Q&A with Virginia Energy Sense Resolutions Sweepstakes Winner
The first three months of 2012 flew by, but Virginia Energy Sense is hoping those energy efficiency resolutions haven’t flown out the door! To keep your energy efficiency goals on track and give you some fresh ideas just in time for spring, Virginia Energy Sense caught up with Pamela Covington, our second Resolutions Sweepstakes winner, to get her thoughts on how other Virginians can ‘Value Your Power.’ Read on to see what Pamela had to say about energy efficiency:
VES: One appliance/tech gadget you can’t live without?
PC: The one thing I can’t live without is my computer. I practically do everything on it now from Facebook, Twitter, entering sweepstakes to finding awesome deals to save money on everyday items.
VES: Favorite tip for saving energy around the house?
PC: Simply turn off the lights, TV, computer and game consoles when you are not using them.
VES: Finish this sentence: One way I think Virginia can help achieve its 10% goal to reduce electricity consumption is:
PC: Virginia can help reduce electricity consumption by educating the public through as many means as possible; using the week around Earth Day for businesses to offer coupons and “try me” periods for energy efficient products; and offering incentives to businesses to help promote sales of more energy efficient products to consumers.
VES: What’s your biggest challenge when it comes to saving energy?
PC: Affordability. I know it makes sense in the long-term; however, when you are trying to really stretch your finances to cover everything, it really makes the difference.
Check back with us, weekly, to learn more energy efficiency tips and ways to save on your utility bills. In the meantime, visit our Facebook page and tell us what you’re doing to ‘Value Your Power‘ and save energy throughout 2012.