October 2, 2008
Brian Kennedy (202) 346-8826

IER Continues Energy Education Campaign with New National Ad Buy and “Economic Energy” Message

, DC – As part of its ongoing energy education campaign, the Institute for Energy Research (IER) today unveiled its first national television advertisement.  The new thirty second spot, Economic Energy, can be seen exclusively on Fox News starting today.  IER president Thomas Pyle issued the following statement:

“Energy is the lifeblood of our economy, and our economy needs a big infusion of energy right now.  That’s the lesson our new television ad delivers during this period of economic turmoil.  Because energy exploration and production increases demand for thousands of additional goods and services across the entire economic spectrum, a new commitment to increasing American supplies will help create good jobs, jump-start our faltering economy and lower prices for consumers.  More American energy is a ‘Main Street’ stimulus plan that all of Washington would be wise to get behind.”

The script of the television ad, “Economic Energy,” follows and can be viewed by clicking here.

“When Americans demanded cheaper energy, Congress finally lifted the ban on offshore exploration. New domestic exploration will mean lower energy costs for our families, new investment in our economy and more American jobs. New technologies allow for exploration while protecting our environment, but forces are already threatening to stop offshore exploration before it starts. Congress says they’re serious about new exploration. Let’s hope they keep their word, because American energy fuels American prosperity.”

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit public foundation that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets.  Founded in 1989, IER is funded entirely by tax deductible contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. No financial support is sought or accepted from government (taxpayers).



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