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Governor set Oct. 30 as Weatherization Day

Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has issued a proclamation joining the U.S. Department of Energy in naming October 30 as National Weatherization Day.

In his proclamation, Beshear said Weatherization Day recognizes the positive impact of the Weatherization Program.

“ The Weatherization Program helped approximately 1,800 low-income families in Kentucky in 2012-1013, including the elderly, families with young children, the disabled and other low-income people by lowering their home heating and energy costs through a series of conservation measure,” he said.

“ The Weatherization Program not only saves energy through advanced technologies to improve the energy affordability for lowincome families, but also saves lives and improves the health and safety of families by identifying carbon monoxide hazards, poor indoor air quality, molds and other health threats.

“ The Weatherization Program can lower home energy costs by 20 percent a year, which can mean hundreds of dollars of savings annually to be used for other basic needs for low-income families,” said Beshear.

“The Community Action network and other Weatherization providers work to combine with other resources such as utility conservation and assistance programs to stretch these limited, but vitally important, dollars as far as possible.”

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