Reaching the Underserved
A Collaborative Approach to Serving Income-Qualified Customers
Instant Insulation Estimates
Do-it-yourself energy retrofitters often have to figure out whether their improvements will be cost-effective. [continue reading]
Home Energy's Consumer Guide to Insulation
Between 50% and 70% of the energy consumed in the typical American home goes toward heating and cooling, accounting for a large chunk of the total energy bill. [continue reading]
Libraries and Utility Collaborate to Educate
In an innovative program, Dane County Library Service (DCLS) and Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) in south central Wisconsin are collaborating to deliver energy information and assistance. [continue reading]
Prepurchase Meter Rivals Weatherization for Low-Income Assistance
Beginning in 1993, the Salt River Project (SRP), a public utility in Arizona, tested two new strategies to help low-income customers decrease their energy usage. [continue reading]
Energy Education: A Kilowatt Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Several years ago, Syracuse Energy Service Company installed automatic, 8deg. set-back thermostats with small dials in a seniors complex. It became apparent that some outreach was needed when several people from the complex disembarked from a rented bus and stormed the office in protest. [continue reading]
Home Energy on the Internet
Newspapers and magazines are filled with articles about the information superhighway, its power, and how it can change our lives. Yet few people know how to access the highway or navigate once they get on it. [continue reading]
Steps to Successful Lighting Programs
There is a light at the top of the staircase of opportunity for improved residential lighting, but odds are it's not as bright or efficient as it could be. [continue reading]
Eugene's Energy Outlet
To help residential and business customers make better energy choices, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the public utilities of Lane County, Oregon, have established an electricity conservation information center in Eugene. [continue reading]
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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.