National Energy Awareness Month

October is National Energy Awareness Month and October 30th is National Weatherization Day.

The Home Energy Affordability Gap is the gap between “affordable” home energy bills and “actual” home energy bills. In 2015, the Home Energy Affordability Gap for those near or below the federal poverty line was calculated to be $40 billion. Learn more here and get county by county fact sheets on the energy burden in Missouri.

For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), watch the video “Filling the Gaps – The History of the Weatherization Assistance Program“.  This 50 minute video tells the story of weatherization and explains the mission, how the program began, what weatherization does, and what the future holds for the program.

Join us in recognition of National Energy Awareness Month and Weatherization Day throughout the month of October.