Recovery Blog

Recovery Act Funds Wood-to-Energy Installations

Posted in Agency News, Recovery Projects/Awards by on July 28, 2011

Forest Service LogoIn August 2009, $11.4 million in U.S. Forest Service Recovery Act grants were awarded to the State of Maine to help rural counties convert heating systems to wood/dual-fuel heating systems.  The grants fund a program designed to achieve energy savings, reduce dependence on non-renewable energy resources, reduce greenhouse emissions, and support sustainable forestry.

Visit the USDA Blog to read the full story and see pictures of how these grants are being put to use.

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  1. Puma S said, on September 1, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Quite a good initiative to go green.

  2. Tony Coen said, on September 27, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Two years down the track it would be nice to know what the takeup rate has been for these grants and what effect this may have on the use of renewable energy, Has the program continued and has it been accepted by the people as a viable alternative to using electric and gas heating appliances

  3. ted's woodworking said, on September 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    It’s a good initiative §

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