Clean Energy Funding From Recovery Act Helping Power Green Development In Silver State

Washington, D.C. – September 15, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today highlighted a new report that details clean energy projects in Nevada funded through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The legislation included nearly $570 million in stimulus funding for Nevada energy projects.”

The Recovery Act is funding investments in solar and geothermal, increased energy efficiency and a new smart grid that will help Nevada become energy independent.  These projects are helping to create new jobs, while also strengthening America’s energy security and reducing our dependence on Saudi Arabia and other hostile nations,” said Berkley. 

“The benefits from these investments will continue to be seen in the form of expanded solar and geothermal use in the Silver State and in the savings for families and businesses when homes and commercial properties are made to be more energy efficient.”

The report on the Recovery Act details the Department of Energy’s investments in energy efficiency, local initiatives to launch new conservation and renewable energy projects, and technologies that will significantly reduce the energy use in homes, businesses and industry.  A copy of the report can be viewed at: http://www.energy.gov/recovery/nv.htm.

The Recovery Act is investing $4.5 billion in smart grid technologies, including nearly $145 million in Nevada, which is helping to modernize and upgrade America’s electricity system, improve the reliability and efficiency of the electrical grid, and provide consumers with more information about their energy use.

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