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Maine, NH, Vt. get energy efficiency funding

August 20, 2010

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MONTPELIER, Vt.—Agencies in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire will share over $14 million in federal funding to to install renewable energy systems and cutting-edge technologies in homes to help families save on their energy bills.

The Department of Energy grants include $7 million for Maine, $4.7 million for Vermont and $3.1 million for New Hampshire.

The funding will be used to install solar hot water systems, hot water heat pumps, replace inefficient washers with efficient ones, and upgrade heating systems, among other efforts.

The money is part of a $90 million in stimulus money awarded to more than 100 weatherization providers in 27 states to expand their work.

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