Good Housekeeping

Low-income residents pay close to half of their income on energy costs, a significant barrier from moving out of poverty. While Alabama ranks near the bottom nationwide in energy efficiency policy, the emergence of residential programs offering easy, affordable energy efficiency additions is bringing down those costs. Learn about how these energy-saving opportunities are helping to alleviate financial burdens and reduce pollution, and the policy changes needed to create broader access to energy efficiency programs.

Take Action: To reduce energy waste, find out how you can better insulate your home or business.

Take Action: Learn more about the process for energy audits for your home.

Learn more about state energy programs by contacting the Energy Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA): contact@adeca.alabama.gov or (334) 242-4909

About the Director

Liza was born in Ukraine and moved to the U.S. when she was five years old with her mother and grandmother, two strong role models who instilled in her a deep respect for other cultures and the arts. A recent graduate from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in Anthropology and Film Production, Liza’s research and production interests include community, taboo culture, and identity. In her last year at Johns Hopkins, Liza worked on a film with an accompanying written thesis that focused around small town life along the mega-highway I-95 in South Carolina, a project that has guided her in pursuing documentary filmmaking as a career.

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