Crist Signs Bill Funding Florida Energy Rebates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill
that allocates $31.3 million in federal stimulus money for rebates
on the purchase of energy saving devices.

Crist signed the legislation (HB 15-A) on Wednesday, just one
day after Florida lawmakers passed it during a special session.

It funds rebates on solar energy and high-efficiency heating and
air conditioning systems.

The state has a backlog of 13,000 unpaid applications for solar
rebates with an estimated value of $52 million. As a result,
applicants will get a bit less than what they were promised.

The $1,5000 heating-air conditioning rebates are for
applications received by Nov. 30 on systems bought or contracted
for between Aug. 30 and Sept. 14.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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