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Find renewable energy information here on our site.

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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.

Energy

Home, Business & Municipal Energy Resources

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-Chautaugua provides resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.

For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit: Energy Explained (US Energy Information Administration).

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Weatherizing Techniques

Are your old wooden windows letting in drafts? Take time to assess the working conditions of your windows, and improve the overall comfort of your home.

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Sealing Air Leaks

Although small cracks around windows and doors contribute to air leakage, the biggest holes are often located in the attic, crawlspace, or basement.

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Energy Saving Tips

Visit our 'Energy Saving Tips' section for information on ways to save energy in summer and winter, with your lighting and water heating, and with EnergyStar appliances.

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Heating with Wood

When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.

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Last updated January 9, 2019