For Immediate Release: March 4, 2010
Media Contact: Susanne Garfield / Amy Morgan - 916-654-4989

MEDIA ADVISORY

Buy - Recycle - Save
California Cash for Appliances Website Goes Live on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Who:
The media is invited to learn about the California Cash for Appliances rebate program and consumer website launch from California Energy Commission, Chairman Karen Douglas and California Recovery Task Force Director, Herb K. Schultz.

What:
Consumers can start to look for the California Cash for Appliances logo beginning Earth Day, April 22, 2010, and participate in the $35.2 million federal stimulus appliance rebate program. This WebEx presentation/webinar will explain the program structure, rebate process, and reveal the new website for consumers.

When:
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 11a.m. (PST)

Where:
Online WebEx presentation (instructions below)*
Phone Number: 1-866-469-3239
Meeting Number: 928 671 678
Meeting Password: ca$4appliances

Why:
The California Energy Commission wants consumers to begin preparing before the rebate program launch on April 22, 2010. The website will educate consumers about the eligible appliances, rebates offered, and how to properly recycle their existing appliance. Additional information about the rebate program will also be available through many retailers across the state to guide consumers through the process. A list of partners will be available on the website.

Consumers who switch their existing inefficient appliance for a high, energy-efficient appliance can save money on their electricity bills and use half as much energy from an old appliance made in the 1990s. This program will run until funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so consumers need to prepare now.


*How to Join the WebEx Presentation

To join the online meeting:

  1. Go to https://energy.webex.com/energy/j.php?ED=135002187&UID=0&PW=1eb69d70075c150652444b00520d1d070e3c
  2. Enter your name and e-mail address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: ca$4appliances
  4. Click "Join Now".
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
  6. To join the teleconference only: Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239

For Assistance:

  1. Go to https://energy.webex.com/energy/mc
  2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".

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