So with all the fracas about green energy these days, I know the one question that all you students out there are asking. How can I get my hands on some of these rebate dollars and take advantage of all the green stimulus are tax dollars are being pumped into. Well , as this article points out Pennsylvania’s electrical utility companies have put some rebate schemes in place but you better act fast as once the program funds are depleted the opportunity is gone.
Below is a summary of the opportunities currently available. Mind you these are rebates available in Pennsylvania but please chime in with links if you know of similar opportunities in Texas.
1.Since Energy Companies in PA (PPL and First Energy) have been mandated with reducing energy usage they are offering customers who upgrade to energy-efficient appliances rebates. $75 for an Energy Star Washer and $150 for a fridge – you can check the full list here. The companies plan to spend $246 million on these rebates and have covered the cost by a $2 increase in the average residential bill. Sounds like consumers are paying for it regardless so better take advantage and upgrade.
2. These same Energy utility companies are offering rebates funded by an $11 million grant the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (stimulus bill) that give customers who convert to non-electrical forms of heating (gas water heaters, boilers, and furnaces) rebates of between $200 and $500 depending on the equipment.
Attention blogosphere let us know if these type rebates are available in Texas.