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The province says An Act to Enable Clean Energy Improvements would give municipalities the option to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program that would allow home and business owners to make their spaces more energy-efficient, without putting any money down.

Solar panels, high-insulation windows and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems are among the items that would be repaid through the building owner’s property taxes. The government says the savings generated by the PACE upgrades would be greater than the annual repayment.

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