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Energy by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert. This book contains more than 100 ideas for saving energy. These tips will save you money and help you take your first steps in the fight against global warming. The book is a quick and easy to read guide to reducing your energy consumption at home while saving money on energy bills.  

When Changing a Lightbulb Just Isn’t Enough by Emily Anderson. This book includes simple solutions to help make eco-friendly choices that help to conserve energy while doubling the amount of money you will save. These Popular Mechanics-approved strategies are simple solutions for common problems found in every home. Learn how to select the right appliances to save water, retrofit your car to lower harmful emissions and get better gas mileage, and renovate your home with recycled or eco-friendly materials.

Climate Change by Jon Clift and Amanda Cuthbert.  This is an easy-to-read book about quick tips on simple things each person can do to make a difference and have an impact on climate change. Ideas range from simple everyday things that cost nothing to bigger projects that involve more time and money.

Additional Resources

Homeowner’s Guide to Energy Independence by Christine Woodside. This is a guide to the most viable and affordable alternative energy sources, including solar panels, wind generators, hydrogen fuel cells, wood, hydro-electric, geothermal heat pumps, and more.

Power with Nature by Rex A. Ewing. By investing in affordable, new technologies, you can join the thousands of homeowners who get free electricity from the sun, wind and water.

Flick a Switch by Barbara Seuling. Read how electricity was discovered, how it is generated, and how it is distributed.

101 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Andrea Bohmholdt. Packed with 101 creative tips for conserving the environment, this guide helps burgeoning environmentalists gradually change their lifestyle to consume less energy.

Save Energy Save Money by the Editors of the Handyman. This guide delivers a wealth of conservation and cost-conscious solutions to boost a home's energy efficiency and slash utility bills.

The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy by Dan Chiras. The book examines practical energy options available to homeowners, such as solar hot water, passive and active solar retrofits, wood heat, passive cooling, solar electricity, wind-generated electricity, microhydropower, hydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters, and biodiesel. 

The Home Energy Diet by Paul Scheckel. This book teaches readers about their own homes by measuring, metering, investigating, and considering habits related to household energy use. Readers will learning how to quantify energy consumption and cost and make informed decisions about cost-effective improvements and upgrades.

Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal by Silas House and Jason Howard. The book collects oral histories from a diverse group of individuals from Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia who are fighting mountaintop removal, an ecologically devastating form of coal mining.

Coal River by Michael Shnayerson. One of America's most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal.

Got Sun? Go Solar by Doug Pratt. Get free electricity from the sun and wind to power your grid-tied home. Reduce electric bills, gain independence and help the environment.

The Sun-Inspired House by Debra Rucker Coleman. The elegant yet functional homes in this book capture non-polluting heat and wonderful light from the sun in a wide range of warm and welcoming styles.

The Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs by Consumers Union of United States. Discover that there is nothing difficult or mysterious about saving energy dollars; it's really just many little things you can do that add up to big savings.