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State Announces Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 06:03am
Projects Benefit Both the Environment and Bottom Line
 
Nashville – Tennessee Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey, Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and General Services Commissioner Steve Cates will announce a series of energy efficiency projects in state government on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m.
 
Projects are designed to both increase cost savings and decrease emissions.  In addition to this round of state projects, details of the new Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program will be announced.  The competitive grant program will fund energy efficiency projects for local governments and municipalities, utilities, other organizations and private entities. 
 
“These projects will benefit Tennesseans through reduced emissions, as well as reduced expenses,” said Martineau.  “We will continue to look for ways to maximize efficiencies within state government, and I hope that others will take part in the grant program so we can spread these benefits even further.”
 
Funding for the projects comes from an April 2011 Clean Air Act settlement with the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Under the Consent Decree, Tennessee will receive $26.4 million over five years to fund clean air programs in the state.
 
WHO:           
Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey
TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau
General Services Commissioner Steve Cates 
 
WHAT:          
Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program/State Energy Efficiency Projects Announcement
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012
10 a.m. Central Time
 
WHERE:         
TDEC Nashville Environmental Field Office
711 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37216     
         
Directions to the Field Office are available at http://www.tn.gov/environment/efo/nashville.shtml
 
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Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Communications Director
Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation
865.594.5442 - Knoxville Office

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