Indiana lags 4 to 6 weeks behind weatherization goal – Associated Press

Source: Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press

According to the Associated Press, Indiana is lagging several weeks behind its goal of weatherizing the homes of thousands of low-income residents.  This delay is pushing back the release of the second half of the stimulus funds the state got for those energy-saving retrofits.

Indiana had set a May 31 goal to upgrade at least 6,000 homes with the first half of the $132 million it got through last year’s federal stimulus bill for weatherizing homes.  These upgrades will help with the State’s efforts to provide energy efficiency and energy savings to these 6,000 homes.

But a series of delays that stymied the start of work installing energy efficient furnaces, windows and insulation means Indiana won’t reach that number until late June or early July, said Paul Krievins, the state’s weatherization program manager.

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