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Clean Energy for Low Income Communities - Completed

The Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) aimed to lower energy bills for low-income communities through a voluntary partnership between DOE and state/local governments. The goal was to better understand and address low-income energy challenges and demonstrate a wide range of locally designed energy efficiency and distributed renewable energy solutions. Low-income households spend about 8% of their income on energy costs, three times more than non-low-income households. Partners committed $335 million to help 155,000 low-income households access energy efficiency and renewable energy benefits, collecting resources and lessons learned into the CELICA Toolkit.

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Better Buildings hosts interactive webinars featuring a variety of topics exploring cost-effective ways for organizations to integrate energy savings into their daily building operations. All Better Buildings webinars are free to attend.

CELICA Toolkit

Explore tools and resources that address energy equity barriers based on the needs identified by participants in the Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator.

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Dedicated to bringing you the latest actionable insights on today's energy efficiency landscape, the Better Buildings Webinar Series is a chance to explore the topics and trends that affect your organization with industry experts and your peers.

Partners

  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    Association for Energy Affordability
    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 (formerly Elevate Energy)
    Energy Efficiency for All
    Energy Outreach Colorado
    Enterprise Community Partners
    Gary, IN
    GRID Alternatives
    Groundswell
    Holland Board of Public Works
    Local Government Commission
    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
    Newark, NJ
    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 (VEIC)
    Vote Solar
  • Colorado

    State of Colorado
    Energy Outreach Colorado
    Rocky Mountain Institute

    Vermont

    Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
    Clean Energy States Alliance

    Arkansas

    EEtility

    California

    Local Government Commission
    California Energy Commission
    GRID Alternatives
    Oakland, CA

    New York

    New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
    Energy Efficiency for All
    Association for Energy Affordability

    Maryland

    Vote Solar
    Enterprise Community Partners

    North Carolina

    Renewable Energy Transition Initiative

    Illinois

    Elevate (formerly Elevate Energy)
    State of Illinois

    Iowa

    State of Iowa

    Tennessee

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

    New Jersey

    Newark, NJ

    Washington

    State of Washington
    Opportunity Council

    Florida

    State of Florida

    Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia Energy Authority & Philadelphia, PA

    Minnesota

    Ecolibrium3

    Texas

    San Antonio Public Housing

    District Of Columbia

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

    Michigan

    State of Michigan
    Holland Board of Public Works

    Indiana

    Gary, IN
    Community Action Program of Evansville and Vanderburgh County

    Missouri

    State of Missouri

    Oregon

    Community Action Partnership of Oregon

    Wisconsin

    Couleecap Community Action Agency

    Connecticut

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

    Louisiana

    Posigen