#Chemistry2Energy: my bike is energy efficient
More than 730,000 Americans ride their bikes to work every day, according to a 2010 U.S. Census Survey, resulting in millions of dollars in fuel and energy savings. Innovations in chemistry, such as carbon fiber, titanium and plastics, help to make bikes more lightweight and reliable, allowing us to pedal the same distances, or farther, with less energy.
Katie’s efforts to save energy have won her $50 to go toward her next energy bill. She is also now eligible to win a grand prize of $1,419 in November. This is what the average U.S. household paid for electricity alone in 2010.
Next Friday, November 2, we’ll be choosing another submission to receive $50. There are only three more weeks to be selected as a weekly winner, bringing us that much closer to the grand prize.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a winner; show us how you save energy by submitting your photo today!