Thursday, February 12, 2009

Green Stimulus

Environmental Defense Fund
February 11, 2009

Summarized by EDF, these are the primary ways how green initiatives fared in the stimulus bill:
  • By far the largest funding ever for clean energy and energy efficiency
  • The Manufacturing Extension Partnership will get funding
  • High-speed rail will get $8 billion dollars
  • Very large investment in transit ($8.4 billion); includes funds for new construction of commuter and light rail, modernizing existing transit systems, and purchasing buses and equipment to needed to increase public transportation and improve intermodal and transit facilities (states have 787 ready-to-go transit projects totaling about $16 billion)

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