Utility officials and
efficiency experts have outlined a $21 million plan to help Vermonters use less
energy to heat and light their homes. The money comes from the
merger last year of the state’s two largest utilities.
The Shumlin Administration
and legislative leaders have proposed a new public-private loan program to
boost energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The Clean Energy Loan Fund
would consolidate existing state energy loan programs and increase private
capital directed toward energy projects.
It can cost a lot of money to heat your house in
the winter time. There are a few super energy efficient homes being built in
Vermont right now that are so efficient they don’t have to spend any money at
all on heating.We’ll learn
all about the latest trends in energy efficient construction and how they can
be used in Vermont.
Congressman Peter Welch
says providing rebates to homeowners who retrofit their homes is one of
the energy efficiency priorities he will pursue in Congress as a member
of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.