The federal government has spent nearly $929 million in stimulus money on clean energy projects in Ohio, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy. Among the grants and tax credits highlighted by the agency:
- The State of Ohio has been granted $266.8 million in Weatherization Assistance Program funds to scale-up existing weatherization efforts in the state, creating jobs, reducing carbon emissions, and saving money for Ohio's low-income families. Over the course of the Recovery Act, Ohio expects to weatherize nearly 32,200 homes.
- 43 communities in Ohio were granted a total of $82.3 million for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) to develop, promote, implement, and manage local energy efficiency programs.
- As part of the Smart Grid Demonstration Program, Columbus Southern Power Company has been awarded $73.7 million to demonstrate a secure, interoperable, and integrated smart grid infrastructure for 110,000 customers.
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. in Circleville has been awarded a clean energy manufacturing tax credit for $50.7 million to expand production of high-performance polyvinyl fluoride films.