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Energy efficiency rebates, Austin, Texas

The central city of a major MSA, Austin, Texas, publishes its own video reporting on local issues, like this one on local energy efficiency.

AustinEnergy has brought back its best offer ever deal, which allows customers to receive both rebates and a loan to make energy efficiency improvements. The rebates can total as much as $3200, and can cover as much as a third of the cost of the improvements, including the air conditioning unit. Remaining costs after the rebates can be financed through a low interest loan through the Austin Credit Union.

The best offer ever is financed in part by a $10 million better buildings grant from the U.S. Department of Energy….

Here’s the video:

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Bike sharing in Nashville, Tennessee

WTVF Channel 5 Nashville says that Nashville’s Bike Sharing Program Kicks Off Friday:
Nashville’s newest program to help residents stay healthy got underway Friday. “Bike Share Nashville” allows anyone, ages 18 and up, to borrow a bike and ride it around town for free. The only catch is you have to bring it back.
And they’re going to expand it next year, from two locations in Nashville to ten locations throughout Davidson County.

Sure, Nashville is bigger than Valdosta, but bike-sharing in town is getting easier all the time, and if Nashville can get grant money to do it, Valdosta could apply, too.

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