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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.