Alliance to Save Energy Embraces Hoosier Values While Promoting Energy Efficiency

Release Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Statement by Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan

“Today Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock called for Sen. Dick Lugar to resign from our Board claiming that his membership is inconsistent with conservative Hoosier values. As a Hoosier myself and the leader of the Alliance to Save Energy, we strongly believe that energy efficiency reflects values embraced by all of the good citizens of Indiana,” said Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan. “Hoosiers value thriftiness, helping one’s neighbor, building strong communities and economies, self-reliance and patriotism. Energy efficiency embodies all those ideals,” continued Callahan.

“The Alliance has a 35-year history of bipartisanship: Two Midwestern political leaders, Republican Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois and Democratic Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota founded the Alliance to promote energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, cleaner environment and greater energy security,” said Callahan. “Today Congressional leaders from both sides of the political aisle and from private industry continue that tradition by serving on our Board of Directors and by helping enact policies that save families and businesses energy and money.

Callahan added, “The Alliance knows Indiana well, having inducted the state into the Alliance to Save Energy’s Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame in 2007 in recognition of the work that Republican Governor Mitch Daniels and the state’s agencies have done to promote energy efficiency.

“Our 160-plus Alliance Associates also employ Hoosiers from South Bend to Shelbyville and cities and communities in between. We will continue to support energy efficiency and the Hoosier values we believe it supports, by continuing to work with Indiana lawmakers, businesses and residents to advance energy efficiency by using less and doing more,” concluded Callahan.

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