Energy Conservation & Efficiency

100+ attendees learn weatherization tips

Experts present weatherization tips to help Americans save energy, lower energy bills and tap the credits and rebates from the Inflation Reduction Act.

Clockwise: Lisa Frank, Johanna Neumann, Shanika Whitehurst, Zack Surmacz
Johanna Neumann | TPIN

More than 130 attendees came to the online event, Winter Weatherization, How to get started, lower heating bills and save energy cohosted by Environment America Research & Policy Center, Community Energy Project, Environmental Action and US PIRG Education Fund.

Zack Surmacz, the Weatherization Coordinator with Community Energy Project offered tips like how to find and deal with drafts, how to heat more efficiently, how to save money and energy with appliances and lighting. Lisa Frank, the Executive Director of the Washington Legislative Office of Environment America and Shanika Whitehurst, associate director for product sustainability at Consumer Reports shared information about how to tap recently passed tax credits and rebates that can everyone in America reduce energy waste. 

“The best and cleanest energy is the energy you never have to use in the first place,” said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s campaign for 100% Renewable Energy who emceed the event.

Turning up the heat in our homes shouldn’t turn up pollution

Energy efficiency

Turning up the heat in our homes shouldn’t turn up pollution

The Department of Energy has proposed the first meaningful update in over 30 years to efficiency standards for furnaces and boilers. If adopted, these standards will help reduce the pollution that’s warming our planet -- on top of lowering energy bills for millions of Americans.

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