GOOD NEWS FROM TENNESSEE
Tennessee has big plans for this fall with news of an energy efficiency pilot program that would benefit families across the state. In June, the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation were awarded a grant that will help them develop a loan program for residential energy efficiency improvements to benefit low-income electric cooperative members.
With help from a loan program, families who normally couldn't afford to improve the efficiency of their homes will now have the opportunity to make big changes that will save them money on their power bills. For low-income families, that means they won’t have to choose between heating their homes and other necessities like food or medicine.
A workshop bringing together experts, state agencies and numerous representatives of Tennessee electric cooperatives was held on Sept. 5, and Appalachian Voices was honored to sit at the table for the workshop. Stay tuned for more good news!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept. 30, 2014 - 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the Agricultural Conference Center: Watauga County Energy Conservation Workshop, hosted by the the N.C. Cooperative Extension and Appalachian Voices.
Sept. 18, 23, and 29 are Energy Savings Canvassing Days! If you live in the Boone area and would like to volunteer to help us raise awareness in our local communities about the benefits of energy efficiency and resources to make it happen, please contact email@example.com.
Early October: We’ll be launching an exciting new energy efficiency petition drive and contest in the Blue Ridge Electric territory! Stay tuned for more information about the launch party: a free, family event that will include live music, games and food!
- Forward this email to 5 friends
- Sign a letter to your cooperative supporting energy efficiency
- Send a letter to the local press expressing your support for home energy savings -- contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get some tips.
Home Energy Tip Answer: The average family can save $96 a year by line drying clothes and another $60 a year by washing laundry in cold water. That amounts to over $150 a year!