W.Va. Debuts Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

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Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is rolling out its energy-efficient appliance rebate program.

More than $1.7 million in federal stimulus money is being given to state residents who buy energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers through participating retailers.

The Department of Environmental Protection is administering the West Virginia energy efficient appliance rebate program.

Starting Thursday, rebates will be available for replacing existing appliances with new Energy Star certified appliances.

It will run until February 2012 or until funds run out.

Retailers will provide documentation that verifies that the old appliances have been recycled.

The program aims to encourage consumers to buy energy-saving products.

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