Livingstone-Macleod MLA, Pat Stier, will be keeping a close eye on a new government program, and whether or not it gains any traction over the Summer.

The "PACE" or, Property Assessed Clean Energy Program allows homeowners to make "green" changes to their homes, by buying new energy efficient appliances, adding solar panels and other green technology.

How it's paid for is through a government grant to municipalities, which have homeowner pay it back through their property taxes.

Stier says he's not sure if there'll be enough interest to make it work.

"It's administered through the Provincial Government's energy efficiency agency, but essentially it would be controlled and administered locally by the municipality in which you live. Depending on whether or not they decide to go ahead and proceed with the program. It's a voluntary program only and it'll be interesting to see if municipalities want to participate."

Stier says homeowners could put anywhere from $25,000 to $30,000 worth of work into their homes through the program.

 

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