Complications in Implementing Home Weatherization Programs for the Poor: Report to the Congress

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General Accounting Office, 1978 - Dwellings - 55 pages

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Page iv - The regulatory situation was further complicated by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 and the Energy Conservation and Production Act of 1976.
Page 2 - USC 5814) and subsequently to the Department of Energy by section 301 of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 USC 7151).
Page 2 - ... the adverse effects of high energy costs on such low-income persons, to supplement other Federal programs serving such persons, and to conserve energy. (b) It is, therefore, the purpose of this part to develop and implement a supplementary weatherization assistance program to assist in achieving a prescribed level of insulation in the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly elderly and handicapped low-income persons, in order both to aid those persons least able to afford higher utility...
Page 1 - ... designed to enable low-income individuals and families, including the elderly and the near poor, to participate in energy conservation programs designed to lessen the impact of the high cost of energy on such individuals and families and to reduce individual and family energy consumption.
Page 6 - CETA program sponsor tendencies were noted to give preference to allocating CETA public service jobs to their own interests, rather than those of other agencies.
Page 10 - Authorize the Secretary of Labor to earmark portions of the CETA appropriation for use in providing local labor to the weatherization program.
Page 8 - Referring to Presidential plans for a broad national energy message, the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training wrote all local officials administering...
Page 2 - CSA's program, the Congress, in August 1976, passed the Energy Conservation and Production Act, I/ authorizing the Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a supplementary home weatherization program. The program's purpose was to help achieve a prescribed level of insulation in the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly and handicapped...
Page 3 - Because program growth had been rapid, we wanted to know what measures were being taken to coordinate Federal efforts and what progress was being made to achieve program objectives Information was obtained at CSA and DOE headquarters regarding current and future weatherization program efforts.
Page 8 - In February 1977, the Director of CSA wrote the Secretary of Labor concerning needed support for CSA's weather ization program.

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