Colorado lawmakers on March 29 unveiled a plan to offer school districts low-interest loans to install solar panels on rooftops, build wind turbines, or convert diesel-guzzling buses to battery power, reports the Denver Post. House sponsor Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, touted the potential savings on utility bills and said students can learn about alternative energy through the program. House Bill 1312's architects couldn't say how many schools might participate or the estimated size of loans. But they said the program would likely start with just a few schools at first, and windswept Eastern Plains school districts are likely candidates. The cash


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