Recovery Act energy funding is changing North Carolina
We're more energy efficient today in North Carolina than we were in 2009. Our homes, schools, college campuses, businesses and government facilities are more comfortable and safe. We're saving energy, reducing utility bills and generating more power from renewable sources – from animal waste and landfills to the wind and the sun. We have more choices about the fuels we use and are more efficient in our travel.
Those are the results of hundreds of projects funded by 243 grants from the N.C. Energy Office, a division of the state Department of Commerce, using $238.6 million from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Energy Office administered and monitored the grants, making sure the public dollars were spent wisely to help improve energy efficiency and put North Carolinians to work in our communities. Someone you know, a building or business you've visited or an activity you've participated in has benefited from an Energy Office Recovery Act grant.
Throughout North Carolina, the creative and diverse distribution of these public funds has been invested in projects that will serve our communities for years to come.
Learn more about the projects – and the people who make them happen – as they change the energy face of North Carolina.