Two new grants push Charleston's green goals

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Despite having the comprehensive Green Plan washed away back in April, two recent grant approvals have Charleston back on track toward financing energy-saving home improvements and creating green jobs.

According to The Post and Courier:

The city has been approved for a $250,000 Rockefeller Foundation grant and $500,000 in federal funding through the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, with the potential for up to $1 million more in each of the next two years.

The game plan is to make loan money available to residents for energy efficiency improvements, and let them pay it back as a surcharge on their city water bills.

There is a lengthy explanation of the plan and the desired outcomes over in The Post and Courier's article. Go take a look.

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