Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Obama Calls for Home Improvements to Reduce Energy Consumption

On Tuesday, December 15, President Barack Obama spoke about the need for new federal incentives to make millions of homes more energy-efficient.

Obama said this would create jobs, save money for homeowners, and reduce pollution. Obama wants Congress to provide temporary incentives that encourage consumers to purchase items such as insulation, new windows and doors, and caulk to plug leaks.

Obama added that homes and offices are responsible for 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption and homes built in the first half of the last century may use 50 percent more energy than modern homes.


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