Making a Difference: Strategies for Successful Low-Income Energy Efficiency Programs

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Energy efficiency is a powerful tool for lowering the disproportionate energy costs faced by low-income customers. Unfortunately, lack of capital, lack of credit, and aging housing stock that may need health and safety improvements often prevent these consumers from taking advantage of low-income energy efficiency programs. This report delves into programs that have overcome these barriers to achieve high participation and deliver deep savings. We explore the key features that make these offerings successful, including leveraging of diverse funding sources, targeted program offerings, statewide coordination and partnerships, and a focus on quality control.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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