D.O.E. Awards $454 Million for Renewable Energy Projects in 18 States
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $454 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to 18 states for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
This federal funding will go to a variety of projects, including state programs offering clean energy grants, loans, education, and training. For example, California will receive $20 million from the ARRA to develop its Green Jobs Training Program.
These state programs will also support energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy installations as schools, universities, state-owned buildings, houses, small businesses, commercial businesses, hospitals, and even farms.
The 18 states include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
As Energy Secretary Steven Chu says, "this funding will provide an important boost for state economies, help to put Americans back to work and move us toward energy independence."
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