Energy Bills Too High? – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Energy Bills Too High?

Learn how to conserve energy, save money and protect the environment
(Jan. 20, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y.— Finger Lakes residents are encouraged to investigate how they can save money on monthly energy bills and help protect the environment by implementing long-term energy efficient strategies throughout their homes. The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is offering a free mini-course titled “Energy: How Conserving generates Savings” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva.

The mini-course will be taught by Associate Professor of Economics Thomas Drennen and Associate Professor of Geoscience John Halfman. Each spring semester the two teach a course titled “Energy,” which emphasizes the relationships between energy use, the economy and the environment.

Participants in this event will be provided valuable information pertaining to the types of energy sources available to Finger Lakes communities and regional energy use trends; the cost of energy and its role in the local economy; and how to conserve energy and money throughout the cold winters of the Finger Lakes region.

Discussions will offer practical considerations and guidelines on how to make buildings perform in saving energy and money. An educational tour of the Finger Lakes Institute, a facility run 100 percent on renewable energy, will be given after the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Sarah Meyer, the Finger Lakes Institute’s community outreach coordinator, at (315) 781-4382 or e-mail