“The cheapest unit of energy is the one you never use.”
Reducing energy consumption, not generating renewable energy, is often the best way to lower your energy expenses. Changing behaviors (energy conservation) and technology (energy efficiency) are the two manners to reduce energy use. Energy conservation, such as turning down the heat or remembering to turn off lights, are often no-cost ways to save energy, but it does require changing your habits and lifestyle. Lowering your energy intensity, while still getting the same services, is energy efficiency. For example, a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb produces the same number of lumens as an incandescent bulb, but it use less energy. The CFL is more efficient that the incandescent bulb.
Wyoming's primary contact for energy efficiency issues is the University of Wyoming's engery partner
The Wyoming State Energy Office
For additional useful resources, visit the Department of Energy's Energy Savers program.
Please visit their website for the lastest information!
For Extension-specific information, please visit
eXtension Farm Energy and Home Energy.