Obama Admin Pushes Solar for Low, Moderate Income Housing
The Clean Energy Savings for All initiative, which was announced this week by the Obama Administration, aims to increase alternative energy use by low and moderate income families by a factor of ten.
The program, according to UPI, will focus on solar energy. The story noted that despite the increase in solar power, current use – about 1 million homes – is lagging behind the 1 GW 2020 goal set by the administration. He story says that authorities in 36 states will invest $287 million to finance 280 MW of solar projects in low- and moderate-income communities. This boosts total commitments to $800 million.
Low- and moderate income housing is a common target of alternative energy because the structures of leases makes it especially advantageous for landlords to reduce utility expenditures.
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