Energy Today Radio Series

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Prog #13
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Result of the Customer Home Energy Audit & Summary and
conclusion of the 'Energy Today' program series

Prog #12
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Customer Home Energy Audit

Prog #11
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Interview with Vernon Lawrence, Managing Director,
Grenada Electricity Services Ltd.

Prog #10
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Interview with Nigel Hosein, Executive Director, CARILEC

Prog #9
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Alternate Energy

Prog #8
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Listeners' Perspective

Prog #7
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
BL&P's Generation Expansion Plans

Prog #6
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The early days before electricity

Prog #5
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Research of renewable Energy

Prog #4
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Listeners' Perspective

Prog #3
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Solar Energy - an option for the future

Prog #2
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The proposed Natural Gas Pipeline project

Prog #1
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Rising Energy prices and the impact on Barbados

Energy Saving Tips

Fluorescent lighting gives more light output than an incandescent bulb of the same wattage. You can replace a 100W incandescent bulb by a 40W fluorescent tube and get the same amount of light.
Avoid opening the oven unnecessarily
Small appliances are small energy users
Use a toaster rather than the oven for making toast
Use cooking utensils with tight fitting lids
Cooking one pot meals saves energy
Fit the pan to the right size burner
Turn heat down after liquid has come to the boil
Cook vegetables in just enough water to cover them. Don't overcook them. Whenever possible, use a vegetable steamer.
Check that refrigerator gasket is sealing tightly
Take all that you need out of the refrigerator at one time when preparing meals
Avoid heavy frost build up. Defrost regularly
Cover all foods to be put in the refrigerator
Don't overcrowd your refrigerator
A dripping tap can send a tank of water down the drain each week
Full machine loads save water, detergent and energy. Don't overload
Set water control level to the size of the load
Let the sun dry clothes. Save the dryer for a rainy day
Keep the lint traps clean. Empty after every load
Fix dripping taps promptly
Do as much of your ironing as possible in one session. Always turn off the iron during interruptions
Living Room
Don't use your TV set as a radio.
Turn off the TV when no one is watching. Radios, CDs, and cassette players should not play to an empty room.
Dimmer switches vary lighting levels and provide energy savings.
Turn off lights and other equipment when not in use
Get the most out of your security lighting by trimming foliage which obstructs light.
Reduce car use by running several errands at one time, car-pooling, walking or riding a bicycle.
Consider replacing incandescent bulbs with more efficient fluorescent or high pressure sodium lights.
Have your car tuned at least every six months.

General Tips

Be Hurricane Prepared
Check your house and roof to ensure they are in good condition
Never touch fallen power lines
Know the location of your hurricane shelter
Check containers for water
Check batteries for radios and lanterns
Clear your property of any loose material
Check your home and contents insurance policy
Check your canned and dry goods supplies
Fly Kites Safely
NEVER fly kites or model planes near utility poles, power lines or aerials
NEVER fly a kite in busy streets
NEVER fly a kite near the path of incoming aircraft
NEVER use metal in your kite
ALWAYS plan your kite-flying outings away from power lines - The Garrison, Weymouth, Queen's Park and the East Coast
Plan Ahead
Plan where to plant a tree - away from power lines
Plan to buy in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging to be thrown out
Plan to buy a refrigerator by size of your family and by energy efficiency
Plan to include us early in your building projects or special events
Protect Your Environment
DON'T throw plastic bags into the sea
DO start a compost pile to save on garbage while making "green" fertiliser for your garden
ALWAYS use environmentally friendly "pesticides"
Protect Your Home
Make sure your electric wiring is in good condition
Have your electrician inspect your meter socket base for corrosion every 3-5 years, especially if you live in a coastal area
Never smoke in bed
Never overload sockets
Always check that the stove is off when leaving home
Safe Holidays
DO NOT CLIMB trees that have power lines running through them