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New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

Article: New Energy Efficient Televisions in Stores Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC, October 30, 2008 (ENS) – Televisions meeting the federal government’s new, more comprehensive energy efficiency specification will be available in stores nationwide, starting on Saturday. TVs that meet the new Energy Star specification will be up to 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional models. “EPA encourages consumers to look for the Energy…

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

Article: Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

It is good to know what your government is doing in regards to the state of the environment. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a program called Energy Star in 1992. Energy Star is a voluntary organization that entreats companies who make electrical devices to include a special label on their products. In order…

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

Article: Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Next year, clothes washers that are much more efficient than current appliances will be coming on the market. The new washers will have to use less water than those now on sale, and they also must be more energy efficient. As of July 1, 2009, manufacturers will have…

Texas Tops in Greenhouse Gas Reduced by Efficient Buildings

Article: Texas Tops in Greenhouse Gas Reduced by Efficient Buildings

DALLAS, Texas, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – Schools, courthouses, residences, hotels, markets – a total of 356 top performing Texas buildings earned an Energy Star for energy efficiency in 2007. This was enough for Texas to lead all other states in the most greenhouse gas reductions from Energy Star buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,…

Energy Star TVs Held to Higher Standard Come November

Article: Energy Star TVs Held to Higher Standard Come November

WASHINGTON, DC, February 9, 2008 (ENS) – As of November 1, 2008, televisions that carry the Energy Star label will be up to 30 percent more efficient than conventional models and will save energy while they are on and when they are off. The new standard is the result of a modification to the Energy…

Don't Let Phantom Loads Haunt You

Article: Don't Let Phantom Loads Haunt You

It’s got lots of different names: phantom load; vampire power; idle current; wall wart; but all euphemisms for the way that devices use and waste electricity when they aren’t even turned on. That little red light on your TV, telling you it’s ready when you are? That’s one. Your cell phone charger? Yep. Even the…

Eco-Laundry

Article: Eco-Laundry

Now that Friday is here and the weekend is nigh, it’s time for many of us to kick back, relax a little, and catch up on chores around the house. Should laundry be at the top (or bottom) of your list, here are TreeHugger’s tips for cleaning your clothing while keeping it green. When it…