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Statement: Weatherization funding uses the cleanest energy

Statement: Weatherization funding uses the cleanest energy

Weatherization Assistance Program Infrastructure Funds will increase household energy efficiency

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden (U.S. Department of Energy) Announcement on WednesdayNew funding of $3.16 billion through the Weatherization Assistance ProgramFor residential energy upgrades. The funds, which were passed as part the bipartisan infrastructure bill in November, are now open for applications from states, Native American Tribes, and territories. The funds will be used to retrofit low-income houses with more energy-efficient technologies such as insulation, air conditioning, and electric household appliances like induction stoves.

Environment America Research & Policy Center Campaign For 100% Renewable Energy Senior Director was reacted. Johanna NeumannThe following statement was released:

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The most clean energy is the energy that we don’t use. The Weatherization Assistance Program will provide more funding to states so they can take advantage of tried-and-true energy efficiency measures. This program can have a dramatic effect on household energy consumption and provide real benefits to Americans. It can also deliver cleaner air, a better climate, and lower energy bills. Today’s announcement marks a major step forward in a cleaner, more healthy future. We are excited to see how it will impact communities across the country.

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