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Federal funds will help Wilmington with energy efficiency

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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!