White House Blogs About Weatherization and Window Replacement

August 24, 2009
Government

Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, recently posted a blog on the White House Web site, highlighting how the Weatherization Assistance Program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is creating new jobs and improving the lives of people in low-income households. 

In the blog, she reports, "A few weeks ago thousands of these energy experts gathered at the National Weatherization conference in Indianapolis to compare notes on how to ramp up their operations quickly and effectively. They're scaling to invest $5B of Recovery Act money- creating huge numbers of new jobs to help families become energy-efficient."

The blog also includes the following video, with comments from attendees at the event:

 

Zoi's blog follows up on an earlier post on the White House Web site from Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The post includes a video focusing on a District of Columbia weatherization project which highlights the value of replacement windows: