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2009-10-29 16:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the first installment of $123 million in federal Recovery funds for weatherization will begin to be released Nov. 2, part of $253 million that the state will use for this purpose. The Governor said the funding represents an unprecedented level of investment that will help to create new, "green" jobs, save money for struggling families, and stimulate local economic activity as weatherization...

2009-10-29 15:08:00

Crisis program will open Jan. 4, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will accept applications for cash grants starting Nov. 2, Secretary of Public Welfare Estelle B. Richman today reminded Pennsylvanians. LIHEAP provides cash grants to help low-income households pay for home heating fuel. A crisis grant component to address heating emergencies will open Jan. 4, 2010. "As many...

2009-10-28 16:31:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- To help eligible customers prepare for cold temperatures, CEDA, ComEd and Peoples Gas will hold a series of community events to make residents aware of energy assistance programs that are available now. Representatives from CEDA, ComEd and Peoples Gas will be on-site to help attendees determine the best options available to receive one-time utility bill payment assistance through programs such as LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), ComEd...

2009-10-26 11:40:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As the falling leaves signal falling temperatures, New Jersey American Water reminds homeowners to protect their pipes from frigid winter weather to prevent costly plumbing repairs. "New Jersey American Water encourages home owners to take special care to insulate their pipes from freezing weather to avoid property damage," said John Bigelow, president of New Jersey American Water. "By weatherproofing your home, you can save money on your winter...

2009-10-19 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion East Ohio reminds its residential and small commercial customers of the availability of various energy assistance programs, payment options and weatherization assistance, to help with upcoming winter heating bills, or past due balances. As an order of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Winter Reconnection Order allows any residential customer of Dominion East Ohio to restore service or to avoid a shutoff, by paying no more than...

2009-10-08 09:04:00

Crisis program will open Jan. 4, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program will open for the 2009-10 heating season on Nov. 2, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today. LIHEAP provides cash grants to help low-income households pay for home heating fuel and crisis grants to address heating emergencies. While the Department of Public Welfare originally considered opening LIHEAP on Dec. 1 due to funding concerns,...

2009-10-05 11:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor & Industry today extended the application deadline for as many as seven $150,000 grants available to prospective training providers of home weatherization products and installers, crew chiefs and auditors. Oct. 16 is the new deadline to apply for the funding provided through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The department is seeking up to seven providers to ensure adequate training resources...

2009-09-24 10:04:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Energy-Efficient Home Renovations Market, Part I: Windows, Doors & Insulation http://www.reportlinker.com/p0137890/Energy-Efficient-Home-Renovations-Market-Part-I-Windows-Doors--Insulation.html Green building is no longer just a fad; in fact, energy-efficient remodeling and renovating is one of the few aspects of the U.S. construction business that still...

2009-09-17 16:40:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) has filed an application with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission seeking approval of a Comprehensive Demand Program portfolio designed to promote energy efficiency and conservation for each class of OG&E customers. Eight separate programs are proposed, ranging from residential weatherization to commercial lighting, all intended to enable OG&E customers to use less energy. In seeking...

2009-09-04 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As the number of consumers who struggle to pay their energy bills has grown, utilities have expanded their services to assist their low-income customers. Additionally, several energy providers are developing programs to help customers who face financial hardships for the first time, Chartwell reports. For many utilities, at least 13% of their customer base is classified as low-income, and that number likely is climbing because of the uncertainty of the...


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