Reducing the use of “natural” gas (methane) by switching to electric appliances
is the best way to slash our climate footprint.
Together, we can do this–we’re your neighbors, and we’re here to show you how.
Like every community, Ashland contributes to global warming. A big portion of greenhouse gas emissions comes from our homes and businesses, where many of us burn “natural” gas for heating and cooking. “Natural” gas is about 90% methane — a potent greenhouse gas with damaging health impacts and 86x the global warming potential of carbon dioxide over 20 years. It’s time to move away from burning methane at home by joining the “100% electric” movement — also called electrification.
An Action Team of the Ashland Climate Collaborative, Electrify Ashland Now! works to promote clean energy upgrades in Ashland homes – We also aim to electrify all of Ashland in order to minimize our local climate impact. Transportation (cars and trucks) and home energy (heaters and appliances) are the two main focus points. If we can improve these for residents, we can significantly reduce Ashland’s carbon emissions and general energy use. EAN! is proud to be affiliated with Portland-based Electrify Now.
Longtime Ashland resident Ben Scott, is one of the region’s foremost experts on residential energy efficiency — and a leading member of the Electrify Ashland Now! Action Team. Go to YouTube now to hear why Ben supports the Ashland Climate Collaborative and sees electrification as key to climate action.
The IRA can save your business money
— while also saving the environment!
Check out our February 2023 webinar with Joel Rosenberg from Rewiring America
The Inflation Reduction Act
will help you go electric today!
Learn all about the IRA and all the incentives available to you!
City of Ashland incentives save you money
on going green!
Click here to learn about City of Ashland incentives for electric heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, induction cooktops, EVs, and more!
Attention Avista Customers!
In June 2022, Avista sent a bill insert to all its local gas customers urging customers to reduce their footprint by paying extra for renewable “natural” gas (methane).
Our take? Malarkey!
On November 9, 2022, we hosted an event where local and national experts met with more than 70 community members to discuss the importance of home-electrification — and how the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) makes these upgrades more accessible than ever. We discussed the tax rebates and incentives offered, who qualifies for them, and why electrification is crucial to limiting the effects of climate change. Click here to watch it on our YouTube channel.
Climate Change is
We can all be part of the solution.
In our Spring 2022 mailer to Ashland households, we laid out all the reasons why you should start planning now to make the shift off “natural” gas (methane).
Electrify Ashland Now is a campaign launched in 2022 with a goal of electrifying Ashland homes to dramatically reduce our community’s climate footprint. Efficient, high-quality electric appliances are affordable and available. Local suppliers and contractors can provide heat pumps for winter warming and summer cooling. Induction cooktops offer safe, flame-free cooking with the responsiveness of gas stoves. We’re here to help you plan your journey
For some of us, replacing gas furnaces, water heaters, and stoves is within reach now. On this website you can find local contractors, learn about the financial and climate costs and benefits of electric heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, learn the steps for planning your electrification journey, and learn more about your the products currently available. You can get personal assistance from your Ashland neighbors and local experts, or attend a zoom support group session. You can also read “How I did it” stories from real homeowners of Ashland about their electrification journey.
Others can join the Electrify Ashland Now campaign by urging landlords, businesses, and our City government to support the full electrification of Ashland. We can do this.