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.