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EPA Offers Tips to Save Energy and Fight Climate Change this Summer

The energy used in an average home contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car.

by on May.12, 2009

Courtesy EPA

Simple changes can reduce high summer electric bills.

With summer and the high costs of cooling right around the corner, EPA is offering advice to help Americans reduce both energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by one third through Energy Star.

The energy used in an average home costs more than $2,200 a year and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car.

“A few simple changes will help create real reductions in high summer electric bills and provide a hefty cut in greenhouse gas emissions in the bargain,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “It’s important that we all do our part to confront climate change, especially when it can help save money during these challenging economic times.”    (more…)