Wednesday, August 03, 2011

News from the "Energy Challenge" Front

If You Haven't Yet Heard...
Our town is one of 14 municipalities in our state participating in the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy program, which challenges residents to reduce their energy consumption by 20 percent by 2013.

Marking Our Place
When you participate in the program, you help win points for our town. Total points may help our town earn energy-saving prizes.  As of mid-July, about 200 local households had signed up to participate and our current point total on the Energy Challenge Leaderboard is 11,000.  With a goal to involve 10 percent of homes, or 450 households, let's get busy!

Home Energy Solutions
Home Energy Solutions (HES) is the best way to fully understand how your home is wasting energy. Right now, you can participate in this state-sponsored service valued at around $750 for a co-pay of only $75! This in-depth assessment will not only provide you with weatherization, CFLs, and other energy improvements, but qualifies you for rebates and renewable energy (solar) incentives. Watch the video, below, to see what you get for $75.

If you like what you see in the video, click here to sign up for an HES assessment or pass the information on to a friend.  Please note, if you are on a fixed or limited income, you may qualify for this service for free.

Also check out latest news on green initiatives from our community's all-volunteer Clean Energy Task Force.