Green Bill Would Make Energy Efficiency More Accessible
By Julie Daurio, WBGO News
December 3, 2013
As heating and cooling costs continue to rise in New Jersey, a new bill aims to help people cut down on the high price of energy.
Assemblyman Troy Singleton is proposing a low-interest loan program that would help people who want to make their homes more energy efficient. Singleton says the people who would gain the most from going green are often shut out because of the high cost of equipment.
“Having spoken to a lot of residents who would like to take advantage of the opportunities that energy efficient equipment can bring, they realized they were confronted with the challenges of the up-front cost. So we wanted to look around and come up with a model that we though could help underserved communities to be able to have access to this equipment that could lower their energy costs.”
Equipment covered under the bill would include anything from boilers and washing machines to solar panels and energy efficient windows.