Madison
57° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Advertisement

Millions of dollars in green energy grants unused

Published On: Nov 04 2012 04:45:08 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

Millions of dollars in federal grants and loans for property owners in Madison, Milwaukee and Racine are still unused more than two years into a program to help homes and businesses become energy efficient.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Sunday that the three cities shared in the $20 million program, which was funded by federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

More than 500 homeowners and about 100 businesses have received green updates, but in all, only about $3.16 million in grants and $1 million in low-interest loans have been awarded as of late October.

There are seven months left in the program. After that, unused money must go back to the federal government.

Advertisement
  • 7 pains - chest pain

    Getty Images

    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

  • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

    Al Hayat Media/CNN

    Who is ISIS?

    ISIS forces have extended their control around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The capture of Syria's ancient city, about 150 miles northeast of Damascus, threatens a UNESCO World Heritage Site described as having "stood at the crossroads of several civilizations," Learn more about the group.

  • Test your Memorial Day knowledge

    Test your knowledge of Memorial Day facts and see how well you know the holiday in this slideshow.

Advertisement