April 2004 - A coalition of Texas environmental and consumer organizations announced that the Power Scorecard Web-based rating tool has been expanded to allow consumers in Texas to determine the environmental impacts of their electricity options. With the tool, customers can easily compare the environmental impacts (e.g., on climate change, acid rain, air toxics, water quality and land) as well as the prices of retail electricity products. The Power Scorecard also provides information on the resource mix used to supply each product.
The introduction of the Power Scorecard in Texas is sponsored by Environmental Defense, Texas Ratepayers Organization to Save Energy, Texas Campaign for the Environment, TexPIRG, the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition, and Public Citizen, with funding support from the Houston Endowment.
News Release - New Web Site Helps Consumers Plug Into Clean, Green Electric Power
Environmental Defense Contact: Jim Marston (512) 478-5161
Public Citizen Contact: Tom "Smitty" Smith (512) 477-1155