Thursday, November 29, 2012
Experts Discuss Stove Programs for Low-Income Families
Alliance for Green Heat, November 29, 2012 - The Alliance for Green Heat and Pam Porter of P Squared Group have begun an informal network of groups and state agencies exploring stove programs aimed at low-income families. The first call of the Network included state officials from Wisconsin and Maryland, the EPA, and Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, a consulting firm working on a stove program in Massachusetts.
Wisconsin is developing a pellet stove program for LIHEAP recipients while the Massachusetts project involves cordwood appliances and firewood dealers. The Maryland rebate program is not confined to low-income homes and is seeking ways to better reach low-income families. The Alliance for Green Heat has been consulting with numerous state programs and also urging states to include wood stoves in energy audits, weatherization programs and treat stoves more fairly in energy assistance programs. For more information, please contact Melissa Bollman at firstname.lastname@example.org.