Consumer Energy Alliance Welcomes Newest Affiliate Member, Mississippi Energy Institute
HOUSTON, TX: Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome Mississippi Energy Institute (MEI) as its newest affiliate member.
MEI began meeting in July 2009 as an initiative of “Momentum Mississippi,” former Governor Haley Barbour’s long-term economic and education plan for Mississippi. One of the Momentum Mississippi’s high priority goals is to diversify and improve Mississippi’s economic base, by developing the state’s abundant energy resources. Current Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has also highlighted energy as a major platform of his economic development agenda, “Mississippi Works.”
“MEI is proud to announce its new partnership with CEA,” said Patrick Sullivan, MEI’s President. “We look forward to working with CEA and its partners in order to elevate the conversation about the future of energy so that we can collectively define the path forward. MEI will help Mississippi capitalize on the development of its energy resources and supportive policy environment. In so doing, MEI can play a large part in helping Mississippi to realize its full economic potential.”
“CEA is very pleased to have MEI as a partner in the discussion on a balanced energy policy,” said CEA President David Holt. “The primary function of CEA is to provide energy consumers and producers with a forum to discuss the development and implementation of a national energy policy that supports affordable energy. With the summer driving season on the horizon and rising energy costs, CEA looks forward to working closely with MEI to address the key energy and environmental issues facing Mississippi as well as the nation as a whole.”