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Federal funds will help Wilmington with energy efficiency

The City of Wilmington is going to see some federal dollars. Thursday, the Department of Energy announced that it will give North Carolina more than $58 million for projects aimed at promoting energy efficiency and conservation. A media release said the money will help create jobs and cut energy bills. The City of Wilmington will get more than one million dollars of this money. A spokesperson for the city said it is too early to know where the money will go.

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Fed Funds Energy Efficiency Money

Please look down the hill at the convention center construction and know that a Geothermal Heating/Cooling System, using a closed-loop water line running right there in the river, with the river providing warmth in the winter and cooling in the summer just as a heat pump uses air on its heating/cooling coils...would be much more efficient than anything else they'll use and will provide gigantic savings in power bills. Anything else than a geothermal heating/cooling system would be a gross misuse of taxes, and the Fed Funds are likely too late to do it, but what an example of an opportunity gained/lost!