Canary Media's deep dive into the IRA's investment in home energy efficiency
You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This is a great opportunity for states to work with their public utility commissions and with their contractors to provide safe and secure data access.
Kara Saul Rinaldi, President and CEO of AnnDyl Policy Group
This article originally appeared in Canary Media Journal on August 17, 2023
The Inflation Reduction Act has created the biggest federal investment in home energy efficiency in history, with $8.8 billion to weatherize homes, install efficient electric heating and appliances, and help households save billions of dollars in energy costs and cut their carbon emissions.
Now, nearly a year after the law’s passage, the rules for how U.S. states and territories can access these unprecedented federal incentives have been released — and the hard work of putting the money to use can begin.
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued its requirements and instructions for accessing $4.3 billion from the Home Efficiency Rebates Program, which offers whole-home efficiency grants, and $4.275 billion from the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program, which offers rebates for electric-powered home systems.