IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AFP Launches Georgia Energy Freedom Alliance

May 27, 2014

ATLANTA – Americans for Prosperity Georgia, the state’s premiere organization for promoting energy freedom, is launching the Georgia Energy Freedom Alliance to promote the tenets of energy freedom in Georgia. The expanding Alliance boasts reputable energy freedom advocacy groups including Americans for Prosperity Georgia, Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy, Energy Resource Supply Management, Georgia Tea Party, Inc and Energy Makes America Great, Inc. The groups are releasing the following Guiding Principles for Energy Freedom:

Georgia Energy Freedom Guiding Principles

1. No subsidies or mandates for any energy form – We believe that the best energy policies are ones that are market driven, and don’t pick winners and losers.

2. Individual freedom to choose energy source – We believe that energy freedom and economic freedom go hand in hand. People should have the freedom to choose between sources of energy — without putting undue burden on other taxpayers.

3. Market-driven pricing for producers and distributors – We believe in a market where energy producers are able to compete with others and energy distributors provide services to the producer and the end user at a market-driven price.

4.) Free market incentive over government coercion – We believe that energy freedom means government regulation is a poor substitute for the built-in incentives of the free market.

Alliance organizer Joel Aaron Foster of Americans for Prosperity GA explains, “Energy Freedom means a lot of things for Georgia. It does not mean energy subsidies or so-called `tax credits’ for favored forms of energy to artificially influence the cost. AFP Georgia activists have been defining and fighting for energy freedom for over half a decade. We have testified before the Environmental Protection Agency in Atlanta, held Energy Freedom rallies, nationwide Hot Air Tours combating job-killing carbon taxes, fought global warming alarmism and misinformation about energy subsidies. Many Americans for Prosperity members, allies and partner organizations have been involved in the policy arena on behalf of energy freedom objectives for over half a century because of the enormous impact these issues have on economic opportunity.”

For interviews or more information contact Joel Aaron Foster at 770-315-4304 or any of the Alliance organization members.

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