TexasIsHot – Energy Efficiency

Earth Day Company Activities

Texas electric companies across the state are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day…

Oncor: On Earth Day, Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas® Education Center will be in Pegasus Plaza and AT&T Plaza at EarthFest Dallas. Learn fun and easy ways to save energy while touring interactive exhibits. Oncor’s Take A Load Off, Texas is a consumer outreach program designed to educate Oncor’s residential and commercial consumers about energy efficiency and the measures they can take to conserve. Take A Load Off, Texas travels throughout Oncor’s service area with exhibits and information on items such as lighting, solar power, appliances, air-conditioning units and insulation. More.

CenterPoint Energy: In honor of Earth Day, CenterPoint is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in neighborhoods across America. For a limited time, when you enroll in online billing a tree will be planted in Texas on your behalf. More.

Entergy Texas: In its ongoing effort to provide quality service to customers and promote the preservation of the environment, Entergy Texas is encouraging customers to “Go PaperFREE” for Earth Day. According to research, if all U.S. households viewed and paid their bills electronically each year, it could save 18.5 million trees. It would also avoid 2.2 billion tons of toxic air pollutants and 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste, and save 15.8 billion gallons of water. More.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative: PEC is encouraging members and employees to take its Earth Day Pledge to conserve electricity and make environmentally friendly choices. In taking the pledge, you promise to do all you possibly can to reduce your electric use on Earth Day. More.

Green Mountain Energy: Company offers 40 tips for 40th Earth Day. More.

TXU Energy: As part of its continued commitment to the environment, TXU Energy has created a website to enable users to find out more about Earth Day and to promote positive change in their lives to create a healthier planet. More.

Reliant Energy: In recognition of Earth Day on April 22, Reliant is buying Texas renewable energy credits (RECs) to meet the estimated electricity needs of all of its residential and small business customers across the state for that day. More.

Houston Astros and Reliant Energy: In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Major League Baseball Clubs will host a variety of greening events and incorporate environmental initiatives into their games to help raise awareness for environmental issues. In Texas, the Houston Astros 2010 Play Green® Campaign launches on Earth Day. Activities include a Community Garden Project, Greenest Classroom Contest, Earth-Friendly Expo, and Play Green® Cap Giveaway. The Astros will also purchase renewable energy credits from Reliant to ensure that the power supply at Minute Maid Park for the Earth Day game will be “green power”. More.

  • "“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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