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Maine Ahead on Weatherization Efforts 

Maine’s effort to insulate homes is being praised by the federal government.Assistant U.S. Energy Secretary Cathy Zoi says Maine is one of the nation’s weatherization leaders, and has now weatherized more than 30% of targeted homes.With federal stimulus funds, Maine weatherized almost 1,600 low-income homes by the end of April.Officials say it will save families in those homes an average of about $440 per year on energy bills.The governor says the weatherization assistance program has also created more than 160 jobs throughout Maine.