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State, Local Governments Secure DOE Clean Energy Grant

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State, Local Governments Secure DOE Clean Energy Grant

The Department of Energy has announced the seventh tranche of grant recipients to support efforts to enhance energy efficiency and help achieve the federal government’s climate conservation goals.

Under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, the DOE allocated $18.5 million provided by the bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The grant aligns with the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 Initiative, an effort that aims to allocate more federal investments to less privileged communities experiencing underinvestment and facing significant pollution, Energy .gov reported.

Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said the grant will allow state governments to take the lead in efforts related to reducing emissions, enhancing climate resilience, and strengthening communities for future generations.

Cobb County, Georgia, is among the recipients of the program, with the funds going to the construction of a Center for Hard to Recycle Materials facility and supporting the town’s decarbonization and other sustainability efforts.

California also received a portion of the grant. The state government plans to use the money in its decarbonization program, the Local Government Building Decarbonization Challenge. Among the other recipients are the states of New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and Dane County, Wisconsin.

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