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Conserving Electricity

Electricity makes life easier and more comfortable. We use it to power our lights, televisions, computers, and so much more. Conserving electricity is one of the most important things individuals can do to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Fuel for Thought

ENERGY STAR is a program of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy. These agencies urge people to use energy efficient products to help the environment. According to ENERGY STAR, the average home releases more than twice the amount of greenhouse gases than the average car. That is another good reason to conserve at home!

Going Green

Conserving electricity and reducing greenhouse gases is easy. One of the best and easiest ways is to turn off unused lights and appliances. Taking advantage of warm sunlight saves energy, and money, too. On a cold winter day, don't turn up the heat. Instead, open the blinds and curtains and let the sunlight in. In the summer, do the opposite. You can reduce the time the air conditioner runs by closing the blinds and curtains. You will be surprised how effective these simple steps can be.

Maybe you are already doing these things. Maybe you know of other ways to conserve energy.

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