Atlanta, GA – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and businesses, applauded the Georgia Legislature for overwhelmingly passing HB 150, bipartisan legislation to protect the rights of consumers by prohibiting municipalities from adopting energy service bans.
“CEA thanks the members of the Georgia Legislature for passing this important legislation that will protect our families and small businesses from prohibitions on the use of reliable, safe and clean fuels like natural gas in homes or communities,” said CEA Vice President of State Affairs Kevin Doyle.
“With two in every five Georgia households depending on natural gas for heating, energy service bans on consumers and businesses could lead to serious and significant service interruptions and surprisingly large increases in Georgians’ energy bills. An energy ban could also require the replacement of major appliances, which could cost thousands of dollars for Georgia’s families and businesses – a cost burden that would be ruinous for those living at or below the poverty level.”
“CEA commends the legislature for working together to ensure energy access and protect consumers and the environment. We urge Gov. Kemp to sign this commonsense consumer protection legislation to ensure affordable and reliable energy access for families, consumers and businesses across the state.”
About Consumer Energy Alliance
Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for consumers, bringing together families, farmers, small businesses, distributors, producers, and manufacturers to support America’s environmentally sustainable energy future. With more than 550,000 members nationwide, we are committed to leading the nation’s dialogue around energy, its critical role in the economy, and how it supports the vital supply chains for the families and businesses that depend on them. CEA works daily to encourage communities across the nation to seek sensible, realistic, and environmentally responsible solutions to meet our nation’s energy needs.