Brower Youth Awards

Freya Chay

Kenai, AK

In September 2009, Freya learned that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had passed a resolution supporting the idea of exempting renewable energy systems from real property tax assessments. But before homeowners could take advantage of such a program a change in the Alaska state tax code was needed. So Freya created and help to pass legislation, an amendment to Senate Bill 220, to reform state energy policy. Under SB 220, any municipality in Alaska now has the option to exempt residential renewable energy systems from property taxes. Freya’s efforts helped create new incentives for homeowners to install clean energy systems.

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Award Acceptance Speech