People want relief from high fuel and power prices, so the news about energy efficiency grant is welcome.
An Earth Day announcement of a $75,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission should get things going in the right direction.
That and $90,000 match of cash and in-kind contribution from partners will first concentrate on ideas for improving energy efficiency.
After that, a second phase will produce alternative energy demonstration projects.
This will include putting up solar panels at Matthews State Forest and wood-fired gasification.
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