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Moran Implements Energy Saving Policy in Congressional Office

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Location: Washington, DC

Moran Implements Energy Saving Policy in Congressional Office

Congressman Jerry Moran today announced a series of steps his congressional office is taking in 2008 to become more energy efficient and save taxpayer dollars. Moran's office is changing aspects of its operation to conserve energy and save money.

"By making a handful of easy and inexpensive changes to the way we do business, my office will use less energy, be environmentally friendly and save taxpayer dollars," Moran said.

Some of the actions being taken include replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights, utilizing the power-save functions on office equipment and lowering the office temperature when leaving for the weekend. In addition, Moran has had sensors installed in his office to turn off the lights when no one is in the room. Moran's office also recycles paper, aluminum, plastic and cardboard.

"My staff and I were already doing things to save energy," Moran said. "Putting in place this policy just takes it a step further and helps raise awareness about the benefits of energy conservation."

Moran has worked in Congress to advance energy policy that provides Americans with affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible sources of power. As part of his efforts, Moran has been a staunch supporter of renewable energy and advocated for its expansion. Moran also recognizes the important role conservation can play in energy policy. Kansans may visit Moran's Web site to learn what steps they can take to reduce energy use and save money in their home.

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