The Philadelphia Energy Authority Will Hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday May 23rd

Philadelphia, May 11, 2012 – The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) will hold a public hearing to garner input on the best ways to fulfill its mission of reducing energy consumption and expense by the City of Philadelphia, facilitating the development of renewable energy projects in the City, and promoting energy awareness in our community. The hearing is scheduled for 4 pm in City Council Chambers.

“The Philadelphia Energy Authority has an important role to play in advancing our Greenworks Philadelphia goals of reducing city government’s energy consumption by 30 percent and raising the entire city’s consumption of renewable energy by 20 percent,” Mayor Nutter said.

“I am pleased to welcome the Philadelphia Energy Authority to City Council Chambers. I look forward to the Authority engaging the public in a meaningful way regarding reducing the costs of operating our government, and educating residents, through energy conservation and alternative energy options,” Council President Clarke said.

“The Philadelphia Energy Authority looks forward to hearing from Philadelphia businesses and residents about how the Authority can advance energy conservation and alternative energy in Philadelphia,” PEA Chairman Christopher Lewis said.

Public testimony will be limited to 3-5 minutes per person in order to ensure all voices are heard. Persons interested in testifying may sign up on site; time will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

If you are interested in testifying, please indicate your interest by contacting Joseph Mondesire (josephmondesire@gmail.com, 215-285-1280), by the close of business May 18, 2012; submit your name, affiliation and contact information. ###

Additional Contact Information:
Philadelphia Energy Authority Chairman Lewis – 215-569-5793
Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities – 215-686-8158
Office of Council President Clarke – 215-686-2070

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