FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE:
COMPANIES ANNOUNCE ENERGY EFFICIENCT PRODUCT PROMOTIONS
December 2, 1999
The typical U.S. family spends close to $1,300 a year on its home utility bill. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. In fact, in the aggregate, U.S. homes waste as much energy as we get from the Alaskan oil pipeline each year. And the electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars. Using energy efficient appliances and other common-sense conservation measures can significantly reduce home energy costs and help the environment.
Energy Star® Products Promotions. Six major Americans companies - Best Buy, Home Depot, Maytag, Philips Lighting Company North America, Sears, and Whirlpool - are announcing a series of consumer incentives to help promote the use of energy efficient products by Americans in their own homes. All of these companies are partners in Energy Star Products, a Federal-private sector partnership to design and promote appliances and other items that use cutting-edge energy efficient technologies to save consumers money and help protect the environment.
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