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Dr. Chu talks efficiency

Is home energy efficiency actually important for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and slowing climate change? The secretary of energy, Steven Chu, certainly believes so.  From tackling efficiency projects such as insulating to prevent drafts to using the dishwasher as opposed to washing dishes by hand, Chu addresses a variety of home energy dilemmas posed to the Department of Energy through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Chu also reveals that not only has he aggressively promoted home energy conservation, but he has also reduced the energy bill in almost every home he has owned by at least a factor of two!  Are there any projects that you could embark on to reduce energy waste in your home?

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