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The records: The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a list of local programs with incentives such as loans and rebates available in each state for people with energy efficient homes and utilities.
Why you’d want them: You can find out the qualifications for rebates up to $22,500 or find out how to qualify for a loan of up to $15,000 to make your house more energy efficient through local programs such as Ameren Missouri and Columbia Water & Light.
Where you get the records: Go to DSIRE online at http://www.dsireusa.org. Click on Missouri on the map and look for the utility loan program links (Residential and Commercial) or the utility rebate programs through Ameren Missouri or Columbia Water & Light.
How much it will cost: The information is free.