"Obama's Homestar Plan Would Pay for Home Energy Efficiency Retrofits"

"President Barack Obama [Tuesday]outlined the details of a new 'Homestar' program that would help create jobs by encouraging American families to invest in energy saving home improvements. The President spoke of the new program while touring a training facility at Savannah Technical College.

The Obama administration expects the Homestar program to create tens of thousands of jobs while saving the equivalent of the entire output of three coal-fired power plants each year.

Consumers in the program are estimated to save between $200 - $500 per year in energy costs, while improving the comfort and value of their homes. "

Environment News Service had the story March 2, 2010.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010