This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

August 13, 2003

DOE Awards $17.3 Million for Renewables and Efficiency

Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced on August 13th that DOE will provide $17.3 million for 187 efficiency and renewable energy projects. State energy offices will use these funds to improve the energy efficiency of schools, homes, and other buildings; promote energy efficient industrial technologies; and support renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass. Some projects will create opportunities for distributed energy resources.

The secretary also challenged state energy officials to join DOE's Smart Energy Campaign, an energy conservation education campaign directed at home owners, businesses, and consumers concerned about rising natural gas prices. For specific information on projects and funding see the August 13th press release.

For more information on the Energy Smart Campaign and for energy saving tips, see the Energy Savers Web site.