Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Obama Favors Retrofitting Homes

In a speech earlier today, President Obama said retrofitting homes will help small businesses grow and create new jobs.

Speaking at the Brookings Institution, a Washington research institute, Obama talked about a new program that will provide rebates for consumers who make their homes more energy efficient through retrofitting.

Yesterday, Obama told a group of reporters that the country’s economic growth has moved into positive territory and added that the primary challenge now is to be sure job growth coincides with economic growth.


Stimulus-Funded Weatherization Program in Indiana Looks Promising

Indiana’s stimulus-funded home weatherization program got off to a slow start, but now it's growing quickly and reaching its goal of improving energy efficiency in more than 8,000 homes by June 2010 looks promising.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority reports that nearly 1,600 homes across Indiana have either undertaken or completed weatherization efforts. That’s 18 percent of the 8,661 the agency wants completed by May 30.