Appliance rebates limited to disabled Alaskans 

From Rena Delbridge at Alaska Dispatch: In an effort to increase the spending power of $658,000 in federal stimulus money, the state will offer purchase incentives for energy-efficient appliances only to disabled Alaskans, rather than all residents. The funds will be available as rebates for Alaskans who toss their old, energy-hogging appliances and replace them with models that meet Energy Star criteria. Alaska’s share is being managed by the Alaska Housing Finance Corp., which worked closely with Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration to craft eligibility and terms and is the official state energy agency designated to manage American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. Read more

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