Reducing the "Juice" in Virginia

State launches an energy-savings program

By Teneille Gibson
|  Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:46 AM EDT
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Reducing the "Juice" in Virginia

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Virginia launches an energy education program to help reduce the use of electricity.

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July’s heat wave has caused many to crank up their air conditioning. And energy companies have warned people to expect higher utility bills. But here’s a way to help you balance and save your "energy book."

Virginia is kicking off an energy education program to help reduce the use of electricity across the state.

Virginians will be able to visit the "Virginia Energy Sense" website to watch step-by-step videos and budget-friendly tips. Also, residents will be able to automatically track their energy consumption, compare their use with others and earn rewards.

The State Corporation Commission organized this effort. Officials say this program is the first time the combination of tools, resources, and outreach have all been used in a state-wide way to reduce electricity usage.

The General Assembly adopted a goal of reducing Virginia electricity demand by 10 percent by 2022. 

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