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Chatham green jobs plan abandoned after energy reductions fail to meet projections
Savannah Morning News (GA) ^ | October 22, 2012 | By Eric Curl

Posted on 10/24/2012 7:07:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Chatham County’s plan to use a $300,000 energy grant for a green jobs training program was abandoned after savings failed to live up to expectations and a materials purchase violated federal requirements.

After installing efficient lighting, window inserts for improved insulation and a geothermal system, Chatham reduced annual energy costs by an estimated $60,000, instead of the $340,000 decrease that had initially been expected.

The Georgia Energy Finance Authority grant, funded by the federal stimulus, had to be amended after some lighting improvements violated a “Buy American Act” provision and no longer qualified for reimbursement.

(Excerpt) Read more at savannahnow.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; greenjobs; obamanomics; porkulus

1 posted on 10/24/2012 7:07:45 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“unexpected”


2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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