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Hopkinsville (KY) Electric System Moves Forward in Energy Conservation to “Help Change the World.”
Hopkinsville Electric System (HES) customers had the opportunity to take the Energy Star Change-a-Light Campaign Pledge, committing themselves to replace at least one light in their home with one that has earned the Energy Star rating. The first 500 HES customers who took the pledge (on paper or online at the Energy Star website)
at the annual Public Power Week Celebration and Customer Appreciation Day received a Free Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb. The Energy Star Change-a-Light campaign is a national challenge to encourage every American to help change the world, one light—one energy-saving step—at a time. “Like an increasing number of organizations, businesses, schools, individuals, we want to play a role in environmental stewardship,” says HES General Manager Austin Carroll, “so we have joined the national Energy Star Change-a-Light/Change the World campaign. We are proud to encourage our community to make a simple, yet meaningful commitment by taking the pledge.”
HES kicked-off its efforts along with the national Energy Star Change-a-Light/Change the World official campaign kick-off on October 3rd, and HES is well on its way to a goal of 500 pledges, saving 141,000 kWh of energy and preventing 223,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. HES received over 300 pledges at the October 4th Customer Appreciation Day.