UIL Holdings Corporation
157 Church Street
P.O. Box 1564
New Haven, CT 06506-0901
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
Michael A. West Jr. 203-499-3858
Score One for the Environment with Efficient
As the “Big Game” Approaches, Look for the ENERGY STAR® Label
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27, 2012 — When
the Professional Football Championship is played in New Orleans on Feb. 3, many Americans and fans everywhere will enjoy the big game with new televisions and other
UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE: UIL) is advising customers to go for maximum yardage by purchasing efficient ENERGY STAR® products.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S.-government-backed program that sets energy efficiency standards for a wide variety of consumer products. TVs, projectors, refrigerators, ranges and other products that carry the ENERGY STAR label must
meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. Visit TopTenUSA.org as a great resource for
these products. The site is a helpful online guide to retail locations where you can find energy efficient products.
“We know we have a lot of football fans out there among our customers, and many of them will be hosting parties,” said Anthony Marone, UIL’s vicepresident of business services. “If you’re planning to upgrade your TV or other
appliances before the big game, it’s a great time to give some thought to how much you can save over time by factoring energy efficiency into your choice.”
“Many ENERGY STAR products display information about their estimated annual energy consumption right on the packaging, so you can compare not only sticker prices but also the cost of operating them,” Marone added. “The great
thing is, when you choose energy-efficient products, you’re also scoring one for the environment by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.”
According to the ENERGY STAR website, www.energystar.gov, the program helped Americans save enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas
emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on their utility bills.
The National Retail Federation estimates that a record 179.1 million people will watch the big game on Feb. 3, and more than 7.5 million households will buy a new TV for the game.
About UIL Holdings Corporation:
Headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, UIL Holdings Corporation (NYSE:UIL) is a diversified energy delivery company serving more than 700,000 electric and natural gas utility customers in 66 communities across two states,
with combined total assets of over $4 billion.
UIL is the parent company of The United Illuminating Company (UI), The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG), Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG), and The Berkshire Gas Company (Berkshire), each more than 100 years old. UI provides for the transmission and delivery of electricity and other energy related services for Connecticut's Greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas. SCG and CNG are natural gas distribution companies that serve customers in Connecticut, while Berkshire Gas
serves natural gas customers in western Massachusetts.
UIL employs more than 1,850 people in the New England
Edison Electric Institute Winner
Emergency Response Award for Restoration, 2011 & 2012
Emergency Response Award for Assistance, 2012