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Tag: energy conservation

Cookin’ with Kilowatts Recipe Contest Accepting Submissions

Seattle City Light is launching its Second Annual Cookin’ with Kilowatts contest, which aims to raise residential customer awareness of energy consumption and its environmental impact. [More]

City Light Staff Help Third-Graders with Solar Energy Project

Seattle City Light employees met with third-graders at John Stanford International School in Wallingford recently to discuss the students’ project related to global warming and climate change. [More]

Seattle City Light First Utility Certified for Green Button Data

As part of an effort to expand the tools customers have to manage their energy consumption and save money, Seattle City Light became the first U.S. utility to achieve certification for the “Green Button” data it shares with customers. [More]

Seattle City Light Names Craig Smith Conservation Resources Director

Craig Smith has been hired as the next conservation resources director for Seattle City Light, General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco announced today. [More]

Free Cookin’ with Kilowatts Cookbook Available Online

Just in time for the holidays, Seattle City Light has compiled a free online cookbook featuring 24 tasty recipes from our Cookin' with Kilowatts contest. It's even got the rice casserole from City Light General Manager and CEO Jorge Carrasco.[More]

Local Students Shrink Bigfoot, Offer Energy Saving Advice

Have you ever wondered what kids have to say about saving energy? Seattle City Light asked local students in grades 3-6 to illustrate how they can save energy and shrink their carbon footprint for the 2nd Annual Shrinking Bigfoot Calendar Contest. More than 350 students throughout the utility’s service territory participated in this year’s contest, and 12 were chosen from a panel of judges. The winning artwork was developed into a 2014 calendar that will be sold to the public. Winners also received a great prize package that included tickets to the Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Science Center, safety and school supplies from Seattle City Light, and much more! See more of the student’s artwork and the rest of our talented winners by purchasing your own 2014 Shrinking Bigfoot calendar for only $10. All proceeds benefit Project Share, a one-time emergency assistance program that helps customers with their electric bill. Visit www.seattle.gov/light/calendar to order yours today! [More]

New Bright Lights at Paramount Mean Big Savings for Historic Theater

The Paramount Theater opened its Broadway season last night under new bright lights that will reduce the historic theater’s energy consumption enough to save $43,000 each year.[More]

Lauren Rhoades of Seattle Wins ‘Cookin’ with Kilowatts’ Title

Lauren Rhoades of Seattle won the top prize in Seattle City Light’s Cookin’ with Kilowatts contest Wednesday with her recipe for 0.6 Kilowatt Coq Au Vin. [More]

EMP Rocks Visitors With Energy Efficient Lighting, Rolls Back Energy Bills

Experience Music Project Museum (EMP) is rockin’ visitors harder than ever while rollin’ back its energy bills thanks to a lighting upgrade supported by Seattle City Light energy efficiency incentives. [More]

Benchmarking: Greening a Community and Saving Money

Working together, residents, building managers, energy efficiency experts and Seattle City Light have instituted energy, water and waste conservation actions at the one million square foot Horizon House retirement community that are saving tens of thousands of dollars on energy bills each year and avoiding tons of waste that could have ended up in landfills. [More]