Congresswoman pushes to make major energy upgrades affordable

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth was in Bedford touring an energy efficient home on Babbitt Road yesterday.

Hayworth is pushing the PACE Protection Act in Washington. The act allows home and business owners to make major energy upgrades, like installing geo-thermal power or solar panels, without paying for the installation up front.

Instead they voluntarily pay slightly higher property taxes for 20 years.

Homes with mortgages backed by the federal government currently cannot take part, but Congresswoman Hayworth's bill would change that stipulation.

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