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REACH OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES EXTENDED UNDER GRANT PROGRAM

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

NEWTON, MASS., APRIL 20, 2017....Newton Housing Authority resident Bonnis Mojica saw her winter energy bills plummet from about $470 per month to between $140 and $170 after a heat pump was installed in her home three years ago.

Making available $10 million in new grants, Gov. Charlie Baker wants the state to explore other ways of extending the benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs to Bay Staters who lack the means to shell out resources for the technology.


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