DOE Awards $34.6 Million to States for Energy Efficiency

June 2, 2006

DOE announced on June 2nd that it will award a total of $34.6 million to 24 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia to improve energy efficiency throughout the nation. The funding is from DOE's State Energy Program, which provides grants to states and directs funding to state energy offices from technology programs in DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). Among the states receiving funding are Maryland, which will receive $642,000, and New Mexico, which will receive $314,000. Those awards were announced, respectively, by Andy Karsner, DOE's Assistant Secretary for EERE and Karen Harbert, DOE's Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs. See the State Energy Program Web site and the DOE press releases on the overall funding and the awards to Maryland and New Mexico.