15 January 2009

Stimulating the Home Channel

Congress and the incoming administration want to hit the ground running as it comes to the planned economic stimulus package. Brian Beutler has an excellent summary of the green provisions in one draft wending its way through the Washingtonian Halls of Power. A few highlights that target the home channel:
  • $2.5 billion for a new program to upgrade HUD sponsored low-income housing to increase energy efficiency, including new insulation, windows, and furnaces.
  • $6.2 billion to help low-income families reduce their energy costs by weatherizing their homes.
  • $300 million to provide consumers with rebates for buying energy efficient Energy Star products to replace old appliances, which will lower energy bills.
Looks like there may be opportunities coming up.

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