Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bingaman & Udall: New Mexico Stands to Gain at Least $20 Million to Reduce Energy Consumption

from Senators Bingaman and Udall.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today announced that New Mexico is eligible to receive more than $20 million to help communities reduce energy consumption.
The funding comes through the Department of Energy from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Specifically, it comes from DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, and can be used to conduct energy audits, to install energy efficient traffic lights, and to add renewable energy technology to government buildings, among other things. More uses for the funding can be found here.
Bingaman helped write a provision in a 2007 energy law that changed way formula funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program is awarded, ensuring that smaller communities can tap into the funding. As a result, New Mexico now receives significantly more from this program.
“This economic recovery package is about more than just creating jobs now – it’s also about investing in our future,” said Bingaman, who chairs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “This grant funding will allow New Mexico communities to consume less energy and shift to more sustainable energy sources.”
“These block grants will help New Mexico achieve our important goals of increasing energy conservation and efficiency while decreasing fossil fuel emissions,” said Udall. “This is another example of how the economic recovery package is making important investments that will both create jobs in our state and improve our environment.”
Below is the amount each community, tribe and pueblo is eligible to receive after submitting an application to DOE:
New Mexico State Energy Office: $ 9,593,500
Alamogordo: $147,700
Albuquerque: $5,051,200
Carlsbad: $107,800
Clovis: $139,800
Farmington: $191,800
Hobbs: $128,700
Las Cruces: $888,000
Rio Rancho: $697,000
Roswell: $195,500
Santa Fe: $781,600
Bernalillo County: $459,500
Dona Ana County: $446,900
Grant County: $126,400
McKinley County: $299,600
Rio Arriba County: $166,500
San Juan County: $329,400
Sandoval County: $169,500
Santa Fe County: $264,000
Taos County: $134,100
Valencia County: $289,800
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah: $6,079,400
Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, NM, CO, & Utah: $75,000
Jicarilla Apache Nation: $104,000
Mescalero Apache Tribe: $120,900
Ohkay Owingeh: $81,200
Pueblo of Acoma: $110,700
Pueblo of Cochito: $40,400
Pueblo of Isleta: $112,000
Pueblo of Jemez: $84,000
Pueblo of Laguna: $143,500
Pueblo of Nambe: $32,000
Pueblo of Picuris: $25,000
Pueblo of Pojoaque: $25,000
Pueblo of San Felipe: $102,200
Pueblo of San Ildefonso: $34,500
Pueblo of Sandia: $33,600
Pueblo of Santa Ana: $32,600
Pueblo of Santa Clara: $62,700
Pueblo of Santo Domingo: $123,900
Pueblo of Taos: $61,400
Pueblo of Tesuque: $28,500
Pueblo of Zia: $38,600
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation: $267,500


For details about the program and funding, please visit www.energy.gov/recovery.