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On-bill financing preps 'green' path


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2013

~~<p>The state Public Utilities Commission recently struck a blow for consumerism with a decision to approve the concept of &quot;on-bill financing,&quot; principally aimed at electricity ratepayers who can't afford the up-front costs of photovoltaic solar panels and other expensive upgrades but want some advantages of green energy.</p>
<p>The decision issued Feb. 1 by the commission clears a critical hurdle but only a preliminary one, and more steps need to be taken, including the passage of one key piece of legislation moving through the state Capitol.</p>
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The state Public Utilities Commission recently struck a blow for consumerism with a decision to approve the concept of "on-bill financing," principally aimed at electricity ratepayers who can't afford the up-front costs of photovoltaic solar panels and other expensive upgrades but want some advantages of green energy.

The decision issued Feb. 1 by the commission clears a critical hurdle but only a preliminary one, and more steps need to be taken, including the passage of one key piece of legislation moving through the state Capitol. Login for more...



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