Help secure federal funding for the Energy Block Grants
Funded in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) are empowering thousands of cities and counties to create new clean energy jobs through investments in building efficiency, community scale renewable energy, and other projects that save energy. However, the grant program will end in 2011 without action by the Obama Administration and Congress.
Campaign Submits Report and Letter to President
The Energy Block Grants Work! campaign has submitted a letter signed by more than 300 local officials to President Obama, along with a report that profiles how more than 100 communities nationwide are using their EEECBG funding. Click here to read the letter or click here to review the report.
King County, Washington is working with a wide variety of local and private sector partners to enhance the impact of its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding. Altogether, King County expects to implement a total of 23 separate projects to enhance energy efficiency, encourage the demonstration of innovative new clean energy technologies, and speed the transformation of Northwest Washington’s transportation sector. For example, the County is installing electric vehicle charging stations at county facilities to support the widespread electrification of the Puget Sound region’s transportation section.