What Are Rhythm Smart Alerts?

Learn about Rhythm Smart Alerts and how they can help keep track of your energy bills and usage. For renewable energy in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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3 Sustainability Tips to Make a Big Impact

Do you want to live a more sustainable lifestyle? Check out our blog to learn 3 sustainability tips that will make a big impact on your life and the planet!

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What Is Nuclear Energy?

Learn about nuclear energy, how it works and whether it's the right energy source for your home. For renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm!

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What are Tiered Rate Energy Plans?

Learn about tiered rate energy plans & what to watch out for. For affordable electricity plans in Texas, sign up with Rhythm today!

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What is Solar Energy?

Learn the basics of solar energy and its benefits for your wallet and the planet. For renewable energy plans in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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How to Read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL)

Learn how to read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL) to get the most out of your energy plan. Questions about Texas energy? Contact Rhythm today!

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What is a Solar Buyback?

Learn what solar buyback is and how it can help you save money on your energy bill. Sign up for a solar buyback plan with Rhythm today!

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10 Tips to Reduce Energy Bills this Summer

Learn 10 tips to reduce energy bills this summer so you can stay comfortable and save money. For affordable energy in Texas, contact Rhythm today!

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Energy Showdown: Why Texans Are Choosing Rhythm Over Any Other Electricity Providers

While having the choice in your electricity plan is great, making that choice isn’t always easy. At Rhythm, we are out to make choosing our energy plans to feel as easy as flipping a switch. See below for more information on what makes us different.

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Rhythm Recommends: How To Set Up Average Billing

Average Billing is a program that helps stabilize the bill amount you pay for electricity every month, across the entire year.

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Flower Power: Here’s How Rhythm is Celebrating Earth Day 2021

This Earth Day 2021, all new customers who sign up between April 15th and April 30th will receive a wildflower seed kit and the chance to play a major role in Mother Earth’s special day.

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What's The Deal With Wind Power?

Let's debunk the myths and dive deeper into one of Mother Nature’s best-kept secrets: wind power.

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Hollywood Green Scene: 5 Celebs Who Stand by Green Energy

Here is a list of 5 celebrities who dominate the Hollywood green scene and have proven their love for our planet in more ways than just dollar signs.  

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#RhythmDIY: 10 DIY Hacks to Keep Your Kiddos Chill During a Texas Heatwave

We’re here to offer up some refreshing and mouthwatering DIY hacks to beat the heat this summer and suggest methods to have fun doing it. 

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In Defense of Texas Wind Energy

While the storm and its effects are not fully behind us, Texas residents are rightly seeking answers to why power outages have been so widespread and prolonged, and who is responsible.

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