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For Immediate Release: March 23, 2012
Contact: Robert J. Thormeyer, 202-898-9382, rthormeyer@naruc.org

NARUC Applauds States, Utilities for 'Green Button' Efforts

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement in support of the White House’s Green Button Initiative, a program to empower consumers with more information about their energy usage:

“Providing electricity consumers with quick and easy access to information regarding their own energy usage will empower them to make better decisions and become more energy efficient. NARUC has been a consistent supporter of these kinds of programs that give consumers up-to-date and timely access to their energy usage data because it enables them to make more informed decisions about energy usage, especially in a time of increasing prices. Voluntary efforts like the Green Button Initiative will have a positive impact on both our electricity prices and the environment, and we salute the States and utilities who are pursuing these developments.”
--Charles Gray, Executive Director, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

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NARUC is a non-profit organization founded in 1889 whose members include the governmental agencies that are engaged in the regulation of utilities and carriers in the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. NARUC's member agencies regulate telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC represents the interests of State public utility commissions before the three branches of the Federal government.

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