Friday, May 1, 2009

Missouri Receives $185 Mill for Weatherization, Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of $43,779,300 for state, county and city efforts in Missouri. This is in addition to an investment of $185,541,027 in Missouri weatherization and energy funding.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program provides formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. The funding will support energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. Other activities eligible for use of grant funds include transportation programs that conserve energy, projects to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, renewable energy installations on government buildings, energy efficient traffic signals and street lights, deployment of Combined Heat and Power and district heating and cooling systems, and others.

You can find the full DOE news release here.

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