McClinton holds comprehensive energy forum

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, hosted an Energy Forum for local residents as a way to learn more about weatherization, how to save on energy costs and energy-saving techniques.

The forum was held Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the 18th District Police Station, 5510 Pine St. and was integrated into the station's monthly Captain's meeting.

"A big show of gratitude goes out to the station for sponsoring the forum and recognizing the significance of the event," McClinton said. "In particular, I'd like to thank Police Captain Robin Wimberly and Community Relations Officer Michael Davis for hosting us."

McClinton said more than 60 individuals were in attendance.

"Of course the current spring-like weather in winter was a large topic of conversation. That is a great indicator of why this forum was so important: spring, summer, winter and fall - energy savings can be realized all year long," McClinton said.

Representatives from Philadelphia Gas Works, the Public Utility Commission, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, 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.

"Knowledge is power and I'm happy that the attendees left with budget-billing tips, weatherization advice and so many other available resources," said McClinton.