Low-income families spend a greater proportion of their incomes on utility bills, fuel, and energy, and could benefit greatly from the savings provided by more efficient homes, appliances, and cars. However, these groups are often the least likely to be able to afford investments in more energy efficient measures and technologies. On March 31, 2016, UT, TDEC & TVA hosted a forum that featured several panel discussions targeting the topic of Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Low-Income Households at the University of Tennessee’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The forum highlighted key aspects of the topic from the viewpoint of consumer behavior / economic researchers, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, transportation specialists, and utilities through panel discussions, keynote presentations, and open dialogue. To view the webcast from the forum, click here. To view the PDFs and PowerPoint presentations from the forum, click here.
Presentation by Clayton Poff, Director of Resource Energy, Team Green Zone
Presentation by Harvey Abouelata, President, ARiES Energy
Presentation by Ben Bolton, Energy Programs Administrator at TDEC OEP – 2016 Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council (TREEDC) Conference
Presentations by Christopher Russell, Visiting Fellow, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Principal, Energy Pathfinder Management Consulting LLC, and CJ Aberin, CCSP, shareholder at KBKG
Presentation by Danny Orlando, ENERGY STAR® Regional Program Manager, EPA and Sharon Nolen, Manager, Corporate Energy Program, Eastman Chemical
Presentation by Jennifer Kefer, Senior Program Manager, David Gardiner & Associates, LLC
Presentation by David Till, General Manager Transmission Strategy, TVA