In Hanover Germany they are getting serious about cutting energy consumption: reducing winter thermostat settings, cold showers, darker buildings, etc. Click here and read about it.
We should think about some of the same cuts here in Hanover, PA, USA for many reasons. The sooner we start reducing our energy consumption the less we will need to cut it in the future due to the combination of resources and the rising earth temperature. It would also reduce our personal electric and gas bills right now. There is no better way to save energy, to reduce climate heating, or to save money than just using less of everything.