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>>Colorado makes renewable upgrades more affordable
June 3, 2008, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Policy

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter last week signed five bills meant to make energy upgrades affordable for moderate-income homeowners.

  • HB 1350 encourages local governments to provide low-interest loans for residential renewable energy projects and efficiency upgrades.
  • HB 1368 changes some tax-assessment practices in such as way as to encourage developers to adopt green building practices and to install solar energy systems.
  • HB 1387 provides $6.5 million for emergency assistance to low-income families through the state’s Energy Outreach Colorado program, and $6.5 million toward the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP).
  • Senate Bill 147 adds low-income housing to the list of state buildings that have to be built to high performance energy standards.
  • SB 184 creates the Colorado Clean Energy Finance Program to help low-income homeowners to finance energy improvements.
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