Auburn, Aroostook, Get Funds for Energy Efficiency 

On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it is awarding nearly a half-million dollars to Auburn and to the county to help communities improve their energy efficiency.According to Congressman Mike Michaud, the city of Auburn will receive 1-hundred-five-thousand dollars, while Aroostook County is slated to get 3-hundred-six-thousand From the fund.Projects eligible for the funds include conservation strategy programs, energy audits, transportation, financial incentive programs, and the installation of energy efficient technologies on municipal buildings.