Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Find renewable energy information here on our site.

Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.
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Learn about buying, storing and safely burning firewood.


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-Tompkins has compiled 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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LED Holiday Lighting

Light-emitting diode (LED) lights and fiber optic trees are 2 energy-efficient technologies that can reduce your energy costs substantially while increasing holiday safety.

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Bulk Wood Pellets

The Southern Tier Bulk Wood Pellet Infrastructure Boost Program aims to create the infrastructure to deliver pellets in bulk, as heating oil & propane are delivered.

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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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Green Building

Learn how to make your building greener and help your community and the environment.

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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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Last updated November 18, 2015