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Hummers, hot tubs and light bulbs: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s home energy tips, with video

Schwarzenegger's home energy tips: Replace Hummer engine, unscrew kids' light bulbs

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger chats in Paris about how to go green.
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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger chats in Paris about how to go green.

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, has some home energy tips for you.

“What I did, for instance, at home was I created a huge area for solar, so that my whole swimming pool and Jacuzzi, certain areas in my house, is powered by solar,” he told The Bee at a reception here Sunday. “Or for instance my Hummer, I took a regular engine, a diesel engine that is a really high polluting engine and put in a different engine with bio-fuel.”

Don’t have a whole swimming pool and Jacuzzi area, or a Hummer?

No sweat. You might have light bulbs and kids – and a tough streak.

“To lower the consumption, we make sure that all the lights get turned off at the house,” Schwarzenegger said. “As a matter of fact my kids, whenever they didn’t turn off a light, I immediately unscrewed the light bulb, and at the end of the week there was no more light in the room. So they got the message very quickly.”

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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