Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obama Administration Provides Over $66 Million for Weatherization Programs

Earlier today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu said the DOE will provide over $66 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
to expand weatherization programs in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, and Hawaii.

The funding will be distributed once the states meet certain Recovery Act milestones. It will help weatherize about 26,000 homes, lowering energy costs for low-income families, reducing pollution, and creating green jobs. Weatherization projects allow low-income families to save money by making their homes more energy efficient.

Today's investments are also aimed at strengthening local economies and helping move America toward a clean energy future.

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