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May 2, 2010 10:04 PM

Cash For Appliances Runs Out of Funds

 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Officials say all of the $6.4 million in funding for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources' Empower Louisiana Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program has been reserved.

Patrick Courreges, Department of Natural Resources communications director, tells The Advocate that Louisiana residents reserved approximately 29,000 appliances for rebates by
Saturday morning, one week after the April 24 opening of the appliance rebate program.

The Empower Louisiana program offered consumers $75 to $500 rebates on Energy Star-rated appliances to replace older, less-energy efficient ones.


Funding for the rebate program came from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy.

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