White House Initiative on Energy Efficiency and Other Clean Energy a Huge Step Forward

WASHINGTON (August 24, 2015) – The public-private initiative announced today by the Obama Administration will ease some of the worst impacts of climate change being felt in America’s low-income communities, where parents struggle to pay high energy bills and their children suffer from intensified cases of asthma and other respiratory diseases.

The following is a statement by Shelley Poticha, director of Urban Solutions at the Natural Resources Defense Council:

“These innovative programs and financial tools will improve health and reduce energy costs for Americans who are least able to cope with them. This is a huge step forward toward ending unacceptable inequities. The initiative also is a fresh reminder that clean energy and energy efficiency play an indispensable role in combating dangerous climate change.’’


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