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Renewable energy projects in Iowa receive federal green jobs money

Renewable energy: Iowa is to receive $5.7 million in grants for three years to fast-track training and job placement in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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Iowa Gov. Chet Culver announced Tuesday that the state is to receive $5.7 million in grants for renewable energy.

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Iowa's efforts at renewable energy and energy efficiency are getting a boost from federal stimulus funding.

Gov. Chet Culver announced Tuesday that the state is to receive $5.7 million in grants for three years to fast-track training and job placement in the sectors. The governor's office says the projects will help get training money to businesses, dislocated workers, the underemployed and unemployed.

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The funding encompasses thirteen projects in Iowa, including efforts at weatherization, electric transmission and renewable fuels. The money was awarded by the State Energy Sector Partnership Board.