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100

Look for this label when shopping for home appliances.

What is the Energy Star label?

100

This month is named as National Energy Awareness Month.

What is October?

100

This renewable energy source stands heads and shoulders above even the Statue of Liberty, and she's taller than 300 feet.

What is a wind turbine? The average size of a U.S. onshore wind turbine measures 466 feet tall.

100

This refers to the adult female of various mammals, as well as a federal agency.

What is the Department of Energy (DOE)?

100

Using this will cut a wash load's energy use in half.

What is cold water?

200

This type of light bulb uses less energy, lasts longer, and produces less heat.

What is a Compact Florescent Light?

200

You should change these every 30 to 90 days. About as long as it takes to form a habit.

What is change home air filters?

200

This renewable energy source has a farm installation in California that makes Cowboy Stadium's Jumbotron, the largest in the NFL, look like the screen on your grandmother's flip-phone.  

What are solar panels? The Solar Star, America’s largest solar farm, consists of 1.7 million solar panels spread out over 3,200 acres. For context, that’s about the size of 142 football fields–or 4 times the size of Central Park.

200

This agency regulates the oil and gas industry, gas utilities, and pipeline safety in Texas. It's name, however, might stop you in your tracks. 

What is the Railroad Commission of Texas?

200

When purchasing insulation, use this as a guide for the insulating effectiveness; the higher, the better.

What is the R-value?

300

The direction ceiling fans should move to direct air upward.

What is clockwise?

300

The month that Thomas Edison filed a patent for an electric lamp with a carbon filament.

What is November?

300

It's not the largest hydroelectric dam in the U.S., but at the time it was built, it stood as the largest concrete structure built at 1,244 feet long, 726 feet high, and 660 feet thick at its base.

What is the Hoover Dam?

300

After the 1920s, this generally became known as the science of energy transformations.


What is thermodynamics?

300

Using these will cut drying time in a clothes dryer.

What are wool or rubber dryer balls?

400

Not a nighttime villain, but it does suck up energy when electronics are in sleep mode.

What's called Vampire Loads?

400

In 1977, President Carter turned this federal agency "on."

What is the Department of Energy?

400

Today, if we were to connect all the pipelines used for this energy source,  they would stretch to the moon and back almost three times!

What is natural gas pipelines?

400

This may seem elementary my dear Wat-son, but this man is actually credited to having the unit of power, the watt, named after him.

Who is James Watt?

400

Try to keep it clean here and run the dishwasher or washing machine during this time of day.

What is after 7 p.m.?

500

This star's staying power comes from a process known as nuclear fusion.

What is the sun?

500

This travels at the speed of light, which is a source for turning on the lights.

What is electricity?

500

This can travel around 130,000 miles per hour and reach nearly 54,000 °F in temperature.

What is lightning?

500

A person who is supposed to be able, through supernatural insight, to see what the future holds, is known by this same name as a maximum efficiency rating.

What is a seer?

500

Throwing some "shade" on this, or using a tree to block the sunlight, can help increase its efficiency by as much as 10 percent.  

What is an air-conditioning unit?