Energy Secretary Steven Chu says Alabama is getting access to another $36 million to make the homes of low-income Alabamians more energy efficient.
Alabama previously received the first half of the $72 million it was allocated under the federal stimulus program for weatherizing homes. Chu says Alabama is receiving the second half because the state has completed weatherization work on more than 30 percent of the homes planned for improvements. That’s more than 2,100 homes.
The full $72 million is supposed to make 6,650 homes more energy efficient.