McClinton holds one-stop-shop energy forum

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, hosted an Energy Forum for area residents to learn about ways they can save money heating and cooling their homes.

The forum was held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the 12th District Police Station, 6448 Woodland Ave.

McClinton said nearly 100 individuals were in attendance.

"This is a very important issue for so many people who connect with me," McClinton said. "My staff and I were happy to take this information beyond our office walls and bring it all under one roof."

Representatives from Philadelphia Gas Works, the Public Utility Commission, Utility Emergency Services Fund, Energy Coordinating Agency, and PECO were on hand to answer questions, explain details of consumer-related programs and provide information on how to save money on heating and cooling costs.

McClinton's staff also provided information and helped a number of low-income families apply for the state's heating grant program, LIHEAP.

"We're in the middle of winter so the timing could not have been better for those who need help or want to know what they can do to better weatherize their homes," McClinton said. "In addition, this event was a great way to learn about ways to reduce energy costs all year round."

McClinton will host a second Energy Forum from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the 18th District Police Station, 5510 Pine St.