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2010 Low Income Report
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The Poverty Myth and The Poverty Math
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2010 Low Income Initiative Progress Report

Energy Efficiency and Weatherization

Simple Steps Help Low-Income Households Beat the Heat

An afternoon spent caulking around windows, insulating behind light-switch and electrical-outlet plates, and swapping out incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)–"curly bulbs"–as Joyce Armstead called them-can make a tremendous change in a person's comfort and checkbook.

It's because of customers that Entergy promotes the need for energy efficiency as well as offers weatherization for qualified customers' homes.

A few of our recent projects include:

  • In 2009, more than 5,400 homes were weatherized throughout the communities we serve.
  • Almost 3,000 elderly and disabled customers received box fans and air-conditioning units during "Beat the Heat" events.
  • 2,000 Mississippi public school students were taught energy efficiency and provided weatherization kits they could use in their own homes.
  • 856 New Orleans families and individuals attended Entergy's "Energy Wise" workshops designed to assist people awarded new homes through the redevelopment of New Orleans' Lafitte/Trem'e community.

For More Information.

Want to know more about how you can make your home more energy efficient? Visit the ENsight section of Entergy.com for helpful tips that could save big dollars.

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