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Rebates like the ones the state gave to consumers for purchasing energy-saving stoves and refrigerators now are being offered to municipal governments, reports Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority plans to distribute $1.1 million in federal funds to help municipalities with energy-efficiency upgrades.
The rebates will pay 75 percent of the purchase price of eligible products including refrigerators, room air conditioners, office equipment and energy-saving light bulbs.
Each municipality will receive a maximum of $20,000 in rebates. Items must be purchased on or after Sept. 25 and municipalities must apply before funding runs out, or by Feb. 1.