In an effort to be more energy-efficient, Lincoln rallies his family to refrain from using so much electricity.
Mrs. Johnson's class is taking part in an eco-friendly "Polar Bear Challenge", in which they try to find ways to reduce their carbon footprint, but Lincoln's large family uses an incredible amount of energy for their everyday needs, and Lincoln is in danger of becoming an outcast to his schoolmates for not going green. With his social standing at stake, Lincoln convinces his sisters to lower their energy use, by using a poster of an adorable polar bear to arouse their sympathies, making them cry.
After the Louds manage to reduce their energy output, Clyde calls Lincoln to remind him that he's due to participate in an online Swords & Cyborgs tournament. Not wanting to ruin his efforts, and risk being labelled an outcast, Lincoln cuts off more and more electrical appliances in the house to accommodate plugging in his laptop in the basement, especially when his friends come over with their laptops to join him. With the rest of the house dark, and the girls reduced to wearing potato sacks, they call out Lincoln for his hypocritical actions, saying that they shouldn't go green if he won't.
Feeling terribly guilty, Lincoln realizes that he should have been going green for the sake of it rather than for his own selfish desires, and no longer cares about his social standing. He decides to fix everything by powering the house manually via a bicycle while his sisters resume their wasteful activities. At the end of the week, Mrs. Johnson announces that, thanks to Lincoln, the class has won the Polar Bear Challenge, and decides to name the bear after herself, much to the chagrin of her students. Lincoln is not an outcast, but his social life is temporarily out the window... because all that hard work has made him extremely sweaty and stinky, forcing him to stand outside the classroom. Lincoln then begins to use a moist towelette to clean himself.
One of Lincoln's classmates is his thought-to-be bully from "Heavy Meddle".
Cristina can be seen in Lincoln's class in the beginning of the episode, which implies that this episode takes place before the events of "Making the Case", since she switched classes at the end of the aforementioned episode.
Apple - When Lori is having a videoconference with Bobby, several of her devices somewhat resembles Apple's most recent devices, from those there are reminiscents of an iPad 2, an iMac, an iPhone 5, an iPad Air 2, among others.
Every source describes that "Lincoln needs his family to stop using so much electricity", even though Leni, Lucy, Lana, Lola, Lily, and Dad were actually doing non-electricity consuming activities.
Near the end, Lincoln was "powering" all the house by riding a static cycle, even though some of his sisters' activities wouldn't require any power source at all.
Clyde says that his house is solar powered and it loses power because of a tree blocking it. However in other episodes such as "Cover Girls", and an earlier episode "Left in the Dark", show that Clyde's house can still have power without the sun, as those episodes show his house at night.
When Lincoln's sisters are crying at the sight of the polar bear, Lori and Luna keep their eyeshadows fine and their tears aren't black.
When Luan throws a pie at Lincoln's face, her braces are missing.
In the Hebrew version, Lana's voice mistakenly comes out of the bathroom instead of Lola's (Aya Shenee instead of Eilla Feldman respectively).