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Report: Stimulus money weatherizes few homes (8:43 a.m. 2/24/10)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new report shows Wisconsin has taken care of less than 4 percent of the homes and apartments it plans to weatherize using federal stimulus funds.

The U.S. Department of Energy analysis shows that as of Feb. 16, the state had finished 772 of the 20,600 homes it planned to weatherize with stimulus money.

Wisconsin was awarded $141 million in stimulus weatherization money to help low-income homeowners insulate and buy new furnaces.

Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the infusion of stimulus money has, for the most part, failed to create the promised energy saving or jobs.

The Journal Sentinel reports Wisconsin’s completion rate ranks in the bottom half nationally.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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