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Home Energy Efficiency 

Energy Star Change A Light PledgeBuying new appliances
Most modern appliances are built for energy efficiency. Appliances, such as hot water heaters, come with an energy guide sticker that shows how much energy they require. The most energy efficient are ENERGY STAR® approved. Visit ENERGY STAR® for a complete list of approved appliances.


Energy Saving Tips PDF

Energy Saving Tips from your West Virginia Division of Energy
Energy Saving Tips - an easy-to-read list of energy saving tips, including information on compact fluorescent lightbulbs, hybrid vehicles and ENERGY STAR appliances.

Energy Saving Tips Site

Energy Saving Tips from the U.S. Department of Energy
A Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is offered by the U.S. Department of Energy and can help reduce energy bills by 10% to 50%, while helping reduce air pollution and dependence on foreign sources of fuel.


Home Energy Saver

Home Energy Audit
Home Energy Saver is an excellent resource to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsor it as part of the national ENERGY STAR® Program for improving energy efficiency in homes.

Recyling Opportunities

Recycling Opportunities in West Virginia
Locate facilities where recyclable materials may be sold or donated. This directory also provides listings of state industries that purchase bulk quantities of recycled materials.
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