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FUEL FOR THOUGHT: QUICK FIXES

National Fuel presents energy saving quick fixes.

Tuesday, 03.10.2009 / 10:33 AM / Blue & Gold Make Green
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FUEL FOR THOUGHT: QUICK FIXES
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National Fuel knows that it is important to do whatever you can to help the environment. Conserving energy whenever possible will help you save on your natural gas bill – and help reduce emissions that degrade our air quality and contribute to global warming. Just a few small,inexpensive steps can make a big difference!

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008." This bill extended tax credits for energy efficient home improvements (windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters).

The bill also extended tax credits for solar energy systems and fuel cells to 2016. New tax credits were established for small wind energy systems and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Tax credits for builders of new energy efficient homes and tax deductions for owners and designers of energy efficient commercial buildings were also extended.

Energy TIps for Home & Life brought to you by National Fuel:
  • Instead of driving, take a walk.
  • Wait until your dishwasher is completely full before you run it.
  • Get your oil changed with the proper oil. A better running car uses less gas.
  • Check your tire pressure regularly. Under-inflation takes more gas. Check your manual for the correct tire pressure.
  • Compost when you can. Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream.
  • Car pool. One trip a year saves money. Talk to people at work, see if you're going the same way. Go to eRideShare and enter your zip to find people to carpool with.
  • Ride your bike. Gotta run to the store? Ride instead. Remember, any amount you don't drive saves.
  • Get fuel when it's cool. If you refuel at midday in August, small amounts of the gas are more likely to escape. It all adds up.
  • Telecommute. If you can, work from home once a month. You'll save time and money.
  • Turn off your computer at night. Or at least turn off the screensaver.
  • Slow down when you drive. When you drive 60 mph your gas mileage drops rapidly.
  • Replacing each regular bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb saves more.
  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water and save.
  • Plant trees to shade your home. Start now, in a few years you'll have shade.
  • Recycle your water bottles. The vast majority of the 25 billion single-serve plastic bottles used each year end up in landfills.
  • Paper or plastic? Even better is a reusable cloth bag.
  • Don't top off the tank. It releases gas fumes into the air, which cancels the benefits of the pump's anti-pollution devices.
  • Your battery charger is warm because it's using power even when it isn't charging. Unplug it.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on home appliances, electronics and other products. ENERGY STAR® products save.
  • Eliminate idling. Warm up your vehicle by driving.
  • Most appliances in your home use electricity even when they are turned off! Save by unplugging appliances or simply turning off the power strip.
  • Reuse. Your junk might be someone's treasure. Try giving it away instead of tossing it out.
  • Get more detailed tips for your home and additional links from Energy Savers, a Department of Energy site.
  • The American Gas Association is a valuable resource for understanding the benefits and availability of clean, safe, reliable natural gas.
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority offers energy-saving tips and information on selecting a contractor for your energy efficient upgrades.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82