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Governor Huntsman to Cut Energy Costs by Turning up the Heat

Governor Huntsman to Cut Energy Costs by Turning up the Heat



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(KSL News) Governor Jon Huntsman is turning up the heat for energy conservation by turning the thermostats up in his home.

Today Huntsman announced that the Governor's Mansion will run on 100 percent renewable energy.

The move is a way, he says, to provide an example to Utahns on how to cut back on carbon emissions.

Governor Huntsman to Cut Energy Costs by Turning up the Heat

The Governor says turning up the thermostats two degrees and changing to energy-efficient light bulbs in the mansion will also make a difference. Huntsman says, "We will be saving about 314 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. To put that in perspective, that's about 57 vehicles taken off the road. So I think it's a start and a very important start."

The governor's car will also be converted to run on compressed natural gas. Utah officials have committed to reduce energy use 20 percent by the year 2015.

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