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Each month Ruralite magazine brings readers information about energy-saving products and safety tips.

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National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) represents the interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve.

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Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Provides lighting content for Pacific Northwest lighting companies, products, designers, lamps, bulbs, fixtures, lighting controls, dimmers, luminaires, ballasts, lighting components, lighting software.

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Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative

PNGC Power is a wholesale electric power cooperative, owned by 15 members that are retail electric distribution cooperatives with service territories in six western states.

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Oregon Office of Energy

Protecting Oregon’s environment by saving energy, developing clean resources and cleaning up nuclear waste.

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Bonneville Power Administration

BPA is a federal agency headquartered in Portland, Ore., that markets wholesale electricity and transmission to the Pacific Northwest’s public and private utilities as well as to some large industries.

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The Home Energy Saver

The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen.

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Public Utility Home Page

The Public Utility Home Page is a summary of Internet resources of interest to utilities, regulators, consumers, and others who need information about the public utility industry.

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Energy Star Program

Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

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Energy Ideas Clearinghouse

An objective, comprehensive, technical resource for Northwest businesses, industry, government & utilities to implement energy technologies & practices.

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Oregon State Legislature

This site provides various Oregon Legislature information.

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Oregon Residential Tax Credit Program

You can get a credit on your Oregon income taxes for making your home more energy-efficient and helping preserve Oregon’s environment.

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Northwest Power Planning Council

The Council develops and maintains a regional power plan and a fish and wildlife program to balance the Northwest’s environment and energy needs.

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Department of Homeland Security

The website of U.S. Department of Homeland Security has a number of pages on preparing for and coping with disasters.

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Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road. By following just a few of the simple tips found on this Energy Savers Web site, you can make your home more comfortable and easier to heat and cool—while you save money. Take a minute to see how your home stacks up.

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Flex Your Power

California’s statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. The campaign includes a comprehensive website, an electronic newsletter and blog, and educational materials. Spend some time learning what you can do to save energy & and put money back in your wallet.

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The Pros & Cons of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

According to, more than 70 percent of sockets in America still contain the old, inefficient incandescent light bulbs. They’ve challenged America to change just 20 million light bulbs to energy efficient light bulbs such as LED light bulbs in 2014. Visit for more information.

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