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July 19, 2011

PSAs Your Energy Bill Can Appreciate

The Department of Energy today released PSAs designed to educate people on the benefits of energy savings. "Americans spend about $2,000 per household on energy every year -- but many of them could save a few hundred of that without changing their lifestyle," Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a statement. Get more info on the DOE's campaign here.

These unveiling of these clips follows last week's brouhaha over light-bulb standards that was signed into law in 2007 (and supported by nearly 100 Republicans at that time). The House GOP is attempting to reverse the better standards, which would save families $100 a year and $12 billion nationally. Light-bulb critics falsely claim the new standards would outright ban these dinosaur bulbs, when what they'd actually do is make them more efficient. (Traditional bulbs give off a lot of heat, thus the bottom ad that features a cooking chicken.) Last week, a GOP attempt to reverse the new standards failed, but a Friday follow-up vote on withdrawing funds to actually implement the standards passed in the House.

-- Brian Foley

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