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Homeowners can use rebates, tax credits to cut emissions, but does technology hold up in Minnesota winters? – Bemidji Pioneer
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Homeowners can use rebates, tax credits to cut emissions, but does technology hold up in Minnesota winters? – Bemidji Pioneer

TWO HARBORS, Minn. — Michael Overend and Lucy Grina admit their home was in rough shape.Built in 1965, the home was inefficient and drafty. But with retirement on the horizon, the now-retired veterinarians and former owners of Lake County Veterinary Clinic wondered if they should stay and renovate or sell it and move.“We were feeling extreme guilt about just the fact that all this energy was pouring out of our windows, siding,” Grina said. “We had to do something to prevent that.”They chose to stay, and in 2019 enlisted the help of Duluth designer and licensed Wisconsin architect Rachel Wagner of Through Design on a deep energy retrofit of their house.Over the course of 2020, all of their windows were replaced with triple-pane windows; several inches of insulation was added to ...
Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics
Politics

Stripped-down farm measure rolls through Missouri Legislature, heads to governor | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers approved a series of tax credits for the agriculture community Tuesday, but stripped the proposed law of a provision that could have benefited a major property developer.The package, which has been a priority for farm lobby groups, had been stalled in the Legislature over a piece of the overall bill that would have given investors like Columbia developer Jeffrey E. Smith $25 million in tax credits for investing in rural businesses in the state.Opponents wanted the rural tax credits out of the measure after a similar program in Georgia cost taxpayers more than $50 million.The revamped legislation now includes provisions for tax credits for wood energy, investments in meat processing, enhancements for the ethanol and biodiesel industry and...