Momentum continues to grow for the HERO Financing Program, which allows homeowners in Western Riverside County to finance home energy and water efficiency improvements through their property taxes. The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) today announced that $50 million in home energy retrofits have been financed since the Program was launched in December 2011. The size of the Program has increased rapidly, with half of the total dollars financed through HERO since July alone. With $325 million to be invested, WRCOG expects the HERO Program to create as many as 4,000 jobs and save about 15 million kilowatt-hours in the area. Read full story.