Consumers Union is the public policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. Consumers Union works for telecommunications reform, health reform, food and product safety, financial reform, and other consumer issues. Consumer Reports is the world’s largest independent product-testing organization. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of products and services annually. Founded in 1936, Consumer Reports has over 8 million subscribers to its magazine, website, and other publications.
Consumers Union supports the development of cleaner, renewable forms of energy, such as wind, solar, biomass and geothermal, and better energy efficiency in our cars, appliances and buildings. These ‘greener’ choices offer the opportunity to stabilize consumer energy prices and decrease water and air pollution. Clean energy initiatives can also reduce America’s dependence on oil, and help build an innovative clean energy economy here at home.