Green jobs program to retrofit homes in Charleston, SC

By Andy Owens, Charleston Regional Business Journal.

Millions of dollars could come to Charleston, South Carolina, over the next three years under a pilot program that gives the city up to $1 million upfront to make homes and businesses more energy efficient.

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and representatives of local, state and national organizations including the U.S. Department of Energy, S.C. Energy Office, Coastal Conservation League, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, Trident Technical College and The Sustainability Institute announced the joint effort Tuesday in Charleston City Council Chambers.

Charleston is one of several cities across the country using $400 million in federal stimulus money to increase energy efficiency and green jobs in 25 different projects. Communities in eight Southeastern states are sharing in $20 million administered by the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance for the program dubbed Retrofit Ramp-Up.

Read the full story on the Charleston Regional Business Journal.