: News

Filed Under:

VA Launching Energy Savings Program

Play associated audio

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia is launching a program to help people statewide reduce the amount of electricity they use.

The program, called Virginia Energy Sense, is being kicked off Wednesday by the State Corporation Commission.

Officials say the program uses tools, resources and outreach that together have never been used before in a state-led energy education program to encourage a collective reduction in electricity demand.

The General Assembly adopted a goal of reducing Virginia electricity demand by 10 percent by 2022.

The website at the core of the program offers step-by-step videos and budget-friendly tips. It also lets Virginians automatically track their energy consumption, compare their use with others and earn rewards.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Actress Niecy Nash Is 'Getting On' Just Fine

Perhaps best known for her work on Reno 911, Nash talks to Fresh Air contributor Anna Sale about playing a nurse on HBO's Getting On, a series about an extended care facility for elderly women.

In New York City, That Salty Combo Meal Now Comes With A Warning

Starting Tuesday, the city's Health Department says chain restaurants with 15 or more locations must display a salt shaker icon next to menu items that contain 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more.
WAMU 88.5

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

WAMU 88.5

Computer Guys And Gal

Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.