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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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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.
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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Insulation Is "Sexy"
 
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At a Virginia Home Depot, President Obama said that home insulation is "sexy" in his newest effort to push energy efficiency and urge Congress to provide tax breaks for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient.
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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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Kevin Rudd faces lawsuit because of insufficient companies suing economic stimulus plan
 
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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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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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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.
Lionel Sanders' Indoor Training Secrets
 
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We were lucky enough to catch up with Lionel Sanders about his crazy indoor training regime. Sanders has become renowned for this and we get an insight into how he goes about it! Subscribe to GTN: http://gtn.io/SubscribetoGTN Check out the GTN Shop: http://gtn.io/aC Sanders trains mostly indoors due to having been involved in multiple accidents with cars and for the increased training benefit. Indoor training is known to produce great results and no one knows this more than Lionel Sanders! He conducts the majority of his training indoors either on the turbo trainer or a treadmill. Some of the sessions he does sound seriously hard! Sanders has even got the stage where he prefers to train inside than venturing out. Do you like to train indoors? Let us know in the comments.👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gtn.io/aB Watch more on GTN... 📹 How To Ride Hilly Triathlon http://gtn.io/RideHillyTriathlon 📹 Pedal Like A Pro http://gtn.io/HowToPedal Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the best triathlon YouTube channel, with videos for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned Ironman racers to first timers – and everyone in between. With the help of our pro and Olympic medal winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge Beat your PB with record-breaking expertise Get the best from your bike and gear with pro know-how In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media every week Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete. Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Assos of Switzerland clothing: http://gtn.io/Assos BMC Switzerland: http://gtn.io/bmc-bikes Cervelo bikes: http://gtn.io/cervelo Continental: http://gtn.io/continental ENVE wheels: http://gtn.io/ENVE-wheels KASK helmets: http://gtn.io/kask ON Running: http://gtn.io/On-Running Orca: http://gtn.io/Orca Park Tool: http://gtn.io/parktool Polar: http://gtn.io/polar Profile Design: http://gtn.io/profiledesign Quarq powermeters: http://gtn.io/quarq Roka: http://gtn.io/roka Team Bath: http://gtn.io/TeamBath Vision wheels: http://gtn.io/vision Zipp wheels: http://gtn.io/zipp YouTube Channel - http://gtn.io/YouTube Facebook - http://gtn.io/Facebook Instagram - http://gtn.io/Instagram Twitter - http://gtn.io/Twitter Google+ - http://gtn.io/GooglePlus Strava Club - http://gtn.io/stravaclub GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe
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.
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.
Weatherization How-To Video Sampler
 
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This short sampler gives you an idea of the content and production value of the Iris Weatherization Series. Each of the nine programs ranges in length from 10 to 30 minutes. Although produced around 1990, the content is still sound. Only the hairstyles have changed.
Views: 2285 Bruce Sullivan
China, EU Leaders Say Economic Stimulus Policies to Continue
 
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http://tantaonews.com/ Ahead of the China-EU Summit, Chinese Premier Wen Jiaobao and European Union leaders said any change to current economic stimulus policies could endanger the recovery achieved thus far and return the world's economy to the depths of financial crisis.
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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.
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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Insulation - Government Installer Australian Owned and Operated.
 
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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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Kevin Rudd faces court as companies sue over insulation scheme
 
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Kevin Rudd faces court as companies sue over insulation scheme: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-04/kevin-rudd-in-court-home-insulation-scheme/9831626. Thanks for watching, subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEMol-ywkAyDgWx41pygcSQ?sub_confirmation=1 Kevin Rudd faces court as insulation companies sue over stimulus scheme By court reporter Emma Younger Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has been grilled in court about his government's failed home insulation scheme, this time as a witness in a Victorian class action seeking more than $150 million in damages.More than 140 installers and manufacturers are suing the Commonwealth over the insulation scheme, claiming they lost millions as a result of the sudden shutdown of the program in February 2010, seven months after it had begun.The scheme was scrapped prematurely after the worksite deaths of four installers.Mr Rudd gave evidence in the Victorian Supreme Court trial via video link from New York, where he works at the Asia Society Policy Institute.He was initially asked to confirm he had served as Prime Minister between 2007 and 2010 and again for several months in 2013."That's correct," Mr Rudd responded. "I have the scar tissue to prove it." The men who died Read about the men who died during the roll-out of the home insulation program. Under cross-examination, Mr Rudd was asked whether the public service had informed him the scheme would carry safety risks to households or workers before it was announced."No I was not," Mr Rudd replied.Mr Rudd told the trial that if the public service had recommended delaying the introduction of the scheme due to unacceptable safety risks, he would have told them, "You have to get this right, we cannot proceed with a program that has unacceptable safety risks"."The first consideration I would have had would have been get the safety matters resolved," he said."I cannot speak on behalf of my [cabinet] colleagues but … that would have been their first consideration as well, I think. I cannot speak for them."'End of the tether'Mr Rudd said the public service first informed him of the safety risks associated with the scheme in February 2010, the same month it was scrapped.The court heard the scheme was established to help stimulate the economy in response to the global financial crisis and to reduce energy use in homes.Barristers for both the business owners and the Commonwealth asked Mr Rudd hypothetical questions that became more elongated as his examination wore on.Close to the end of his evidence, Mr Rudd said he could not continue answering hypothetical questions which took no account of what else may have hypothetically happened, such as the number of financial institutions that could have hypothetically fallen over in that period."I think we might have got to the end of the tether," he said.Technical issues initially delayed Mr Rudd's appearance by about half an hour, slightly less than the time it took to give his evidence.The trial before Justice John Dixon is expected to conclude by next month. #KevinRudd, #faces, #court, #companies, #over, #insulation, #scheme #kevinrudd, #pinkbatts, #court, #home, #insulation, #scheme, #class, #action
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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
Views: 3948 Jeff Lee
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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Faces of the Recovery Act: National Weatherization Conference
 
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Personal stories from the 2009 National Weatherization Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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.
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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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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Obama to Congress: Fund Energy Incentives
 
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that home insulation "is sexy," in his newest appeal for Congress to pass incentives for homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient. (Dec. 15)
Views: 748 Associated Press
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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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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Kevin Rudd  Coroners Report Slams Rudd
 
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If you watch to the end K Dudd after spinning his trip to Indonesia was to stop the illegal boats openly admits he will do nothing about it. Would you really vote for this fool. Acting Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is sorry for the way the Rudd government handled its home insulation scheme, after a coroner found the rush in rolling it out played a role in the deaths of three tradesmen. The Queensland tradesmen were electrocuted in 2009 and 2010 while installing roofing batts as part of the former Rudd government's controversial home insulation scheme, since discontinued. Queensland coroner Michael Barnes on Thursday said the rushed economic stimulus program in response to the global financial crisis had put the economy ahead of human safety. "Because a major focus of this program was the stimulation of the economy to counter the effects of the global financial crisis (Stimulus was totally unnecessary in Australia) it needed to proceed far more quickly than that, but not at the cost of human life," he said. Mr Albanese was asked if he, as acting prime minister, would apologise for the way the program was handled by the Rudd government. "Absolutely," he told Sky News. Deputy opposition leader Julie Bishop said the coroner's findings were a "scathing, damning indictment" of the former Rudd government - and the prime minister should ultimately take responsibility. The coroner was also critical of the Queensland government's work safety agencies for failing to respond promptly to the increased risks.
Views: 149 TheTabellarius
Powering the Planet (Full program)
 
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Second program in the ETOM mini-series. (Please note: PBS stations may air these in a different order)
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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Recovery Act funds building rehabilitation project in Virginia
 
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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded a building rehabilitation project at the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, creating jobs in the local construction industry around Virginia Beach. Podcast originally produced in January 2010.
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
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!
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/UCrCw0Mx4OF1aOXGctJV-0HA?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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Health and Safety Series: Getting Started
 
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In the first part of this new series WxTV will take a quick look at why health and safety is not just an afterthought but a funded component of the DOE weatherization program for workers and clients. For a high-res version of this video, please visit: http://www.weatherization.org/wxtv23
Views: 613 TheWXTV
ASL - Weatherization Assistance Program
 
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Weatherization Assistance Program: Make your home energy efficient and save an average of $500 per year on your energy bills! This FREE program will save you money and make your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Trained technicians will: • Seal leaks • Install Insulation • Upgrade Heating Systems • Replace inefficient appliances Eligibility for this FREE service is based on household size and income. Both homeowners and renters are eligible to apply. For more information, contact your local Community Action Agency at http://www.iowacommunityaction.com or call 515.244.0307.
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The Stimulus: Two Years Later
 
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The Stimulus: Two Years Later - House Oversight Committee - HVC 210 - 2011-02-16 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. WITNESSES: Dr. John Taylor, Professor, Stanford University, Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution; Dr. Russell Roberts, Professor of Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Dr. J.D. Foster, Senior Fellow in Economics of Fiscal Policy, Heritage Foundation; Andrew Busch, Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist, BMO Capital Markets' Investment Banking Division; Alex Brill, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Dr. Josh Bivens, Economist, Economic Policy Institute. Video provided by U.S. House of Representatives.
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Construction around the World Malaysia
 
