Alaska green energy bill (SB 220) touts financial incentives 

By Christopher Eshleman at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Lawmakers pushing a green energy bill (SB 220) said they’ll consider extending proposed energy efficiency loans for privately owned buildings rented on long-term bases to school districts, cities and other government entities. The proposed loan program, part of a broader omnibus energy bill, would set up low-interest loans for improving energy efficiency at publicly owned schools and facilities…Organizers roughly estimate the energy-efficiency components of the bill, dubbed the Alaska Sustainable Energy Act, would pay for its $1.3 million price tag if Alaska retrofits one-quarter of the state’s public buildings in the near future. The bill follows almost a year of work by Senate and House energy leaders. Read more

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