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Fall Energy Savings Tips

In case you missed it in Good Energy, here’s the Dept of Energy’s tip sheet  on saving money and energy while staying comfortable during the cool fall and cold winter months. Many of the tips cost nothing; others are simple, inexpensive actions that add up to significant savings through the winter.  https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/fall-and-winter-energy-saving-tips

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Clotheslines: Using the Summer Elements to Your Energy-Advantage

Whatever our good intentions, it can seem prohibitively expensive to make the changes needed to reduce our energy use. Most of us simply cannot afford an electric car, heat pump appliances, or solar panels.  One energy and money-saving device that comes virtually free is a clothesline, which substantially reduces the use of one of the

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Iowa City Solar 2035

Download Iowa City Solar 2035 Report A new report calling for an ambitious expansion of solar energy in Iowa City over the coming decade has been released by the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities and Johnson Clean Energy District. “Iowa City Solar 2035” explores technical and policy feasibilities of expanding solar energy,

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Johnson Clean Energy District hosts annual Energy District Tour

The Johnson Clean Energy District (JCED) hosted the second annual Energy District Tour on Thursday, December 9th. Energy District Tours showcase clean energy success stories throughout Johnson County, Iowa. The tour was limited to invitation only and was held virtually. The tour consisted of three tour stops. City of Iowa City Climate Action Analyst, Daniel

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Did You Know: About Leaf Blowers?

Attribution: Charlotte Fairlie, JCED Volunteer DID YOU KNOW that over 100 cities in the United States have banned or restricted the use of leaf blowers (https://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2021/why-cities-are-taking-action-limit-loud-and)? In fact, in October, California Governor Gavin Newsom went even further and signed legislation outlawing the sale of gas-powered landscaping equipment, such as leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and chain saws,

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For The Love of Slippers: How I Learned to Change My Indoor Habits to Save Money

A lot of our incomes go into keeping the temperature in our homes comfortable. Families on or below the poverty line are estimated to be spending 16.5% of their annual income just on home heating/cooling costs — that’s a significant amount of funds that could otherwise be spent boosting local economies or saved for emergency

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