Many thanks to those on our volunteer committee that selected the finalists for the Natural Gas Video Award. It was a tough job with many great entries just missing the cut.
The finalists appear below. The text in the poll links to the video on YouTube and each video is embedded after the poll. Vote for your favorite. You can only vote once per day. Voting closes September 2. Polls are now open. It’s not too early to get started for next year either. If you have a video you want to submit, just send an email to me at email@example.com
There are quite a few AGA er’s down at the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando this week. The IBS is the largest residential building industry tradeshow in the world. The event is projecting more than 60,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year. There are more than 200 educational sessions and special events during the show. They have a nice interactive grid feature on their website to help you figure out where to go.
If you decide to stop by the Natural Gas and Propane Industries booth, you may run into Carter Oosterhouse, host of HGTVs Carter Can, a regular contributor to the Rachael RayRay Show and the spokesperson for the Council for Responsible Energy. Carter’s a big fan of natural gas appliances. He was actually on Fox News today (see video below) talking about them and some other great energy saving tips. Here’s what he said about natural gas appliances:
Natural Gas Water Heating:
Heats water up to twice as fast and ensures comfort even during a power outage.
More than 50% reduction in carbon emissions.
Among the many types of water heaters on the market, some models – such as highly efficient gas storage water heaters, heat pumps, solar water heaters and tankless water heaters – are up to 50 percent more efficient than traditional gas storage water heaters.
Energy Star qualified tankless water heaters will save an average of more than $40 per year for each person in your household, compared to a conventional gas model.Fuel costs will continue to creep up, making it all the more practical to think about a long-term strategy for saving energy and money on your next water heater.
Tankless water heaters have a 20 year shelf life.
Natural Gas Clothes Drying:
More than 50% reduction in carbon emissions
Clothes are dry in nearly half the time
Natural Gas Cooking:
Style and performance upgrade for heart of your home.
Precision control preferred by 96% of professional chefs.
Let us know if you’re at the IBS show in the comments.
The folks over at Spectra Energy are at it again. Last year, they won the Natural Gas Video Award with a strong showing. Now they’ve gone out and interviewed children asking them questions about natural gas.
The questions include:
Where can we find natural gas?
How do you use natural gas?
What’s good about natural gas?
Why should we use more natural gas?
As you can guess, there are a wide variety of answers. There are the usual ones you’d expect (the first thirty seconds are great…I know I shouldn’t laugh at these but there is something hysterical about a small child saying natural gas is what comes out of people’s butts) but there are quite a few good answers as well. Don’t worry, Spectra does a great job of providing answers on the harder questions for the kids.
Natural gas is found in rock formations — deep in the ground and under the ocean
Natural gas is used to heat homes, cook food, generate electricity and more
Natural gas is clean, abundant, reliable and efficient.
More natural gas means cleaner environment, more jobs for the economy and better energy security
The video shows a lot of vision to me. It’s a great way to educate children on the reality of natural gas. You can watch the video below and leave a comment to let us know what you think. Be sure to visit the Spectra Energy YouTube channel for more videos. They’re doing great work.