Oregon receiving 16 million in energy stimulus funds

The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, announced Friday that, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia and West Virginia were getting more than $96 million in Recovery Act Funding.  Oregon’s share is $16.8 million and will be used to fund energy efficiency improvements, develop renewable energy resources and ensure environmental protection through the established State Energy Program.

The state will focus on public buildings to most effectively use its existing expertise and programs, while also providing an opportunity for government to take a leadership role in demonstrating innovations in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

After demonstrating successful implementation of its plan the state will receive more than $21 million in additional funding for a total of $42 million.

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