Eighteen North Carolina electric cooperatives in June sponsored 31 rising high school seniors on the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. In addition to learning about cooperatives and forming their own, the participants toured the U.S. Capitol (shown), and visited their Congressional representatives, Arlington National Cemetery and other Washington area sites. (Photo by Mike Olliver)
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Energy Efficiency Tip
Ninety percent of the energy it takes to wash clothes is used to heat water. If you wash in cold water, you could save $40 per year if you have an electric water heater and $30 annually if you have one powered by natural gas.