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Guest Blog: Confronting Energy Poverty in Today’s Changing Energy Markets

By: Elizabeth R. Marx, Supervising Attorney, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project Energy powers our modern world.  It brews our coffee in the morning and provides light in our children’s room at night. It is, quite simply, what makes our lives and our homes “livable.”  But today, in the richest nation in the world, a vast and … Continue reading

A Message from the NASCSP Energy Services Director: Happy Weatherization Day!

“To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.” This is the guiding principle for the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). On the surface it seems like a simple enough statement. … Continue reading

Advocates Host 40th Anniversary Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill

For Immediate Release (Washington, D.C.)- Several groups came together to host a Weatherization Expo on Capitol Hill this week as part of the continued celebration of the 40th year of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The event served as an opportunity for members of Congress and their staff to learn more about the program at … Continue reading

Response to Budget Justification: WAP

Last week the Trump Administration released its full budget for Fiscal Year 2018. Regrettably, this proposal sharply cuts funding by 18 percent at the Department of Energy (DOE) and calls for the elimination of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). In its “Major Savings and Reforms ” document and the DOE budget justification, the Administration provides … Continue reading

Weatherization Advocates Testify in Congressional Hearing

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Eric Behna (ebehna@nascsp.org, 202-624-5996)   May 3, 2017- Washington D.C. – Several advocates testified before the House Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee today in support of fiscal year 2018 funding for various federal energy efficiency programs. In March, the Trump Administration released its budget blueprint which slashed funding to the … Continue reading

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