In today's economic climate, energy costs can add to the strain on the average American's budget. A top concern for many of your viewers in the next few months will be whether or not they can pay their energy bills. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy wants to show people how they can save money while staying warm this winter.
DOE has launched a Web site, energysavers.gov, to help Americans prepare their homes and businesses for cold weather. Visitors to the site can get free advice for inexpensive, easy-to-do fixes, as well as learn long-term strategies for improving energy efficiency and lowering energy costs. The site includes financial assistance information links, downloadable resources for consumers and an energy savers blog to share ideas and concerns with others.
For more information, go to: www.energysavers.gov. Material found here can be used for packages, live interviews and remotes, or graphics and VOs.
http://www.energysavers.gov/tips.html - this lists a ton of energy-saving tips – might be good to put up on a newsroom web page.