Madison (AP) — Wisconsin has been approved to receive $28 million in federal stimulus money for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
That’s roughly half of the $55 million the state expects to get for energy projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Wisconsin is using the money on a number of programs and policies. They include efforts to lessen the dependence on fossil fuels, increase the generation of renewable energy and help existing manufacturing facilities become more energy efficient.
Companies seeking the money can apply through a competitive process. To qualify they must create or retain jobs, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and either reduce use of fossil fuels or use renewable energy.