Energy Renewables and Efficiency Resources

The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) offers a Home Energy Checklist for Action…what to do TODAY, what to do this WEEK, what to do this MONTH, and what to do this YEAR! [Click here]

Also from ACEEE, GreenerCars.org scores and ranks cars, trucks, minivans, and SUVs according to environmental friendliness. Learn which vehicles are this year’s “greenest” and “meanest,” as well as how to shop for a green vehicle. [Click here] to learn more.

[Click here] for information about Energy Star for Congregations.

 

  1. How many light bulbs does it take to change the world? Compact fluorescents emit the same light as classic incandescent bulbs, but use 75% or 80% less electricity.What that means is that if every one of 110 million American households bought just one ice-cream-cone bulb, took it home, and screwed it in the place of an ordinary 60-watt bulb, the energy saved would be enough to power a city of 1.5 million people. One bulb swapped out, enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island. In terms of oil not burned, or greenhouse gases not exhausted into the atmosphere, one bulb is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads.That’s the law of large numbers–a small action, multiplied by 110 million.