Clean energy freeze hurts home weatherization efforts

Ohio’s 2014 freeze of its energy-efficiency standards reduced electric utility home-weatherization efforts for low-income households by 26 percent. Weatherization services reduce need for struggling families to seek utility payment assistance plans, reduce costs of ratepayer-funded assistance programs and create job opportunities in Ohio’s energy economy.

These are the findings of a study released by Policy Matters Ohio and NextGen Climate America, in partnership with Green for All and Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy.