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June 21, 2006

DOE Welcomes Your Digital Photos for Energy Star Mosaic Poster

Have you ever wanted a photo of yours to be featured on a poster? Well, here's your chance: as DOE prepares for Energy Awareness Month in October, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is asking you to provide digital photos of people who save energy. Whether it's a candid shot of someone in the act of saving energy, or just a photo of an energy champion, DOE wants your digital images. The photos will be computer-processed to produce a mosaic image of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, which will be part of a special poster. Upload your digital images on the Energy Star Light Bulb Web site.

Lacking a photo? Perhaps this would be a good time to buy and install an Energy Star-qualified CFL. They use only one-third the energy of an incandescent bulb and last 10 times longer. Although CFLs cost more initially, replacing a 100-watt incandescent with a 32-watt CFL can save you at least $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. For more information, see the Energy Star Web site.