As a new Administration makes sustainability and climate change top
priorities in Washington and around the world, the consumer research and community outreach of SmartPower and WeeGreen is proving to be particularly important. Forbes contributor Dr. Geraint Evans, does a deep dive into SmartPower’s unique approach to advancing clean energy and energy efficiency.
Marketers and sustainability advocates alike should give it a read!
Read the article, here.
As the holiday season nears and lights go up, heating and power bills tend to rise. Households tend to use a lot more energy in the colder months and a substantial part of that energy usage comes from lighting.
Did you know that the US expends over six billion kilowatt hours on holiday lights annually? To put that in context, that’s more energy than the entire country of El Salvador uses in an entire year! So, what can you do to lower your monthly bills and reduce your carbon footprint while still keeping the holiday spirit?
Here are couple tips to be energy smart this Holiday Season:
LED bulbs are considerably more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs and are the better choice for holiday displays. You really do save money when you compare them string by string. A 100-light string of LEDs costs significantly less to run over the holiday season than a 25-light string of C9 incandescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs emit a large amount of energy as heat instead of light so more energy is required to light the bulbs and to keep them lit for longer periods of time. And not to get too alarmist, but this heat can even present a danger inside the house, especially with real Christmas trees. By contrast, the LED lights are cool to the touch!
Since LED lights require less energy, their lifetime can be up to three times that of incandescent bulbs. By switching to LEDs, you’ll have to buy new lights less frequently. Saving energy and saving money! That may be one of the best presents this holiday season.
As the holidays rapidly approach and 2020 comes to a close, all of us here at SmartPower would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you the peace, relaxation and joy that this season offers.
It’s been quite a year for our nation and our world. We know that this holiday season will not be like in years past. That is why it is so important that we take the time to reach out to those we cherish.
Our clean energy and energy efficiency campaigns are built around the power of one thing – community. It is a testament to this power that even in these challenging times our sense of community to one another persists.
Pursuing our mission would not be possible without all of the wonderful supporters that help us achieve our goals. Although being together looked a bit different this year, we thank you for staying connected with us and being part of our SmartPower Community as we continue to push our clean energy mission. And in 2021 — let’s make more!
Renew, re-energize, be safe and be healthy.
Brian F. Keane
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