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Australian Stimulus Also Helps Environment
 
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Nearly a year after the global financial crisis peaked, an economic stimulus program that Australia says was key in easing its recession, is getting attention and praise. As Derek Henkle reports from Sydney, the program is aimed at energy efficiency and has even had an impact on jobs in the United States.
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Auditor-general's report slams insulation scheme
 
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The report on the scrapped home insulation scheme says the Government put economic stimulus ahead of safety.
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Recovery Act and Beyond: Weatherization Works!
 
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The Recovery Act afforded the the Weatherization Assistance Program with tremendous opportunity and has met the goals of the Obama Administration. The WAP network is at the leading edge of energy efficiency retrofits for all markets showing that Weatherization Works!
Insulated homes fail safety checks
 
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Almost a quarter of homes inspected under the Federal Government's scrapped home insulation scheme were found not to meet building safety standards.
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Stimulus Stories: Tawanda Wilkens
 
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Tawanda Wilkens has been visiting her grandmother, Bertha McCollum on almost a daily basis along with her three children, ages twelve, seven and four. Ms. McCollum, is a 90 year old homeowner that has lived in her East Baltimore house for over fifty years. Although they loved to visit Ms. McCollum, all three children have asthma that was greatly aggravated when in Ms. McCollum's home. Ms. Wilkens called the Baltimore City Health Department's Lead Abatement Action Project (LAAP) who assessed and remediated the lead hazards in the home, making it safe for Ms. Wilken's children to play in the house. Recognizing additional needs for the family, LAAP referred the case to the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (CECLP) and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Through their Safe at Home Program, CECLP reduced asthma triggers and addressed safety hazards such as installation of mattress and pillow covers to reduce dust-mites, integrated pest management and installation of a bucket-less dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the basement. Weatherization delivered energy conservation services such as air sealing, insulating the attic, wrapping the hot water heater, insulating pipes, CFL replacements and other measures. The Department of General Services was brought in, and tapping into Maryland Energy Administration and Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant funding, installed a high efficiency gas furnace, a new hot water heater, an energy star refrigerator, a low-flow toilet, and repaired a major electrical hazard in the home. Due to allocations of ARRA funding, all of these programs were in a position to help the McCollum/Wilkens family out of a crisis. Through the services provided to the McCollum/Wilkens family, ARRA funding has made a way to improve their quality of living and help their family stay safe and healthy in their home. The ARRA funding to these programs is also strengthening the community to help lift up and stabilize a vulnerable neighborhood that is at a tipping point.
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Texas couple received stimulus help, wishes they hadn't
 
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Brandi and Byron Hockaday describe their weatherization nightmare with Austin Energy.
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Home Weatherization A Booming Business
 
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A home weatherization contractor says he has been flooded with calls from home owners, looking to seal energy leaks.
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Foil banned in insulation rebate program
 
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Safety concerns have forced the Federal Government to suspend the use of foil insulation in its rebates program.
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200,000 homes weatherized under the Recovery Act
 
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Today Vice President Biden announced that the Weatherization Assistance Program has weatherized 200,000 homes under the Recovery Act. We're taking your questions and comments right now on weatherization. Join in the conversation! *Facebook -- http://www.facebook.com/energygov *Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/energy
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Economic Stimulus Rebate Money
 
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Commonly asked questions are addressed concerning economic stimulus package payments.
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2/3 Abbott quizzed on broadband, the economy, and foreign policy
 
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Abbott quizzed on broadband and economy http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2979381.htm Broadcast: 10/08/2010 Reporter: Kerry O'Brien 51 economists back Labor's stimulus spend SMH, August 16, 2010 - 3:57PM http://tinyurl.com/38eexvk Pity the PM didn't hold broadband to light, then oppose it Monday, August 2, 2010 http://tinyurl.com/2ekuuga TONY ABBOTT: ... but if you can't put batts in rooves without causing house fires, if you can't build school halls without rip off after rip off, why would you be confident that they could do this? [Roll out a $43 billion national broadband network.] KERRY O'BRIEN: Well let's talk about school halls. When you talk about the waste in the Government's school building stimulus program, the Orgill report investigating claims of waste in that program found that there had been complaints related to 2.7 per cent of all schools that have benefitted from the program - that's 254 schools out of 7,900 schools where there were complaints. That presumably means there were no complaints at all from 7,650 schools for a program designed to bring benefits to schools and underpin the economy, provide jobs, keep the construction sector going. Is that really the disaster you've painted it to be? TONY ABBOTT: But every single complaint that was investigated was found to have substance. Now at the very beginning of the Orgill process, Mr Orgill made it clear that he could not guarantee the anonymity of complainants. We know that there has been a great deal of institutional bullying of school principals who have gone public with this. I don't think anyone can assume that just because only 2.5 per cent or thereabouts of people complained that there were no problems anywhere else. Those 2.5 per cent of public complaints I think are the tip of this iceberg. KERRY O'BRIEN: Well, you're making assumptions yourself. The Orgill report found that of the 254 schools there were complaints, half those complaints related to money. That brings it down to 125 schools out of 7,900 where some money - not all of the money spent - where some money might have been waste. Do you acknowledge that? TONY ABBOTT: Well what I do state, Kerry, is that the Orgill report found that the cost per square metre across the board was vastly higher than the building standard, than the building standard. KERRY O'BRIEN: Five to six per cent. TONY ABBOTT: No - in NSW, the cost per square metre, the average cost in NSW public schools was something like $4,500 per square metre. It was something like $3,500 per square metre in Victoria public schools. The industry standard is more like $1,500 a square metre. Catholic schools got it for about $2,000 a square metre. Just on what the Orgill report found, plainly, value for money was not being achieved. And in some cases, the cost per square metre was vastly higher. We had $25,000 per square metre in the case of some of these canteens. KERRY O'BRIEN: More broadly on the economy, your campaign slogan focuses heavily on Labor debt. But Joe Hockey [shadow treasurer] acknowledged at the Press Club on Monday that if the Coalition had been in government for the global crisis, you too would have had to run a deficit. How big a deficit? And can I ask you just not to say "Smaller than the Government's"? How big a deficit would you have run? TONY ABBOTT: But we weren't in government. We are not in government. We would have pursued different policies. I can't say exactly what the deficit would have been with those different policies because we didn't get the chance to put those different polices into place. But what we have said all along is that the second stimulus was too much too soon. We, I suppose, had a premonition, if you like, Kerry, that the home insulation program and the school halls program were gunna turn out to be disasters and we were right. KERRY O'BRIEN: So, it'd be very lucky for you if you had these wonderful premonitions through government that you're able to rely on. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2979381.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimo,_New_South_Wales
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Weatherizing a Home
 
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Learn how to weatherize a home using Handi-Foam spray polyurethane foam.
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Home Weatherization Visit
 
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Secretary Steven Chu visits a home that is in the process of being weatherized in Columbus, OH, along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. They discuss the benefits of weatherization and how funding from the recovery act is having a direct impact in communities across America.
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Rudd gives evidence in pinks batts action | The New Daily
 
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Rudd gives evidence in pinks batts action | The New Daily: . Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PwdFVp32NtZPUqZfAM_jw?sub_confirmation=1 Giving evidence about federal Labor’s failed pink batts scheme, Kevin Rudd says he still bears the “scar tissue” from his time as Australian prime minister.Mr Rudd was cross examined for 45 minutes via video link from New York in the the Victorian Supreme Court on Monday as part of a class action trial over the abrupt cancellation in 2010 of his government’s home insulation program.When asked to confirm he was prime minster in the period December 2007 to June 2010, and between June and September 2013, Mr Rudd said:” That’s correct, I have the scar tissue to prove it”.Class action barrister Jim Delany QC and counsel for the Commonwealth, Rachel Doyle SC, both asked Mr Rudd to respond to hypothetical questions about the home insulation program.More than 140 businesses have joined the class action, which began in late April and is seeking about $150 million in damages from the Commonwealth of Australia.The businesses claim they suffered heavy losses when the program was shut down for safety reasons as a result of the government’s negligence.The Rudd government established the $2.7 billion Home Insulation Program in 2009 as part of a broader $42 billion economic stimulus package.But it was shut down a year later following the deaths of four workers in NSW and Queensland in 2009 and 2010.Mr Rudd said cabinet would not have gone ahead with the program if it had been advised of safety risks to workers and households.“Were you informed by the public service at any time [before the program began in June 2009] that the home insulation program would carry with it safety risks to workers or households, or to both?” Mr Delany asked.“I was not advised there were any safety risks associated with it, to either workers or households,” Mr Rudd replied.The former Labor leader said he would have accepted advice to delay the program so potential safety issues could be investigated.He would have told cabinet “we have to get this right, we cannot proceed with this program with unacceptable safety risks”, he added.But Mr Rudd also said the multiple scenarios proposed by counsel were becoming “a particularly elaborate edifice”.“I think we have gotten to the end of the tether,” he told the court.He also said the cabinet process “is what it is” and relied heavily on advice from the public service and the ministers in charge of the relevant portfolio.-AAP #Rudd, #gives, #evidence, #pinks, #batts, #action, #Daily
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Obama: Weatherizing Is The Right Stimulus
 
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On the CBS Evening News, President Obama says that weatherizing homes is exactly the kind of stimulus that will put the unemployed and young people to work.
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Installing a Tax Credit Eligible Insulated Garage Door
 
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Here we install an energy efficient insulated garage door that is eligible for the 2010 tax credit from the stimulus bill signed by President Obama. You can earn up to $1500 back on your insulated garage door install. To learn more about the tax credit check out our site: http://www.rigidgarage.com/
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Insulation installers slam scheme's axing
 
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Installers previously working under the Federal Government's home insulation program have criticised the sudden termination of the scheme.
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OETA Story on Weatherization aired on 10/20/09
 
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This story aired on the Oklahoma News Report (ONR) on OETA-The Oklahoma Network. The reporter is Cathy Tatom; photojournalist is Edwin Wilson. For more information, go to the ONR web site www.news.oeta.tv and ONR blog http://blog.oeta.tv/onr. For more about OETA-The Oklahoma Network, visit www.oeta.tv The verbatim script follows below... AS THE WEATHER TURNS COLDER, MANY PEOPLE ARE HEADING TO THE HARDWARE STORE IN SEARCH OF HELP TO MAKE THEIR HOMES MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT. SOME ARE TACKLING SIMPLE JOBS THEY CAN DO THEMSELVES. Justin Nance/Weatherizing: "I got to finish a little bit of skirting on the front of my trailer to keep the cold draft from going up underneath it." AISLES ARE CRAMMED WITH PRODUCTS TO STOP HEAT FROM ESCAPING THROUGH POORLY INSULATED ROOFS, WINDOWS, AND DOORS. Steve Wooten/Weatherizing: "I've spent about $800 on blown in insulation for the attic. The roof's been redone. We're tearing off the wood and insulating the walls and putting solar backed OSB siding up there and then we're gonna put vinyl siding over that and the windows have already been replaced with double pane windows." FOR YEARS, OKLAHOMA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE OFFERED LOW INCOME RESIDENTS RESOURCES AND HELP WITH THE COST OF WEATHERIZATION PROJECTS AROUND THEIR HOMES. BUT, NOT THE MIDDLE CLASS. THAT'S CHANGING. NOW A WIDE VARIETY OF TAX CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE ON ITEMS USED TO MAKE HOMES MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT AND ECO-FRIENDLY. Steve Wooten/Weatherizing: "It was actually cost effective because the government reimburses us on the green fiber blown in insulation, ah 25% deduction on the taxes and the material was cheaper than normal." AN INITIATIVE RELEASED BY THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT THIS WEEK CALLED, "RECOVERY THROUGH RETROFIT" AIMS TO HELP MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS MAKE THEIR HOMES UP TO 40-PERCENT MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT. IT ALSO CALLS FOR CREATING CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS AND STANDARDS FOR PEOPLE RETROFITTING HOMES TO BE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT. AND IT CALLS FOR PROVIDING CONSUMERS WITH CONSISTANT, ACCESSIBLE, RELIABLE INFORMATION THAT PROVIDES A BENCHMARK FOR A PRODUCT'S ENERGY EFFICIENCY. AND, SOUND ESTIMATES OF THE COST OF HOME ENERGY RETROFIT PROJECTS. Scott Ritz/PSO: "What would you guess that the efficiency of this is? Cathy: 50, 60%? Scott: An incandescent bulb is actually five to ten percent efficient. So the energy that's placed into this lamp only five to ten percent is converted to light." Cathy: "This electric meter gives you a really good idea of how much you save when you switch from an incandescent bulb over to a CFL." Jeff Price/Lowe's: "You have energy star rated appliances now that are another big key thing to save money. Example: A top load washer on a full load at a 3.2 capacity uses 48 gallons of water. We never knew that growing up. Some of these use about 17 gallons for a larger load and does a better job and yet is less expensive to run because you don't have as much water going through it." THE PLAN'S LONG TERM INTENTION IS TO SAVE HOME-OWNERS MONEY ON UTILITY BILLS AND HELP CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT. NATIONALLY, THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ANTICIPATES THE RETROFITS WILL SLASH GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY UP TO 160-METRIC TONS A YEAR. THE PROGRAM ALSO CALLS FOR SETTING CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING STANDARDS TO ENSURE RETROFITTED HOMES ARE BOTH ENERGY EFFICIENT AND HEALTHY. IN TULSA, I'M CATHY TATOM, THE OKLAHOMA NEWS REPORT.
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United Green, Stimulus Package, Episode Two - Weatherization
 
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Emmanuel Hales with United Green gives brief discussion on the Weatherization Assistance Program within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act "Stimulus Act"
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Howlin announces €150m Exchequer Works Programme 2013/14
 
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Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin today announced an additional investment of €150 million in Exchequer capital funding for 2013 to 2014. This represents the first phase of the Exchequer element of the Stimulus Plan. The Minister also provided details on the extensive preparations being made on the Phase 1 PPP Programme, which comprised the larger part of the Stimulus Plan. The Government has also agreed a new PPP Pipeline of projects valued at up to €250m.The new programme of projects announced by the Minister today will include a mix of small scale essential works and some larger projects with roll out beginning over the summer. The Minister said: We are targeting additional Exchequer resources on smaller scale capital works mainly aimed at maintaining or improving existing assets. Projects will be delivered in the areas of schools, energy efficiency and roads repairs. The Minister continued: Although the public finances are severely constrained, it is important that we build for the future. It is absolutely vital for our long-term well-being and prosperity that children have proper school buildings in which they can learn, that our roads are safe and well-maintained and that local authority housing is as energy efficient as possible. I am delighted to be able to make this funding available. The investment is additional to the capital allocations already provided for the relevant Departments (€414m for Education; €900m for Transport & €726m for Environment in 2013). The additional Exchequer investment will be funded through some of the proceeds from the Lottery licence and/or State asset disposals. Read the full press release here. In Education, work will be carried out on 28 schools to either replace school buildings or carry out large scale extension or refurbishment projects. Education Minister Ruairi Quinn said: This announcement highlights the Government's commitment to prioritising investment in school buildings. Despite our economic difficulties, the need to replace inadequate educational infrastructure remains, and this stimulus package means that we can continue to deliver for our growing school communities. These projects will see over 10,000 students and their whole communities benefit from state-of-the-art accommodation, not to mention the economic boost to the construction industry. For more details on the Education funding click here. In the roads sector, moneys will be allocated to local roads to carry out much needed surface restoration and road reconstruction works. Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said: My Department is very conscious that two successive severe winters have taken their toll on the road network. While resources are limited, there is a risk that roads can deteriorate quite rapidly and are expensive to repair if repairs and maintenance are not carried out. This additional funding will help to address the shortfall in this area. The work will be carried out this summer and autumn. This funding will be provided directly to local authorities, which can start work on the repairs as soon as they receive the grants. In the energy efficiency area, a new retrofitting scheme for local authority houses will target up to 25,000 older local authority dwellings and aim to ensure that adequate wall and attic insulation is provided in all occupied properties. Housing Minister Jan O'Sullivan said: Beginning this year the energy insulation measures will target the 25,000 least energy efficient local authority homes. This will result in warmer homes and lower energy bills for thousands of families and will also create more than 1000 jobs in the sector. The lower carbon emissions flowing from the measure are also a significant benefit.
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'Effective Deep Retrofit: Risk & Rewards' - Talk by Chris Herring, Green Building Store
 
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Chris Herring, Director of the Green Building Store, gave his talk on 'Effective Deep Retrofit: Risk & Rewards. Three Yorkshire Case Studies' during 'The Future of Buildings - A Retrofit Showcase' event hosted by the Carbon Neutral University Network on November 9th at the University of Sheffield. Content: Talk outlining the importance of deep retrofit and why it is urgently needed. It highlights the key issues that need to be considered when undertaking deep retrofit, including: - Understanding and mitigating risk in retrofits (such as dealing with moisture, ensuring adequate ventilation and effectiveness) - The importance of a whole house retrofit or plan, such as the newly-introduced EnerPHit Retrofit Plan (ERP) scheme, which offers a long-term strategy for deep retrofit - Using effective methodologies, such a Passivhaus (and modelling projects in PHPP) This is followed by a discussion of the ‘whole house’ strategies at three Yorkshire deep retrofit projects that Green Building Store has undertaken and how the risks were managed: - Cumberworth radical retrofit - Stirley Farm EnerPHit - Lower Royd radical retrofit Effective IWI (internal wall insulation) strategies for different wall types are also explored, to help minimise moisture risk within deep retrofit projects. To conclude, a retrofit checklist is offered of issues that need to be taken into account of when planning a deep retrofit. Speaker: Chris Herring, Director of Green Building Store; Chris Herring is Director of Green Building Store and has been advocating and pioneering sustainable approaches for most of his construction career. Chris was Technical Leader on the Denby Dale Passivhaus project. He worked closely with Bill Butcher to ensure the meshing of theory and practice of Passivhaus standards and technology with UK materials and building techniques. Over the last 7 years Chris has been one of the leading proponents of the Passivhaus approach to low energy construction and of the adoption of Passivhaus standards and methodology in the UK. Chris is the current Chair of the Passivhaus Trust and until recently was the Chair of the AECB, the sustainable building association.
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Home insulation scheme had 'disastrous consequences'
 
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The auditor general has criticised the Government's home insulation scheme saying its 'poorly planned and delivered'.
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48 hours of total isolation - Horizon - BBC
 
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What does complete isolation feel like? Three volunteers face 48 hours alone in a pitch-black sound-proofed room without human contact and exposed to an unchanging environment. Fascinating clip from the BBC Horizon programme Total Isolation. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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Stimulus Package and Energy: Creating Green Jobs, Opportunities for All
 
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Stimulus Package and Energy: Creating Green Jobs, Opportunities for All - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2009-01-15 - On Thursday, January 15th, the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will devote its first hearing of the 111th Congress to creating jobs and stimulating our economy through renewable energy and efficiency programs. The economic stimulus package being worked on by Congress and President-elect Barack Obama presents an opportunity for America to take a step forward by investing in renewable technology and infrastructure that will put people to work while transitioning our nation to a clean energy economy. The panel will include Van Jones, founder of Green for All, an organization promoting green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Trevor Houser, an expert on energy markets and climate change; and Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. The hearing will be held on January 15th, at 2:00 PM -- 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. WITNESS LIST and TESTIMONY: * Van Jones, Director, founding president of Green For All; * The Honorable Michael Nutter, City of Philadelphia; * The Honorable Douglas Palmer, Mayor, City of Trenton; * Denise Bode, CEO, American Wind Energy Association; * Trevor Houser, Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Partner, Rhodium Group, LLC (RHG); * Dr. David Kreutzer, Senior Policy Analyst in Energy Economics and Climate Change at the Heritage Foundation. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Kevin Rudd faces lawsuit because of insufficient companies suing economic stimulus plan
 
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Kevin Rudd faces lawsuit because of insufficient companies suing economic stimulus plan SUBSCRIBE, Like & Share the mix if you enjoy it! : https://goo.gl/CozSNv Print Email Facebook Twitter More Kevin Rudd faces court as insulation companies sue over stimulus s... quotation :http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-04/kevin-rudd-in-court-home-insulation-scheme/9831626
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Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference
 
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Personal stories from the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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FOX 11 Investigates weatherization program problems
 
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A Vietnam veteran says a local program for low-income residents has yet to fix his leaky roof.
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Home Depot Layoffs Follow Cash For Caulkers
 
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http://theaxisofstevilshow.com President Obama visited Caterpillar last year to push for his stimulus plan. He also visited Home Depot last year to push for his Cash for Caulkers. So why are Home Depot and Caterpillar announcing layoffs?
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Energy Tax Credit Public Service Message - HVAC
 
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The economic stimulus package has become a fact! Given the hard times, now its your turn to benefit. Get a tax credit up to 30% off the cost of a new, energy efficient heating and air conditioning system. You can save big on your energy bill, while improving the environment. Contact your local Touchstone Energy co-op for more information. It takes all of us, doing our part!
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Rudd apologises for insulation deaths
 
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Kevin Rudd has apologised for the government's roof insulation stimulus project that saw the deaths of four young tradespeople during his last stint as prime minister. Rudd apologises for insulation deaths watched by Mrtodayvideos4.
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Isolation - Mind Field (Ep 1)
 
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What happens when your brain is deprived of stimulation? What effect does being cut off from interaction with the outside world have on a person? What effect does it have on me, when I am locked in a windowless, soundproof isolation chamber for three days? In this episode of Mind Field, I take both an objective and a very intimate look at Isolation. Available with YouTube Premium - https://www.youtube.com/premium/originals. To see if Premium is available in your country, click here: https://goo.gl/A3HtfP
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The Weatherization Investigation
 
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People across the country are improving their homes using federal stimulus money. Some homes here in Texas are seeing the improvements as well; from energy efficient appliances to new insulation. But how much money is being spent? Who is using the money? How much is it costing the state of Texas? These questions and more will be answered on Monday on www.TexasWatchdog.org. Video by Lynn Walsh, Lynn@Texaswatchdog.org.
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Home insulation royal commission: Stefan Armbruster
 
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Former Labor senator Mark Arbib has told an inquiry he wasn't a decision maker in the Rudd government's disastrous pink batts program and Peter Garrett was the one in charge. SBS reporter Stefan Armbruster has more. Watch SBS World News 6.30pm nightly and 10.30pm Mon-Fri on SBS ONE.
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CEDA Media Clips - Illinois Weatherizing More Homes With Stimulus Cash
 
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CEDA Media Clips - Illinois Weatherizing More Homes With Stimulus Cash
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Weatherization Assistance Program:  A Program That Works
 
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The Weatherization Assistance Program enables low-income families to permanently reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. This video features the CHP Weatherization team as the perform weatherization services in Virginia.
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Insulation Rebates Australia
 
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http://insulationrebates.com.au Take advantage of the $1600 Insulation Rebate the Australian Government is giving away. Find out how to claim it and where to get a quote.
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Obama Talks Jobs and Home Energy Efficiency
 
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Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program he hopes will spur demand for insulation and water heaters while creating jobs for hurting Americans. (March 2)
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Claims Rudd government ignored Pink Batts warnings
 
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Thurs 04/07/13: Kevin Rudd has apologised after the Federal Government was slammed over his failed home insulation scheme. The Queensland Coroner accused Rudd's Government of putting the economy ahead of human safety. For more Ten Late News visit: http://ten.com.au/ten-late-news.htm Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TenLateNews Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TenLateNews
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Locked in a Sensory Deprivation Tank
 
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ACFOOL.com  How to buy a mobile home air conditioner package with $1,500 economic stimulus from GOVT
 
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Obama's Radio Address 01-3-09
 
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As the holiday season comes to end, we are thankful for family and friends and all the blessings that make life worth living. But as we mark the beginning of a new year, we also know that America faces great and growing challenges—challenges that threaten our nations economy and our dreams for the future. Nearly two million Americans have lost their jobs this past year—and millions more are working harder in jobs that pay less and come with fewer benefits. For too many families, this new year brings new unease and uncertainty as bills pile up, debts continue to mount and parents worry that their children wont have the same opportunities they had. However we got here, the problems we face today are not Democratic problems or Republican problems. The dreams of putting a child through college, or staying in your home, or retiring with dignity and security know no boundaries of party or ideology. These are Americas problems, and we must come together as Americans to meet them with the urgency this moment demands. Economists from across the political spectrum agree that if we dont act swiftly and boldly, we could see a much deeper economic downturn that could lead to double digit unemployment and the American Dream slipping further and further out of reach. Thats why we need an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that not only creates jobs in the short-term but spurs economic growth and competitiveness in the long-term. And this plan must be designed in a new way—we cant just fall into the old Washington habit of throwing money at the problem. We must make strategic investments that will serve as a down payment on our long-term economic future. We must demand vigorous oversight and strict accountability for achieving results. And we must restore fiscal responsibility and make the tough choices so that as the economy recovers, the deficit starts to come down. That is how we will achieve the number one goal of my plan—which is to create three million new jobs, more than eighty percent of them in the private sector. To put people back to work today and reduce our dependence on foreign oil tomorrow, we will double renewable energy production and renovate public buildings to make them more energy efficient. To build a 21st century economy, we must engage contractors across the nation to create jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and schools. To save not only jobs, but money and lives, we will update and computerize our health care system to cut red tape, prevent medical mistakes, and help reduce health care costs by billions of dollars each year. To make America, and our children, a success in this new global economy, we will build 21st century classrooms, labs, and libraries. And to put more money into the pockets of hardworking families, we will provide direct tax relief to 95 percent of American workers. I look forward to meeting next week in Washington with leaders from both parties to discuss this plan. I am optimistic that if we come together to seek solutions that advance not the interests of any party, or the agenda of any one group, but the aspirations of all Americans, then we will meet the challenges of our time just as previous generations have met the challenges of theirs. There is no reason we cant do this. We are a people of boundless industry and ingenuity. We are innovators and entrepreneurs and have the most dedicated and productive workers in the world. And we have always triumphed in moments of trial by drawing on that great American spirit—that perseverance, determination and unyielding commitment to opportunity on which our nation was founded. And in this new year, let us resolve to do so once again. Thank you
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What is Weatherization
 
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Weatherization Blitz Under Way
 
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About $3 million in federal stimulus money is going to help families weatherize and insulate their homes in the metro Louisville area.
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Weatherizing America
 
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As Recovery Act money arrives to expand home weatherization programs across the country, Zachary Stewart of Phoenix, Ariz., and others have found an exciting opportunity not only to start working again, but also to find a calling.
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Abbott demands answers from Garrett
 
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Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott says Environment Minister Peter Garrett must explain why he failed to act on warnings about the dangers of the Goverment's home insulation scheme.
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Pink Batt Scheme Scandal - Death Of Tradesmen
 
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The death of three young Pink Batt installers in Queensland. The risks, including fraud and safety, were not properly mitigated and four installers died in five months. The Government was blamed for rolling out the pink batts too quickly without proper training. "Children should be burying their parents as opposed to the other way round ... Justice has been done to an extent but no amount of justice can bring back a son." Mark Williams (Lawyer, Potts Lawyers) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you have a criminal law matter that you need representation or advice about call Potts Lawyers. 24 hour crime line: 0488 999 980 OR 1800 476 887 Gold Coast 44 Davenport St, Southport (07) 5532 3133 Brisbane Level 6, 140 Ann St (07) 3221 4999 Visit our website: http://www.pottslawyers.com.au
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Weatherization of a home in NJ- Rated # 1 Energy Star Home Performance Energy Audit
 
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Visit NJRenewableEnergy.com Save up to 30% on energy costs and increase the comfort, safety, and durability of your home with New Jerseys Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. You have the option of working directly with our particpating contractors or with the program. To work directly with one of our participating contractors, click here. The Home Performance program is offering the assessment for $250 (a $500 value)* for a limited number of home assessments. Call 1-866-NJSMART today to schedule your home assesment with the program. Click here for more information. Click here for a virtual tour of a Home Performance with ENERGY
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Cellulose insulation
 
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Footage from Colorado's Weatherization Assistance Program
 
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The following footage offers a brief montage of the Colorado Weatherization Assistance Program's efficient clean-up measures before/after energy conservation work is completed. This is not a "how to" video. The measures taken in this footage should not be attempted without professional assistance.
Tony Smith & Lindsay Tanner - Political Debate, Channel Ten Morning News - 12 March 2010
 
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Tony Smith and Lindsay Tanner debate paid parental leave and the Rudd government's bungled home insulation program on 12 March 2010 on Channel Ten Morning News.
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