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Weatherization plan covers solar, efficiency tech

The federally funded home weatherization program aimed at low-income families is no longer just about caulk and insulation.

By Aug. 20, 2010


Home Energy Score program aims to boost retrofits

Federal initiative designed to launch the home efficiency industry will give homeowners an efficiency rating and access to energy-saving loans.

By Nov. 9, 2010


Expert: Next Congress may slow green job growth

Republican gains will likely curtail spending on green construction projects, but sector promises to be source of job growth for an economy that sorely needs it, advocates say.

By Nov. 16, 2010


Recurve app speeds home energy efficiency audits

Recurve is creating a suite of software for the home weatherization industry, which is poised for rapid growth with growing homeowner and government interest.

By Apr. 18, 2010


House Republicans push energy and science cuts

Scientific research, environmental protection and other priorities of the Obama administration would face steep cuts under a congressional Republican spending plan released today.

By Feb. 9, 2011


Barn raisings weatherize homes to cut energy bills

It's a grass-roots effort to cut energy use one drafty house at a time. CNET's Martin LaMonica participates in a community barn raising where volunteers weatherize a home.

By Oct. 13, 2009


'Home Star' program to plug home energy retrofits

Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.

By Jan. 29, 2010


Low-income apartments to have high efficiency

A Boston apartment complex is undergoing one of the largest deep-energy retrofit projects in the U.S. that is expected to cut energy use by about 70 percent.

By May. 23, 2011


Leaky house? Bring in the blower door

With winter upon us, a favorite gadget of CNET's Martin LaMonica is a blower door, a green building tool for measuring air flow and finding leaks.

By Dec. 24, 2010


Smart grid, broadband appear in $825 billion 'stimulus' plan

A 258-page bill proposed by House Democrats as a way to counter the economic downturn spends billions on clean electricity generation, better battery technology, and broadband deployment.

By Jan. 15, 2009