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Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money
Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. The Department's State Energy Program has a long history in assisting states in saving energy and deploying new clean energy technologies.
"Smart, cost-effective investments in energy efficiency are helping communities across the country cut energy waste and foster economic growth," said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson. "Through the State Energy Program, states and local governments are leading by example—saving taxpayer dollars and curbing the effects of carbon pollution."
The competitively-awarded State Energy Program projects announced today include three areas:
The Energy Department's State Energy Program provides financial and technical assistance to states and territories through formula and competitive grants. As the administrator for energy-saving programs, states use the grants to address energy priorities, advance technology deployment, access partnerships and resources, and coordinate energy-related emergency preparedness across the nation.