Green Energy Offering Drastically Reduces Carbon Emissions
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2012--
Cincinnati Bell Energy (CBE), the 100% green energy solution offered
exclusively by Cincinnati Bell, is celebrating its first anniversary of
providing affordable green energy service. Bundled alongside service
packages including TV, Internet, phone, and wireless, Cincinnati Bell
customers in Ohio have the unique opportunity to choose an energy
supplier that not only makes a positive difference to their pocketbooks,
but to the planet.
During its first year, CBE reached more than 10,400 electric customers,
and more than 2,900 natural gas customers. By choosing green, Cincinnati
Bell Energy customers have avoided more than 96 million pounds of CO2
emissions. That is the equivalent of almost 5 million gallons of
gasoline not used, and carbon sequestered from 1.1 million trees.
Additionally, since the launch of Cincinnati Bell Energy in June 2011,
CBE customers have enjoyed an average annual price savings of 20%, or
$14.40 per month, on their energy supply cost as compared to the local
utility’s standard offer rate*.
Cincinnati Bell Energy is offered under an agreement between Cincinnati
Bell and one of the nation’s leading energy groups, Regional Energy
Holdings. “Unlike other energy service providers who charge a premium
for green energy, Cincinnati Bell Energy offers 100% green electricity
at rates historically lower than the local utility. We are proud of the
environmental impact Cincinnati Bell Energy customers are making in our
region” said Darrick Zucco, vice president and general manager of
Consumer Wireline at Cincinnati Bell.
For more information about Cincinnati Bell Energy, visit www.cincinnatibell.com/energy
or call 513-566-9999.
*Average savings calculated on annual usage of 9,900 kWh per customer.
About Cincinnati Bell Energy
Cincinnati Bell Energy is a local provider of affordable, green retail
energy. The company provides 100 percent green energy to customers in
southwestern Ohio, and is the first green energy option offered at a
discount in the state. Cincinnati Bell Energy was created through a
strategic marketing relationship between Regional Energy Holdings and
Cincinnati Bell, Inc. (NYSE:CBB). Cincinnati Bell Energy uses the
Cincinnati Bell Energy name under a license agreement with Cincinnati
Bell, Inc. Through this landmark launch, Cincinnati Bell is the first
telecom provider to offer energy in its bundled services packages along
with TV, Internet, phone, and wireless.
About Cincinnati Bell
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB)
provides integrated communications solutions—including local, long
distance, data, Internet, entertainment and wireless services—that keep
residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton
connected with each other and with the world. In addition, Cincinnati
Bell provides best-in-class data center colocation services to its
enterprise customers through its facilities with fully redundant power
and cooling solutions that are currently located in the Midwest, Texas,
London and Singapore. Complementing the colocation products, Cincinnati
Bell also offers complex information technology solutions such as
managed services and technology staffing. For more information visit www.cincinnatibell.com
Source: Cincinnati Bell Energy
Coltrin & Associates, for Cincinnati Bell Energy and
Regional Energy Holdings, Inc.
Chelsea Kasen, 212.221.1616
for Cincinnati Bell
Lisa McLaughlin, 513.368.1860