LA Gets Cash to Improve Energy Efficiency

LA Gets Cash to Improve Energy Efficiency

POSTED: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 8:19am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana is getting $13.8 million in stimulus spending for energy efficiency and conservation work. The money will be used on programs to lower energy use, cut back on carbon pollution and create jobs.
Louisiana is getting a share of $354 million in funding announced Monday by U.S. Department of Energy. The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus package Congress passed to get the economy back on track.
The Energy Department said Louisiana would use the money on such
things as energy efficient transportation lighting, alternative fuels and renewable energy and building energy code enforcement.