UMass Amherst Selected for $1+ Million EPA Research Grant to Address Energy Transitions
BOSTON —Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that University of Maine, in Orono, Maine, has been selected to receive a $1,125,000 grant funding research to address the drivers and environmental impacts of energy transitions in underserved and Tribal communities. The University of Maine Orono was one of only 11 institutions selected nationwide to share in $11 million for this initiative.
In this program, University of Maine will engage with indigenous, rural, and low-income communities in Maine to understand the role of statewide Local Energy Action Networks (LEANs) in supporting and advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency adoption.
“Addressing climate change and ensuring that historically disadvantaged communities are not overlooked as we transition to a clean energy economy is a major priority for EPA,” said EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. “This research will help EPA and other entities to better understand how transitioning toward…