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Article about PACE in York Weekly

Nice recent story in the York Weekly about our presentation to the Planning Board on the PACE program:

Maine seeks to pick up ‘PACE’ of energy savings

YORK, Maine — A new clean energy loan program is designed to get $30 million into the hands of Maine residents who want to make green improvements to their homes.

The new Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Maine has $30 million in stimulus funds available through the U.S. Department of Energy.

A homeowner can get a low-interest, long-term loan of up to $15,000 to insulate an attic, upgrade a furnace, boiler, or hot water system, including solar, and perform other forms of weatherization. Replacing windows is an option, though it’s not as much a focus as the more “unglamorous” measures of insulation that do more to stop heat loss, according to Eric Hopkins, who serves on the grassroots York Energy Efficiency Committee.

You can read the rest of the story here

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