energy conservation

Don Rush

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED, Del. (AP) - A workshop will offer New Castle County residents advice on conserving energy while staying cool during the summer.

The Delaware Sierra Club and Energize Delaware will conduct the workshop Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Brandywine Hundred Library on Foulk Road.

Home energy experts will office tips on keeping utility bills in check during hot weather, WXDE-FM reports.

Don Rush

Delmarva Power has declared Tuesday as a peak savings day for customers who conserve energy with temperatures expected to peak to the mid-90’s.

Customers will get $1.25 off their bill for every kilowatt hour of reduced usage.

In Delaware they will receive a phone call notifying them that the saving period will begin from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Energy rewards customers in Maryland and Delaware should have their air conditioner compressors off and on for short intervals during that time.

During summer peak periods the program helps reduce electricity consumption.

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With temperatures still reaching into the 90’s Somerset County has opened up some cooling stations.

The Princess Anne Library and the Crisfield Library will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

The Somerset Senior Services Center will be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And the Woodrow Wilson Community Center will also be open through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.      

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Delmarvans Stay Cool

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Don Rush

With the recent winter cold snaps electricity bills are expected to jump for many on Delmarva.

And Delmarva Power is urging customers to use a number of programs that could ease the pain of paying those bills.

Among them are a variety of individually tailored payment arrangements that would bring customer accounts up-to-date over a period of time.

Another allows customers to even out their payments to avoid seasonal peaks in the electric bills.

Roscoe Bartlett, us.gov

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland congressman Roscoe Bartlett says he's preparing to leave office still frustrated by American attitudes about energy conservation.

The 10-term Republican talked with The Associated Press Wednesday in his first interview since losing the 6th Congressional District seat to Democrat John Delaney Nov. 6. Bartlett cites redistricting as the main reason for his election loss. But he says he could have won with more financial support from his own party.