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Weatherization Plus Health in Washington State: An Update

In April, we described the launch of an exciting new weatherization venture in Washington State that combines the energy efficiency improvements of weatherization with a targeted approach to reduce and remove asthma triggers in low-income households. Six months later, the hard work of marrying weatherization to home health environment improvements is underway. The Washington State … Continue reading

Including Families with Low-Incomes in the Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

By: Eric Behna, Program & Policy Analyst As presidential candidates put forth major plans to transition to a clean energy economy and politicians on all sides of the political spectrum realize the benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy, it is important that low-income individuals and families are a part of the conversation. When it … Continue reading

Weatherization Day & Energy Action Month-Toolkit #4

This is the fourth and final public information toolkit for 2016! National Weatherization Day is on October 30th and all of October is Energy Action Month. Remember the hashtag for Weatherization Day social media posts is #WxDayOct30. Please continue to give us details about your Weatherization Day events and Activities on this sign up sheet. If … Continue reading

Poverty Reduction in 2015: A Network Behind the Numbers

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Census bureau released its annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance in the U.S. The results were encouraging – namely a significant drop in the poverty rate between 2014 and 2015. The CSBG network has been on the forefront of efforts to combat poverty and will be critical … Continue reading

LIHEAP and WAP- Two Sides of the Same Coin

Families with lower incomes are more vulnerable to the economic burden of high energy costs than families with higher incomes because energy represents a larger portion of their household budgets. A recent study found that on average, low-income households pay 7.2 percent of household income on utilities – more than three times the amount that … Continue reading

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