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2011-12-08 10:30:00

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners in Santa Clara County still can take advantage of a county rebate program that covers 80 percent of the cost of a home energy assessment, up to $800. However, because the program is for a limited time only while funds last, homeowners are urged to contact a participating contractor as soon as possible to schedule a home energy assessment and also qualify for additional incentives up to $6,000 through Energy Upgrade...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter is almost here, but there is still time to protect homes and wallets from its harsh blow. The makers of GE silicone weatherization caulk offer guidance on how to help avoid a season full of bloated energy bills. Homeowners can use the time that remains in late fall to complete a critical weatherizing project: filling gaps and cracks with silicone caulk. It's an easy, quick, and affordable DIY project that can seal in...

2011-11-02 16:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal low-income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) ranks seventh out of approximately 200 federal programs funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) in jobs created or retained, with 14,090 for the third quarter beginning July 1 and ending September 30, 2011. WAP has consistently ranked in the top 10 in job creation and retention since the first quarter of 2010. Beginning in 1976, the U.S. Department of Energy's...

2011-10-27 10:50:00

DENVER, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hower Family Fund of Colorado, a Centennial-based family foundation, is offering to match up to $40,000 in new and increased gifts to Energy Outreach Colorado to support energy assistance and weatherization programs for limited income Coloradans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100608/EOCLOGO) The Howers have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to energy affordability in Colorado by providing $25,000 challenge grants in 2009...

2011-10-24 16:49:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CPS Energy and the City of San Antonio mark a major milestone today with the partners Casa Verde SA program, officially weatherizing 3,000 homes - more than double the original target in less time. The milestone was achieved at the home of Elisa Teveni, a west San Antonio resident who received nearly two dozen weatherization as well as health and safety measures. Improvements to Teveni's 86-year old home included wall, floor and attic...

2011-10-20 13:48:00

<font size="2" face="Arial">CLEVELAND</font>, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that the temperatures are dropping, Dominion East Ohio urges customers to contact the company to inquire about payment plans and energy assistance programs. In addition, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has issued the Winter Reconnection Order, which allows residential customers who have had their home heating service disconnected or have received a disconnection notice an...

2011-10-19 09:12:00

CHESTER, Pa., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential electricity costs have risen 35 percent in the past decade, and as temperatures on the East Coast begin to fall, homeowners are bracing for another long, cold and expensive winter. Many homes are improperly prepared for the elements as drafty windows, leaking roofs and uninsulated spaces allow warm air to escape. As winter quickly approaches, Power Home Remodeling Group, the nation's fourth largest home remodeling company, empowers...

2011-09-19 08:49:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After a summer of record heat indexes, fall weather is now a reality for northern Illinois residents. Since temperatures will largely be on the decline through winter, ComEd encourages customers to begin preparing their homes to save energy and money on electric bills this season. The Department of Energy estimates that weatherization reduces average energy costs by $218 per household each year. "Air leaks can make your home's heating and cooling...

2011-08-15 13:38:00

DETROIT, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing their efforts to educate the public about the proposed cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm (CTKMW) publicly released a letter today that was delivered to all members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation. The letter builds on the recent efforts by the CTKMW to raise awareness on the impact the proposed cuts to LIHEAP would have on the state of Michigan. "The deep cuts...

2011-08-03 11:19:00

Proposed 50% Cut To LIHEAP Prompts Coalition To Mobilize Grassroots DETROIT, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm (CTKMW) today launched an effort to educate federal and state elected officials about the challenges many of Michigan's low-income residents will face if federal energy assistance funding is cut in half as has been proposed. CTKMW aims to ensure that optimum financial and other resources are available to address the needs of low-income...