Category Archives: heating

Using Energy’s Past to Predict the Future

One of the many reasons that historians reconstruct the past is so that we can understand our present, and perhaps even make some predictions about the future.¬† When I was writing my recent book, Home Fires: How Americans Kept Warm … Continue reading

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Got Coal? Now Would Be the Time To Buy

One of the many luxuries of contemporary life is the ability to heat homes at the flip of a switch or the turn of a dial. ¬†Modern utilities allow us to draw instantly on gas, electricity, and in increasingly rare … Continue reading

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