$5 billion of the stimulus bill was to weatherize low-income houses. A year later, only 8% of the funds have been disbursed. Many states have met less than 2% of their goals, saving little energy and employing few people. A Energy Department report blamed bureaucratic delays and the recession itself.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.