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Obama Admin Pushes Solar for Low, Moderate Income Housing

July 20, 2016 By Carl Weinschenk

Virginia Apartment Complex with Solarban:Sunclean GlassThe 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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