Media Coverage and Other References to the Home Energy Saver

Following are examples of the media coverage being received by the Home Energy Saver (HES). A large number of organizations and blogs link to the Home Energy Saver from their web sites. These include media companies, consumer-oriented web sites, energy utilities, state energy offices, educational institutions, and energy consulting firms.

Print and Other Media

  • MSN Real Estate — February Home-Maintenance Checklist, February 3, 2012 [PDF]
  • GreenBuildingAdvisor.com — Weighing the Merits of Spray-Foam Insulation, January 23, 2012 [PDF]
  • Bing — The Sun Rises on Solar Power, January 19, 2012 [PDF]
  • Mother Nature Network — How to Save Energy at Home, January 17, 2012 [PDF]
  • Case Remodeling — 10 Green Analysis Online Tools and Job Calculators, October 2010 [PDF]
  • PlanetGreen.com — Home Energy Saver Calculates Bang for the Buck, September 15, 2010 [PDF]
  • MSNBC — How to save energy around the house, August 31, 2010 [PDF]
  • Forbes — DIY Solar, August 18, 2010 [PDF]
  • R&D 100 Magazine — Calculating Energy Savings, August 12, 2010 [PDF]
  • Wall Street Journal — Microsoft Unveils Energy-Use Software, June 24, 2009 [PDF]
  • Inside Energy — Microsoft Uses Lawrence Berkeley Code to Help Homeowners Track Energy Use, June 29, 2009 [PDF]
  • Home Energy — Microsoft Takes up the First Web-Based Do-it-Yourself Energy Audit Tool, p 14 September/October 2009 issue.
  • Microsoft Licenses the Home Energy Saver, LBNL News Release, June 24, 2009
  • MSN — The 100 Most Useful Sites on the Internet (and one of top-5 Government sites), April 20, 2009 [PDF]
  • Boston Globe — Getting to the Other Side, November 16, 2008 [PDF]
  • PC World — Unplug for Dollars, November 9, 2008 [.pdf]
  • US News & World Report — Efficiency: The Unloved Solution that Works National, April 21, 2008 [PDF]
  • Discover — Would Al Gore Call You Naughty or Nice? National, March 31, 2008 [PDF]
  • Newsweek"Energy Goes Up in Smoke" National, March 17, 2008 [PDF]
  • CNN — "Your One-Day Financial Makeover" National, February 11, 2008 [PDF]
  • Consumer Reports "This Audit Might Actually Save You Money" National, January 10, 2008 [PDF]
  • Washington Post — "Do you Need an Energy-Waste Sleuth?" National, December 14, 2007
  • USA Today — "Is Heat Sneaking Out of your Home?" National, November 29, 2007 [PDF]
  • Omaha World-Herald — "Saving Energy is Easy if You Keep it Simple" [PDF]
  • Yahoo!Green — "How to Green Your Electricity" [PDF]
  • Register Mail — "Switching Bulbs Just One of Several Energy-saving Ideas" Illinois, October 7, 2007 [PDF]
  • Journal Now "Experts Say You Can Get More Bang for the BTU" North Carolina, October 6, 2007 [PDF]
  • New York Times — "Taking Action to Save on Heating" National, September 30, 2007 [PDF]
  • The Detroit News — "Fight Summer Heat While Staying Thrifty" Michigan, August 13, 2007 [PDF]
  • Sierra Club — The Green Life Newsletter "Daily Tip" National, August 4, 2007
  • World Changing "Non-Energy Benefits, Energy Efficiency in Buildings" National, August 2, 2007 [PDF]
  • The Detroit News — "Scientific Information is Key When you Want to Conserve Energy", Michigan, July 14, 2007 [PDF]
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer — "Realty and Remodeling Companies Offering Ways to fight Global Warming" Washington, June 25, 2007 [PDF]
  • Popular Mechanics — "How To Measure Your Home's Energy Footprint" WA, June 2007
  • The Green Guide (National Geographic) — "Audit Your Home Energy Use" National, April 3, 2007 [PDF]
  • Palm Beach Post — April 11, 2007 [PDF]
  • Savannah Carriage Trade — "Simple Steps Show Savannhinans How to Save Money—And the Planet" Georgia, February 3, 2007 [PDF]
  • Daily Mining Gazette — "Unitarians Hold Forum on Energy Efficiency" Michigan, January 16, 2007 [PDF]
  • PC World — "Save Energy — Unplug Your Cell Charger (and more)" National, January 4, 2007 [PDF]
  • New York Times — "The Energy Challenge: A Series" (HES is first of three links) National, December 2006 [PDF]
  • Rockford Register Star — "Energy Thieves" IL, December 31, 2006 [PDF]
  • Evansville Courier & Press — "Test Your Energy-saving Savvy to Save Big Bucks" Indiana, December 21, 2006 [PDF]
  • U.S. News & World Report — "Keep Old Man Winter at Bay" National, December 3, 2006 [PDF]
  • Essence — "How to Save $15,000 on the Things You Need Most" National, December 1, 2006 [PDF]
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — "How You Can Reduce Carbon Emissions" Pennsylvania, December 1, 2006 [PDF]
