St. George stimulus money geared toward energy

St. George stimulus money geared toward energy

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- St. George will use about $700,000 in federal stimulus money to expand alternative power and energy-efficiency programs in the city.

About $190,000 is expected to fund another 100 kilowatts of capacity at the SunSmart solar farm. Another $190,000 is slated to design and test for a methane gas collection facility at the local landfill, which would capture gases already being created at the site and turn them into energy.

The remaining $320,000 will go toward funding the city's energy efficiency rebate program, which rewards residents and businesses for making their buildings more energy efficient.

The program started in January of 2009 with $50,000 available, but that funding was gone by March.

Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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