June 11, 2014 – Newsletter

June 11, 2014

The Weatherization PLUS Newsletter

Economic Opportunity Studies, Inc.  |  www.weatherizationplus.org

Reminder: Free Thursday Webinar

Register now and learn how to make the case for expanding WAP and rate discounts using contemporary energy cost information.

Free EOS Webinar
June 12 at 2:30 -3:45 EDT/11:30 -12:45 PST

Low-Income Consumers’ Energy Bills
and Energy Burdens Today

Joel F. Eisenberg, Research Manager Oak Ridge National Laboratory [ORNL]

This webinar will explore the new analysis by Eisenberg which was recently released by ORNL. It found that the percent of income the average consumer eligible for Weatherization Assistance pays , his or her ‘energy burden', remains very high, over 16%, because of increases in prices at a time of decrease in real incomes. It also showcases the substantial differences among low-income households regarding energy use and cost.

Read it all here http://1.usa.gov/SzHtuK and/or join the discussion next Thursday.

The numbers and concepts are useful in making the case for resources and smart, targeted program designs.

Weatherization’s FY 2015 Funds Will Go Up!

The National Community Action Foundation reported the following in a “Quick-Facts” to its members on June 10:

“Weatherization's future brightened today. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water marked up and reported its FY 2015 Bill to the full Appropriations Committee this morning.

Although the details of every program are not yet available, our friends on the subcommittee told us that it contains a significant INCREASE for Weatherization which we believe will bring the program to well over $190 million. The 2014 level is $173.9 million.

As we [NCAF] had advocated, there is no carve-out for other purposes or groups in the Bill.”


Save the Dates! August 5-7, 2014!

Attend the first-ever

Leveraging Low-Income Energy Resources
VIRTUAL Conference!

Or attend the Leveraging Low-Income Energy Resources Conference on site in Washington DC

EOS is bringing to the affordable energy network of organizations an interactive experience like a conference without the pesky cost and burden of travel .

A small meeting of those who can travel to DC will be joined by hundreds of colleagues nationwide to hear national thought leaders’ presentations of new ideas for funding clean, affordable energy and sustaining communities and of successful innovations. AND, since just “ hearing” is only webinar, we are creating opportunities and tools for attendees to meet each other, exchange interests, hangout and make the connections that should come out of any good conference experience.

More Details next week!



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In This Issue:

» Free EOS Webinar June 12 at 2:30 -3:45 EDT/11:30 -12:45 PST

» Weatherization’s FY 2015 Funds Will Go Up!



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