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NAA Introduces Report To Help Newspapers Manage Energy Needs

Press release from the issuing company

May 5, 2003 -- Seattle – Energy contributes about 10 percent of the cost of newspaper production and 5 percent of total operating costs, but several strategies are available for newspapers to reduce their energy costs, according to a new report unveiled by the Newspaper Association of America. Findings from the report, “Energy Management in the Newspaper Industry: An Introduction,” will be discussed today during a session at the NAA Annual Convention, taking place April 27-30 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. “Newspapers are changing the way they think about their energy needs,” said Tom Croteau, NAA senior vice president of technology. “In the current climate where states are increasingly moving toward deregulation, many papers are beginning to regard energy as a commodity to be managed rather than something they have little or no control over. This report is designed to help newspaper companies understand the energy management concept and how it applies to them.” In addition to outlining ways to reduce energy costs, the report looks at how newspapers are affected by ongoing efforts to deregulate the nation’s electrical energy industry. It shows how newspapers are responding to growing power challenges, outlines problems and offers strategies for energy efficiency, power supply reliability and power quality. The report is available on CD-ROM by contacting NAA at (800) 651-4NAA or (703) 902-1803. The cost is $100 for NAA members; $200 for nonmembers. Information about press credentials Members of the working press wanting to cover the NAA Annual Convention can register onsite at the NAA Press Office in rooms 422 and 424 of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers. All media will be asked to show photo identification and current press credentials or a letter from an assigning editor. Special broadcast needs, such as a mult box or camera platform, must be arranged in advance. Sponsors of NAA’s 2003 Annual Convention are APAC Customer Services Inc., American Press Institute, Atex Media Command, Goss International Corp., Heidelberg USA, KBA North America Inc., MAN Roland Inc., Mutual Insurance, NewspaperDirect Inc., Parade Magazine, TKS (U.S.A.) Inc., USA Weekend Magazine, and Veronis Suhler Stevenson.