Federal stimulus includes $4 million for energy conservation projects in Central New York
Central New York communities will receive more than $4 million in federal stimulus money for energy conservation projects, the U.S. Department of Energy announced.
The money is part of $175 million allocated to New York state cities, counties and Native American governments
for energy efficiency projects. three local Native American governments are eligible for the assistance: the Cayuga Indian Nation ($50,400)
; the Oneida Nation ($83,500); and the Onondaga Nation ($47,400).
The money will be made available as grants through an application process to those living within the various municipalities or on Native American lands.
The formula grants are for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, improving energy efficiency in residential or commercial buildings, according to Energy Department officials.
Among the projects eligible for grants are transportation programs that conserve energy, projects to reduce and capture methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, renewable energy installations on government buildings, and energy-efficient traffic signals and streetlights. CNY to get more than $4M from federal government for conservation efforts.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
By Mark Weiner