Thurs, Feb. 27th at 1:15 p.m. EST


Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release the results from a new mayoral energy survey Thursday, February 27 at 1:15 p.m. (EST) during a CONFERENCE CALL featuring key Conference energy and climate leaders. Specifically, the survey reports on the many benefits to cities made possible by the availability of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding.


Five years ago, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), EECBG formula grants were distributed directly to cities by the U.S. Department of Energy. Of the $2.7 billion provided to the program in formula funding, about half of these dollars ($1.3 billion) were distributed directly to cities to support their energy and climate efforts, a commitment that ranked among the largest provided to local governments in the ARRA legislation.


For the survey, 204 mayors – representing cities of all population sizes and from all regions of the country – responded to a series of questions designed to document how the EECBG program helped further city initiatives to reduce energy use through greater energy efficiency and conservation, deploy new energy technologies especially renewable energy systems and curb harmful energy emissions, among other local outcomes.


This report and its findings provide a broad overview of the EECBG Program, highlighting how cities invested their formula grant funds to further local energy and climate protection efforts.





WHO:              Gresham, OR Mayor Shane Bemis

                        Chair, Energy Committee

                        Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch

                        Co-Chair, Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force

                        Carmel, IN Mayor Jim Brainard

                        Co-Chair, Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force

WHAT:            NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL to release the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ survey report, “Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding”


WHEN:            Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. (EST)


WHERE:         Call-In Number: 1-888-539-3612| Passcode: 6169839

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