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Energy Saving

Energy Saving
Energy saving is the activity of reducing the amount of energy producing resources people use and deplete in the daily course of their lives. There is a limited quantity of nonrenewable energy resources on Earth, so it is essential to save the current supply and use renewable sources that will be available in the future. By making some behavioral changes, individuals and organizations can decrease their consumption of heat and power to save energy.

Specific energy saving activities include, but are not limited to, using more efficient light bulbs; lowering heating system thermostats in the home and office; reducing the use of cars and other petroleum reliant vehicles; and reusing ma...
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Energy saving is the activity of reducing the amount of energy producing resources people use and deplete in the daily course of their lives. There is a limited quantity of nonrenewable energy resources on Earth, so it is essential to save the current supply and use renewable sources that will be available in the future. By making some behavioral changes, individuals and organizations can decrease their consumption of heat and power to save energy.

Specific energy saving activities include, but are not limited to, using more efficient light bulbs; lowering heating system thermostats in the home and office; reducing the use of cars and other petroleum reliant vehicles; and reusing materials such as plastic bags and water bottles.
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Top Energy Saving Articles

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  • Columbia Association hears from residents, villages on budget

    Columbia Association board members heard requests from residents and village board members, ranging from security improvements to upgrades to aging infrastructure, at a public hearing on how to spend the homeowner group's nearly $60 million annual...
  • HU-ODU team selected for Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon

    HU-ODU team selected for Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon
    Hampton University and Old Dominion University’s solar decathlon team, “Team Tidewater Virginia,” has been selected for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. The team is among 20 selected to compete in the...
  • The flush tax blues

    The flush tax blues
    There's an old joke about "denial" being more than a river in Egypt. Far less amusing is the denial some in Annapolis seem to have about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and what's required to bring Maryland's sewage treatment plants into compliance with...
  • Wichita Metro Area Clean Air & Sustainability Awards announced

    The 2012 Clean Air and Sustainability Awards have been announced.  The winning organizations were recognized by Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer a luncheon Friday.  They were selected for their efforts to improve and preserve air quality in the four-county...
  • For city schools, a promising vision

    For city schools, a promising vision
    The proposal to rapidly overhaul Baltimore's aging school facilities that district CEO Andrés Alonso presented to a state Senate committee last week represents one of the most important and innovative ideas the city has offered in recent years to break...
  • Seminars today to make your home more energy efficient

    Seminars today to make your home more energy efficient
    If you want to learn how to winterize your home or the benefits of having a rain barrel, those answers will be under one roof Saturday. The City of Wichita is hosting its annual Energy & Sustainability Fair.  It's from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m at Century II....
  • Burbank unveils a $40M-overhaul of a 'greener' utility campus

    Burbank unveils a $40M-overhaul of a 'greener' utility campus
    Burbank Water and Power unveiled its $40-million “eco campus” to the public this past weekend, showing off the culmination of a 13-year transformation of an aging utility site into a showcase of sustainability. At the open house event on...
  • The EPA maps Connecticut's greenhouse gassers

    The EPA maps Connecticut's greenhouse gassers
    A decade ago, Connecticut nicknamed its dirtiest power generating plants the “Sooty Six.” Those got cleaned up and by 2010, according to a new federal greenhouse gas report, we were down to a less-than-Fragrant Five big emitters. Now one...
  • Full Text: State of the City Address

    Full Text: State of the City Address
    State of the City Address Distinguished members of the Wichita City Council, honored guests, family, friends and Wichitans, thank you for attending the 2012 State of the City Address.  It is my honor to serve as your Mayor, and it is my honor to...
  • O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland

    O'Malley makes his case for 'investments' in Maryland
    Gov. Martin O'Malley used his State of the State address Wednesday to make his case for his most ambitious legislative agenda since taking office. Now comes the hard job of selling it. In an upbeat, 33-minute speech to both chambers of the General...
  • America's failure to invest in alternative energy sources will come back to haunt future generations

    It is unfortunate that commentator Charles Campbell's recent criticism of the current administration's handling of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline was so supercilious ("D.C.'s Keystone Kops," Jan. 30). He made valid points: Wind and solar power are...