RICHMOND (CBS SF/BCN) – The U.S. Department of Energy announced this week that it will help two Bay Area cities with clean energy economic development.
Richmond and San Jose are included in the list of 22 communities nationwide and four in the state receiving the help. The communities were selected as part of the Communities Local Energy Action Program, or Communities LEAP, which aims to help energy-overburdened communities.
Each selected community will get help from the Energy Department with creating plans to reduce air pollution, lower utility costs and provide jobs and economic opportunity, among other things.
Other work involves energy storage, carbon capture and storage, cleaner transportation, the development of clean energy, critical minerals recovery, and providing opportunities in manufacturing and industry.
“The President committed to…