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Cindy Shriner, a retired teacher, poses for a portrait with her 2009 Subaru Impreza in Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, June 9, 2012. Shriner buys energy-efficient light bulbs and her car gets nearly 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Still, she keeps her house at about 73 degrees year-round, despite government recommendations to turn thermostats to 68 degrees in winter and 78 degrees in summer. "I'm terrible," Shriner, 60, said in an interview. "In all honesty we have extreme weather in all seasons" in Indiana, she said, and her thermostat settings keep her comfortable. A new poll shows that while most of those questioned understand effective ways to save energy, they have a hard time adopting them. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

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