Energy Matters

Make Your Energy Choices Count


(NAPSI)—Just as people across the country celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program celebrates all the ways people collectively act to protect the planet from climate change. 

From switching to renewable energy sources and investing in electric vehicle technology, to simply changing out a light to an ENERGY STAR certified LED bulb, there is no better time to make a commitment to reduce your carbon footprint than right now. 

Check out how you can make your energy choices count, and help your family save energy, save money, and protect the environment. 

1.Choose ENERGY STAR certified products for your home: The typical household spends nearly $1,900 a year on energy bills. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR label can save you 24% or about $450 on those bills, while avoiding more than 4,100 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. 

2.Consider switching to renewable energy sources: Renewable energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the country and with options such as wind and solar power widely available, there are an increasing number of options for electricity customers across America.

3.Consider an electric vehicle for your next car: Electric auto owners spend 60% less to fuel their vehicles compared to with a gas-powered model. And with an ENERGY STAR certified EV charger, homeowners can save 40% on charging costs. 

Learn more about how you can make your energy choices count on Earth Day and beyond at

"The typical household spends nearly $1,900 each year on energy. By buying products that earned the ENERGY STAR label, you can save 24%, or about $450, while avoiding more than 4,100 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions."