26 Aug '12, 3pm

Florida Stimulus Success: The Untold Story of Energy Savings and Economic Development

Florida Stimulus Success: The Untold Story of Energy Savings and Economic Development

- $17.6 million ENERGY STAR rebates helped to fund new appliances. - The number of HVAC and geothermal systems purchased added $26 million to the Florida economy. - The Solar for Schools Grant totaled $10 million – with 19 projects completed and 71 in various stages of completion. - $39.39 million in ARRA funds supplemented the State’s Solar Rebate Program, which resulted in over 11,000 rebates. - The Florida Energy Opportunity Fund (FOF), a direct investment grant created to promote the adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy products and technologies in Florida, was awarded $36.08 million. - The Sunshine State Buildings Initiative of $7.62 million expended $5.55 million (or 73% of the total). The grant is projected to reduce electricity consumption significantly. - By May 11, 2012, of the projects that competed for funding, four major projects have been complet...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/26/florida-stimulus-succ...

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