September Event in Battleground State to Feature Key Political Leaders and Industry Experts Discussing National Significance of Energy in Upcoming Election

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2012) – Today Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) announced that they will host the 2012 Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Summit on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Circuit Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Similar to CEA’s Colorado and Gulf Coast Energy Summits, held in February and March 2012, CEA is partnering with DOW, Bayer Material Science, US Steel, the IBEW Local 5, and the United Steelworkers to bring together the presidential campaigns, members of Congress and other elected officials, as well as key labor and business leaders, stakeholders and energy producers.

“Following the tremendous success of theColoradoand Gulf Coast Energy Summit held earlier this year, we are pleased to announce the next event in our energy and election series – the Pennsylvania Energy & Manufacturing Summit,” said David Holt, President of CEA. “As a key swing-state that holds a unique position in the 2012 presidential and down ticket election process, we look forward to hosting the Summit in Pennsylvania and discussing the importance of responsible energy development in the context of jobs, the economy, increased energy security and U.S. competitiveness.”

“CEA is pleased to co-host the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Summit with DOW, Bayer Material Science, US Steel, the IBEW Local 5, and the United Steelworkers,” said Mike Mikus, Director of CEA Mid-Atlantic. “With the energy-based economy that is emerging in the Pittsburgh region fueled by the growth of the responsible production of the Marcellus Shale formation, it will be timely to discuss the importance of energy issues in this election and the responsible ways to harness our nation’s abundant natural resources to ensure stable energy prices for business, agriculture, manufacturing and other energy consumers.”

The non-partisan event will feature key government, labor and business leaders who will provide discussion and concrete examples of why it is important to invest in industries, such as energy and manufacturing, which will lead to renewed American competitiveness.

Members of the national, state and local media are strongly encouraged to attend. The Summitis open to the public. Attendance is free, but registration is required.


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Representatives of President Barack Obama

Representatives of Presidential Candidate and Governor Mitt Romney


Federal, State and Local Elected Officials

Key Labor and Business Leaders and Stakeholders

Energy Producers


5 Hot Metal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Monday, September 10, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.