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DOE Awards $18.5mm for Clean Energy Projects by Local Governments

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has set aside $18.5 million to help advance state and local government goals of improving energy efficiency and use and reducing climate pollution. The grants have been given to four states and 20 local goverments through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.

According to Rigzone, “No one knows communities’ energy improvement needs better than the state and local governments, and the Biden-Harris Administration is helping support these ongoing efforts for a clean energy future for all”, said Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm.

This is the seventh tranche of awards granted through the EECBG program. It raises the overall awards to $150 million, covering 175 communities. The first awards were made October 2023.

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