If We All Saved Some Energy...

Save energy. Save money. Save the environment.

When we talk about the "value of saving," we're talking about more than money in your pocket. We're talking about simple measures all of us can take that also help to reduce emissions like carbon dioxide.

Here's how energy efficiency works: If we're more energy efficient, we do not need to generate as much electricity. The generation of electricity costs money and produces emissions.

New technologies such as smart thermostats are helping us to better manage our energy usage, but there are other easy, low-cost things we can do that also can make a big difference if we all put in the effort.

Check out our animated video to learn more about the value of:

Key to our energy future

A key objective in MGE's Energy 2030 framework is energy efficiency and conservation. By using energy more wisely, we'll be able to meet other goals that we share with our customers, such as a further reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. We've already reduced our carbon emissions 20% between 2005 and 2015, due in part to the energy efficiency and conservation efforts of our customers. We hope to continue to reduce carbon emissions 40% by 2030 from 2005 levels.

As an example, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if the average MGE customer reduces his or her monthly energy usage by 10%*, that's like saving carbon dioxide emissions from driving more than 90 miles! When we reduce our usage, we reduce the use of power plants, which produce emissions such as carbon dioxide.

Shared goals, collective effort

By working together, we can reach our shared goals. So, when you're finished checking out energy2030together.com, be sure to visit mge.com/saving-energy where we've put together a lot of handy tips. And if you still have a question, our Home Energy Line is there to help! Together, we have more than 150 years of experience helping customers solve their energy concerns.

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Email: AskExperts@mge.com

*Based on average monthly usage of 550 kWh.

published: 09-06-2016