Electrify Ashland Now! monitors resources that explain how to apply for rebate programs, energy-efficient home upgrades, and grants for community energy projects. We’ll continue to post information on this webpage as it becomes available.

The Inflation Reduction Act will help you go electric today!

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a sweeping climate action federal legislation signed into law in August 2022. The IRA will expand renewable energy building projects, provide new resources for home electrification and other energy efficiency measures, and address transportation and “clean” vehicle incentives, among many other things. Parts of this new law will boost financial programs that support the movement to Electrify Ashland — particularly for low- and middle-income households.

This new calculator from Rewiring America helps you figure out how much money you can get through IRA incentives. It’s easy-to-use, and provides an instant snapshot of what you can do now. Check it out!

The Inflation Reduction Act will help you go electric today!

The IRA can save your business money
— while also saving the environment!

Check out our February 2023 webinar with Joel Rosenberg from Rewiring America

City of Ashland
Climate & Energy Programs

The City of Ashland offers a wide variety of financial incentives to help residents make energy efficient and environmentally friendly home improvements. Incentive programs include:

  • Heat pumps and heat pump hot water heaters
  • Induction cooktops and ranges
  • Weatherization
  • Heating and cooling
  • Electric vehicles and e-bikes
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping
  • Water conserving devices
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! 

Ashland.news August 19, 2022

Join the ‘Electrify Ashland Now!’ effort

What’s on the IRA
menu for Ashland?
A lot.

By Diarmuid McGuire

Whew. The U.S. Congress just approved the biggest climate smorgasbord ever. The IRA (Inflation Reduction Act, not to be confused with your Individual Retirement Account or the Irish Republican Army) may be the climate legislation we have been hoping for since Dr. James Hansen hit the global warming alarm button in testimony to a Senate committee in 1988.

This historic bill has been passed by both chambers (a miracle in itself) and, on Tuesday, was signed into law by President Joseph Biden. (When you put your name on something this big, you are no longer just Joe.) Normally calm pundits are giddy. “Did Democrats Just Save Civilization?” asks economist Paul Krugman, who seems to think the answer is “Yes, maybe.”

But what’s on the table for you, me and our Ashland community?

Click here to read the full article…..

“Here in Ashland, these programs will add a meaningful step toward equity as we move toward a sustainable future. – – Diarmuid McGuire, Electrify Ashland Now