Tag Archives: eecbg
Get Plugged into Climate Communities Weekly Conference Calls on EECBG, Federal Clean Energy/Climate Policy, Etc.
Every Friday at 2 pm Eastern, Climate Communities hosts a free conference call on clean energy and climate change topics of interest to local government officials. The calls provide city and county leaders with best practices, the latest news from DOE, federal updates, and other pertinent information. To receive the weekly call announcements, visit http://www.climatecommunities.us to register.
As part of the Energy Block Grants Work! campaign, we plan to gather support from more than 500 local elected leaders on a letter to President Obama urging him to include full funding for the EECBG program in his FY 2012 budget request to Congress. Have local elected leaders from your community signed onto the letter yet? We’re looking for support from mayors, county executives, councilmembers, aldermen, etc.
DOE IG Report Provides Initial Assessment of EECBG Program; Continue Spending Your Block Grant Dollars!
In August 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of the Inspector General issued an audit report on the EECBG program. The report provides a critical assessment of the EECBG program, concluding that few EECBG dollars have been spent to date.
Renewed EECBG funding is dependent on successful implementation of this first round. It’s critical that communities continue drawing down their EECBG resources. While the EECBG program was beset with initial hurdles, the framework, regulations and guidance are in place to ensure efficient use of block grant dollars. Bottom line: quickly spend your EECBG funding!