Coming off another record-setting plummet in temperatures this winter, new innovations in the energy industry have been fast-tracked into use in distressed urban and rural communities riding the solar power wave, specifically benefiting from the explosion in new solar field-and-roof installations.
Our VOICES OF LIHEAP series continues with a spotlight on Maudwella Kirkendoll, Chief Operating Officer of Wisconsin-based Community Advocates, one of the primary partners in the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program. Kirkendoll’s work on the front lines of Wisconsin’s most vulnerable families offers a personal perspective on just how critical difference energy assistance makes in their daily lives.
Energy economist Mark Wolfe has been on the cutting edge of LIHEAP data collection and analysis. He has appeared on national media outlets like CSPAN, CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, etc. and in multiple testimonials before Congress in his role as founder/ Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association (NEADA).
Coming out of a winter freeze across the Midwest, hard-hit households across rural and urban Indiana were battling post-winter heating bill pile-ups, with utilities thankfully stepping up to do their part in the form of working with delinquent customers to keep the electricity on.