NEAN Quarterly Meeting April 10, 2014

Date: April 10, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Location: NPPD Office, 907 W 25th St, York, NE 68467 Mark your Calendars and RSVP back to me by the close of business on April 4, 2014!!!! Cory R. Fuehrer, Treasurer Nebraska Energy Assistance Network PO Box 608 907 West 25th St York, NE 68979 [...]

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SAVE LIHEAP Coalition Conference Call, April 24, 2014 at 4pm

The National Energy and Utility Affordability invites you to participate in a national conference call to hear an update about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and upcoming advocacy opportunities. SAVE LIHEAP Coalition Conference Call Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm, EST Call-in information: 1-888-896-0862, participant code: 37045794 Questions: Kena Smalls, kena@neuac.org [...]

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April 2014 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Energy Myths

Electric utility companies hear quite a few well meaning, but often incorrect, energy-related “beliefs” which reveal a basic misunderstanding regarding energy use and savings. While some may seem logical, the majority yield little, if any, energy savings and often end up costing customers additional time, effort and money. Here is a quick list of the [...]

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Issue Brief – Promotion of Self Sufficiency

The LIHEAP Clearinghouse has produced a three-page issue brief titled “Promoting Self Sufficiency for Low-Income Clients: LIHEAP’s Assurance 16 .” The issue brief discusses how LIHEAP statute allows grantees to spend up to five percent of their funds to provide services that reduce home energy needs and move low-income households toward energy self sufficiency. Of [...]

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March 2014 EnergyWiseSM Tip: What’s a Watt?

If you’re like most people, when you get your electric bill, the first thing you make note of is how much you owe the power company. Next, you most likely will consider whether the total cost is higher or lower than the previous month’s without considering the “watts” that you’re being charged for. Unfortunately, cost [...]

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Save LIHEAP Conference Call, March 6, 2014 at 4pm

The National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition along with its longstanding partners the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute invite you to participate in a national conference call to hear an update about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and upcoming advocacy opportunities. Please, make every effort to join us. SAVE [...]

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Community Action Agencies to Release Study of Poverty in Nebraska

Community Action of Nebraska and the nine Community Action Agencies in Nebraska will release the results of a Community Assessment Survey on March 11, 2014 at the State Capitol. The Community Action of Nebraska State and Regional Community Assessment Report is based on a random survey of residents across the entire state of Nebraska. The [...]

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Grant Application Deadline Extended to March 14, 2014

The deadline to apply for Get a Head Start on Energy grants has been extended to March 14, 2014.  Please use the Grant Information button on the right side of the home page to access details and the application form.

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February 2014 EnergyWiseSM Tip: Icicles

Icicles put the finishing touch on many of Thomas Kinkade’s paintings of nostalgic-looking homes locked in time and surrounded by a winter wonderland. Perhaps you have quietly passed the time watching an icicle form, becoming longer and longer with each drop that trickles downward. Or maybe as a child, you energetically jumped to pull icicles [...]

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National Center for Appropriate Technology News Bulletin, Number 21 – January 2014

New Michigan Program Emphasizes Crisis Prevention, Self Sufficiency Earlier this year, Michigan launched a program designed to be more proactive in helping low-income households secure energy assistance. The goal, established through legislation is to help clients before they receive a shutoff notice (the previous practice) and create more of a one-stop experience for those in [...]

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