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Electrify Now’s How to Electrify Equitably
About this event
Join Electrify Now for Electrify Week! A series of webinars on electrification during Sustainable Buildings Week.
Electrification offers benefits to every household: from improved indoor air quality that results from not burning fossil fuels in the home, to increased comfort from heat pumps, to faster cooking times with induction stoves, to energy savings from efficient appliances.
Yet, too often, the benefits of efficient, electric technologies are only available to those who can afford the upfront costs of switching to electric.
In this webinar we’ll profile some of the leading programs that are searching to extend these benefits to low income communities. We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities these programs have encountered and search for best practices that other communities might emulate.
Bridget Gifford, Efficiency Maine – Bridget is a program manager at Efficiency Maine where she manages low-income focused efficiency initiatives. Efficiency Maine is the administrator for programs to improve the efficiency of energy use and reduce greenhouse gases in Maine. It serves all sectors and all regions of the state. Its suite of nationally recognized programs provides consumer information, discounts, rebates, loans and investments for high-efficiency, clean energy equipment and strategies to manage energy demand.
Please consider making a donation for this webinar to the Electrify Everyone Fund. All proceeds from your donations go towards installing free heat pump water heaters in low income homes through the nonprofit Community Energy Project. Your donation will help reduce carbon emissions and lower utility bills for these families. Thank you!