DOE Delivers $38 Million to Four States for Clean Energy
DOE delivered more than $38 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
funds on November 3 to Alaska, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia to support energy efficiency
and conservation activities. Under DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program
, the recipients will implement programs that lower energy use, reduce carbon pollution, and create green jobs locally. At least 60% of each award will be passed through to local cities and counties not eligible for direct EECBG awards from DOE.
Projects eligible for support include the development of an energy efficiency and conservation strategy, energy efficiency audits and retrofits, transportation programs, the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the installation of renewable energy technologies on municipal buildings.
[Read More via the Dept of Energy and see the DOE press release and the EECBG Program Web site.