This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

October 22, 2003

DOE Launches "Energy Savers," a New Web Site for Consumers

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) launched a new consumer-oriented Web site in early October, called "Energy Savers: A consumer guide to energy efficiency and renewable energy." The new site combines the popular "Energy Savers" booklet with new content on ways to save energy at home, as well as ways to use renewable energy to provide power, hot water, and heating and cooling for your home. It even includes information on how to buy energy-smart vehicles, including alternative-fuel vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. The site features the "look and feel" of the redesigned EERE Web site, and can be accessed by selecting "Consumers" on the EERE home page.

People looking to save energy at home can also turn to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which just launched the eighth edition of its popular "Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings." Although the full booklet is available for a fee, a quick checklist and a list of the most energy-efficient home appliances are both available for free on the ACEEE Consumer Guide Web site.