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Ken LeBlanc: Doing the right thing
Ken LeBlanc: Doing the right thing
Installing energy-efficient replacement windows is just one of the steps Ken LeBlanc has taken in the face of rising energy costs.
System analyst, 58, Leominster, Mass.

I commute 27 miles a day, mostly [on the] highway. I used to drive 65 mph to 70 mph. I now use cruise control and set it at or below 60 mph. I have seen a noticeable gain in mileage.

I'm also trying to accelerate slowly at intersections and traffic lights. I will continue to do this even if prices go down a little. It's the right thing to do, and not all that painful.

I also have a list of things to do to make my home more energy efficient. Don't wait for Washington to solve your problems, ask yourself what you can do.

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