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Chicago ranks as number 7 in energy efficiency nationwide, and we are super excited to see why. So let’s take a look at three ways the city is innovating when it comes to energy efficiency initiatives:
To help you save money (and energy!) during the hottest months of the year, the Alliance to Save Energy published a three-part blog-series, entitled "Saving Money in the Summer." To wrap the series up, we've created an infographic with highlights from each blog post. Check it out and feel free to share it on your social media and digital outlets.
Appliances are a key part of our lives. Cooking, lighting, refrigerating, cleaning and other activities are made easier thanks to them. But these products can quickly became a burden on your energy bills when not used properly – especially in the summer. Thankfully, with a few simple steps, you can make a more efficient use of them. Here are five ways you can save money in the summer on appliances:
Are you hitting the road for Independence Day? You are not alone: this year will be record-breaking for Americans driving for the holiday, with nearly 1.3 million more travelers than last year. Whether it’s during holidays like the 4th of July or the peak hours, heavy traffic is a common sight. Car maintenance, wasted time, stress and extra costs can add up at the end of the year. Fortunately, you can make smarter driving choices every day.
As technology advances, so does Samsung’s ability to bring to market the innovations that meet the needs of consumers. Across the vast spectrum of our product lines, from mobile devices to televisions to washing machines, energy efficiency is always in demand.
To help you save money (and energy!) during the hottest months of the year, the Alliance to Save Energy is publishing a mini blog-series, “Saving Money in the Summer.” We’ll focus on key tips to improve energy efficiency at home and on-the-go. The first blog post will focus on how to save money when cooling your home.
A wildly successful energy conservation program is slated to be cut in the new administration’s budget – a move that would prove detrimental to colleges and universities and the students they serve.
I traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to speak at the annual EE Global Forum, which gathers energy efficiency leaders – including policymakers, industry representatives, and research experts— to build partnerships and to create actionable dialogue. This forum serves as a strong reminder of how many different industries and sectors can benefit from clean, efficient energy. Attendees get a firsthand look at all of the cutting edge research, projects and partnerships that are taking place.
As word spread that the budget blueprint would do away with a voluntary program as popular and successful as ENERGY STAR, we leveraged our alarm into a call to action. Alliance President Kateri Callahan proclaimed: “We oppose these cuts in the strongest possible terms and will do everything we can to fight them in Congress. Cutting this funding is the definition of penny-wise, pound foolish. We should be increasing funding, not reducing it.”
This piece was first published by The Hill. An op-ed by Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan.

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