Relieve Electricity Costs for 1000 Gulf Residents

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This project will provide free energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs to 1000 households of residents affected by the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster to relieve the burden of electricity costs.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Gulf Oil Disaster is the worst environmental catastrophe in US history. Thousands of residents whose livelihood depends upon the Gulf of Mexico are now unable to work due to federal bans on fishing, shrimping, and related industries caused by the consequential environmental impact of the Oil Disaster. And though these residents are unable to work and receive a paycheck, they must still pay living expenses and utility bills. The community members need relief from the burden of these costs.

How will this project solve this problem?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are 75% more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs. Thus, they use less energy and result in a lower electricity bill. Providing free CFLs for Gulf residents will relieve the burden of electricity costs.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will install CFLs in 1000 homes. There are typically about 30 CFL installed in each home. 30,000 CFLs will reduce energy usage by 118,820,000 kilowatt hours, saving residents $1,380,000 on energy costs, and reducing CO2 emissions by 13,410,00 lbs.

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Project Leader

Andreas Hoffmann

Executive Director
New Orleans, LA United States

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