US to retrofit out of recession

The US Government has launched a new report aimed at helping the country out of recession through retrofitting.

Vice President Joe Bidden, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal departments revealed the Recovery Through Retrofit report.

It’s claimed to be the most ‘comprehensive roadmap’ to create green job opportunities and boost energy savings by retrofitting homes while, at the same time, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, said: “This is the right thing for our environment and our economy – and the right time for action.

“Our Energy Star program can help families cut up to 30% off their energy bills – saving the average household more than $700 a year through efficiency investments.

“Capitalizing on efficiency opportunities in millions of American homes will bring good jobs to communities, help families save money when they need it most, and reduce air pollution while we grow our green economy.”

Luke Walsh

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