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Energy Saving Tips & Links

One of the best sources of energy efficiency information today is the Internet. Many utilities, product manufacturers, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and individuals maintain Web sites with energy information that is just a click away. Here are some other handy Web sites when you are looking for energy saving tips:

Energy Guide. Energy guide is a complete resource for free, unbiased advice about today's energy choices. Energy guide has a home analyzer where you can learn about your home's energy use and how to cut energy costs. It allows you to compare your energy use to similar homes and has a section on where you can buy energy efficient products.

Renewable Energy Network. The U.S. Dept. of Energy Efficiency's Renewal Energy Network offers tips on saving energy and money at home. This information shows you how easy it is to reduce energy use throughout your home, from insulation to appliances and lights.

Energy Ideas Clearinghouse. A powerhouse of energy information is available here free of charge. Search the Energy Ideas Clearinghouse (EIC) energy solutions database for information on everything from appliances to weather data.

Energy Star This web site provides lists of Energy Star qualified products and a store locator to help you find qualified products at local retailers. Energy Star products are made by all major manufacturers and are available at stores everywhere. Energy Star is a voluntary partnership among the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities and retailers.

Energy Star Refrigerator/Freezer Calculator. Find out how much your refrigerator or freezer costs to operate in energy and money and how much you can save with Energy Star.  

James Dulley Need an answer to a home-related question or problem? Just ask James Dulley. Dulley helps you to save money on your electric bill by providing a library of more than 200 energy saving topics.

Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy. Keep current on the latest developments with this comprehensive monthly newsletter on Northwest energy conservation and renewable energy. At this site your can track what is happening with utilities, energy policy, salmon recovery, industry restructuring and other issues related to efficiency and renewables. The site also has information about programs and projects such as refrigerated storage, irrigation scheduling, fuel cells, green power, buildings and more.

Lighting Research Center. Energy-efficient lighting testing and research results are available through the Lighting Research Center. Read independent evaluations of lighting products or learn about the newest lighting technologies for the commercial and residential buildings. You can also access manufacturer product information and specifications.

Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Solar Washington.  Solar Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit association of solar energy equipment manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, dealers, designers, consultants, students, and interested citizens.  Their mission is to further the development and use of solar energy, and support related technologies. 

For more information, contact Anita, Klickitat PUD's Energy Services Specialist. You can call her at 509-773-7622 or toll-free at 800-548-8357.