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Tybee Island seeks to expand geothermal energy use
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Tybee Island is seeking an additional $90,000 to complete a geothermal heating and cooling system for its city hall.

The Savannah Morning News reports ( that the city is making the request after additional state funds became available through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority's energy efficiency grant program.

Officials say that when it is completed, the community's geothermal system is expected to reduce energy use and save money.

They say lower energy costs will help the city set aside funds for the next phase of its project, which includes installing solar panels and a potential wind turbine.

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