What will President speak about in Savannah?

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA - President Obama is expected to arrive in Savannah Tuesday. He will head over to Savannah Tech, where he will tour the campus and speak to a crowd of about one hundred people.

According to White House Senior Administration officials, the President will be speaking about his new Home Star Program, a program aimed at creating more jobs, and creating more energy efficient homes at the same time.

The program would give homeowners rebates, similar to what we saw with "Cash for Clunkers."

It's designed to help middle class families, that are looking to become more energy efficient.

Homeowners looking to do minor upgrades, like air sealing, insulation, fixing doors and windows, changing out havoc systems, are eligible for a $1000 to $1500 rebate from the government.

Homeowners who do major upgrades, having an audit performed to see where major reductions can be done, could be eligible for more. If homeowners complete the steps necessary to reduce at least twenty percent of energy, they could be eligible for a rebate up to $3000.

Homeowners could get the rebate up front, before they invest in the changes.

The idea behind this is that the rebates make it more attractive for customers to make changes. Senior Administrators say it's a win- win. The program will put people back to work, and it will also help reduce the amount of energy used in homes.

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