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Around the Web: Weatherization woes in New Jersey

According to a report in the Star-Ledger, the state of New Jersey has encountered mismanagement, delays and other difficulties in its effort to spend federal dollars weatherizing the homes of low-income households.

The dollars -- more than $118 million designated for the Garden State -- are part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to reduce greenhouse emissions, create green jobs and cut energy bills for low-income households.

Following an audit that led to the removal of the state's program director, the report found that New Jersey has completed only about 16% of its workload, well below the national average of about 44%. Excessive regulation was cited as one of the roadblocks.

 


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