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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Website with Energy Saving Tips for Consumers

April 22, 2008 - 10:49am

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Site Highlights Ways to Make Everyday Earth Day with Wise Energy Choices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched a new internet feature which provides tips to consumers on how to make everyday Earth Day by making smart energy choices to save money while protecting the environment.  The interactive web page shows consumers steps to use less energy with household electronics, lighting, and appliances to save on monthly bills and how to avoid wasting energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and cars.

The site also features the Department's work to develop cleaner, more affordable, diverse, reliable and sustainable energy sources supporting the President's goal to stop the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 while meeting increasing energy demands.  DOE and its seventeen world class National Laboratories, in partnership with private industry and universities, perform cutting-edge research to meet these challenges and develop innovative energy solutions in areas such as cellulosic biofuels, solar, geothermal, nuclear, and clean coal power.  Other areas of emphasis highlighted include DOE's work to make a smart and efficient electric transmission grid, make homes, buildings and industrial sites more energy efficient, and reduce dependence on oil with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles and hydrogen-powered cars.

Media contact(s):

Phil West, (202) 586-4940

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