The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has ranked Massachusetts first in its energy efficiency scorecard report. In its report ACEEE specifically recognizes the work of the Low-Income Energy Affordability Network (LEAN), chaired by Action Inc., as “among the most successful programs of its kind.”
The report details the various efforts by state, utility, and non-profit leaders to promote energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions by delivering energy and cost savings for residents.
The LEAN Network works to ensure that government- and utility-funded energy efficiency services are able to benefit all residents regardless of income. LEAN administers programs specifically developed for income-qualified customers, including repair or replacement of heating systems, water heaters and appliances, and installation of insulation and air sealing measures, which help to create safer and healthier homes and reduce the energy burden for residents. Action Inc.’s Energy Services team also manages the delivery of a range of programs that benefit low-income residents across the state.
Action Inc. VP for Energy Services Elliot Jacobson, who Chairs the LEAN Network said, “We are delighted to have played our part in ensuring the state continues to rank among the most successful at promoting energy efficiency. This is a wonderful partnership with Columbia Gas, Berkshire Gas, Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, Unitil and Liberty Utilities, along with Massachusetts’ Community Action Agencies, working hard to make life better for tens of thousands of people every year. We also want to note the work of state agencies including DHCD, DOER, DPU and the legislature in supporting this work.”
Action Inc. has spent decades advocating for the energy interests of low- and moderate-income residents at the state and federal level and will continue to ensure that all residents can benefit from a more energy-efficient future.