Help Protect Yourself Against Energy Zombies

Direct Energy launches consumer education campaign to help combat energy 
zombies 
PITTSBURGH, October 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Most people don't know they are in danger 
of becoming infected. But every time you leave electronics plugged in that 
aren't in use, consumers are feeding the energy zombies. Direct Energy, North 
America's largest energy and energy-services related company, wants to help 
people fight the energy zombies, and give them the tools they need to protect 
themselves from needlessly high energy bills. 
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Today they are launching a series of consumer education videos, featuring 
Chunk and Rita Shambles, Energy Zombies. The videos follow the zombie couple 
as they shamble around the house, leaving the fridge door open, changing the 
thermostat without regard to their usage, and generally mindlessly eating away 
at their energy bill. 
"We are always looking for unique ways to educate consumers on the small, cost 
effective measure they can take to help them save energy and money during the 
cold winter months," says Cory Byzewski, Vice President of Direct Energy. "We 
also wanted to do it on a social platform, so customers can interact with each 
other, share tips with each other, and help support each other as they find 
creative ways to reduce their own energy consumption." 
The videos are being supported by tips on the Direct Energy blog, and on the 
Direct Energy Facebook page. One video will launch every week until all five 
have been distributed. 
http://www.youtube.com/thedirectenergy https://www.facebook.com/DirectEnergy 
http://blog.directenergy.com/ http://twitter.com/directenergy 
Watch the videos, interact online, and good luck out there. 
About Direct Energy Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and 
energy-related services providers with more than 6 million residential and 
commercial customer relationships. Direct Energy provides customers with 
choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of 
innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one 
of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 
46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. 
Bethany Ruhe, Direct Energy, +1-412-841-3818, Bethany.Ruhe@directenergy.com 
http://www.directenergy.com 
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