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State group’s public service announcements to encourage energy conservation

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A series of television public service announcements are scheduled to begin airing this summer in Virginia urging consumers to take steps to lower their energy consumption.

The three PSAs, sponsored by Virginia Energy Sense, a state-sponsored consumer education program, will direct consumers to an online home energy test allowing them to evaluate their energy use.

Answers to the test will lead to a report suggesting ways homeowners can save energy.

“We know Virginians want to save money and conserve energy, it’s just a matter of education and action,” Andy Farmer, the Virginia Energy Sense program manager, said in a statement. “I hope the PSAs will encourage people to take small steps to save energy and seek out information on how to make their homes more energy efficient.”

In 2008, Virginia set a voluntary goal to reduce electricity consumption by 10 percent from 2006 levels by 2022.

Virginia Energy Sense was created by the General Assembly to help Virginia residents understand how to save energy at home, work and school in support of the state’s goal to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent.

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