WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new public service announcement promoting Energy Star® as an important part of the solution to climate change. The agency presented a 30-second TV spot at the Energy Efficiency Forum, featuring ordinary individuals who represent the growing number of Americans turning to Energy Star to save energy and money while protecting the climate for future generations.

“Looking for the Energy Star label is an easy thing consumers can do to make a difference,” said Bob Meyers, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for Air and Radiation. “Energy Star assures consumers that products are energy-efficient, cost-effective, and deliver the product features and quality consumers want.”

In 2006, Americans using Energy Star products saved $14 billion in energy costs and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 25 million vehicles, said the EPA. Those savings are expected to double in the coming years.

For more information, visit www.energystar.gov.

Publication date:06/25/2007