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City Trims $30,000 in Electricity Costs

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t's been one year since the Bend City Council adopted its Climate Action Resolution, aimed at improving energy efficiency in the city. Some of the biggest sources of energy usage: electricity and natural gas.

An update issued Sept. 19 reported that over the "past few years," the City of Bend achieved a savings of about $30,000 by reducing its electricity usage.

"We have achieved these results by fine-tuning our building systems and educating staff in energy efficiency practices, efforts that come at a very minimal cost," Facilities Manager Grant Burke said in the release. The Bend City Council planned to update the public on the city's progress—and outline its short- and long-term plans regarding energy efficiency and fossil fuel reduction—during its Sept. 20 meeting.


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Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. While the pandemic reduced "hobbies" to "aspirations," you can mostly find her raising chickens, walking dogs, riding all the bikes and attempting to turn a high desert scrap of land into a permaculture oasis. (Progress: slow.)

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