An alliance of Northwest power utilities kicked off a campaign this month to curb energy use by college football fans.
The energy efficiency campaign is called “Are You Fan Enough.” It gives people the chance to win a furnished tailgate party and a new energy efficient TV.
Ty Stober is the initiative lead for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. He explains that nearly half of the TV’s in the U.S. are older tube based models.
“Added to that the number of televisions in households over the past 10-years has gone up on average from two and a half to three televisions per household," he says. "So that's a lot of electricity.”
Stober says if everyone in the U.S. bought a new energy efficient LED TV. They would save enough power to light 290,000 homes a year.
To promote this, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has teamed up with Best Buy and Sears to get people to vote for the college of their choice online. There will be one winner from all four northwest states.
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