City of Corpus Christi Joins the TexasIsHot Coalition
Partnership aims to educate Corpus area residents about the benefits of energy efficiency and promote area conservation initiatives and programs.
AUSTIN, Texas – The City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition to provide area residents with an online forum that provides the information and tools they need to decrease energy use and lower their electric bills in the process. Corpus area residents can find relevant news and information here.
“We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition,” said Mayor Joe Adame. “ TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy. With the existing budget issues affecting our city and our state, every little bit counts and we are putting a lot of time and effort into energy efficiency initiatives. We look forward to utilizing this partnership with TexasIsHot as a resource to achieve our energy efficiency goals.”
The TexasIsHot Coalition has one mission – to change the way Texans view their energy use. In addition to community outreach and regular e-mail newsletters, the Coalition manages a comprehensive Web site that includes the latest news concerning energy efficiency and consumption-related technologies, quick and easy efficiency tips, information regarding public and private rebates and incentives, interactive tools to analyze personal energy use and better understand the financial benefits of conservation, as well as an online portal that allows consumers to compare and choose electric provider products, services and rates.
“We are excited that Corpus Christi joined the Coalition,” said John King, a TexasIsHot Coalition spokesman. “We look forward to working with City officials to provide the citizens of Corpus Christi with the information and tools they need to most effectively reduce their electric bills.”
Corpus Christi recently received more than $3 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to complete nine energy efficiency projects, including energy audits of city buildings, coordination of traffic signal timing, weatherization assistance, and a rebate program for high-efficiency toilets. The partnership with TexasIsHot will help promote these initiatives and ensure residents take advantage of available discounts and rebates.
Area Representatives applauded the new partnership. “I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users,” said Representative Solomon Ortiz, Jr. “Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen.”
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, who represents the Corpus Christi area and serves on the Senate Natural Resource Committee also was encouraged by the partnership.
“Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency.”
The TexasIsHot Coalition’s goal is to educate consumers about how to be more energy efficient and take control of their energy consumption and electric bills. The coalition website –www.TexasIsHot.org - provides the latest energy efficiency news, quick and easy tips to conserve electricity, and interactive tools to show the financial impact of small changes in daily life. The coalition also provides regular e-mail updates and other educational forums to put Texans in control of their energy use and costs.
Coalition members include: AECT, CenterPoint, Entergy Texas, Luminant, the Pecan Street Project, Pedernales Electric, SaveOnEnergy, TXU Energy, The City of Corpus Christi, The City of Houston, and Time Warner Cable.