Everything is bigger in Texas. Including our energy use. TexasIsHot.org wants to help change this by providing Texans with the tips, tools and information to be more energy efficient — and save money in the process.
Our goal is to change the way Texans think about electricity and energy use.
Over the last several years, the cost of all forms of energy have skyrocketed, and through 2040, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projects electricity costs will continue to surge. Whatever the reason for high prices — including increased demand and finite supply in a rapidly growing world, concern about the environment, the cost of new technologies and investments in alternative energy sources — there is still one way to take control of your bills and put more money in your pocket – use less energy.
An energy efficiency study commissioned by McKinsey & Company in 2013 revealed that Texas businesses and households could cut energy demand by 20% and the U.S. could save upwards of $1 trillion in energy costs by 2020 using simple efficiency measures. We designed this website to help Texans tap into those savings in their own homes.
A little energy can go a long way.
Energy conservation is without a doubt the easiest option to lower bills, help the environment and lessen our nation’s energy dependence. However, the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy 2013 Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranked Texas 33rd in the nation for policies and programs that promote energy efficiency. . We can change this, but we must start now.
TexasIsHot.org is your energy efficiency headquarters. The website will give you access to updates energy efficiency news, quick tips (could we make this a link to the quick tips) to conserve and save money, and interactive tools to show you the impact of small changes in your daily life. The TexasIsHot.org forum gives Texans access and the chance to share energy saving stories and ideas.
We encourage you to visit our site often and join our e-mail list so we can keep you updated on energy efficiency initiatives, programs, and tips to put you in control.