ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Hispanic Energy Policy Council launched on Friday to advocate for affordable, reliable energy and highlight the outsized energy burden faced by Hispanic families in the U.S., The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FSHCC) announced on Friday.
“Transportation costs are soaring with no end in sight, and this especially hurts many Hispanic entrepreneurs, workers and small businesses across the country.”
FSHCC will house the council and work in coordination with Houston-based Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading energy and environmental advocate for families and small businesses, to build a bipartisan coalition of leaders of Hispanic groups from across the country. FSHCC CEO and President Julio Fuentes will chair the council, while CEA Southwest Director Matthew Gonzales will serve as vice chair from New Mexico.
“The rampant inflation and record gasoline prices all Americans are facing right now is bad enough, but Hispanic families bear a 20% higher energy cost burden than the median U.S. family,” Fuentes said. “Transportation costs are soaring with no end in sight, and this especially hurts many Hispanic entrepreneurs, workers and small businesses across the country.”