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DOE to fund building energy retrofits, weatherization innovation

Post Time:Apr 26,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:80

The U.S. Department of Energy announced [April 21] that up to $28 million in funding is available to help states lower the cost and increase the availability of energy efficiency retrofits. These programs will reduce energy use and save money for families and businesses across the country.

The funding opportunity, administered by DOE's State Energy Program, will also assist states in developing the necessary policy and program frameworks to stimulate investment in cost-effective, long-term energy efficiency deployments, especially in states that do not currently have aggressive energy savings goals in place, according to an April 21DOE release. Read the full release.

The DOE alsoannounced today that it will provide up to $30 million to fund its new Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program to accelerate innovations in whole-house weatherization technologies and services.

The program is looking to fund new projects that will deliver measurable improvements in the cost, scope, and energy savings of low-income weatherization programs across the country. The competitive funding opportunity is open to collaborative partnerships that can include the private sector, colleges or universities, utility companies, non-profit organizations, or existing weatherization providers, according to a second April 21 release. Read the full release.

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