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KySEA Members to Testify

by Martin Richards — last modified Sep 13, 2010 01:52 PM
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KySEA to testify before the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on energy Friday, Sept. 17

Jason Bailey from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED http://www.maced.org/) will be speaking about KySEA principles and the both the potential and need for efficiency in Kentucky. Dave Kreher will present People’s Self Help Housing (http://www.pshhinc.org/) as a case study of what is already happening on the ground in Kentucky. The Committee meeting is from 10am – 12 pm in room 131 of the Annex and is open to the public.

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People's Self Help Housing has been providing affordable housing opportunities to families in Lewis County since 1982. PSHH knows that "affordability" is defined by more than just the mortgage. If a home is energy inefficient, the utility bills become too high for a low-income family to afford. As a result, PSHH has long-built highly energy efficient homes, helping the families they serve to thrive. PSHH has also recently built some of the first affordable homes in the region with renewable energy systems. Given that so many low-income KY families live in energy inefficient homes, combining affordability, efficiency and renewable energy is a recipe for success that benefits everyone.

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