HOUSTON — April 20, 2010 Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome a new affiliate member, The Dow Chemical Company, a leader in science and technology, providing innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets.
“Dow has shown great leadership in providing innovative energy solutions by combining the power of science and technology. Consumer Energy Alliance welcomes Dow to our alliance, which is committed to supporting a balanced energy policy for America encompassing all energy resources, including both traditional, such as oil and natural gas, as well as alternative, such as wind, water, solar and more,” said CEA President David Holt.
Since 1897, Dow’s focus has been connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to face many of world’s challenges, including energy generation. The company, which employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in about 160 countries, including high growth areas such as energy.
“Energy has been and will continue to be the catalyst for economic growth and prosperity in the U.S,” said Peter Molinaro, Dow’s vice president of Federal and State Government Affairs. “Dow uses hydrocarbon energy as both a fuel and an essential raw material to develop innovative products that lead to a more sustainable energy future. As a result, access to competitively priced energy is important to Dow’s ability to develop these products and grow our operations in the U.S.”
Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2009, Dow had annual sales of $45 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 214 sites in 37 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.