The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 19, 2013

Your View: Efficient energy

By Carol J. Griesemer
Special to The Globe

NEOSHO, Mo. — I am writing to ask Empire District Electric users to join me in urging Empire to work harder to increase its energy efficiency.

 This would use less coal, making for a cleaner natural environment while saving its customers money. Furthermore, increasing energy efficiency is less expensive than using more fuels.

I have dedicated myself to increasing my homes’ energy efficiency. When I lived on Brownell in Joplin, I purchased a full-house humidifier that makes the air feel warmer in winter, and replaced my older windows with double-ply windows. Until the tornado, that meant greater energy efficiency.

 I am doing the same with my home in Neosho, which I am convinced will make my energy use more efficient and save me money at the same time.

Let’s keep after Empire in this matter until we get some action.

Carol J. Griesemer