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2010-11-17 11:58:00

More than 1,000 Workers Already Trained; 1,000 More to Receive Training HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that Pennsylvania is more than halfway toward its goal to help nearly 30,000 low-income homeowners improve their energy efficiency and reduce costs. Training will help prepare 1,000 more weatherization installers, crew chiefs and auditors across the state in the coming year. "We are making great progress weatherizing...

2010-11-15 10:58:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving is going to be a little cozier this year for more than 20 families whose homes were recently weatherized or repaired by nearly 300 Entergy Corporation employee volunteers and community partners. Nine different events were held across Entergy's four-state utility service territory as part of the company's observation of National Weatherization Day and National Make A Difference Week. The events ran between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. Estimates...

2010-10-27 13:00:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA) today announced that its 38 member agencies created and retained more than 4,000 jobs, thanks to American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. The report "Helping People, Changing Lives: 2010 Report of Community Action ARRA Successes" illustrates that Community Action Agencies are a key component of economic stability. Agencies have invested ARRA funds into their communities...

2010-10-18 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a strategic partnership with Barrier Sciences Group (BSG), the pioneer in residential and commercial building envelope projects in Canada, to bring Enovate(TM)PRO products from Honeywell's Weatherization Contractor Program to the Canadian marketplace. Under the partnership, BSG will establish a network of professionally trained contractors to install weatherization products, which are available only to...

2010-10-15 16:05:00

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation donates $7,000 to help low-income families stay warm and reduce energy bills NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together Nashville and Lowe's are joining forces to help low-income families stay warm this holiday season. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090421/REBUILDINGLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090421/REBUILDINGLOGO) On Saturday, October 16 Lowe's, Rebuilding Together Nashville...

2010-10-15 11:10:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued the Winter Reconnection Order, which allows any Dominion East Ohio residential customer to restore service or to avoid a shutoff between Oct. 18, 2010, and April 15, 2011 by paying no more than $175. Under the order, customers who have had service disconnected for nonpayment can have their service restored by paying the amount they owe Dominion, not to exceed the $175 limit. A reconnect fee of $33 will...

2010-09-22 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), in cooperation with the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, has launched its Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Health and Safety Web site, www.spraypolyurethane.com. The site, intended for SPF contractors, weatherization professionals, do-it-yourselfers (DIYers), and homeowners, provides up-to-date information on the benefits and handling of SPF insulation and insulating...

2010-09-14 14:56:00

State 5th in U.S. for Number of Weatherized Homes HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since the federal government provided Pennsylvania more than $250 million to help low-income households save money by using less energy, the commonwealth has weatherized the fifth highest number of homes in the country, the Department of Community and Economic Development said today. According to the most recent U.S. Department of Energy statistics, Pennsylvania has weatherized 8,370...

2010-08-26 09:30:00

BOSTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government's failure to take easy and inexpensive steps, such as insulating walls and roofs and installing more efficient appliances, adds $1 billion a year to the energy and housing costs of 3 million of the nation's poorest families. That's the conclusion of "Up the Chimney: How HUD's Inaction Costs Taxpayers Millions and Drives Up Utility Bills for Low-income Families," a report issued August 26, 2010 by Charlie Harak of the...

2010-08-17 16:29:00

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) has been selected to receive the 2010 EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities Grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to provide energy efficient audits, weatherization, and retrofits to Prince George's County residents' homes. UCAP will provide additional training to twenty participants who have completed the Green Industry Certification Program (GICP). GICP is the only program of this...