solar panels

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

"Firewood Stacked Up to Dry Showing Annual Rings"
Image by Horia Varlan

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Wind Turbine
Image by Jennifer Trimber

Considering alternative Energy resources.

Energy

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money. In this section of our website, CCE-Schenectady offers an array of resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

"Wood Stove" by Tyler Karaszewski

Woodstove Maintenance

Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure that your wood heating appliances will function safely and efficiently. Learn how to keep your stove in top shape here.

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CFL lightbulb surrounded by incandescent bulbs (NOTE: this is used by CCE-Tompkins as the image for $ave Energy, Save Dollars workshops)

Energy-Saving Lighting

Switch from incandescent to LED lightbulbs and cut your home energy costs. LEDs last up to 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs, use less electricity, and don’t contain mercury, like compact fluorescents (CFLs).

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Hand washing dishes in a sink. On side is soapy water for washing; the other is clean water for rinsing

Saving Water & Energy

You can save water AND energy when you wash dishes by not leaving the water running and by only washing when you have a sink full of dishes. Find more tips here.

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Wood Pile by Eric Banford

Storing Firewood

Unlike most fuels, firewood can be stored indefinitely, safely and without degrading. Learn correct storage techniques here.

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Last updated July 12, 2015