Monthly Archives: November 2012

Conserving Energy One Light at a Time

Energy conservation is a simple way to reduce electricity costs while protecting the environment. Every household member should be responsible and minimize unnecessary energy use. One of the most common mistakes people make is leaving the lights on even when a room is not in use.

Energy Quest offers some good advice on the subject:

  • Don’t leave lights on when no one is in the room. If you are going to be out of the room for more than five minutes, turn off the light.
  • If you know of a light that everyone forgets to turn off, make a sticker or a sign to hang next to the switch that says “Lights Out!” or “Don’t Forget!”
  • Where possible, use compact fluorescent light bulbs. Those funny-looking bulbs produce the same amount of light by using 1/4 of the electricity. Plus, they last for years and years without burning out.

Interestingly, they add that “There’s one light bulb that firefighters in Livermore, California, never turn off. It uses very little energy and has been burning for 101 years!”

Message from IDT Energy CEO Geoff Rochwarger

Geoff Rochwarger, CEO of IDT Energy, recently posted an important message to the company’s customers and their families. He said:

“Hurricane Sandy, the storm, is now behind us. However, our customers, friends and families will be feeling the impact of this catastrophic event for the coming weeks and months. I would like to take just a moment to recognize the efforts of all the women and men who worked tirelessly before, during and after the storm to keep all of us safe and secure…

Our business is founded on the principles of giving back to the communities we serve. In this spirit, we are pleased to pledge $50,000 to the American Red Cross. $25,000 donated immediately with an additional $25,000 to be donated by IDT Energy on behalf of our customers over the next two weeks.”


IDT Energy Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross

IDT Energy recently announced a donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross hurricane relief efforts. Many of IDT Energy’s customers, which include residents and small businesses in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, were devastated by Hurricane Sandy and her aftereffects. Now, the company hopes to give back to those in need.

CEO Geoff Rochwarger explained:

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, vast areas of unimaginable destruction are being broadcast on television and online. It is of the utmost importance to all of us here at IDT Energy that our customers get back to their everyday lives as quickly and as safely as possible. Our hearts go out to anyone, anywhere, impacted by this physically and emotionally traumatizing event.”