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News stories tagged with "weatherization"

Lorinda Bushey
Lorinda Bushey

Heating assistance cuts mean a tough winter in NY, VT

The federal low income heating assistance program, commonly known as LIHEAP, has had a lot of ups and downs this year. Funding levels are lower than they've been in awhile. And there's more demand for services.

In New York state, this winter's average benefits for families are $500-700 lower than they were last year.

Sarah Harris reports from Vermont, where the state's Congressional delegation secured an additional $5 million to bolster the program. But even with that help, many Vermonters are still struggling to keep their heat on this winter.  Go to full article

Energy efficiency group goes under

An energy efficiency not-for-profit best known for its annual alternative energy fair is closing. Community Energy Services was based in Canton and employed eight people. It was dropped from a state contract that provided most of its income. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

The red tape behind weatherization

Tax credits for making your home more energy efficient got a lot of early buzz. The promise of up to $1500 back for insulation and windows or efficient furnaces led to a flurry of advertising. Tamara Keith looks into what might be stopping people from taking advantage of the tax credits.  Go to full article

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