E3A Understanding Energy: Understanding Your Energy Consumption and Expenses

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This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Understanding Energy series. This one is a worksheet designed to help you explore the types of energy you currently use and the price you pay. Understanding your current energy consumption and costs is a crucial part of making an informed decision about investing in a renewable energy system.


  • Electricity
  • Heating oil
  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • Transportation fuels


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