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Help is available now for Californians who want to cut their energy use and save money on their utility bills. Follow the links below for useful resources that are available now – and more will be coming, so check this page regularly! To keep up with new developments, sign up here to receive alerts.

  • California Climate Credit: Money back on your energy bill! Residential and small business customers of Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, PacifiCorp, and Liberty Utilities, Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power are all eligible to receive the Climate Credit. This credit, which automatically appears on your electricity bill in April and October each year, is your share of the payments from California’s biggest industrial polluters.
  • Energy Upgrade California has information on lots of ways to save money and energy:
    • Home Upgrade can save you up to $4,500 on improvements to help your home use less energy. Low-income residents may qualify for free assistance to make their home more energy efficient. This includes things like weatherstripping, insulation, energy-efficient heaters and refrigerators, and more. Help is available to both homeowners and renters.
    • Financing options are available to help you pay for energy-saving improvements.
  • The California Solar Initiative offers cash back for installing solar power on your home or business.
  • CSI-Thermal Program has information and rebates for installing solar water heating systems.
  • Replace Your Ride in SoCal (Reemplace su vehículo): Information on how to get up to $9,500 to replace your clunker with a newer, cleaner vehicle or get vouchers for rideshares or public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties) that meet the income and vehicle requirements.
  • Vehicle Replacement in San Joaquin Valley: Information on how to get up to $9,500 to replace your clunker with a newer, cleaner vehicle or get vouchers for rideshares or public transit passes. The program is limited to vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (all of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties and part of Kern County) that meet the income and vehicle requirements.

Don’t forget!

You can stack the above programs with the statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) (maneje limpio y ahorre) and the Drive Clean! Rebate program specific to San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control (SJVAPC) residents.

  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (CVRP + Replace Your Ride): If you replace your clunker with a NEW electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid, you can get an additional $2,500 (electric vehicle) or $1,500 (plug-in hybrid) for up to $12,000 in total incentives.
  • San Joaquin Valley (Drive Clean! Rebate Program + CVRP + Vehicle Replacement): If you replace your clunker with a NEW electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid and if you are a SJVAPC resident (all of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties and part of Kern County), you can get $3,000 (electric vehicle) or $2,000 (plug-in hybrid) toward your purchase on top of the $2,500 (electric vehicle) or $1,500 (plug-in hybrid) CVRP rebate for a grand total of $15,000 in incentives.
  • Statewide: All Californians are eligible for a CVRP rebate of $2,500 (electric vehicle) or $1,500 (plug-in hybrid) to buy a NEW electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

More information

Visit Drive Clean for more info on electric vehicle incentives and a buying guide. Visit the Union of Concerned Scientists for more info on the benefits of EVs and how they work.