State officials for the third time in the past two years are offering financial incentives for purchases of energy-efficient home appliances.
The N.C. Department of Commerce is offering up to $300 for qualifying appliances bought this year, retroactive to Jan. 1. The incentives will be offered as federal stimulus money is freed up from other programs until the cash runs out.
State officials are intent on using as much of the federal funds as possible so as not to have to return unused grants. The money comes from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and must be used by federally-set deadlines.