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Boulder to get energy-efficient loans for homes

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOULDER ” Boulder County is expected to issue millions in bonds to residents who want to make energy-efficient upgrades to their home.

The county says more than 500 people have applied for the ClimateSmart program, which allows Boulder to issue bonds to finance loans to homeowners who want to install solar panels or put up storm windows and swamp coolers in their houses.

Boulder voters approved the program in November. The loans are paid through property taxes so the debt stays with whoever owns the house. County sustainability coordinator Ann Livingston says most of the loan applications should be approved.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported this week that more $9.4 million in loans should be distributed by the end of the year.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/