Sarah Palin announced just last week that September is Energy Efficiency Month
in the state of Alaska.
Mary Donaldson has more.
In addition to Governor Sarah Palin’s
recent actions in her short-term energy plan, like the energy resource rebate,
she has added a special meaning to the month of September to try and shape the
minds of Alaskan’s and how they use their energy. Sharon Leighow is Deputy
Press Secretary for the governor and says that energy efficiency month came
about in light of the rising costs of energy as winter is approaching.
(Leighow 1 :31s “…and breaking.”)
says it’s kind of like a call to action to raise public awareness on all the
small things they can do to conserve energy. She uses residents of Juneau as an example, and
what they did in reaction to the avalanche knocking out the city’s power.
(Leighow 2 :19s “…lights off at the capital.”)
Juneau residents were also
found to be conserving energy in similar ways with the sudden increase in
Cary Bolling is an Energy Specialist
for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, and helped the governor and her
office brainstorm a list of 10 simple things Alaska residents can do to conserve energy
(Bolling 1 1:00 “…to those devices.”)
says more information will be offered as the month continues. Any events or
activities that may be planned for Alaska’s
newly dubbed Energy Efficiency month can be found on the State’s website, along
with the list of energy conservation tips.
HOST TAG: You can find the link to the State of Alaska’s conservation