It’s Easier Being Green (in Newark)

Katie Wang at the Ledger describes the green initiatives going on in Newark, from the efforts of a private business going solar to City Hall initiatives to give away energy-efficient lightbulbs: Newark business sees the future, and it’s solar

On Saturday, Newark residents can pick up free energy-efficient bulbs at the JFK Recreation Center. A nonprofit group called Project Porchlight will be handing out the bulbs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group has been handing out free light bulbs to neighborhoods across the country. Experts say the light bulbs consume 75 percent of the energy that regular bulbs use.

In Newark, officials are hoping to install these light bulbs in all homes.

In addition to the light bulbs, PSE&G is launching a four-year, $46 million initiative to help residents and businesses save money by sealing their homes. The program offers free home audits and free programmable thermostats. The company is also targeting hospitals by offering incentives for combined heat and power projects for new construction.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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