Mich. utilities to make homes energy-efficient

LANSING, MI – LANSING, MI (AP) - Michigan utilities are unveiling financial incentiscounts for buying energy-efficient washers, air conditioners, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other products.

A 2008 state law requires utilities to restart efficiency programs canceled more than a decade ago.

Supporters say for every $1 spent on energy efficiency, $2 to $3 is saved down the line by delaying or avoiding new power plants.