Energy Saving Tips
Take a look at these links below and find ways to save money at your home or business.
Families and Businesses
Touchstone Energy cooperatives have always placed a priority on promoting energy efficiency to their members.
Here are some sources that will provide information to help you save energy in your home or business:
- Alliance to Save Energy: www.ase.org
- DOE Energy Savers Booklet (download): www.energysavers.gov
- Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency (HUEE): www.huee.org
- Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA): www.mwalliance.org
- Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc.: www.the-mrea.org
- A consumers’ guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy: www.eere.energy.gov/
- Information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant: www.energysavers.gov
- Energy Star-qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models: www.energystar.gov
- The Inside Story on Conserving Energy; a room by room savings site from the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/energysavings
- The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP), sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and others in the energy efficiency field, gives consumers information to make use of federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005: www.energytaxincentives.org
- Articles on how innovative companies are making money, saving money and using green activities and green branding to maintain customer goodwill: www.greenbiz.com
- Discover your own energy-saving powers with energy-efficiency tips and resources on the Alliance to Save Energy’s consumer web site: www.ase.org/section/_audience/consumers
Teachers and Students
The Department of Energy announced the launch of a new educational Web site that provides more than 350 lesson plans and activities on energy efficiency and renewable energy for grades K-12. DOE’s new “Get Smart About Energy!” website includes hands-on activities that address energy fundamentals, energy efficiency, sources of energy and the environmental impacts of energy use. All activities and lesson plans are aligned with the National Science Education Standards.
Teacher guides are included with many of the lessons, and all the materials are free and reproducible.
The website will help to equip today’s students with the knowledge and resources to develop cutting-edge energy technologies in the future. See the “Get Smart About Energy!” website.
Students and Kids
The new Touchstone Energy Kids website teaches kids about electrical safety, energy savings and renewable energy. The site has fun games and activities and features “CFL Charlie,” the fun mascot. The website can be found at www.touchstoneenergykids.com