Maine to get $10M for clean-energy projects

Posted Nov. 18, 2009, at 6 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine is getting nearly $10 million in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to support clean energy projects that promote lower energy use, reduce carbon pollution and create green jobs.

The $9.6 million dollar grant comes from the department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.

Officials say about 60 percent of the Maine funds will be awarded to towns, cities and counties for projects such as energy-efficient retrofits, the installation of renewable energy technologies on government buildings and financial incentive programs.

The remaining funds will go toward commercial projects.