Clean Energy for Low Income Communities

Clean Energy for Low Income Communities

The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator aims to lower energy bills in low-to-moderate income communities through expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables. Low-to-moderate income households spend an average of 6 to 7 percent of their income on energy bills, 2-3 times more than the average household. Although the primary objective of increasing clean energy installations in low-to-moderate income communities is to help lower energy costs, a number of additional benefits would be provided. Distributed renewables can provide stability from rising energy costs, promote economic development, and improve the environment.

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The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator aims to lower energy bills in low income communities through expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables.

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The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator aims to lower energy bills in low income communities through expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables. 

Priorities

Partners

A-Z

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Association for Energy Affordability
BlocPower
California Energy Commission
Chattanooga, TN & EPB Electric Power
Clean Energy States Alliance
Community Action Partnership of Oregon
Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County
Couleecap Community Action Agency
Ecolibrium3
EEtility
Elevate Energy
Energy Efficiency for All
Energy Outreach Colorado
Gary, IN
GRID Alternatives
Groundswell
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
Holland Board of Public Works
Local Government Commission
Newark, NJ
NYSERDA
Oakland, CA
Opportunity Council
Philadelphia Energy Authority & Philadelphia, PA
Posigen
Renewable Energy Transition Initiative
Rocky Mountain Institute
San Antonio Public Housing
State of Colorado
State of Connecticut, Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource Energy & Illuminating Holdings Corporation
State of Florida
State of Illinois
State of Iowa
State of Michigan
State of Missouri
State of Tennessee
State of Washington
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
Tennessee Valley Authority
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Vote Solar

Location

Arkansas

EEtility

California

California Energy Commission
GRID Alternatives
Local Government Commission
Oakland, CA

Colorado

Energy Outreach Colorado
Rocky Mountain Institute
State of Colorado

Connecticut

State of Connecticut, Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource Energy & Illuminating Holdings Corporation

District Of Columbia

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Groundswell
Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

Florida

State of Florida

Illinois

Elevate Energy
State of Illinois

Indiana

Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County
Gary, IN

Iowa

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
State of Iowa

Louisiana

Posigen

Michigan

Holland Board of Public Works
State of Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

State of Missouri

New Jersey

Newark, NJ

New York

Association for Energy Affordability
BlocPower
Energy Efficiency for All
NYSERDA

North Carolina

Renewable Energy Transition Initiative

Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Energy Authority & Philadelphia, PA

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN & EPB Electric Power
State of Tennessee
Tennessee Valley Authority

Texas

San Antonio Public Housing

Vermont

Clean Energy States Alliance
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Washington

Opportunity Council
State of Washington

Wisconsin

Couleecap Community Action Agency