Investing in energy efficiency
Recovery Act announcement: Secretary Chu announces $256 million investment to improve energy efficiency in manufacturing and IT.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced plans to provide $256 million from the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support energy efficiency
improvements in major industrial sectors across the American economy.
The funding is targeted at
reducing the energy consumption of America's manufacturing and
information technology industries, while creating jobs and stimulating economic
growth. These programs will help create manufacturing jobs quickly, along with
jobs for technicians and experts who will be needed in the long-term to
maintain and operate the new equipment.