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Brevard County, Florida, has received a $2.9 million efficiency-conservation grant for high-tech roofs, windows, lights and temperature-control systems at taxpayer-owned buildings in Sharpes, Titusville, Melbourne and Viera.These Brevard projects might save 2,597 megawatt-hours of energy and prevent 104,137 metric tons of carbon-dioxide emissions. Check out the story in Florida Today:
Great EECBG success story out of Huntington Beach, California. Huntington Beach used EECBG funding for catalytic research and consulting that led to the deployment of 2 MW of solar capacity at no upfront cost to the City.
The City of Detroit had a press conference yesterday to talk about how they are spending $9 million in EECBG funding. They expect that these efficiency improvements will produce $30 million in cost savings over the next decade. That’s quite a return on investment!
The New York Times had an interesting article today about how the first customers that have committed to buying Nissan Leafs are being showered with federal/state/local financial benefits and personal attention from Nissan execs. Sounds like quite the deal and really illustrates the future we are working towards! Several communities (including King County, Washington) are using their EECBG funding to participate in “The EV Project” mentioned in the article. Nothing’s going to accelerate EV adoption like investing in local communities!