TexasIsHot – Energy Efficiency

Winter and Fall tips

Dec 09 2011

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Heat Up Your Home

It’s hard to believe after survivng the epic summer of 2011, but winter is here. Today saw the first hard freeze of the winter season in Central Texas, where the ground becomes frozen solid and plants die. And folks in Houston (freezing) and Dallas (also freezing) didn’t have it any easier this morning. While you may have […]

Oct 28 2011

Opower, Facebook, NRDC Team Up on Energy Efficiency App

  Just last week, we lamented that Energy Awareness month (that’s going on now, by the way) didn’t do much at all to increase awareness. The critique didn’t offer links to more information, because sending people to clunky government websites is confusing, not enlightening. However, there are companies out there that are looking to empower […]

Jan 28 2011

Hot Source of Information: TexasIsHot Wins Austin Business Journal’s “Going Green” Award for Advocacy

The TexasIsHot Campaign was the result of a series of conversations between two friends looking for energy solutions for their homes. Their problem: They couldn’t find a single, cohesive source of information regarding energy efficiency. So they called on Curt Seidlits, former chairman of the State Affairs Committee, to help them build a campaign that […]

Dec 22 2010

Decorative Light Strings for Consumers

Did You Know? If all decorative light strings sold in America this year were ENERGY STAR qualified, we would save over 700 million kWh of electricity per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from about 100,000 cars! ENERGY STAR Qualified Decorative Light Strings: consume 70% less energy than conventional incandescent lights strands. […]

Dec 21 2010

Trim the “Energy Fat” in 2011: TXU Energy Offers Easy Tips to Save Energy and Money for the New Year

“This year I’m going to do it” is a common refrain by many of us around the New Year. Whether it’s to become more financially responsible or shedding a few pounds, we all resolve to kick off the New Year with the right goals in place. TXU Energy wants to help you shed the “fat” […]

Dec 20 2010

At Home, Do-It-Yourself Energy Efficiency Projects

Many people struggling through the tough economy are not going to be able to take advantage of the 2009-10 Energy Efficiency Tax Credit simply because they can’t afford new windows and doors, water heaters, or more insulation. However, there are a few things you can do around your home to air seal it to save […]

Dec 14 2010

Keep More Jingle in Your Pocket this Holiday Season!

Nov 24 2010

Hitting the stores on Friday? Don’t forget to check out the great gifts that will save you money!

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Savings with ENERGY STAR (November 2010) With the help of the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, finding the perfect gift that “gives more” is easy.  ENERGY STAR qualified products save energy and money, and with more than 60 product categories to choose from, it is a simple way […]

Nov 23 2010

Building a Smart Grid Will Help Recharge Our Nation

Large-scale efforts are underway to modernize the U.S. electric grid by adding high-speed communications and transforming the infrastructure into a “networked grid” or an “internet for energy.” This so-called smart grid will not only bring new communication capabilities to mission-critical grid devices and end-user appliances in order to optimize energy efficiency, reliability and security, but […]

Nov 19 2010

Winter Efficiency Tips

Winter is quickly approaching in Texas and now would be the perfect time to add these easy energy efficient upgrades to your home. Not only will you be more green but you will also be saving money. The money you spend on these projects should easily be recouped by improving energy efficiency and by an […]

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  • "“As the Texas population continues to grow, so will our energy consumption needs. We must have tools that empower the consumer to choose their products and monitor their usage wisely. TexasIsHot.org is a great resource, which is exactly what Texans need in today’s deregulated market.”" - State Rep. Burt Solomons (R-Carrollton), Chairman of House State Affairs Committee
  • "In order to meet our goals, we need programs like the TexasIsHot campaign to help change the way people think about energy." - State Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Chairman of Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • "Texas leads the nation in wind power because it makes money, not because it makes us feel better. Texans are a practical, penny-wise people who I think will be happy to learn how to save a few bucks on their power bills with the common-sense advice at TexasIsHot.org."-Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
  • "If every Texas household adopted just a few of the dozens of energy efficiency strategies referenced on TexasIsHot.org, our air would be cleaner, our limited supply of natural resources would be better protected, and our wallets would be heavier..." Kip Averitt (R-Waco), Former State Senator and Chairman of Senate Committee on Natural Resources
  • ”The TexasIsHot campaign targets an important piece of the clean energy effort -- educating Texans on the way we use electricity and quantifying the financial and environmental costs associated with our use. By just reducing the amount of electricity we use and waste, TexasIsHot.org can show people how to save money..." State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
  • "Fluctuating energy costs are really hurting Texas families and businesses, but by just making a few easy changes, Texans can cut down on energy waste. TexasIsHot.org is a tremendous resource which arms consumers with the information they need to save themselves money by becoming more energy efficient, and help our environment." State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
  • "Texas is the third fastest growing state in the nation with a net growth of 1,000 people each and every day. This brings many challenges including providing clean and affordable electricity. That is why I'm excited about TexasIsHot.org. This website is an instructional resource that will help Texans save on their energy bills at home and in the workplace..." State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • "Now, more than ever, Texans need to work together to conserve energy and to make more efficient use of the energy we consume. The TexasIsHot.org website is an extraordinary resource for people who want to save money and help conserve our precious natural resources..." State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas)
  • "By partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition we can extend our effort’s reach, leverage our resources, and ensure that Austin’s energy grid continues to be a test-bed for technologies, products, and services that will transform our state’s energy system." Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
  • "The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green and energy efficient, but we need the help of every citizen. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to explore the TexasIsHot website to learn what we can all do to make Houston, and the rest of Texas, the green and energy efficient example for the rest of the nation." Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
  • "We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition. TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy..." Mayor Joe Adame, Corpus Christi
  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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