IRA Updates from Electrify Ashland Now!
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a sweeping climate action federal legislation signed into law on August 16, 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.
Electrify Ashland Now is monitoring resources available that explain how individuals can apply for rebate programs, energy-efficient home upgrades, and grants for community energy projects.
The Inflation Reduction Act will help you go electric today!
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!
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Ashland.news August 19, 2022
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What’s on the IRA
menu for Ashland?
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?
“Here in Ashland, these programs will add a meaningful step toward equity as we move toward a sustainable future.“ – – