Savings for Home

Light your home safely and efficiently this holiday season

Light your home safely

As you deck the halls in coming weeks, we have a few handy tips for a safer, more energy-efficient holiday season. Look for energy-efficient LEDs With festive lighting such a big part of what the holidays are about, consider investing in energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. LED lights continue to drop in price, last significantly longer and are available in many colors and styles. LEDs produce very little heat, so…

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Community Environment

Open letter to the future 6-millionth visitor of Tampa Electric’s FREE, fabulous, flowers-in-bloom Manatee Viewing Center: Thank you (and thanks to everyone who’s put our environmental treasure on the map)!

Dear Future 6-Millionth Manatee Viewing Center Visitor: You don’t know it yet, but one day soon you’ll be part of something incredible. Tampa Electric’s free Manatee Viewing Center has welcomed people from all corners of the world since 1986 and this season, from Nov. 1 through April 15, we will welcome our 6-millionth visitor. You know – it could be you! What led you to our gardens, our footpaths through…

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Savings for Business Savings for Home

We’re raising the bar on energy efficiency

In the coming weeks, we expect the Florida Publics Service Commission (FPSC) will approve our new energy-efficiency goals – often referred to as Demand-Side Management (DSM) goals. Our proposed goals add up to 165-Gigawatt hours over the next 10 years – a 14 percent increase over the company’s current 10-year goal. To put this in perspective, the energy-efficiency programs we make available to all our customers will offset the need…

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Savings for Home

Home energy conservation checklist

Almost everyone would like to make their home as energy efficient as possible. Not only can it help reduce energy bills, it’s also good for the environment. So how can you conserve energy in your home? It doesn’t have to be difficult – just make a few simple changes using this checklist: Heating and Cooling Heating and cooling your home is typically the most expensive energy expense. To reduce the…

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Community Environment

Tampa Electric helps spawn amazing international environmental success story (Or: Love by the light of the pretend August moon)

When the future of Atlantic coral is written, it may well include a chapter set on Tampa Electric-owned land in Apollo Beach, Fl. That’s where Florida Aquarium researchers at the Center for Conservation have just scored a major victory for the world’s oceans. The problem was a disease that had decimated the pillar coral population in the Atlantic Ocean, in the world’s third-largest reef. Reefs are like rain forests underwater:…

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