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Power police want to save ‘U’ money

Touting green shirts that read “Power Police” and armed with boxes of power strips, a student group at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities called The Energy Efficiency Student Alliance (EESA) is working to reduce campus energy usage. 

Turning off all those office devices like copiers, computers and monitors after quitting time can save an office a noticeable amount of money each year, along with a reduction carbon emissions.

According to the EESA website, a 5 percent reduction in power use will save the university $2.25 million each year and result in 25,000 fewer tons of CO2 being released into the atmosphere.

Read more about energy conservation efforts at the U of M.

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