New Leaf Energy "Eco Heroes" Sweepstakes Offers Texans A Chance to Win $5,000 in "Green"

Houston, TX  (10/4/2012) - New Leaf Energy, a new Texas brand that offers 100 percent renewable, e-certified energy from Texas wind turbines, is offering Texans the opportunity to win a very "green" grand prize - $5,000 - through the New Leaf Energy "Eco Heroes" Sweepstakes. Consumers can enter the sweepstakes via the New Leaf Energy Facebook page at Facebook.com/NewLeafGreenEnergy through Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Rob Comstock, New Leaf Energy spokesperson, says, "As part of our commitment to help renew the future, one household at a time, we invite Texas residents to share with us, through their sweepstakes entry, how they are an 'Eco Hero'. We're pleased to engage with consumers in this way and encourage them to join the conversation about sustaining our region and our planet."

New Leaf Energy has begun promoting the sweepstakes during public outreach and education initiatives at community partnership events such as the recent Plano Balloon Festival in Plano, Texas. The brand will also engage with consumers at the Houston Zoo Boo on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 27, and Houston Energy Day on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Visitors to the New Leaf Energy tent at the events will have the opportunity to learn energy conservation tips, have their family photos taken as New Leaf Energy Eco Heroes for uploading to social media channels, and access the sweepstakes on Facebook by using a tag reader on their smartphones to scan a QR code provided. Of course, they may also just visit the Facebook page directly to register, anytime during the sweepstakes entry period.

No purchase is necessary and the grand prize winner of $5,000 will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. For more information and complete, official rules, visit Facebook.com/NewLeafGreenEnergy.

New Leaf Energy's variety of plan options ease the way for customers in the Houston region, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and beyond to help support sustainability. For each New Leaf Energy customer on a 12-month Clear Fixed (fixed rate) Plan, the environmental impact of choosing clean energy is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 193 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

For more details on New Leaf Energy, visit its website (NewLeafGreenEnergy.com); blog (Blog.NewLeafGreenEnergy.com); and Twitter feed (Twitter.com/NewLeafEnergy).

About New Leaf Energy
New Leaf Energy is a Direct Energy brand that only offers 100 percent Green-eŽ Certified renewable energy, at rates designed to make clean energy readily accessible to consumers. New Leaf Energy is part of Direct Energy, one of the North America's largest competitive energy suppliers of electricity, natural gas and related services. With over 8 million residential and commercial customer relationships, the company is active in upstream production (electricity and natural gas) and downstream delivery, and helps customers effectively manage all of their energy needs. Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and operates in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 provinces in Canada. For more information, visit NewLeafGreenEnergy.com.


For additional information, contact:

Catherine Carlton
(817) 773-5733
Catherine.Carlton2@Directenergy.com

Natalie Alvarez
Natalie@GalvestonCountyFoodBank.org

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