SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

November 29, 2007 13:39 ET

"Leaf" Your Paper Bill Behind

Con Edison Urges Customers to Go Green and Sign Up for e*bill

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - Con Edison's e*bill program, where customers can receive, view and pay bills online, has jumped 38 percent in the last year with more than 28,000 customers enrolled in the program.

The Con Edison e*bill program is a fast, convenient and environmentally friendly payment option. Each month, Con Edison notifies customers via e-mail when bills are ready for viewing. Switching to e*bill is easy. Customers can visit to learn how to sign up for e*bill.

As New Yorkers continue to choose options that have less impact on the environment, Con Edison is promoting this program with an incentive for customers to pay their utility bills online without the wasteful use of paper.

Con Edison will donate $1 for every customer who signs up for the e*bill program to a nonprofit tree planting fund. For customers living in New York City, the company will donate to Trees New York, and for customers living in Westchester County, donations will be sent to Friends of Westchester Parks, Inc.

"This is a prime opportunity for customers to sign up for the e*bill program," said Marilyn Caselli, senior vice president of Customer Operations. "It's an easy way to cut down on paper consumption and save trees by opting to receive and pay your bills electronically."

In addition, Con Edison is a member of the Pay It Green Alliance™. The Pay It Green Alliance was formed this year to educate consumers about the positive environmental impact of choosing electronic bills, statements and payments over paper alternatives. The Alliance includes leaders in the financial and consumer billing industries. Additional information on the Alliance can be found at

Recent studies show that if all U.S. households viewed and paid their bills electronically, it would save 18.5 million trees* -- avoiding 2.2 billion tons of toxic air pollutants, 1.7 billion pounds of solid waste, and saving 15.8 billion gallons of precious water.

For more information on how to get involved with a tree planting group in New York City and Westchester County log onto or

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $28 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's Web site at

* Calculated in 2003 by Javelin Strategy & Research, using information from EPA, Alliance for Environmental Innovation, USPS, and USFS.

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