Close to 50,000 families in U.S. cities will save energy this summer through CITGO’s lighting program.
CITGO Petroleum Corp. launched the third-edition of its CITGO-Venezuela Energy Efficient Lighting Program, which will provide 500,000 energy-efficient compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFL) to households in 17 U.S. cities.
The program launched in 2008 as a pilot program, and has continued each summer since then. It is expected to help at least 50,000 low-income households save energy during a time when electricity bills tend to rise.
“CITGO is committed to environmental stewardship, and we are pleased to offer assistance to help families in need save on their energy costs this summer,” said Alejandro Granado, CITGO president and CEO. “CFL bulbs have clear environmental and economic benefits, and in providing energy efficient lighting resources for families, we seek to encourage energy conservation in the community.”
CFLs distributed through this program are estimated to save $18 million in energy costs, nearly 185 million kilowatt hours and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 271 pounds.
Lightbulbs have been distributed in the following cities:
- Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas
- Lemont and Chicago, Ill.
- Lake Charles and New Orleans, La.
- Atlanta, Ga.
- Birmingham, Ala.
- Greensboro, N.C.
- Greenville, S.C.
- Jackson, Miss.
- Little Rock, Ark.
- Kissimmee, Fla.
- Milwaukee, Wis.
- Nashville, Tenn.
- New York City
CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products.