City Neighborhoods Win Thousands for Energy Projects

April 3, 2012

Eleven Charlotte neighborhoods have won grants of as much as $10,000 from the City of Charlotte’s for projects aimed at cutting energy use.

The city’s Charlotte’s Power2 Live Green Special Initiative Neighborhood Matching Grant Program gave out $97,248 in federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant money. Ten of the projects are home energy efficiency initiatives. One, in Plaza Midwood, is an alternative transportation challenge.

The city’s Neighborhood and Business Services department got 19 applications for the grants, which could be as much as $10,000. All were required to decrease neighborhood energy consumption by a projected 15 percent and to be completed by June 1.  Read more about this story on the PlanCharlotte website.