Press Conference Call Advisory

- October 9, 2014

Big Impact of Weatherization Program Is Threatened

Policy Matters Ohio will hold a conference call for journalists on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss a new report that finds that Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program saves households over 20 percent in energy costs, reduces pollution, conserves energy, and creates jobs.  However, recent decisions by policymakers, particularly freezing the Clean Energy Standards, threaten this vital investment.

What: Press conference call

Who:  Lead author Amanda Woodrum, Researcher for Policy Matters Ohio,

           Dave Rinebolt of Ohio Partnership for Affordable Energy

           Mike Piepsny of Environmental Health Watch

When:  October 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Call Number: 559-546-1000

              User code: 1005721#

After opening remarks, the panelists will take questions. The report, “Weatherizing Homes of Ohio’s Low-Income Families: Reduces pollution, cuts energy bills, creates jobs,” will be released on Tuesday, October 14 at 8:00 a.m.


Policy Matters Ohio is a nonprofit, nonpartisan state policy research institute

with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.

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