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Bartlett Selected to Attend National Energy Conference
November 6, 2005
State Senator Philip Bartlett (D-Gorham) has joined forces with Scarborough
resident Ross Goldberg to help consumers get more miles out of every
gallon of gasoline they purchase. On November 12 and 13, Bartlett
and Goldberg will host house parties to share a few driving tips that
can help reduce anyone’s weekly gas bill.
By making just a few small changes in driving habits, individuals
can get several more miles out of each gallon of gasoline,” said
Bartlett. “As an example, if I could get just two more miles
per gallon it would be the equivalent of getting a free gallon
of gasoline with each fill-up.”
Bartlett is the senate chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee
and has heard from many constituents who are struggling with rising
gasoline, heating oil and electricity prices. “It is important
that we all find creative ways to conserve energy to ease the burden
of these price increases,” said Bartlett.
Goldberg, a lifestyle and quit smoking coach, approached Bartlett
about teaming up on this project as a way to conduct an informal
research project. It is hoped that by keeping the driving tips
simple and limited to three at a time people will find it easier
to change their behavior to save on fuel costs.
Change can be fun! Even a few small changes, over time, can make
a big difference,” said Goldberg. “And come hungry,
the desserts will be fantastic!”
Anyone interested in attending an upcoming informational program
may contact Bartlett (839-7827) or Goldberg (883-3488). Two sessions
are scheduled on November 12 and 13 at 4:00 P.M. and decadent desserts
will be served.