Adin Maynard on Government Support for Energy Efficiency

AdinMaynardSea Change Co-Host Bill Baue speaks with Adin Maynard, Director of Operations at Cozy Home Performance, about the company’s participation in the Weatherization Assistance Program for low-income homeowners and its move into deep energy retrofits for mid- and upper-income homeowners.  

Maynard discusses how the Weatherization Assistance Program has received a boost in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA.)  He also points out that the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) supports renewable energy about twice as much as energy efficiency, despite the fact that energy efficiency uses “shovel-ready” technology and provides a significantly higher return on investment.  Finally, Maynard describes deep energy retrofits, which Cozy Home is set to pilot in partnership with Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO.)