  • Consumer Reports — "Home Heating Forecast" National, November 2006 [PDF]
  • The Observer News — "Medicare Advantage: An Optional All Seniors Should Consider" Florida, Nov 17, 2006 [PDF]
  • Tooele Transcript Bulletin — "Boost Your Savings Account Without Even Trying" Utah, November 16, 2006 [PDF]
  • The Queens Gazette — "Energy Saving Tips" New York, November, 2006 [PDF]
  • The Observer News — "Energy Saving Tips" Florida, November 9, 2006 [PDF]
  • Techachapi News — "Savvy Senior: Energy-Saving Tips" California, November 2006 [PDF]
  • Lake County News-Sun — "Some Energy-Saving Tips, Assistance" Illinois, October 30, 2006 [PDF]
  • Siftings Herald — "Help Available to Avoid High Heating Bills" Arkansas, October 16, 2006
  • Kiplinger — Personal Finance — "Your Energy Crisis Solved" National, October 13, 2006 [PDF]
  • NorthJersey.com — "The Three R's of Heating Can Tame Your Costs" New Jersey, October 8, 2006 [PDF]
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram — "Prepare Now to Save Money on Heating Bills" Texas, September 21, 2006 [PDF]
  • Village Soup Belfast — "Winterization and Weatherization That Works" Maine, September 19, 2006
  • Seattle Times — "The heat is on: What to know before you buy a furnace" — Washington, September 16, 2006 [PDF]
  • Contra Costa Times — "Save Money on Home Heating" — California, September 11, 2006 [PDF]
  • Marketwatch — "Save Money on Home Heating" — National, September 6, 2006 [PDF]
  • CNET — "How to Cut Waste at Home" — National, August 30, 2006 [PDF]
  • San Jose Mercury News — "Calculating Energy Use: Sites Have Tools for Consumers" August 15, 2006
  • Earthlink E-Links — "Home Energy Saver: Save Energy, Save Money!, National, August 14, 2006 [PDF]
  • Lifehacker.org — "Give Your Home An Energy Audit",National, August 10, 2006 [PDF]
  • LA Times — "Heat Melting Your Budget? A Few Tips" California, July 30, 2006. [PDF]
  • CNNMoney — "Slash Your Energy Bill", National, July 31, 2006. [PDF]
  • Marketwatch — "Power rankings: Calculating home energy use online; does it pay to improve?", National, July 17, 2006. [PDF]
  • North Carolina Independent Weekly — "9 Ways YOU Can Achieve Energy Independence", NC, July 5, 2006 [PDF]
  • New York Daily News — "Cut Home Energy Bills" — New York, April 11, 2006 [PDF]
  • Money — "Save Your Energy" January 1, 2006, National
  • The Courier-Journal — "Energy Savings: It's Time for Review" Kentucky, January 15, 2006
  • Oak Ridger — "Web Site Can Help Consumers Save Money on Heating Bills" Tennessee, January 2, 2006
  • The News-Sentinel — "Home Energy Q&A" Texas, December 15, 2005
  • Nashville City Paper — "Energy Savings Tricks" Tennessee, December 2, 2005
  • BusinessWeek Online — "Energy Audits Get Hot Again" National, December 1, 2005
  • Seattle TImes — "Things You Can Do To Lower Your Heating Bill" Washington, November 28, 2005
  • Consumer Reports — "Heating: Stay Warm Without Getting Fleeced" National, December 2005, p. 51.
  • Miami Herald — "Squeeze the Juice: Take as Many Precautions as Possible to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient as Fuel Prices Continue to Rise" Florida, October 30, 2005
  • Kiplingers — "Your Money" National, October 2005, p. 73.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune — "Conserving Energy: Whose Job is it?" MN, October 21, 2005
  • Henderson Gleaner — "Don't Fret Over Energy Bills — Do Something About It" KY, October 20, 2005
  • The State — "Web Site Gives Tips on Energy Use" SC, October 19, 2005
  • Wall Street Journal — "Measuring Energy" National, p. D1, October 18, 2005
  • CNN Money — "Slay Your High Energy Bills" National, October 11, 2005
  • Wall Street Journal — "Audit Your Energy Use" National, September 25, 2005
  • Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise — "High Natural Gas Prices to Impact Electric Bills" OK, October 18, 2005
  • Searcy Daily Citizen — "Attorney General Offers Tips to Save on Heating This Winter" AR, October 17, 2005
  • The Journal Star — "Lessons Learned/Stocking the Information Pantry, as Autumn Comes upon Us" NE, October 15, 2005.
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer — "Web Winners" Philadelphia, PA, October 9, 2005
  • The News Journal — "Del Gas Suppliers Ask to Raise Rates" Wilmington, DE, October 4, 2005
  • WGRZ-TV — "Conserve or Pay The Price" Buffalo, NY, October 4, 2005
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch — "Energy Talk is Heating Up" MO, October 2, 2005
