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Given the unpredictable nature of today’s energy markets, many consumers wonder what, if anything, can be done to protect home and business budgets from volatile prices. We all can and must do our part to use energy efficiently. We must pull out all the stops to reduce our energy consumption as individuals, a state and a nation. You can make a difference today.
The following links and resources will provide tips on how to reduce energy consumption to help you save both the environment and money.
Carpool or take the bus?
When possible, carpool or access public transportation.
Find out and participate in what’s being said about energy conservation and green living in the blogoshphere.
Regulatory Assistance Project
The Regulatory Assistance Project is a non-profit organization which provides research, analysis and educational assistance to public officials on utility regulations
Smart Energy Use for Kids
Kids can play a big role in energy conservation. From powering down video game consoles when they are not in use to helping mom or dad conduct a home energy audit.
Energy Calculators and Software
The calculators and tools on these pages can help you evaluate your energy use and whether energy efficient products or renewable energy are right for you.
Find information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant.
Ecological Footprint Quiz
How wasteful are you? This calculator helps you estimate how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard.
A joint program of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, provides helpful information to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices..
NOTE: Need to ask permission to use the Energy Star logo.
The Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council
An extension of Oklahoma's state Department of Commerce, is a broad coalition of individuals, companies, organizations and agencies working to develop Oklahoma's bountiful renewable energy resources including wind, solar, biomass, Geothermal and small-scale hydroelectric.
The Oklahoma Sustainability Network
Serves to connect and educate the people of Oklahoma concerning the many aspects of sustainability including how consumers can reduce their energy consumption.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for high performance green buildings.
US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council is composed of community leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.
Resource Action Programs®
Are a family of community conservation programs designed to increase residential resource efficiency and community awareness. The proven and effective design generates immediate savings in home water and energy use while providing a maximum return on investment.