Governor Jim Douglas announced last that 17 energy efficiency projects across the state have received $188,000 in first round of funding from the Vermont Community Climate Change Grant Program.
From Brattleboro to Wells River and from Burlington to Poultney, the renewable energy and efficiency projects will reduce a combined 270 tons of carbon emissions annually, while boosting Vermont's local economy with investments and lower fuel costs.
Area projects include:
Poultney Village: $12,000 to replace the water pump in its village water system. Annual emissions reduction-9 tons.
Town of Dorset: $3,960 for weatherization of the town offices. Annual emissions reduction-1 ton.