Parkersburg & Wood Co. Getting Funding For Energy Efficiency Improvements

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Parkersburg and Wood County are receiving money from the President's stimulus package for local energy efficiency improvements.

Parkersburg will be getting nearly $149,000, which city officials say will be used for renovations to the City Building and some of its downtown lighting.

"Our utility bills are high; we pay for hundreds of street lights, as well as our traffic lights," says Development Director Ann Conageski. "We can improve their visibility as well as their consumption of energy."

Wood County, meantime, is in line for almost $224,000.

The money is part of President Obama's plan to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects across the country.

Of that money, just over $14 million is coming to West Virginia.

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