  • Business Week — "Simple Fixes for Saving Energy" National, September 20, 2005
  • Utne Reader — "Calculate Your Greener Future" National, September 15, 2005
  • Quad-City Times — "American can provide Free Improvements" IA, September 11, 2005
  • Mount Vernon News — "Time to Prepare for Higher Winter Heating Bills" OH, September 8, 2005
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch — "Agencies Offer Conservation Guides, Tips" VA, August 15, 2005
  • Oshkosh Northwestern — "Paying The Price" WI, August 14, 2005
  • Charlotte Observer — "Check Out Your Home to Ensure Cooling Efficiency" NC, June 29, 2005
  • Gilroy Dispatch — "Home Improvement Tip of the Week" CA, July 27, 2005
  • Google > Home Improvement Directory
  • Sun Herald (Business section) — "Ways to Beat the Summer Utility Heat" MS, June 9, 2005
  • Ann Arbor News — "Do a home energy Audit," MI, March 24, 2005
  • Gainesville Times — "Department of Energy provides Net tips to save on utility bills," Gainesville, GA, February 6, 2005
  • Fort Wayne Journal Gazette — "Bundle up your home," IN, January 30, 2005
  • Daily Mississippian — "Small changes around home lower heating bills," MS, USA, January 27, 2005.
  • Boise Weekly — "Home Energy Saving Tips," ID, January 12, 2005
  • Yahoo! Finance Press Release — "Dominion Virginia Power Offers Home Winterizing Tips," December 14, 2004
  • Top link in association with MSN Money article on home energy savings
  • Connecticut Light and Power — link from main energy savings page
  • Newsday.com — "Phone chargers draining your electric?"
  • Berkeley Voice — "Web sites focus on energy conservation", CA
  • Contra Costa Times — "The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed three Web sites to help people cut down on their energy usage and monitor the power grid", CA
  • The Free Lance Star — "Homeowners can cut energy bills by making their houses more energy-efficient," PA, August 1, 2004
  • KOB-TV — "Cutting air conditioning costs" 1q21NM, July 8, 2004
  • Linksgiving.com — Home Energy Saver selected as the "Weekly. Link Award" winner for week of June 13 — 19, 2004.
  • Courier-Journal "Utility regulators urge public to ready homes now for winter," Kentucky
  • Business Week — "Lean Green Tips for Energy Savings," June 1, 2004
  • MSNBC — "Oil Prices Fall Below $39/barrel!" June 4, 2004
  • MSNBC — "OPEC to Raise Quotas as Oil Stockpiles Jump," June 3, 2004
  • KTVU Television — "Lean, Green Tips for Energy Savings," 2004
  • NBC4 Television — "Lean, Green Tips for Energy Savings," 2004
  • Miami Herald — Home Energy Column, March 25, 2004
  • DoItYourself.com
  • Washington Post — "Saving Money with Energy Audits," January 29, 2004, page H02, Washington, D.C.
  • Yahoo News (press release) — The DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency sponsor Home Energy Saver, a Web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool at http://homeenergysaver.lbl.gov/.
  • The Herald News, MA — The Herald News, MA, November 19, 2003
  • The Beacon Journal — "Sites offer tips to help you cut your heating costs," OH, October 28, 2003
  • MSN/CNBC — "Money: Slash your electric bill 6 easy way," May 2003.
  • The Eagle — "Home Energy Saver Website tells you how to improve your home's energy efficacy," TX
  • The Eagle — "Energy facts & myths: What you don't know may be costing you!" TX
  • Consumer Reports — "Save Your Money — Save the Planet," September 2003, p. 37.
  • USA Today — "To Trim Utility Bills, Follow These Cost-Saving Steps,"
  • MSNBC — "Ways to save money and emissions"

Week of March 26, 2001

"There are Better Ways to Beat the Power Crisis." A full-page ad sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration, the Sierra Club, AARP, the League of Women Voters, the NW Energy Coalition and more than 40 other groups appeared in 19 Northwest newspapers (see below) during the week of March 26, 2001. The Home Energy Saver site is highlighted as the place to go for further information.

The Bellingham Herald The Idaho Statesman (Boise) The Register-Guard (Eugene) The Tacoma News Tribune
The Bremerton Sun The Lewiston Morning Tribune The Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Tri-City Herald
The Everett Herald The Missoulian The Seattle Times The Vancouver Columbian
The Great Falls Tribune The Oregonian The Spokesman-Review (Spokane) The Yakima Herald Republic
The Helena Independent-Record The Olympian The Statesman-Journal (Salem)  

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