Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Energy prices may go up and down; regardless, using energy efficiently is always a good idea. Whether you own a home or rent an apartment or house, there are all kinds of simple, affordable steps you can take to reduce your energy consumption and lower your utility bills.
|A great way to save energy and lower your utility bills is to replace your old incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). For more information about CFLs and how they can help you reduce your energy use, check out the EnergyStar Web page. You can also download our tipstrip about CFLs and controlling your lighting costs here.|
For more information on energy efficiency programs, services, and tips, visit our energy efficiency page at www.askpsc.com/energyefficiency.
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Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)
Energy use in New York State is increasing every year, and the trend is expected to continue. Between 2004 and 2005, New York's electricity sales increased 1.3 percent and natural gas usage increased 2.2 percent. At this rate, electricity usage alone is estimated to be nearly 13 percent higher by 2015 than it is today. To address this concern, the State has outlined a long-term strategy to address the State's energy needs. A major part of this strategy is to reduce electricity use by 15 percent from forecasted levels by 2015. This is one of the most ambitious energy reduction goals in the nation!
For more information on EEPS, click here.