Consumer Energy Alliance and Houston Technology Center Announce Mutual Affiliation

HOUSTON Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome a new affiliate member, the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area.

A 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace.  The Houston Technology Center also promotes Houston as a leading technology city and serves as a hub for the local technology business community.

“HTC’s mission, goals, and accomplishments in both the technology and energy sectors of Houston’s business community are examples of their dedication to the energy industry,” said CEA President David Holt. “Consumer Energy Alliance welcomes this partnership with HTC and we look forward to jointly serving both energy producers and consumers, while also showcasing the Houston area’s robust energy portfolio.”

The Houston Technology Center is generously supported by more than 300 of Houston’s leading corporations and academic institutions, as well as the Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Medical Center, NASA-Johnson Space Center and the City of Houston.  In eight years of operation, HTC has provided feedback to well over 1,000 companies and coached more than 200 companies, helping them raise $750 million in capital and creating thousands of jobs.

The Houston Technology Center is mutually pleased to announce its affiliation with Consumer Energy Alliance.  “The Houston Technology Center is a proud supporter of CEA and its mission of providing consumer awareness on energy policy, promoting energy price stability and improving energy security for the purpose of positively impacting our communities. This endeavor will greatly enrich energy entrepreneurs and the many energy startup companies that are affiliated with the Houston Technology Center.” said Walter Ulrich, president & CEO, Houston Technology Center.

CEA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the thoughtful utilization of energy resources to help ensure improved domestic and global energy security and stable prices for consumers. CEA seeks to help improve consumer understanding of our nation’s energy security, including the need to reduce reliance on imported oil and natural gas, maintain reasonable energy prices for consumers, properly balance our energy needs with environmental & conservation goals and continue efforts to diversify our energy resources.

With 155 affiliated organizations and thousands of grassroots supporters, CEA has long advocated that the country needs a national energy policy that provides a comprehensive solution.

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