HOUSTON, Texas – 15,000 Houstonians joined Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and the City of Houston in celebrating the city’s second annual Energy Day Festival at Hermann Square on Saturday, October 20th. Attendees included students, educators, and families who saw a a range of exhibits highlighting energy sources and technologies that help shape Americans’ everyday lives and the Houston economy. Guests were also treated to live music, as well as numerous interactive games and displays.

Consumer Energy Alliance, University of Houston and the City of Houston organized and supported the 2nd annual event. At the conclusion of Saturday’s festivities, CEA President David Holt issued the following statement:

“Energy Day celebrated the importance of all forms of energy in our daily lives and helped educate students about the exciting opportunities that science, engineering and technology can provide for their future. We must give credit to all our participants whose stimulating exhibits and generous scholarship opportunities have sparked the imagination of our students and motivated thousands of future energy experts.”

Holt also added: “Many of the exhibits demonstrated how advances in technology have led to new sources of renewable energy, user-friendly ways to conserve energy, and alternative ways to power cars and trucks.  Participants included Anadarko, Apache, Caterpillar, Ignite Solar, Shell, Nucor Steel, eVgo, NASA-Johnson Space Center and ConocoPhillips among dozens of others. The event was a great success, attracting thousands of young students eager to learn the science behind these remarkable advances and the companies pioneering them.”

To see an overview of Energy Day 2012 provided by ABC 13 visit here

Some photos from the event are available to view here.

To learn more about Energy Day 2012 or to receive more information about how to participate in next year’s Energy Day, please visit http://energydayfestival.org/