Webinar: ACEEE and energy efficiency for all to host webinar on rural energy affordability

Start/Stop Date:
25 Jul 2018
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Webinar 1.00 EDT
Focus Areas:
Energy efficiency on rural energy affordability
Type of Event:

Households in rural and small-town America often spend a disproportionately high share of their earnings on energy bills, but energy efficiency can help these households lower their bills, and live in healthier, more comfortable homes. On Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) coalition will host a webinar to discuss their pioneering new study that measures energy burdens ― the percentage of household income spent on energy bills ― in rural regions.
The report,
The High Cost of Energy in Rural America: Household Energy Burdens and Opportunities for Energy Efficiency, examines how energy burdens differ between rural and nonrural communities, as well as amongst demographic groups, such as low-income, minority, elderly, renter, and multifamily households. The report also explores the different types of utility efficiency and energy affordability programs that serve rural communities, and provides recommendations for expanding and improving energy efficiency programs in these communities.
While Americans living in rural and small-town communities often face many barriers to achieving affordable energy, such as lower incomes, older housing stock, lower population densities, and more expensive heating fuels, energy efficiency has the potential to reduce rural household energy burdens by as much as 25%. That adds up to as much as $400 saved each year for some rural households.
Please join us for a webinar at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Panelists will include:

  • Ariel Drehobl, co-author, The High Cost of Energy in Rural America: Household Energy Burdens and Opportunities for Energy Efficiency, and senior research analyst, local policy, ACEEE
  • Khalil Shahyd, senior policy advocate, Resilient Communities program, Energy Efficiency for All coalition and Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Becky Eberle, Low Income Program Manager, Pacific Power/Rocky Mountain Power
  • Mike Smith, vice president, business and technology strategy, Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC)

Register for the webinar

For more information, contact Ariel Drehobl.