Okla. Commerce Dept. to launch rebate program
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is
preparing to start a $3.5 million rebate program for residents who
buy energy-efficient appliances.
Retailers will begin enrolling in the program on Thursday and
consumers who purchase Energy Star appliances beginning on May 8
will be eligible for a rebate.
The rebates range from $50 for small air conditioners to $250
for heat pumps. Washers, refrigerators, furnaces and central air
conditioners also are eligible.
The U.S. Department of Energy approved a $3.5 million federal
grant in federal stimulus money to fund the program.
Consumers can show up at eligible retailers beginning at 9 a.m.
on May 8 and complete a form to qualify for the rebate.
Small earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma
TUPELO, Okla. (AP) - A magnitude 2.6 earthquake has been
recorded near Choctaw in central Oklahoma.
No injuries or damage were reported.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 8:11 p.m.
Tuesday about 15 miles east of Oklahoma City.
Researchers say quakes of 2.5 to 3.0 magnitude quakes are
typically the smallest felt by humans.