Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council April 2021 Forum
April 9, 2021 | 9-10am
Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council
"Heat their homes or buy food? Minnesotans shouldn't have to choose"
"Energy Burden" is the percentage of household income spent on home energy bills. The nation’s average energy burden is roughly 3.5%, but some Minnesotans spend 20-30% of their income on energy. People should not have to choose whether they're going to heat their home or buy food. If you are part of an organization dedicated to serving underserved communities, you know that energy costs are a burden for many Minnesotans, and that energy efficiency and renewable energy can be part of the solution. Learn how CERTs can help make connections, find more resources and capacity and explore innovative new programs and partnerships.
Chris Meyer is the Southeast CERT Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. She has earned an MS in Environmental Policy Management with an emphasis on Energy and Sustainability from Denver University. A journey that started with the desire to install solar panels led to a DIY project for a net-zero-energy home remodel. Since then, she has been a residential PV site assessor, a community solar organizer, and a coordinator for the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s statewide renewable energy tour.