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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: November 17, 2008
9:00 a.m.

YES YOU CAN: CON EDISON’S NEW “GREEN” WEB SITE HAS “HOW-TO” TIPS

The Power of Green: Save Energy and Money

NEW YORK – Did you know a 42-inch plasma television set, used only a few hours a day, consumes more electricity than a full size refrigerator? Or that compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) use 75-percent less electricity than standard bulbs, while lasting 10 times longer?

Many other energy-saving tips for homes and businesses — as well as links to information about renewable energy and green power — are on The Power of Green, the new Web site launched today by Con Edison.

The Power of Green site is a great consumer resource, focusing on ways to both practice and promote intelligent energy use,” said Marilyn Caselli, Con Edison’s senior vice president of Customer Operations. “It shows people how to put green concepts they embrace into practice. You'll discover how to save money, energy, and the environment, without sacrificing comfort or convenience. And if you’re willing to go further and change a few daily habits, it illustrates the benefits of those, too.”

The site’s energy-conservation tips page uses animation to provide a do-it-yourself energy audit, taking viewers through a house room by room, and showing energy-saving suggestions. Both residential and business customers can learn how best to manage energy consumption, getting more from their dollars while also reducing carbon emissions. 

The site, which also provides news about the company’s environmental efforts, can be accessed at http://www.coned.com/thepowerofgreen/index.asp, or by visiting Con Edison’s home page at www.coned.com and selecting The Power of Green. A “green glossary” of environmental and energy terms also accompanies the helpful money-saving tips for cooling, heating, lighting, and appliances.

The Power of Green site is Con Edison’s newest educational effort in the spirit of EnergyNY, the company's plan to meet the future energy needs of its customers through infrastructure upgrades and energy-efficiency programs. EnergyNY can be viewed at www.conEd.com/energyny.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $29 billion in assets.  The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison’s Web site at www.coned.com.

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