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Free light bulbs part of energy conservation event

Post by Steve Maynard / The News Tribune on April 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm with 7 Comments »
April 5, 2012 12:12 pm

Pierce County will partner with Tacoma Public Utilities Thursday to give away free light bulbs and information about energy conservation rebates.

The event, part of Energy Conservation Week, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the first floor lobby of the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S.

Here’s the news release:

April 4, 2012

Pierce County saves big on energy – you can too

Pierce County is celebrating Energy Conservation Week by helping you conserve energy at work and home.

Here’s what to expect this week:

Energy Conservation Giveaways
Pierce County is partnering with Tacoma Public Utilities to provide free light bulbs and information about residential energy conservation rebates so you can start saving energy right away. Stop by to find out how Pierce County is working to reduce energy consumption and how Tacoma Public Utilities can help you save at home.

When: Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: County-City Building, 1st floor lobby (930 Tacoma Ave Tacoma, WA 98402)

Pierce County Building Energy Scores Posted
Each Pierce County building will have a new energy performance score posted in a visible area of the building. These scores provide information on how much energy the building uses compared to similar buildings. For more information about the building energy performance scores, visit our energy conservation website.

3 hot tips for county employees to beat the heat and save energy
Each season brings new opportunities for energy savings in your office, so find out what you can do this summer to stay cool, comfortable, and help us meet our 15 percent energy reduction goal. Here are top three energy conservation measures that are making a huge impact.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. Hey! I like. And people can actually be more comfortable
    while saving energy.

  2. MatildaG says:

    Somebody is paying for them. Nothing is free.

  3. fryingpan says:

    Matilda, while nothing is free, giving away efficient light bulbs saves TPU money over time because they save more money in reduced generation needs than they cost to purchase. This is a win-win for Tacoma Power, its ratepayers, and our environment.

  4. whitman411 says:

    Saving money is important. That’s why Lowes gives stuff away.

  5. Flanagan says:

    fryingpan, think will ya…the less power/hydro power we use, the higher our rates will go to make up for the loss of revenue. We taxpers will never win while government messes with things.

  6. fryingpan says:

    No, the less new generation we’ll need to build, which will lead the the highest rates. And using less power can result in lower bills even if the rate/kwh goes up. See, for reference, the 6th Power Plan from the NW Power and Conservation Council.

  7. BlaineCGarver says:

    I’m a cynic…..these mercury filled POSs will end up making people sick when they break and when they start messing up groundwater in the landfills…Check the pics on Google of dead, black feet when these damnable things get stepped on.

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