Category: Weatherization

DOE and GAO Agree that WAP is Meeting Recovery Act Goals

January 7, 2012

By Alice Gaston The challenge by the President was steep: weatherize over 600,000 homes across the nation in three years. Difficulties in meeting this goal abounded from Davis-Bacon wages to Historic Preservation requirements, from new reporting obligations to training qualified workers. After only two and half years, however, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is on target to exceed

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WAP Corner: 2011 National Weatherization Conference Recap

January 1, 2012

By Rebecca Stewart The dynamic, music-filled city of New Orleans provided the backdrop for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2011 National Weatherization Training Conference (NWTC) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on December 13-15, 2011. Despite the enticements offered over on Bourbon Street, there were over 3,000 attendees, shattering the previous record number of attendees in 2009,

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WAP Corner: A Jean Diggs Tribute

December 20, 2011

By Bob Scott At the end of 2011, the Weatherization network will lose one of its greatest champions and most knowledgeable resources, as longtime Energy Technology Programs Specialist for the DOE WAP, Jean Diggs will retire. The announcement is bittersweet for all who have had the privilege to work with Jean. After 40+ years of government service, including 34 in WAP, she most certainly deserves

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Energy Policy & Weatherization

November 16, 2011

by Brad Penney NASCSP General Counsel Brad Penney was invited to participate at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) held at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois from October 11th through 14th. The Conference was sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers and attended by more than 900 people. Moderating a panel discussion on energy policy, which included representatives from major

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2011 NASCSP Annual Conference—Seattle

November 16, 2011

by Dominique Turrentine The 2011 NASCSP Annual Training Conference was held September 20-23, at the Seattle Sheraton in Seattle, Washington. CSBG and WAP directors from all over the country came together to expand their insights into their respective programs and to strengthen their understanding of our overall purpose- responding to poverty at the National, State, and local level. The

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