SOURCE: People Power Company

People Power Company

April 09, 2010 15:42 ET

People Power CEO "Driving" People to Unplug for Earth Day

Takes Cross Country Trip From SF to DC Promoting Facebook Application to Unplug Appliances

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  People Power Company, a green-tech startup focusing on energy efficiency, today announced the beginning of a cross-country trip by CEO Gene Wang. Gene and the People Power Band are scheduled to play on the National Mall as part of the official week long celebration of Earth Day in Washington D.C. Decorated to encourage people to ''Unplug it!' to reduce energy waste, the People Power Bandwagon will emit three times less carbon pollution as compared to flying.

"People Power is dedicated to spreading the message about the impact people can have on carbon pollution reduction, and we're delighted to be a part of the festivities celebrating Earth Day 2010," said Wang. "Every single person -- no matter where they are -- can be a part of Earth Day by downloading the GreenX Calculator on Facebook and pledging to unplug household appliances on April 22. With Facebook, users can automatically see how much carbon pollution they (and their friends) can save."

People Power estimates that if a typical home unplugged its discretionary appliances for eight hours a day for a year, the home owner would remove 6,700 lbs of carbon out of the air -- equivalent to taking 250 cars off the road. The Company says by producing just 20 percent energy savings for U.S. households, consumers would save over $32 billion a year and carbon emissions would be reduced by 187 mega tons -- equivalent to taking 40 million cars off the road for an entire year.

The People Power Band will perform on the National Mall on the Earth Day Network's 40th Anniversary Stage on Saturday, April 17 at 3:20pm EDT. As part of this special 40th Anniversary celebration, Wang has written and will perform the song Happy Birthday Mother Earth available for free download.

About People Power Company
People Power gives people the power to save money on their electric bills while going green. We empower consumers to control energy consumption at the appliance level and compare their usage with others while reducing their carbon footprint. We empower developers to create innovative Smart Grid products based on our open source philosophy and long range, low cost technologies. Based in Palo Alto California, People Power Company was founded by successful, serial entrepreneur Gene Wang and has received funding from New Cycle Capital and other investors. For more information visit www.peoplepowerco.com.

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