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2009-12-22 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama proposed on Tuesday, December 8, a home weatherization version of the Federal Government's successful Cash for Clunkers program, fittingly coined Cash for Caulkers. While the announcement brings visibility to the message of the energy saving benefits of weatherization, the truth is many homeowners do not know how to conserve energy and save money relative to home sealing. According to David Leonhardt of The New York Times, "To date,...

2009-11-19 14:13:00

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) today announced it is offering free home energy audits and free or low-cost energy conservation measures to eligible customers in the 25 Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) municipalities located in the utility's service territory. At a Sustainable Jersey panel discussion held at the New Jersey League of Municipalities' 94th Annual Conference in Atlantic City, Al Matos, PSE&G's vice president of...

2009-11-13 17:12:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued today by CLEAResult Consulting Great Lakes to educate consumers on the variety of incentive programs for implementing energy efficiency measures. We've been reading and hearing in the news lately about the energy credits, protecting the environment, and saving on utility bills. But a staggering number of people are not aware of numerous and beneficial programs designed by the utility companies that will actually...

2009-10-30 17:02:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1976, The U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been making homes of low-income families more energy efficient. To highlight the efforts across the country, Weatherization Day is celebrated every October 30. This year the program received a substantial boost from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. One state leading the way in weatherization is Ohio, which plans to use the $266.8 million ARRA...

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,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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