AustinEnergy has brought back its best offer ever deal, which allows customers to receive both rebates and a loan to make energy efficiency improvements. The rebates can total as much as $3200, and can cover as much as a third of the cost of the improvements, including the air conditioning unit. Remaining costs after the rebates can be financed through a low interest loan through the Austin Credit Union.
The best offer ever is financed in part by a $10 million better buildings grant from the U.S. Department of Energy....
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This episode also talks about what the City of Austin is doing about affordable housing, and 24 hour use of certain hike and bike trails. Austin has, for example, a very popular river trail right throught the center of town.