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Roundtable set on affordable housing, renewable energy

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - The Committee on Housing will hold a roundtable meeting this week on efforts to bridge the gap between affordable housing and renewable energy.

Guam Housing Corporation president Martin Benavente says while the cost of owning a home was once the biggest hurdle, it appears the rising costs of utilities has also become a challenge.

"So if we can do that and we can bring the price of houses down, that means the next thing that we need to do for sustainability is we need to be able to bring the cost of living there that means power, water and other things that cost a typical household so what we're trying to do in this roundtable discussion is bring together people that will talk about how we insert into the new homes the renewable energy concept 1036 any kind of renewable energy," he said.

Benavente says some ways to bridge the gap would be to focus on areas such as rebates, recycling, installing solar panels and water catchments. The roundtable is set for march 5 at 2pm.

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