The New Jersey Economic Development Authority approved $15.1 million in funding for six clean-energy projects in the state. The money will come from the 2009 federal economic stimulus program.

The projects include a $3.2 million cogeneration plant to serve a new casino in Atlantic City and another $3.2 million for a cogeneration plant to serve the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

The six projects will create a combined 240 construction jobs and 18 permanent jobs, while reducing carbon emission by 86,000 tons, the authority said.    -Paul Schweizer