Reaching Rural Communities with Energy Efficiency Programs – Sept 20

Many residents in rural America spend more of their income on energy bills than do metro counterparts. They can benefit from energy efficiency services, but a city-based program may not work best for them. Rural areas often have different infrastructure, energy use, and fuel mix, and they have smaller utilities. They need an approach geared toward rural communities.

Our new report, Reaching Rural Communities with Energy Efficiency Programs, shares great examples of people who have leveraged the strength of these communities to provide tailored solutions. Please join us for an ACEEE webinar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19th, to discuss the report’s findings and hear from program implementers who have already reduced rural energy costs and improved building comfort.

Next month in Atlanta, Georgia, we will build on this conversation at ACEEE’s first-ever Rural Energy Conference, which will feature three tracks and precede the Southeast Energy Efficiency’s Alliance’s annual meeting.

Webinar speakers will include:

* Mary Shoemaker, report’s lead author and state policy analyst, ACEEEE

* Berneta L. Haynes, director of Equity and Access, Georgia Watch

* Alison Donovan, senior consultant, Emerging Savings Opportunities, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

* John O’Neil, manager of Energy Efficiency & Member Support Programs, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Less

Click here to learn more.

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