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Energy Conservation Agency Announces Expanded Program

(KYW NEWSRADIO 1060) - An organization that has been weatherizing homes in the city now has a new program with wider horizons.

KYW's John Ostapkovich reports the Energy Coordinating Agency is on the forefront of conservation.

It used federal stimulus money to weatherize the homes of at least 825 low-income city residents in the past year.

Now, ECA Executive Director Liz Robinson says there's also a broader outreach to Philadelphia and the four suburban counties:

"This is called energy works, a program designed to help homeowners reduce energy consumption by at least 20%, an unprecidented combination of rebates, extremely low interest loans, federal tax credits and very high quality work."

Robinson says the region's older housing stock often needs leaks sealed and attics insulated.

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