From an article by Larry Bivins in the Wausau Daily Herald:

WASHINGTON — Wausau will receive nearly $200,000 for energy efficiency and conservation projects, President Barack Obama’s administration announced Thursday.

The money is part of more than $37 million the Department of Energy has allocated for Wisconsin under Obama’s economic recovery package. In addition to the $183,900 for Wausau, the department has designated $374,000 for Marathon County. . . .

Activities the money can support include energy audits and making residential and commercial buildings more energy efficient, improving building codes and inspections, and creating financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. It also can go toward transportation programs that conserve energy, projects that reduce or capture greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and making traffic signals and street lights more energy efficient.