Obama Endorses Stimulus Money For Energy Efficient Retrofits

On Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman, President Obama endorsed the potential of stimulus-funded energy efficient retrofit projects to create jobs in America.


Obama said,

There’s some areas, like for example clean energy, that has huge potential. Every building all across the United States probably could use some retrofitting to make it much more energy efficient. Doing that one thing could put hundreds of thousands of people back to work.

Want to see the president say it for yourself? Just scroll to the 11:00 mark in the video below.


President Obama wants to create jobs with energy efficient retrofit projects.

PEERS will make that happen now, and responsibly. He needs to hear about PEERS from you. Tell him by using the PEERS federal representative contact tool. It’ll only take 60 seconds of your time, and has the potential to make a huge impact on the economy, the environment and our industry.

PEERS Model Being Adopted For Appliance Rebate Program

An article in the San Diego Union-Tribune last week discussed a proposed Federal “cash for appliances” program that’s using the PEERS model of piggybacking Federal rebates on top of existing state and utility rebates.

From the Article:

The Department of Energy has a lot of confidence that the states will implement it effectively,‘ DOE spokeswoman Jen Stutsman said. ‘The rebate programs will build off existing (state and utility rebate) programs and make use of appliances in a particular climate that yield the most energy savings.’
Stutsman said the department expects the state programs to allow ‘piggybacking.’ In other words, if you buy an energy-efficient refrigerator that qualifies for a $25 rebate from San Diego Gas & Electric Co., you would get that on top of the federal rebate.

Read the entire article at the San Diego Union Tribune online.



The PEERS Committee is a grassroots coalition headed by the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies®, NALMCO®. PEERS seeks to direct ARRA stimulus funds towards energy efficiency projects of all types (Lighting, HVAC, Motors, Building Envelope, Renewables) in a public/private sector partnership.


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