KENNEDY, KERRY ANNOUNCE $42M FOR ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY PROJECTS
Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry announced today that $42,230,600 in federal funds will be made available for Massachusetts cities and towns for energy efficiency and conservation projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The funds are part of a $3.2 billion investment in energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S.
"Now and in the years ahead, environmental protection and energy efficiency are more important than ever to our families, the strength of our economy, and the future of our planet," said Senator Kennedy. "I'm proud to work with President Obama and Senator Kerry to strengthen our economy and our national commitment to energy reform. The President is right to make it a central part of his economic stimulus plan."
"These recovery dollars will create green jobs, reduce our energy use, and cut polluting emissions. From every angle, this means more money in the pockets of working people in Massachusetts. Anytime you can create jobs and save taxpayers money, it's a smart investment," said Senator Kerry.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program under the U.S. Department of Energy provides formula grants for projects that reduce total energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. For more information visit http://www.energy.gov/recovery/.
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