On October 30, 2018, the NASEO Rural Energy Task Force and the Maine Governor’s Energy Office hosted a webinar on Bridging the Rural Efficiency Gap. This multi-state effort is identifying the barriers to energy efficiency in rural areas and the program designs, policies, and outreach strategies that are “bridging the gap.”
The webinar highlighted data collected by project partners about energy burdens and barriers to energy efficiency in rural parts of Alaska, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Presenters shared case studies that demonstrate solutions that program administrators and program implementers are identifying to increase uptake of energy efficiency in rural communities.
Presentations from this webinar can be found below. A recording of this webinar is also available.
NASEO Webinar: Bridging the Rural Efficiency Gap
Bridging the Rural Efficiency Gap: Expanding Access to Energy Efficiency in Remote and High Energy Cost Communities, Lisa Smith, Senior Planner, the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, and Suzanne MacDonald, Senior Community Development Officer, Island Institute
Driving Demand for Efficiency in Vermont and New Hampshire, Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager, Vital Communities
Bridging the Rural Efficiency Gap in Alaska, Rebecca Garrett, Program Manager, Alaska Energy Authority