Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., has announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected New Jersey's State Energy Plan (SEP) for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Seven renewable energy and efficiency projects will be funded through the SEP. With SEP approval, the DOE will release more than $29.4 million in funding for SEP projects within the state. The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority will receive $1.5 million for a wind turbine generator.
‘These projects will quickly create new jobs for our people, provide a foundation for future economic growth and expand our renewable energy and energy efficiency work,’ says Corzine. ‘They will also save money, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of our environment.’
The approved projects were selected after a competitive application process. More than 238 jobs in New Jersey are expected to be created or saved by the implementation of the seven projects, according to Corzine.
SOURCE: Office of Gov. Jon S. Corzine