Small businesses can get rebates for boosting energy efficiency in a program begun this week by Columbia Gas of Ohio.
With this initiative, called Small Business Energy Solutions, firms can recover some of the costs of a new furnace, new insulation, and sealing air leaks, among other things.
The program began Monday and will last until the end of 2011. Regulators approved the plan's basic framework in 2008 as part of the utility's proposal to raise its cost for delivering gas. To be eligible for the rebate program, a business must have annual usage below 300,000 cubic feet of natural gas.