Gov. Nixon says state cut energy use by 5.5 percent - KMOV.com

Gov. Nixon says state cut energy use by 5.5 percent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says state agencies have reduced their energy use by 5.5 percent in the two years since he ordered government to be more energy-efficient.  

Nixon's administration says agencies have cut their consumption of electricity by about 3 percent -- enough to power 1,300 households for one year. Agencies' use of propane and natural gas is down about 15 percent over the two-year span.  

Nixon signed an executive order in 2009 requiring state agencies to use less energy. The state Office of Administration has responded by upgrading lighting, replacing windows in a state office building and adjusting thermostats. 

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