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    My version might be to 'fund' some energy efficiency in a low-income community.  Perhaps offer to pay for the supplies for a 'energy efficiency barnraising' event for a few homes (caulking, some insulation, etc ...).

    Obviously, it is your thought.

    I, honestly, haven't loved (despite this diary but words are there) any heating assistance program that isn't wedded to energy efficiency. The local utility's heating assistance program -- at least in my case (and, I believe, in most others) -- simply provides them revenue stream. If they were to say, for example, that they would discount by 10% any bills paid for through the heating assistance program, that might be showing a 'shared pain/sacrifice' approach. Instead, these donations aren't made to a tax deductible path and pay bills at retail rates -- e.g, with built-in profit for this Corporation.

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    by A Siegel on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 10:49:08 AM PST

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