With prices for just about everything continuing to mount, I know that many of us are beginning to worry about wintertime heating costs, both at home and at work. Stay Warm, Save Money is a new program from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, www.doe.gov) that offers energy-saving tips and solutions through a new website, www.EnergySavers.gov. The release from the DOE is below:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched its Stay Warm, Save Money website and educational outreach campaign to help consumers be more energy efficient and save on energy costs. The information focuses on proactive ways to implement simple, cost-effective energy saving solutions for both homes and businesses this winter, and will expand to year-round home energy efficiency tips. The site also features the DOE’s work to develop cleaner, more affordable, diverse, reliable and sustainable energy sources that support the President’s goal to slow the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 while meeting increasing energy demands.
“Americans look for tools to help save on energy costs, but also to make our homes and lives more energy efficient -EnergySavers.gov will help us do both,” said John Mizroch, acting assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “By using energy wisely, every American can tap the cheapest, most abundant, and most reliable source of new energy available-energy that is wasted everyday. EnergySavers.gov is a great resource for simple, low-cost energy efficiency tips that anyone can use.”
EnergySavers.gov is designed to offer both low- and no-cost ways to lower energy costs, and includes easy energy saving tips, financial assistance links, long-term energy saving solutions, and a blog covering energy saving topics. Visitors to the site can also download an energy savings to-do list and other materials to help save money on energy costs while staying warm this winter. Energy Savers will be a year-round resource for Americans’ energy needs, revised as the seasons change, with a weekly energy saving tip for consumers.