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Friday, August 5, 2011



lake county energy watch

Newsletter for County of Lake staff…


Spring 2011 traveling classes were a success!


Lake County Energy Watch in partnership with PG&E, co sponsored four classes in Lake County this spring:


Energy Careers and Business Opportunities, Middletown


Identifying Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Incentives, Clearlake


Residential Lighting: Title 24 and Technology Update, Lakeport


Planning a Zero Energy New or Existing Home, Upper Lake


The classes were a success and Lake County Energy Watch will be co-sponsoring three more this fall.


Detailed information and registration details concerning the classes will be released in the September Newsletter.  If you are interested in more information or know someone else that is interested please have them contact Michalyn DelValle at


Buying New Appliances?


Energy efficient appliances can save you money.  You can find information about energy efficient appliances at the California Energy Commission’s consumer energy center Read more.


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Do it Yourself Home Energy Audit

A home energy audit is a way to calculate how much energy you currently use and to determine what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. An audit will measure the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling systems and can also show you easy ways to conserve hot water and electricity.

You can easily conduct a home energy audit yourself. With a simple but diligent walk-through, you can spot many problems in any type of house.  Read more.


Is your Refrigerator ready to be retired?


Use the ENERGY STAR Savings Calculator to find out exactly how much money you'll save by replacing your existing refrigerator.  Read more.


If so, you may qualify to have your old refrigerator picked up!


If you are a PG&E customer with a refrigerator that is 10-32 cubic feet, PG&E will arrange to have your refrigerator picked up, and send you a check for $35 for recycling it responsibly. Read more.





Questions? Please contact

Michalyn DelValle


or (707) 263-2221


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