In recent years, Iowa has become a national leader in renewable energy, increasing wind power, solar power and energy efficiency. The benefits of transitioning to clean energy and energy efficiency are many and range from strengthening our economy to improving our quality of life. Renewable energy also offers unique health and economic benefits for Iowa’s seniors and low-income individuals.
Join us for Bridging the Clean Energy Divide: Affordable Clean Energy Solutions for Today and Tomorrow, a panel discussion about the health and economic benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency for low-income individuals and seniors in Iowa.
Bridging the Clean Energy Divide: Affordable Clean Energy Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
April 7 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Olsen Center | Des Moines University
No cost to attend, RSVPs are appreciated
Eric Burmeister, Executive Director, Polk County Housing Trust Fund
Kirk Kraft, Project Development & Landowner Relations, RPMAccess
Kate McCormick, Midwest Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, Associate Dean-Department of Global Health, Des Moines University
Energy efficiency and renewable energy bring multiple benefits to people, including making homes safer and more comfortable, giving people control over their own energy generation, reducing pollution costs, and making electricity bills smaller and more predictable. All of these benefits are particularly important for low-income individuals.
Households with less disposable income benefit most from cutting energy costs, and are already disproportionately affected by the impacts of pollution from other generation. Implementing policies that particularly help to expand access to clean energy for low-income families is critical for meeting the common goals of saving money, increasing healthy lifestyle, and creating high-quality jobs.
Questions? Contact Climate/Energy Policy Specialist Cindy Lane at 515-244-1194 x203.