Coalition of Energy Users
Eric is the Founder of the Coalition of Energy Users, a nonprofit grassroots movement supporting access to affordable energy and quality jobs for all.
Because reliable and affordable power is a critical component in a healthy economy, CEU supports energy policies that enable Californians to have access to quality jobs, uplift disadvantaged communities and provide resources for essential governmental services while simultaneously protecting the environment and developing the fuels of tomorrow.
‘CEU’s primary policy objective is to educate our fellow Californians about the importance of reliable and affordable energy and to provide opportunities for citizens and coalition partners to engage in advocacy on behalf of economically sustainable energy policies. Specific policies the Coalition aims to advance include:
- Stopping the public goods charge energy tax extension to help lower our state’s high energy costs.
- Protecting drivers from rising gas prices by opposing oil severance tax gas cost increases and renewable fuels standard policies.
- Opposing renewable portfolio standard energy cost increases which California’s economy cannot afford.
- Repeal of the diesel regulations on heavy machinery that are devastating the trucking and construction industries.
- Reform of the California Air Resources Board to increase accountability to citizens.
- The realization of civil rights and environmental justice goals through access to affordable energy and quality jobs.
- Raising awareness of the positive contributions made to our communities by the oil and gas industry.
A main driver of energy cost increases is a lack of factual education about energy among both opinion leaders and regular citizens. The Coalition of Energy Users aims to disseminate factual information to advance the cause of energy policies that are sustainable for both the environment and the economy. Using low tech speaking engagements to high tech social networking, CEU acts as a resource for accurate information on energy policy.
To learn more about CEU visit CoalitionofEnergyUsers.org