19 May '12, 7pm

Home Energy Magazine Blog : Green Means Hope (and jobs!) via @tomelwhite

Home Energy Magazine Blog : Green Means Hope (and jobs!) via @tomelwhite

My dad and some of his grandchildren—hope. I wrote a blog entry a few weeks ago while attending the Energy Out West conference in Boise, Idaho. I wanted to highlight the work of the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). I had heard a presentation by CCSE’s Jack Clark about the organization’s work in the San Diego area. Jack and his colleagues are bringing together Weatherization Assistance Program workers who were hired with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars—and who are being let go as the money runs out—with for-profit home performance contractors and other contractors. I was inspired by CCSE’s success at bringing what sometimes appear to be opposite ends of the spectrum—government funded low-income weatherization workers on the one end and for-profit home performance business owners on the other—together to accomplish the shared goals of cr...

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