Energy Office Garners Grants for New Efforts

In April, the state's Energy Office received $550,000 in competitive grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for multi-year efforts to expand the agency's work with commercial businesses, multi-family housing groups and homebuilders to increase energy efficiency in homes and buildings.

Since the discretionary grants began in 1996, the Energy Office has consistently ranked nationally in the top seven, based on total funds received by each state. Nationally, nearly $11.04 million for 98 projects was awarded by the federal energy agency.

New Projects, Same Goals

The three Nebraska projects included continuing work on previous projects as well as several new efforts: