City, county receive stimulus dollars for energy efficiency renovations

By Thoma Garcia: Quay County Sun

The U.S. Department of Energy has approved more than $250,000 in federal stimulus money for two area agencies to use in energy efficiency renovations.

The city of Tucumcari and Quay County will receive a portion of the $8.1 million stimulus funds approved on Monday by USDOE.

In all, 21 energy projects across the state were chosen to receive the money, according to a press release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office.

“With the help of stimulus money, counties, cities and towns across the state will be able to move forward with energy saving projects like installing solar power, energy efficient lighting and other equipment to make public buildings more energy efficient,” Richardson said in the release.