I. The authority shall establish an energy conservation loan program to encourage small businesses and agricultural entities to improve energy efficiency, particularly through the adoption of conservation and cogeneration initiatives. Pursuant to the terms and conditions for loan guarantees under RSA 162-A:8 and for temporary loans under RSA 162-A:9, the authority shall provide loan guarantees and direct loans to small businesses and agricultural entities for energy efficiency improvements.
II. The authority shall not make any loan or enter into any loan agreement under this section unless, after a hearing, the governor and council have made the findings specified in RSA 162-A:18.

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 162-A:9-a