UH Partners With Consumer Energy Alliance for Energy Day 2012


The Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to announce that the University of Houston has officially signed on as a co-sponsor of Energy Day, CEA’s biggest and most successful event of the year.

An official City of Houston event, Energy Day is a free, family-friendly, annual festival celebrating and highlighting the importance of energy in our daily lives.

The festival will feature a variety of interactive energy demonstrations and booths, live music, food, contests and other fun activities for all ages. Energy Day will take place in front of City Hall in downtown Houston on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5.p.m.

Geared toward K-12 students, Energy Day’s mission is to educate students and their families about energy by demonstrating energy innovation, technology, efficiency and conservation and the overall role of all forms of energy in meeting our current and future energy needs.

“The University of Houston is expanding its role in this important and dynamic event, and we are proud to join the Consumer Energy Alliance in organizing and promoting Energy Day 2012,” said UH Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Rathindra Bose.

“UH has identified energy as a key strategic focus for faculty research and teaching and we are focused on becoming the ‘energy university.’ We are working hard to be a vibrant and comprehensive partner with the energy industry as it works to forge new approaches to the way energy is created, delivered, used and shared,” Bose said. “This festival will highlight the great work being done here at UH in regards to energy research and educating the next generation of energy industry leaders.”

In recent years, UH has established the Energy Research Park, which offers an innovative environment for education, research and public-private partnerships. UH also is home to a number of energy-related research centers as well as many educational programs, including the Global Energy Management BA (GEMBA), the nation’s only subsea certificate program and the increasingly popular petroleum engineering undergraduate program.

“The University of Houston – the Energy University in the Energy Capital -- is a fantastic partner to help organize the Energy Day Festival,” said David Holt, President of Consumer Energy Alliance. “Their leadership in energy education is well established and they understand the necessity of cultivating the next generation of energy professionals. We are proud to partner with them on this great venture.”

Energy Day provides an excellent opportunity to highlight Houston’s role as the “Energy Capital of the World” and to promote the city’s diverse and robust state-of-the- art energy industry and renewable energy future.



Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, comprised of over 200 affiliate members, including energy consumers and producers, and tens of thousands of consumer advocates, that supports the thoughtful utilization of energy resources to help ensure improved domestic and global energy security, stable prices for consumers and balanced energy policy for America. For more information on Consumer Energy Alliance, visit www.ConsumerEnergyAlliance.org or www.energydayfestival.org or contact Shawn Martini at 713-337-8820 smartini@consumerenergyalliance.org