Inclusive Energy Efficiency Financing for Members of the French Broad Electric Membership Corporation

As many as 11,000 households in the service are of the French Broad Electric Membership Corp. in western North Carolina need energy efficiency improvements such as insulation and new heating/cooling systems. This report examines how a financing program that pays the upfront costs for home improvements can reduce families’ energy bills, improve the health and comfort of their homes and create local jobs, and calls for the rural electric co-op to offer such a program.