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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...

2010-02-17 09:42:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Warmathon to benefit Dollar Energy Fund raised funds to help over 685 Pittsburgh area families, more than 2,000 individuals, maintain safe utility service. The Warmathon, a 31-hour live broadcast from the PPG Wintergarden, took place on February 11-12, 2010. "The Pittsburgh community is always incredibly generous," said Cindy Datig, chief executive officer of Dollar Energy Fund. "For over 25 years, Dollar Energy Fund has...

2010-02-11 13:36:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OG&E announced today that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved the company's application to initiate a comprehensive demand program designed to promote energy efficiency and conservation for each class of OG&E customers. Eight separate programs were approved, ranging from residential weatherization to commercial lighting -- all intended to enable OG&E customers to use less energy. In seeking approval of the demand...

2010-02-03 10:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today directed that additional federal funds be used to provide a $100 increase in grant amounts for the most vulnerable households enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program: those over 60, with a disability or with children aged five and under. The federally-funded LIHEAP helps low-income households stay warm in the winter months by paying for heat. It is administered by the Department of Public...

2010-01-19 11:00:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the launch of the Honeywell Enovate(TM)PRO Contractor Program designed to help contractors expand their business offerings in the area of air sealing and weatherization for home and buildings. The program features new Honeywell products, including energy-efficient foam insulation and sealants, as well as professional development training, ultimately helping program participants to become...

2010-01-14 09:44:00

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With unusually cold weather recently causing Virginia homeowners to use as much as 33 percent more energy for heating than last year, Dominion Virginia Power is encouraging customers to take steps to save energy and money. "Outdoor temperatures drives home energy usage more than any other single factor," said Alison Kaufmann, an energy conservation specialist at Dominion Virginia Power. "The extremely cold weather in recent weeks is sending just...

2010-01-05 11:35:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced significant changes to Pennsylvania's Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program -- better known as LIHEAP -- that will help keep low-income families warm this winter. The federally-funded LIHEAP helps income-eligible households pay for heat during the winter months and is administered by the Department of Public Welfare. "As a result of smart policy decisions and efficient management of LIHEAP...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.