Home Energy Assistance

As winter moves onto the horizon in cold-weather states, the anxiety over how families will afford to keep their homes warm continues to mount. Just as with keeping homes cool in the summer in many warm-weather states, a warm home is not a luxury in Vermont and other cold-weather state; it is a matter of survial. This is why Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act. While the bill was blocked in the Senate this July, it remains a top priority to Sanders. The N

As winter moves onto the horizon in cold-weather states, the anxiety over how families will afford to keep their homes warm continues to mount. Just as with keeping homes cool in the summer in many warm-weather states, a warm home is not a luxury in Vermont and other cold-weather state; it is a matter of survial. This is why Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer Act. While the bill was blocked in the Senate this July, it remains a top priority to Sanders. The New York Times editorial page again turned its attention to this growing crisis when it wrote on Labor Day, "If fundamental human needs are not enough to get Congress to do the right thing, perhaps the specter of a worsening recession is. In a recent poll of people 45 and older, more than half said they expected that high energy bills would cause them to spend less during the holidays; 29 percent said energy costs would cut into back-to-school spending."

To read The New York Times' editorial, click here.

To see our page dedicated to news about this important issue, click here.

To read the CNNMoney.com article, click here. To read their tips on how to save energy this winter, click here.