Nothing is scarier than wasting electricity on energy phantoms

"While FPL customers have the lowest electric bill in Florida, we're committed to helping them and their families manage the energy they use every day," said Craig Muccio, FPL Energy Expert.

Juno Beach, FL (October 31, 2012) -- FPL offers kids Top 10 Tips to Fight Energy Phantoms lurking in homes this Halloween.

Florida Power & Light Company doesn't want its customers to get spooked by energy phantoms creeping around this Halloween. In fact, the company has many ways to help shed light on these unwanted energy consumers.

Phantom energy, or phantom load, is electricity consumed by an electrical device when it is in the "off" mode. Many electronic items are in "standby" mode when turned off, helping them turn on faster or respond to a remote control. Power adapters, such as cell phone chargers, are also powered whenever they are plugged in. This is why they feel slightly warm even when there's no device connected. Also, anything with a lit digital display uses a tiny bit of power, even when not in use.

"While FPL customers have the lowest electric bill in Florida, we're committed to helping them and their families manage the energy they use every day," said Craig Muccio, FPL Energy Expert. "Halloween is a perfect time to teach kids how they can rid their homes of these scary energy-phantoms."

Top 10 Tips to Fight Energy Phantoms

1. Unplug your charger when you're not charging your cell phone
2. Turn off electronics, like the radio, TV, computer and video games, as well as lights and ceiling fans when you leave a room
3. Keep windows and outside doors closed when the air conditioning is on
4. Open curtains so you can use the sunlight during the day
5. Use a small lamp when you read or study at night
6. Use the microwave to warm up food instead of the stove
7. Decide what you want from the refrigerator before opening the door
8. Turn off the dishwasher before the drying cycle to let the dishes air dry
9. Take short showers so you're not using as much energy to heat water
10. Ask your parents to replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights

There are other tips that can help you reduce the amount of electricity you may not realize you're wasting, find out what they are at,

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. - based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit

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Vietnam's First Luxury Travel and Tour Operator Expands in the UK and Ireland Market

Vietnam is a Fast Growing High-end Holiday Destination for discerning British Travelers.

Hanoi, Vietnam, October 31, 2012 -- Vietnam-based Luxury Travel will join the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in Nov to promote luxury travel products at World Travel Market London 2012 (WTM) in the UK from November 5 to 8. STAND AS480

According to Pham Ha, founder of Luxury Travel, the UK has been a great market for the company, which has appealing products for Britons' tastes and preferences. "We target the right clients with personalized products and services." said Ha.

He also noted that the company had increased the number of private small groups that it served, primarily with tailor-made holidays. "British holidaymakers like custom and private tours, not big groups. The boom in demand suggests that holidaymakers are becoming increasingly canny and watching exchange rates as well as seeking out keenly-priced packages before deciding on their destination." he said.

Britain's tourists, according to Ha, picked Vietnam for their vacations for safety, affordable prices, authenticity, warm weather, and convenient direct flights.

Vietnam's first luxury tour operator/DMC ( is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional at designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London,Paris, and Sydney. The company's depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent "The Years' Best" of the Guide Awards in 2012. Facebook:

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444