Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oregon gets extra $33M for energy efficiency

Oregon will receive an additional $33,501,500 for local energy efficiency improvements under federal stimulus bill block grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy. The grants come on top of the $80 million already headed to Oregon for weatherization and other energy projects. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation block grants will provide $9,595,500 to the state Department of Energy. The rest of the total will be doled out to cities , counties and tribes, including $5.6 million to Portland, $1.5 million to Salem, $3.2 million to Clackamas County and $2.6 million to Washington County.

In all, the feds will provide $3.2 billion for the national program, which will provide funding for residential and commercial energy efficiency retrofits as well as transportation projects. Money was allocated to states based on population and energy consumption.

The full list of grant allocations in Oregon can be downloaded from the DOE here.

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