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Jakarta, Indonesia – Axis Capital Group, a construction company based in Singapore has been delivering heavy equipment all throughout Asia and Europe. With the expansion of construction and the increasing growth of industrialization all over the world, the nation’s economy has been one of the factors that help each nation’s boom and development. Let us review how developing countries have been coping with the competition in the construction industry. According to Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce 2010, between 2004 and 2006, Malaysia experienced a slow growth in its construction industry with average output value of RM50.9 billion. In 2007 the construction output value began to increase, up to RM 60.7 billion, and the industry recorded stronger growth in 2008 and 2009 rising to RM77.5 billion. The Central Bank of Malaysia in 2009 added that the strong growth of construction industry in 2007 to 2009 was mainly due to the implementation of construction related activities under the 9th Malaysia Plan and the high value of the fiscal stimulus package projects.
U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee in Highland Park at weatherization program event
 
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West Seattle Blog video of Congressmember Jay Inslee in Highland Park as the LiUNA weatherization program announces the first home in the Northwest it's weatherizing with federal stimulus funding.
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LA Green Corps work
 
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A preview of the work that the LA Green Corps at the Alliance for Affordable Energy in New Orleans does. Youth in this program learn about the importance of energy efficiency in helping people to save money on their energy bills, while helping to save the environment. Participants train on weatherization, air sealing, radiant barrier installation techniques.
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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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Obama in Ohio to talk jobs and bridges
 
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The Brent Spence Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky - the respective home states of Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - will serve as the backdrop to a visit by Pres. Obama to promote his jobs plan. CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante reports.
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Illinois Electricity Customers Forced To Get Smart Meters Or Pay Fine
 
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Illinois Electricity Customers Forced To Get Smart Meters Or Pay Fine Illinois Electricity Customers Forced to Get 'Smart Meters' or Pay Fine In the early days of the Obama administration, "smart power" was all the rage—and not just on the foreign policy scene. In April 2009, National Public Radio reported how one Allentown, Pennsylvania, mother was saving more than a hundred dollars each month on her electric bill. Tammy Yeakel's power company, PPL Energy, had helpfully installed a "smart meter" on her home that could monitor her power usage in real time. The meter uploaded that information to PPL's website, so she could identify peak usage times during the day. "I love this site," Yeakel told NPR. "I called PPL and said, 'Did you design this for me?' Because I'm one of these people who love to know where my dollars [are] going and how can I save." Thanks to her newfound knowledge made possible by the smart meter, Yeakel was finding all sorts of ways to save, like installing a storm door and switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs. And in the middle of the recession, those extra dollars saved were important. The Obama administration wanted in on the action, too. From NPR: President Obama wants to use stimulus money to help install 40 million smart meters nationwide to help Americans save electricity and money. Smart meters can track energy use daily, hourly, monthly and even instantaneously, and send that data to power companies. The advanced meters can save companies money, because they no longer need meter readers, and they can fix outages more efficiently. Even with the purported opportunities to save, not everyone was pleased with the meters, especially since this new "smart grid" seemed to be getting things wrong. The New York Times reported in December 2009 that many customers in California were in "open revolt" over the nearly 4 million new meters already installed by the utility company Pacific Gas & Electric because they claimed the meters were running too fast and charging them for energy they hadn't used. One meticulous customer interviewed by the Times compared her usage for the month July 2008, before the meter was installed, to July 2009. She found her recorded usage jumped from 474 kilowatt-hours to 646 kilowatt-hours. Her bill was more than $20 higher. Another customer saw an even bigger jump in 2009, from 236 kilowatt-hours to 791 kilowatt-hours. "And he had recently insulated his attic and installed new windows," wrote the Times. More Here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/deferring-inevitable_781518.html http://youtu.be/qs1-HBe6M8M
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Weatherize!!
 
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A Pilot program in Newark, New Jersey to weatherize 30 senior citizen homes in order to lower power bills, create jobs and combat global warming.
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Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
 
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Jack Holloway, a prospector on the planet Zarathustra discovers small furry creatures. These creatures are obviously intelligent, but are they animals or are they sapient? If they are sapient the planet will be declared a protected zone and the company that is developing the planet commercially will lose their exclusive rights to the resources... Chapter 01 - 00:00 Chapter 02 - 23:20 Chapter 03 - 50:23 Chapter 04 - 1:07:42 Chapter 05 - 1:20:03 Chapter 06 - 1:52:39 Chapter 07 - 2:22:13 Chapter 08 - 2:48:48 Chapter 09 - 3:13:08 Chapter 10 - 3:31:23 Chapter 11 - 3:53:56 Chapter 12 - 4:09:22 Chapter 13 - 4:35:08 Chapter 14 - 4:43:51 Chapter 15 - 5:15:53 Chapter 16 - 5:26:02 Chapter 17 - 5:42:59
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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.
Strange Fire Q&A: Answering the Critics (Selected Scriptures)
 
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City College: Construction Technology - Carpentry
 
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