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Save Money and Reduce Your Impact Through Energy Efficiency

Contact Information: 
Jennah Durant (R6Press@epa.gov)
Joe Hubbard

DALLAS - (Oct. 28, 2015) Do you want to save money and fight climate change, without sacrificing comfort or convenience? Becoming more energy efficient accomplishes all that and more. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has several programs and tools to help deliver the benefits of reducing your energy consumption.

EPA's Energy Star program is the world's most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills while reducing carbon pollution by two billion metric tons. Over 70 types of products-including appliances, building products, commercial equipment and more-have earned the Energy Star label by meeting energy efficiency requirements. Even something as simple as a new light bulb can help save money and energy: An Energy Star bulb will use up to 90 percent less energy over its lifetime, saving between $30 and $80. Find out more about how Energy Star can help you at http://www.energystar.gov/

You can reduce your impact even further by choosing a clean energy resource to power your home. Many areas offer electricity options that include generating sources that emit no or negligible air emissions, such as from wind or solar power. As the price of these energy sources continues to fall, you can start saving even more money on your electricity bills while reducing your carbon footprint. You can find options for your home or business with EPA's Green Power Locator: http://1.usa.gov/1S6vsGI

Increasing your energy efficiency not only helps your own bottom line, but the planet's as well. That's because using less and cleaner energy means reducing the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. Communities all over the world are already feeling the effects of climate change, from more heat waves and drought to extreme weather events like hurricanes and flooding. Learn more about how EPA is fighting climate change with the Clean Power Plan: http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan

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