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Home Energy Assistance Program Application Process Begins Next Week

Erie County’s Department of Social Services will begin accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits next week, with county officials anticipating receiving more than 20,000 HEAP applications by the end of December

BARLETTA JOINS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF HOUSE MEMBERS TO URGE HHS TO RELEASE HOME HEATING...

Representatives Alma S. Adams (D-NC), Peter Welch (D-VT), Lou Barletta (R-PA), James P. McGovern (D-MA) along with 71 other Members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge for the swift release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding. Releasing the funding will allow families in need to access critical resources to heat their homes during cold winter months.

Declining Photovoltaic Module Cost Accelerating the Indian Solar Energy

In an energy-starved country like India, there is tremendous potential for increasing the share of solar energy, as the cost of the solar panels has dropped by a whopping 60-70% during the last couple of years. Even the efficiency of the module has increased by 10-15%.This is easing the pressure on the investment for setting up a solar park infrastructure as more than half of the project cost is associated with procuring of solar PV modules. Further this is boosting the Rooftop solar PV installation, where the grid connectivity is not cost-effective

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

omeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements. Leading institutions from the public and private sectors today announced the formation of a national financing platform that will for the first time bring low-cost, large-scale capital to government and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency loan programs – which can be utilized by homeowners in states that participate.

RESO Joins New Home Energy Information Accelerator Program

Imagine being able to find out the energy-efficiency of a home for sale the same way a homebuyer can learn how many bedrooms it has through the local multiple-listing service. That day may be coming. The realty industry’s Real Estate Standards Organization, or RESO, is working to create such an “energy-transparent” shopping experience for consumers by teaming up with the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Better Buildings Home Energy Information Accelerator Program.

AHFC Introduces $10,000 Six Star Rebate and Incentivizes Greater Home Energy Efficiency Standards

ANCHORAGE, AK - June 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Under new program changes adopted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), beginning July 1, 2013, Alaska homeowners participating in the Home Energy Rebate Program for new construction may qualif...

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America’s Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program

WASHINGTON, DC - May 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced that registration is now open for America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Students, educators, and school principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org.

County Executive Bellone Reminds Residents About NYS Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Hauppauge, NY - January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- County Executive Bellone reminds Suffolk County residents, who are eligible, to participate in HEAP, a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual ene...

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Expands Home Energy Rebate Program to make more Alaskans eligible...

January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska homeowners who used the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Home Energy Rebate Program or 5 Star Plus New Home Rebate Program and have since built or purchased a new or existing home are eligible for a new r...

Governors Urge Congress to Fully Fund Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

AUGUSTA, DC - September 13, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Paul LePage joined with 13 other Governors across the country to submit a letter requesting Congress fully fund the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHE...

Keystone HELP Program Hits 10,000th Loan Milestone; Continues to Create Jobs, Save Homeowners Money,...

Allentown - August 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Treasurer Rob McCord today marked a major milestone in Pennsylvania’s nationally recognized Keystone Home Energy Loan Program, which recently issued its 10,000th loan to make homes more energy e...

Durham to Soon Reach Home Energy Savings Program Goal

DURHAM, N.C. - July 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Only a few spots are left in the first-come, first served Durham Home Energy Savings Program, and homeowners looking to save energy and money should apply before the July 31 deadline.

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Call on Obama to Increase Home Energy Assistance Funding in...

Washington, DC - January 31, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Edward J. Markey, Congressman John Tierney, and a bipartisan group of more than 100 lawmakers sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to fund the Low Income Home Energy Assistance ...

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce $34 Million for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in New...

NEWARK, NJ - January 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released $34.2 million for the Low Income Home Energy Ass...

Markey, Kerry Praise Release of $21 Million in Home Heating Funds for Massachusetts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) today praised the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s release of $845 million to states throughout the cou...

Huntsville Celebrates Launch of Home Energy Upgrade Program with Energy Department Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday recognized the launch of the Huntsville WISE Gold Program, one of DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood projects, at a Home Energy "Block Party" in H...

Santa Barbara County Launches New Home Energy Upgrade Financing Program with Energy Department Suppor

November 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Energy recently recognized the launch of Santa Barbara County's energy efficiency financing program, one of the Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood projects. Called "emPowerSBC," this new program will allow homeowners in Santa Barbara, California to increase the comfort and affordability of their homes through energy-saving home upgrades such as improved insulation, windows and doors, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. This is one of 41 Better Buildings Neighborhood projects nationwide that are bringing the public and private sectors together to provide American homes and businesses with high quality and accessible energy improvements that save money and create new jobs.

City of New Orleans Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today applauded the launch of the City of New Orleans' NOLA Wise, one of the Department's Better Buildings Neighborhood projects. The $1.7 million initiative, funded by the Recovery Act, will allow participants to increase the comfort, safety, and affordability of their homes through energy-saving home improvements. Through DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program, 41 projects are bringing state and local governments and partnering organizations together to provide high quality, accessible and affordable energy improvements to homes and businesses across the nation to reduce energy use and save families money on their energy bills.

Durham Seeks Home Energy Savings Program Applicants

Durham, NC - August 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Approximately 200 Durham homes will soon be saving energy and money thanks to the Durham Home Energy Savings Program. The Durham Home Energy Savings Program, overseen by the Durham City-County Sus...

Centerpoint Energy and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman Announce Results of Pilot...

Houston, TX - July 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:CNP) electric transmission and distribution subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman today released survey results from a 500 participant smart meter In-Home Display pilot program begun last fall. Based on surveys, 71 percent of customers reported that they have changed their electricity consumption behavior as a result of the energy use data they accessed on their in-home displays.

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CBRE’s Philip D. Voorhees, Reg Kobzi and NRP-West Team Represent Seller...

CBRE Vice Chairman Philip D. Voorhees announced this week that the National Retail Partners-West (NRP-West) completed the sale of San Marcos Village in San Marcos, Calif., a grocery/discount-anchored neighborhood center with key access and visibility

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8 Things to Look Out for When You’re Thinking About Buying...

Buying a house can be a daunting experience, especially if it’s your first home. You’re getting ready to invest what might be hundreds of thousands of dollars into something you don’t know everything about. Even a seasoned buyer can miss a sign here or there when home shopping, which can result in landing a less-than-stellar deal and the ownership of a money pit.