Category: Energy and Green Intiatives

Leveraging Success Story: Wisconsin

November 16, 2011

by Rebecca Stewart As the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reaches the end of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) period on March 31, 2012, States and local agencies are looking to the future. To sustain the program and ensure the uninterrupted provision of quality services to low-income people, the network is exploring innovative partnerships and initiatives. WAP

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WAP Corner: Bellingham, Washington Adds Up Weatherization Plus Health

November 16, 2011

By Rebecca Stewart There’s an adage that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that holds true, the Opportunity Council in Bellingham, Washington, should prepare itself for a flurry of complimentary imitators. Organizations nationwide are looking to its innovative combination of energy efficiency and home health services for low-income families, called Weatherization Plus Health, as

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Words from our President: Painting a Pathway to Opportunity

November 16, 2011

By Steve Payne The White House recently released Creating Pathways to Opportunity, a report that outlines what “Pathways Back to Work” (job creation and training in new industries) the Administration has done to help create opportunity for all Americans. It highlights the impact of Recovery Act funding in preventing further economic turmoil by keeping more than six million Americans out

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Leveraging Success Story: Michigan

October 4, 2011

As the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) reaches the end of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) period on March 31, 2012, States and local agencies are looking to the future.  To sustain the program and ensure the uninterrupted provision of quality services to low-income people, the network is exploring innovative partnerships and initiatives. WAP creates good, green

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WAP Corner: High Tech Facility Trains WAP Worker

October 4, 2011

The New River Center for Energy Research and Training (NRCERT) has been providing in-depth training on weatherization methodology since 1999. In 2009, NRCERT was awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) grant through the Department of Energy (DOE) to expand its already successful program in new directions. With the end of the Recovery Act approaching in March 2012 and

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