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Assembly Bill Aims to Close New Jersey's Energy-Efficiency Gap

Singleton's proposed law would create low-cost loan program to help low-income New Jerseyans finance energy-efficient technologies

Assemblyman Troy Singleton
Assemblyman Troy Singleton

by Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com

Helping consumers reduce their energy use is a positive proposition, but unfortunately many residents cannot afford the upfront capital costs needed to achieve that goal.

To eliminate that barrier, a Burlington County lawmaker is pushing legislation (A-4533) that would establish a low-cost loan program to help residents without the money to install equipment like solar panels instead buy energy-efficient appliances and other green technologies.

The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), aims to address an issue long troubling to some. Those customers most in need of help in easing sky-high utility bills are least able to afford the technology or products to do so -- even as they pay a surcharge on their utility bills to subsidize those efforts.

Read more at NJSpotlight.com

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