Choosing Efficient Settings On Your ENERGY STAR Appliances Can Boost Your Savings

Your ENERGY STAR-qualified clothes washer or dishwasher is energy efficient. That’s why you bought it. But thanks to a choice of settings, you can reduce energy use even further. Here’s a tip that can help you save even more energy – and money – when you use your washing machine or dishwasher. The average American…
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Memories Of A Member

Throughout 2012 we will be including memories from our members in each issue of Highline Notes. These memories are from members who remember when electricity first came to the rural areas. The following is from member Paul Gage: I had bought a farm in 1946 that had never had any form of electrical service. So, with…
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Light Bulb Standards Put On Hold

Congress has delayed the implementation of light bulb energy efficiency standards that would have taken some incandescent bulbs off store shelves in 2012. Republicans successfully included language in a recent spending bill that cuts funding to the U.S. Department of Energy to implement light bulb standards originally laid out in the Energy Independence and Security…
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Haze Obscures The Issue – Bismarck Tribune Editorial

Bismarck Tribune editorial, posted Thursday, December 29, 2011 The dispute over haze rules between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Dakota Health Department often gets wrongly boiled down to a conflict between a green, pro-environmental policy by the federal agency and a pro-industry, dirty coal gambit by the state. Such steamrolling of the…
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A Year Of SAVING!

Got cabin fever this winter? Spend time making your home more energy efficient and start saving for your summer vacation! You can trim your electric bill all year long by taking a few simple steps. Here’s a list of recommendations for year-round energy and money savings! January: Lowering your thermostat just a few degrees during…
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