Holiday lights are brightening Johnson County, a sparkling sight on the shortest days of the year. To help you stay cozy, while holding down rising heating bills predicted by the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), this winter solstice edition of Good Energy focuses on four energy-saving strategies – some as simple as throwing a rug down in front of the door, others more complicated. Short summaries of these strategies link to longer articles or videos we’ve scoured from the web, primarily from government and not-for-profit sources. For those who missed our Fall issue and would like some simple fixes, here’s the US Dept of Energy’s “Fall and winter energy saving tips” newsletter. As for those holiday lights? Don’t forget that newer LED bulbs are much more energy efficient, and that old and broken strings can be recycled at locations in Iowa City and Coralville. All of us at Johnson Clean Energy District wish you a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2023.
— The Editors
Check out the winter issue of Good Energy or download a PDF here. As always, you can sign up for your free publication of Good Energy at the Johnson Clean Energy District website or find it in community newsletters around the county.