Category: WAP

Secretary Chu Announces Major New Recovery Act Milestone: 300,000 Homes Weatherized

January 19, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that states and territories across the country have now weatherized more than 300,000 low-income homes under the Recovery Act, a major milestone in the Department's efforts to reduce home energy bills for families.  This means that states are now more than 50 percent of the way toward meeting President Obama's goal of


A Job Market That's Heating Up

January 18, 2011

Jim Neveu says there are challenges to training people for jobs in the broad field of weatherization — as insulation installers, air sealers, energy auditors, and other specialists. “For starters, you need houses,” he explained. “And you’re just not going to find people who are going to let people come and drill holes in their homes and the other things you need to do to properly train


Connecticut Weatherization Program Picking Up

December 20, 2010

HARTFORD, Conn. — A $64 million stimulus program to weatherize Connecticut homes is picking up after a slow start. A little more than a year after the money came from Washington, only about one-fifth of it has been spent and only about one-third of the target number of homes have been weatherized. If the state does not spend all the money by March 31, 2012, it must give back what's


WAP 9th in Jobs, Weatherization Day Success, and State & Local Energy Report Article

November 3, 2010

The Weatherization Assistance Program is ranked 9th out of approximately 200 federal programs in the number of direct jobs funded by the Recovery Act for the quarter beginning July 1, 2010 and ending September 30, 2010. You can see this by clicking here. Also, NASCSP has been working with the State & Local Energy Report to publicize the successes of the WAP.  We invite you


Weatherization Network Weatherizes Over 30,000 Homes in June, Exceeding Goals

August 11, 2010

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reached an important milestone in June and weatherized over 30,000 homes with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds, exceeding goals set for the Program by the Department of Energy (DOE). WAP is also eighth of approximately 200 programs in number of jobs funded by ARRA for the second quarter of 2010, with nearly 13,000 green jobs

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