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2009-08-20 07:52:00

DETROIT, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is making it easier - and more affordable - for its Detroit Edison customers to make their homes greener and more energy efficient with discounts of up to 50 percent on compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The specially priced bulbs are available now through DTE Energy at several area retailers for as little as 99 cents apiece. "Lighting can be as much as 20 percent of the average customer's electric bill. A great way to reduce...

2009-05-09 14:01:53

The European Union is set to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs, forcing consumers to buy more energy efficient alternatives, officials said. Taken off store shelves by September will be conventional 100 and 60 watt pearl bulbs, as well as frosted 25 watt and 40 watt bulbs, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Shoppers will be forced to buy low energy compact fluorescent lamps or low energy halogen bulbs. Other clear bulbs which have low energy-efficient ratings will be phased out by...

2009-05-06 09:42:00

53 Companies Will Save Nearly $465,000 in Energy Costs HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell stressed the need for small businesses to reduce energy consumption in order to cut costs and stay competitive as he announced Small Business Energy Efficiency Grants for 53 companies in 29 counties today. The grants, which total about $500,000, will help the companies undertake projects that, once completed, will save nearly as much money in avoided energy...

2009-04-16 08:44:00

- City Receives Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award - LAKELAND, Fla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeland city leaders recently completed infrastructure improvements that make the Lakeland Electric administration building more comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally responsible. Lakeland Electric and the City of Lakeland are working toward the goal of earning the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(TM) (LEED) certification for Existing...

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2009-04-15 16:13:15

The U.S. Energy Department says it will award $41.9 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund 13 fuel cell technology projects. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the funding is designed to expand the use of clean and renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on foreign oil. The investments we're making today will help us build a robust fuel cell manufacturing industry in the United States, said Chu. Developing and deploying the next generation of fuel cells...

2009-01-12 09:04:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The following is a statement by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) Chairman, President and CEO Jim Rogers: "Duke Energy fully endorses the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency's (NAPEE) Vision for 2025 as a framework for helping the country achieve all cost-effective energy efficiency by the year 2025. "Vision for 2025 was created with input from more than 100 organizations from 50 states with the idea that by defining a vision, we...

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2009-01-05 14:14:39

California lawmakers are working on a plan that will require makers of flat-screen televisions to market only the most energy efficient models beginning in 2011. But television makers say such regulations would hamper development and cause prices to increase for consumers. Also, some firms may be unable to develop energy saving televisions in time, which would drive consumers to purchase sets from outside of the state. "It would kill dealerships because people would buy on Amazon and have...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Chad Bulman of MEEA, +1-312-587-8390, ext. 18, cbulman@mwalliance.org JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations across Missouri are looking to the bright idea of energy-efficient lighting as a way to help residents keep their energy costs down. Boone Electric Cooperative, Columbia Water & Light, Crawford Electric Cooperative, Empire District Electric Company (NYSE: EDE), Independence Power & Light, KCP&L, the Missouri...

2008-09-23 18:00:34

DALLAS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Department of Energy estimating Americans will spend 20 to 25 percent more in heating costs this year, whether using oil, natural gas or electricity, many homeowners will be looking for ways to save -- not just on home heating but in all areas of energy consumption. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080923/LATU535) Ken Ely, a home heating and energy efficiency expert with Lennox Industries -- a leading provider of customized home...

2008-09-18 18:00:45

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company issued the following statement from Peter A. Darbee, President and CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, on the California Public Utilities Commission's Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan. "The CPUC's Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan is an ambitious undertaking, which will further establish California as a leader in the fight against climate change. PG&E looks forward to continuing our work...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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