Charleston's mayor discusses retrofitting to save energy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina mayor wants people to know that retrofitting can save watts and create jobs.

Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley holds a news conference on Tuesday with representatives of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Officials will mention efforts to make homes more energy efficient and how retrofitting homes can mean jobs for the economy.

The Energy Efficiency Alliance recently received $20 million for retrofit projects and is expected to allocate $500,000 of that to projects in Charleston.

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