Stimulus Bill Expected to Grow Green Movement

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A $60 billion portion of the estimated $825 billion stimulus bill that President Barack Obama and Congress are working on will be dedicated to promoting clean and efficient energy.  Not only will this help to reduce America’s carbon footprint, but many new jobs will be created.  Where will the money go?

  • “Smart” grid technology and tax credits to upgrade America’s aging and inefficient energy grid (an estimated 10 to 30% of electricity from the generator to the plug is currently wasted).
  • Loans and grants for renewable-energy projects, such as those using solar, wind and geothermal.
  • Weatherization and improvement of energy efficiency in federal buildings, military bases, schools and homes.
  • Programs to promote alternative, more sustainable transportation.

Check out Silicon Valley’s Mercury News for more details.

photo courtesy of A Siegel

Tag(s): Energy, Going Green, Greenhouse Gas Emissions / Global Warming

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2 Responses to “Stimulus Bill Expected to Grow Green Movement”

  1. hinkley on June 8th, 2009 1:55 pm

    Wow, it’s so great to hear that our tax money might actually be going towards something important!

  2. Tayten on August 7th, 2011 4:34 pm

    I have been so bewildered in the past but now it all makes sense!

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