Reminder:Energy, Poverty, and Programs that Work: Thursday, February 23 7:00 pm, St. Dominic Social Hall
We know families living in poverty spend a higher percentage of their income on energy, and are more likely to suffer health problems from sources of pollution. They are denied subscriptions to community solararrays because of low credit ratings, even if they have always paid their utility bills, and have trouble financing energy efficiency projects that would save money. Join a round table with John Tuma, PUC commissioner, and Annie Levenson-Falk, Citizens Utility Board, for a discussion of how our energy system works now, and what energy programs and policies are not yet at the legislature; a presentation on the impact of carbon fees on low income households from Alan Anderson, Citizens Climate Lobby; and the surprises hidden in your utility bill. We'll also talk about the 'Northfield Carbon-free in 2033' resolution.