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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors.

The DOE reports that the competitively awarded State Energy Program projects include the following:

- Advancing industrial energy efficiency: The DOE will invest approximately $751,000 to help Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin address specific policy, regulatory or market barriers to greater investment in energy efficiency and combined heat and power technologies.

- Supporting energy efficiency action in states: The DOE will invest $1 million to assist Arkansas and Mississippi in generating the necessary policy and program frameworks to encourage energy efficiency investments and establish or increase statewide energy-savings goals.

- Retrofitting public buildings: The DOE will invest about $2 million to help Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin retrofit public housing, local government buildings and state facilities for the purpose of energy efficiency.

The DOE notes that the State Energy Program provides financial and technical assistance to states and territories through formula and competitive grants.


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