e*bill Is Company's Tree-Friendly Billing OptionNEW YORK, NY, Apr 25, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- As New Yorkers celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, Con Edison
(NYSE: ED) is doing its part to save trees by promoting a paperless
way for customers to pay their utility bill.
"Arbor Day is a good day to choose our paperless billing option,
e*bill," 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."
The Con Edison e*bill program is a fast, convenient and
environmentally friendly payment option in which customers can
receive, view and pay bills online. Each month, Con Edison notifies
customers via e-mail when bills are ready for viewing. Switching to
e*bill is easy. Visit www.coned.com/customercentral/paybyebill.asp to
learn how to "leaf" your paper Con Edison bill behind.
Arbor Day is a nationwide "tree-appreciation day." Recent studies
show that if all U.S. households viewed and paid their bills
electronically, it would save 18.5 million trees* -- not to mention
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 information about Arbor Day, visit www.arborday.org.
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 $27 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 www.conEd.com.
* Calculated in 2003 by Javelin Strategy & Research, using
information from EPA, Alliance for Environmental Innovation, USPS,
SOURCE: Con Edison Co. of NY Inc.