As part of Clean Energy Week, on June 23, 2009, Chair Nancy Sutley and Van Jones, Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council, visited Charlottesville, VA, to demonstrate the development of the city’s innovative revolving loan program for energy efficiency upgrades.
During Clean Energy Week, Cabinet Secretaries and agency heads participated in events highlighting the President’s commitment to building a clean energy economy that will generate millions of green jobs, break our dependence on foreign oil, reduce the threat of deadly pollution and restore America’s role as a global leader in the clean energy industry.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
includes unprecedented investments in clean energy that will jump-start our economy and build the clean energy jobs of tomorrow, including funding for renewable energy projects, for energy efficiency and weatherization, as well as for a bigger, better, and smarter transmission grid that will move renewable energy from the rural places where it is produced to the cities where it is mostly used.
To view your state’s Recovery Act funding for weatherization and energy efficiency funds go to: www.energy.gov