Obama administration sends $14 million to Alaska in energy stimulus funds
August 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $51 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Alaska, Guam and New Jersey. Under DOE’s State Energy Program, states and territories have proposed statewide plans that prioritize energy savings, create or retain jobs, increase the use of renewable energy, and reduce carbon pollution. The $14 million is the first half of the $28.6 million in energy stimulus funding that the legislature agreed to accept in August when they voted 45-14 to override former Gov. Sarah Palin’s veto of the funding.