Tidbits from Nebraska and the Nation...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy released the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide which gives consumers and businesses information about the estimated fuel mileage and fuels costs for new 2010 models. Each vehicle listing in the Guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost calculated on the vehicle’s miles per gallon rating and national estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices.
An online version of the Guide allows users to enter their local fuel prices and driving habits to receive a personalized fuel cost estimate. The Guide is also available to mobile users, making it readily accessible from a mobile device, smart phone, or personal digital assistant.
The Nebraska Public Power District received $48,082 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in September, 2009 to help fund a kiosk at the utility’s new Norfolk Operations Center. The “Energy Innovation Project” kiosk will educate visitors about the energy efficient design of the new building and what the utility is doing to help the environment. The $60,000 project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2010.
Nebraska’s Green Economy Profile
The publication analyzes Nebraska’s green economy in terms of its green business activity, areas for promising research and development and opportunities for building partnerships with other green industries.
Home Electronics Use Electricity Even When Off
Many Ways to Save
When you do need new appliances or electronics, purchase ENERGY STAR® devices which use much less power when turned off as well as when running.
For more information about energy wasting devices contact the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Saver Blog.