News: Lowering costs of energy on environment and wallets (Red Wing Eagle)

Oct 22, 2018

This program was hosted as part of Red Wing's participation in Xcel Energy's Partners in Energy. CEE is the Minnesota implementer of Partners in Energy, in collaboration with national partners Brendle Group and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC).

 From the Red Wing Republican Eagle:

The Red Wing Sustainability Commission and Xcel Energy hosted a program about ways to reduce energy usage Thursday, Oct. 18. Senior citizens from the community were invited to attend the event at Pier 55 and learn helpful tips for keeping the cost of energy low on the environment and their wallets.

Paul Drotos, staff liaison for the Sustainability Commission, acted as emcee for the event. He opened the program stating, "There is not cleaner, cheaper or better energy than the energy that we do not waste."

Red Wing, as a city, has been taking steps to become greener. As the Republican Eagle has reported, a new electric vehicle charging station will be installed in the "Mural Lot." According to Drotos, Xcel Energy currently provides Red Wing customers with energy that is 67 percent carbon free.

Stacey Boots Camp from the Center for Energy and Environment took the floor after Drotos to provide tangible suggestions for energy savings.

According to Boots Camp, the average home in Minnesota spends $1,860 on energy each year. Boots Camp stated that by following her suggestions on energy efficiency, people would have lower energy costs, an increased comfort at home and a reduction in their environmental impact...

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