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 Binghamton, April 16, 2008 – NYSEG has begun distributing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to more than 500 senior residences in Wells Apartments (Johnson City), Marian Apartments (Endwell), 110 Chenango Place (Binghamton), Lincoln Court Apartments (Binghamton) and North Shore Towers (Binghamton). 

NYSEG will also be distributing free compact fluorescent bulbs at the Earth Day Southern Tier celebration on Saturday, April 26 at Roberson Museum and Science Center.

“What better time to give our customers these energy-saving bulbs than as we are celebrating Earth Day,” said Keith Lorenzetti, NYSEG’s director - regional operations in Binghamton. “We take our commitment to environmental stewardship very seriously, and we strongly encourage our customers to take steps to reduce their energy use to help protect the environment.”

Compact fluorescent bulbs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than comparable incandescent bulbs, so they can help reduce energy bills while also reducing greenhouse gases and the amount of fuel needed to generate power.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if every American home replaced just one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, it would save enough energy to light 3 million homes a year, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of 800,000 vehicles.


About NYSEG: NYSEG is a Rochester-based subsidiary of Energy East Corporation [NYSE:EAS], a super-regional energy services and delivery company in the Northeast. We serve 871,000 electricity customers and 256,000 natural gas customers across more than 40% of upstate New York. By providing outstanding customer service and meeting our customers’ energy requirements in an environmentally-responsible manner, we will continue to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve. For more information about NYSEG, visit nyseg.com.