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DUPONT JUMP STARTS ENERGY AWARENESS

 WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- October is energy awareness month, and DuPont (NYSE: DD) is doing something about it.
 The company is celebrating its "Jump Start" initiative, a 120-day call to action to reduce purchases of electricity and energy fuels, such as natural gas, oil and coal, by $6.2 million.
 Sponsored by the Corporate Energy Leadership Team (CELT), an energy network within DuPont, "Jump Start" is a voluntary initiative that began Aug. 1 and will end Nov. 30. It is aimed primarily at the company's top 25 energy-intensive sites.
 "The intent was to focus initially on where the largest potential savings could be achieved in the shortest amount of time," said Daniel J. Logan, chairman of CELT, "and we are well on our way to meeting our goal. Longer term, we plan to continue the momentum and expand the program companywide for potential cost savings of $50 million a year."
 Some examples of Jump Start initiatives undertaken by the participating sites include programs for energy-efficient lighting, steam trap and steam header maintenance, turning off equipment and lights not in use, boiler and burner efficiency improvements, insulation maintenance and repair improvements, fuel inventory reductions and fuel purchase savings.
 "Efficient use of energy is in line with the company's corporate energy policy and critical to environmental excellence," said Paul V. Tebo, vice president of safety, health and environment.
 "Saving energy is an environmental concern around the globe," said Michael B. Emery, senior vice president, Integrated Operations/Leveraged Operations. "Now, at DuPont, it has also become a major business issue. We can all do something about it. We can all help reduce energy dollars."
 The 25 participating sites are: Belle, W.Va.; Brevard, N.C.; Beaumont, Texas; Camden, S.C.; Cape Fear (Wilmington, N.C.); Chambers Works (Deepwater, N.J.); Chattanooga, Tenn.; Circleville, Ohio; Cooper River (Charleston, S.C.); De Lisle, Miss.; Experimental Station (Wilmington, Del.); Florence, S.C.; Kinston, N.C.; La Porte, Texas; Louisville, Ky.; Martinsville, Va.; Memphis, Tenn.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Old Hickory, Tenn.; Pontchartrain Works (LaPlace, La.); Sabine River Works (Orange, Texas); Seaford, Del.; Victoria, Texas; Washington Works (Parkersburg, W.Va.); and Waynesboro, Va.
 October has been designated Energy Awareness Month by the U.S. Department of Energy -- its 14th annual campaign. The theme for this year's observance is: "New Choices for a Changing World."
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