For Immediate Release: May 6, 2010
Media Contact: Amy Morgan - 916-654-4989
E-mail: amorgan@energy.state.ca.us

MEDIA ADVISORY

$26 Million Available for
California Appliance Rebates

What:
The Energy Commission has received more than 26,000 applications with approximately $26 million still available for rebates. Currently more than $5.6 million in rebates has been received to process. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until program funds are exhausted. A tracker is updated regularly on the remaining amount of funds available at: www.cash4appliances.org

When:
The California Cash for Appliances rebate program launched on April 22, 2010, and continues through May 23, 2010, provided funds remain available. Once funds are exhausted the rebate program will end.

Why: The California Energy Commission wants consumers to continue to Buy, Recycle, and Save with a new energy efficient appliance this weekend while funds still remain. Eligible energy efficient appliances and rebate amounts available are: refrigerators $200, clothes washers $100, and room air conditioners up to $50. A complete list of eligible appliances can be found at: www.cash4appliances.org/products/

Who:
The Energy Commission has partnered with over 80 Platinum Retail Partners and more than 40 Official Partners to assist consumers with appliance purchases, recycling their old appliances and completing their application package. A list of partners is available at:www.cash4appliances.org/partners/list.html

How:
Consumers are eligible for a rebate when they purchase a qualified highly energy efficient appliance, properly recycle their old appliance, and submit a complete application package within 30 days of the appliance purchase. Instructions on how to complete an application for the California Cash for Appliances rebate is available to download at: www.cash4appliances.org/consumers/Rebate-Form.pdf (PDF file).

For information on how to properly recycle an old appliance, visit: www.cash4appliances.org/consumers/recycle.html

Additional information is also available at retailer locations across the state.

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