Remembering Dr. King...

While Dr. King's messages of love, nonviolence, and equality for all accounts for much of what we associate with the holiday, there is much more that I take from today. During this holiday, I also take time to reflect on the parts of Dr. King's legacy that are discussed far less.  Continue reading
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Loan and rebate program makes access to energy efficient solutions more equitable

Michigan Saves hosts a program for DTE Energy customers in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties that combines low-interest financing with rebates. The program provides access to home upgrades for comfort, health, and lower energy bills that might not be otherwise accessible. The monthly loan payment is contingent upon household income, which means more people with low or limited incomes can access energy upgrades. Continue reading
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A decade of difference in rural Michigan: Impacts from Slipstream’s energy-efficiency work with MECA

In a ten-year partnership with Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), Slipstream advanced energy efficiency research and proved the impact of our programs through high kWh and energy cost savings for frontline communities.  Continue reading
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2020 Innovations: On-bill financing brings energy-efficient upgrades to rural homes

Scaling energy efficiency means making programs more equitable. As we expand programs to serve more people's energy needs, we must help the people who have the highest energy burden. Why should utilities focus on rural community needs? Regulators and utilities often consider rural communities hard to reach. Utilities can make a real difference in energy affordability for residents of rural communities. Continue reading
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Community prioritization and weatherization: Unpacking Milwaukee’s climate and equity plan with Matt Donath

Milwaukee’s climate and equity plan centers community. Continue reading
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Look out below: A story from the front lines of manufactured home weatherization

Manufactured home weatherization improves lives. Continue reading
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Weatherization as community care: Peter Kilde on the mission to improve homes and lives

Weatherization makes climate solutions more equitable. Continue reading

2020 Innovations: Paired affordable upgrades to small buildings with an opportunity to create green jobs

In 2020, Slipstream helped launch a pilot to make improvements to small buildings. In the process, we found an opportunity to create green jobs in underserved communities. Continue reading
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Five climate solutions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Robin Lisowski details measures in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that align with Slipstream's mission to accelerate climate solutions for everyone. Continue reading
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2020 Innovations: Scaled up a more inclusive underwriting approach to drive participation in energy efficiency programs

In 2020, Slipstream adapted a more inclusive underwriting approach to increase access to home energy upgrades for customers with low incomes. Continue reading