Improving Federal Energy Assistance for Low-income Households

The challenge of alleviating energy poverty remains to be fully addressed. In a “key findings” brief for the Scholars Strategy Network, I suggest three ways restructuring of the processes and procedures of the the two primary low-income energy assistance programs (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance programs) could improve impact and effectiveness.

Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I’ll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese

Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

In February 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as, ARRA, the Recovery Act, or simply the stimulus). Through the Recovery Act, the Energy Department … Continue reading Update (Video): Recovery Act’s Clean Energy Revolution

When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint

 The “EPA did it’s job…” these are the words of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy on the Flint, Michigan lead-poisoned water crisis. State and local officials are … Continue reading When federalism fails: EPA knew about Flint