The US Energy Department has awarded nearly $4 million (£2.4m) in total to 13 states to boost their energy efficiency.
The cash will be used for public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors in the chosen states in a bid to increase energy savings.
It is part of the ‘State Energy Programme’ which includes three areas: advancing industrial energy efficiency, supporting efficiency action in states, and retrofitting public buildings.
David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said: “Smart, cost-effective investments in energy efficiency are helping communities across the country cut energy waste and foster economic growth.
“Through the State Energy Programme, states and local governments are leading by example – saving taxpayer dollars and curbing the effects of carbon pollution.”
A new report earlier this week claimed the UK Government has failed to improve the nation’s energy efficiency as more than half of Britain’s 27 million homes are still not properly insulated.