Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and Office of Energy Resources Announce Launch of $2.6M Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program

Governor McKee, along with the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and the Office of Energy Resources, has revealed the initiation of the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program. This program, supported by $2.6 million in funding, comprises $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and an additional $1 million from the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program.

According to The State of Rhode Island, these funds for municipalities are available to support the reduction of carbon emissions, community energy use, as well as improve the efficiency of facilities and contribute to the growth of the clean energy economy.

“The federal and state energy funding will enable us to make additional investments in energy efficiency projects within our cities and towns and advance our Act on Climate objectives,” said Governor Dan McKee. “We are grateful for the support from the Congressional Delegation and the U.S. Department of Energy in our efforts to create a more sustainable and resilient Rhode Island.”

“This federal energy efficiency funding will help the state and local communities save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed. “I voted to make this funding possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and I know the state will put it to good use in support of sustainable clean energy initiatives.”

“Energy-efficient upgrades come with many benefits,” said Senator Whitehouse, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “This federal funding will help Ocean State communities reduce carbon emissions, increase cost savings for taxpayers, and advance our climate goals.”

“Transitioning to an affordable, clean energy economy is vital to lowering energy costs for working Rhode Islanders,” said Representative Seth Magaziner. “This federal funding will reduce emissions and accelerate energy efficient projects to save money for people across our state.”

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