Consumer Advocate Launches “Power on New England” Campaign

Movement aims to educate families and small businesses about the necessity of natural gas to keeping the lights on and homes warm

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The “Power On” campaign, launched by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) will educate New Englanders about the role energy and natural gas plays in their daily lives.

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BOSTON--()--Following reports that it’s getting harder for New England utilities to warm consumers and power energy-intensive industries during frigid days when demand spikes, a consumer group today launched a campaign to inform families and businesses about what it’ll take to avoid being left in the dark: more natural gas.

The "Power On” campaign, launched by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), a national advocacy organization representing families, manufacturers, agriculture, transporters, distributors, energy producers, renewables and other industries, will focus on educating New Englanders about the central role energy generation and natural gas plays in their everyday lives and budget.

From the energy used to make beer to the electricity generation that powers our own football champions’ stadium, “Power on New England” will provide statistics and details about the benefits natural gas infrastructure provides that New Englanders often take for granted – plus the need for a balanced energy policy going forward.

“Natural gas is a driving force behind enjoying the outdoors, watching sporting events and spending time with friends and family – all by keeping energy affordable and reliable,” said CEA President David Holt. “That’s why this campaign is vital – especially as the region struggles to meet demand in the winter and consumers pay the highest retail electric rates in the Continental US. Diversifying our energy mix with more renewables is a great idea, but we have to recognize that we will need – and must have – natural gas to keep our power on.”

"Power On" goes live with the launch of a website (http://consumerenergyalliance.org/poweron/), video series and information campaign that will be supported by advertising across New England. For more information visit http://consumerenergyalliance.org/poweron/.

About Consumer Energy Alliance

Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) brings together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers and manufacturers to support America's energy future. With more than 450,000 members nationwide, our mission is to help ensure stable prices and energy security for households across the country. We believe energy development is something that touches everyone in our nation, and thus it is necessary for all of us to actively engage in the conversation about how we develop our diverse energy resources and energy's importance to the economy. Learn more at ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org.

Contacts

Consumer Energy Alliance
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org

Release Summary

Consumer Energy Alliance's "Power On New England" campaign will focus on educating New Englanders about the central role energy generation and natural gas plays in their everyday lives and budget.

Contacts

Consumer Energy Alliance
Emily Haggstrom, 720-582-0242
ehaggstrom@consumerenergyalliance.org