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2010-06-23 08:45:00

Public Hearing to be Held June 30 in Harrisburg HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are invited to offer feedback on proposed changes to the state's weatherization program intended to better serve the public and help residents lower their energy bills, the Department of Community and Economic Development said today. The department will host a public meeting to gather comments at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, in Hearing Room 2 of the Keystone Building, 400...

2010-06-02 13:00:00

OLD HICKORY, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TYPAR® today announced a new strategic distribution agreement with Capital Lumber Company, Phoenix, for the TYPAR Weather Protection System. Effective immediately, Capital Lumber will begin promoting and selling the complete system, comprised of weather resistant barriers, a variety of flashing options and construction tape. Capital Lumber will also distribute Surround® SR Underlayment, a new synthetic roofing...

2010-05-17 09:00:00

DETROIT, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today announced it has launched a Facebook page dedicated to energy efficiency. The site will provide information on the company's Your Energy Savings programs and offer a forum for residential customers to exchange ideas on how to save money by saving energy. The page is available at facebook.com/yourenergysavings. "We know many of our customers are interested in energy efficiency. Facebook provides a terrific vehicle for us to share...

2010-05-13 12:28:00

Public hearing to be held May 24 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The commonwealth is taking comments on proposed changes to its weatherization state plan and will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 24. The commonwealth is proposing modifications to its federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA, and annual "regular" weatherization plans. Proposed changes to the Recovery-funded plan include modifications to "first priority households" to better meet...

2010-05-06 09:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a strategic partnership with US GreenFiber LLC, the largest U.S. manufacturer of natural fiber insulation, for the Honeywell's Enovate(TM)PRO Weatherization Contractor Program. Under the partnership, GreenFiber will become a distributor of Honeywell's new line of weatherization products, which are available only to contractors who are certified under Honeywell's weatherization contractor program. GreenFiber...

2010-03-29 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced a two-week extension of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, better known as LIHEAP. The application period, originally set to end April 2, will now close April 16. LIHEAP provides cash grants to help low-income households pay for home heating fuel and crisis grants to address heating emergencies such as a furnace failure or unexpected fuel shortages. "This was a harsh and...

2010-03-18 10:10:00

DETROIT, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With warmer weather just around the corner, many homeowners will soon begin tackling their spring cleaning and home improvement "to-do" lists. DTE Energy customers looking for springtime projects that can help them save money by saving energy will find a wealth of ideas -- from roofing to landscaping - on the company's energy efficiency Web site, YourEnergySavings.com. The site features an interactive house that provides visitors with how-to videos,...

2010-03-08 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As temperatures in Pennsylvania begin to rise, acting Secretary of Public Welfare Harriet Dichter today reminded low-income families there is still time to apply for heating assistance. The Low-Income Home Heating Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, is accepting applications through Friday, April 2. "The last few weeks of winter were very trying, with significant snowfall in many areas and temperatures dipping well below freezing. During that...

2010-02-25 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General Special Report OAS-RA-10-04 entitled "Progress in Implementing the Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" is correct in asserting that the existing Weatherization network has been confronted with unprecedented challenges in implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funds effectively. However,...

2010-02-18 11:29:00

CARNEGIE, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after President Obama and Congress enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Governor Edward G. Rendell today said the federal Recovery program has helped the nation's economy to stabilize and begin recovering through smart investments like helping families make their homes more energy efficient. During a visit to the Allegheny County home of Jim and Bernice Culligan, the Governor demonstrated how the Recovery Act's...


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