BREAKING: An initial budget plan from the White House calls for costly cuts that will lead to higher utility bills.
These are among a long list of programs targeted for elimination:
Energy Star: Provides assistance for energy efficiency programs.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assists low-income families with heating and cooling costs.
Weatherization Assistance Program: Provides grants for making low-income homes more efficient.
State Energy Program: Provides funding and technical assistance for efficiency and clean energy.
→ Quick CUB Analysis:
- Because they lower energy prices, efficiency programs save money for ALL of us—even those who don’t participate in them.
- LIHEAP helps seniors and families keep up with their bills. And it helps keep our own utility costs down: If people can’t pay their bills, those costs are spread among all utility customers.
- Eliminating these programs will lead to higher utility bills. !