The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority’s (MASBDA) Missouri Agribusiness Revolving Loan Fund offers financing to value-added agriculture enterprises, agriculture support businesses, marketers or retailers of agricultural products, and businesses with emerging agricultural technology.
This legislation applies to all mines in this state engaged in the mining or extraction of minerals for commercial purposes, except barite, marble, limestone, and sand and gravel, or the prospecting for or the production of petroleum or natural gas. The legislation contains information about mine inspections, fees, regulations pertaining to worker safety, air safety and electrical equipment, and ventilation.
'''''Note: The Federal Housing Financing Agency (FHFA) issued a [http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/15884/PACESTMT7610.pdf statement] in July 2010 concerning the senior lien status associated with most PACE programs. In response to the FHFA statement, most local PACE programs have been suspended until further clarification is provided. '''''
Several provisions of Missouri law govern energy efficiency in state facilities. In 1993 Missouri enacted legislation requiring life-cycle cost analysis for all new construction of state buildings and substantial renovations of existing state buildings when major energy systems are involved. Substantial renovations involve projects that will affect at least 50% of the building's square footage or cost at least 50% of its market value.
It is the policy of the state to balance surface mining interests with the conservation of natural resources and land preservation. This Act authorizes the Land Reclamation Commission of the Department of Natural Resources to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to land reclamation, addresses permitting procedures, and describes reclamation requirements and conditions.
The Land Assemblage Tax Credit Programs the redevelopment of blighted areas in Missouri into productive use. Redevelopers must incur acquisition costs for at least 50 acres of 75+ acre parcels, enter into redevelopment agreement, and be approved for redevelopment incentives. The maximum aggregate amount of tax credits for all projects is $95 million and while the maximum annual distribution for all projects is $20 million. Eligible land for this program must be at least 75 acres, 80% of which is in a distressed area.
Laclede Gas Company offers various rebates to residential customers for investing in energy efficient equipment and appliances. Residential customers can qualify for rebates on boilers, furnaces, gas water heaters and programmable thermostats through the [http://www.originalgreenenergy.com/upload/4d680b33abb88.pdf Residential High Efficiency Heating Rebate Program]. All individually metered residential units in eligible service territory may receive incentives.
The Laclede Gas Company offers two loan programs for customers to improve energy efficiency.
The [http://www.lacledegas.com/customer/financing.php Insulation Financing Program] loans funds to qualifying residential customers who meet standard credit requirements for insulation improvements to their homes, up to $2,000 at a 3% interest rate. Any leftover funds may be used for the purchase of storm windows and doors. To apply, contact Laclede Gas.
Commercial and Industrial customers can receive rebates for various energy efficiency measures. Customers implementing specified efficiency measures can receive prescriptive rebates. All other rebates under this program will receive customized incentives which are determined by using the Societal Benefit/Cost Test, as defined in the latest edition of the California Standard Practice Manual for Economic Analysis of Demand-Side Programs and Projects. Additionally, an energy audit is offered under this program which encourages customers to assist in conducting the audit.
Kirkwood Electric offers rebates to its residential customers who install energy-efficient heat pumps and electric hot water heaters in their new and existing homes. Customers will be given a rebate of $300 for each electric heat pump installed and an additional $100 for each electric water heater installed. Customers can use any electrician/HVAC dealer licensed to work in the city of Kirkwood. Customers who are interested can call the Building Commissioner's Office at 314-822-5823 for a list of licensed electricians.