Legislators to Host Energy Fair on Saturday, Dec. 19

HARRISBURG – Representative Mario M. Scavello (R-176), Senator Pat Browne (R-16) and Senator David G. Argall (R-29) will host an Energy Fair for residents of Monroe County from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, in the cafeteria at the Pocono Mountain East High School, Pocono Mountain East Road in Swiftwater.

The Energy Fair is a place where local residents can learn about ways to use energy more efficiently and drive down their utility bills.

“There are always ways we can economize our energy usage, which is going to become extremely important once electricity company rate caps are removed in the near future,” Scavello said. “Senior citizens can learn how they can lower their electric bills by using fluorescent light bulbs, weatherizing their homes, and using power during off-peak hours.”

The event is free and open to the public. Monroe County residents can choose a convenient time to attend and collect information from the many exhibitors who will be on hand.

“Now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to both save energy and cut costs,” Senator Browne said. “Our Energy Fair will have many informative and helpful tips on how to be more energy efficient and reduce energy bills. Heating assistance, renewable energy products and alternative energy sources are just a few of the topics that will be discussed.”

Examples of some of the vendors that plan to be on hand include: utility companies, home supply companies, energy auditors, heating specialists, private companies specializing in geothermal (ground-source) heating and cooling systems, home builders and contractors.

“As energy costs continue to rise year after year, many are facing considerable increases from 25 to 40 percent in their electric bills,” Argall said. “The Energy Fair can offer a wealth of information to individuals looking to lower their energy costs, essentially putting money back in their pocketbooks.”

Information will be available about energy assistance programs offered by state government, including the Keystone HELP Program, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Energy Fair will also feature information about energy assistance programs and services offered by utility companies. Residents will also be able to learn about alternative energy sources, new and emerging energy technologies and the future of Pennsylvania’s energy market.

The first 200 attendees will receive a free gift.

For more information, call Representative Scavello’s office at (570) 839-0313, Senator Browne’s office at (570) 402-1499; or Senator Argall’s office at (717) 787-2637.

Contact: Nick Troutman
(717) 787-2637


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