ELMHURST – State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, R-Elmhurst, will host a How to Go Green seminar to help district residents learn whether their home is suited for solar, how to reduce their electric bill and what drives taxes and fees in their energy bill, and how to address them.
The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. June 25 at the Elmhurst Library, 125 S. Prospect Ave. It will include informational displays and a panel of speakers from ComEd.
“ComEd is the region’s energy gatekeeper,” said Mazzochi, who serves on the Illinois House’s Energy and Environment Committee. “Residents deserve to have ComEd directly answer their questions about how to reduce their energy footprint, how they can benefit from solar installations and get accurate information on everything from energy impact to tax credits to cost recoupment for green energy innovations.”
Mazzochi said Illinois’ Clean Energy Jobs Act seeks to incentivize residents to pursue renewable energy sources, but that it is difficult to find clear and accurate information on what the act means.
The seminar will include tables with information and displays to help residential customers, including an online calculator that will measure a home’s annual sun exposure, solar panel cost, energy generation and available tax credits. Several ComEd speakers will be on hand to present on these topics and participate in a question-and-answer session that Mazzochi will moderate.
“Energy is an essential part of our daily lives, and it is essential that we plan wisely for our future goals and needs. These seminar topics originated with topics where our office has received requests for information, and with a positive resident response we can cover even more green energy topics in the future,” Mazzochi said.
Residents who wish to attend are not required to RSVP, but may do so by visiting repmazzochi.com, calling her office at 630-852-8633 or by email to ensure sufficient seating and to ensure all disabilities are accommodated. The email address is Mazzochi@ILHouseGOP.org