David C. Rinebolt
PY 2020 HOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed Program Year 2020 Home Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan and the […]
The following ran in Energy News Network on April 15, 2020; Author Kathiann M. Kowalski
The state consumer advocate says the COVID-19 pandemic justifies diverting funds into bill payment programs.
Ohio’s consumer advocate is […]
The following ran in the Ohio Hannah Report; April 7, 2020
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy (OPAE) accused the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) Tuesday of exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push its long-term […]
Ohio Consumers’ Counsel proposes eliminating all efficiency programs offered by Columbia Gas and Vectren
Columbia has requested to adjust the funding rider for its DSM proposal. Vectren has asked for approval of its voluntary DSM portfolio for 2021-2023. Two different cases, but a common problem: the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel […]
OPAE is currently in negotiations with the Company on a settlement of its smart grid proposal. DP&L proposes to spend around $800 million on Phase I of a three-part implementation plan. Phase I includes Distribution […]
Nonprofits that help customers afford their utility bills know what is needed. The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC) may be the watchdog for Ohio’s utilities customers, but its recent proposals to kill energy efficiency programs will […]
The following content was provided by the national Community Action Partnership and Community Economic Development:
The Ohio Weatherization Training Center has pulled together some online training resources:
WAPTAC– If you open any of the tabs it has numerous power point presentations, information, quizzes
Today, the Commission issued an order requiring “in-home audits, weatherization programs, in-premises inspections not prompted by an identified safety-related concern, and other similar initiatives”, to be suspended for the duration of the emergency. Utilities are […]
Pai Calls on Broadband and Telephone Service Providers to Promote Connectivity for Americans Impacted by the Disruptions Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, March 13, 2020—Yesterday, in multiple phone calls with broadband and telephone service […]
Have you ever heard a more awkward phrase? Does it make any sense to you? Let me explain.
HB 247 is pending legislation that is going through a stakeholder comment process. The […]
Video produced by Lorain County Community Action Agency
Meet Rich Gardner, inspector at Lorain County Community Action Agency.
Story provided by Lorain County Community Action Agency
Residents of two apartment complexes in Lorain have efficient appliances thanks to LCCAA’s Community Connections program.
LCCAA facilitated the replacement of every refrigerator at both Pearl Village and Westgate […]
Late last year, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) requested comments on whether the electric utilities’ energy efficiency (DSM) programs should end essentially immediately, or whether they would operate through […]
The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) released drafts of the PY 2020 HWAP State Plan and the HEAP Transfer Request to the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, March 6th. ODSA deserves kudos […]
IMPACT Community Action’s mission is to fight poverty and provide real opportunities to self- sufficiency.
The following is a case study/story of a family that received aid from IMPACT Community Action.
My father was […]
The Trump Administration clearly has it in for poor people. New work requirements in food stamps and Medicaid. A HUD secretary more interested in decorating his office than housing families in need. And now the […]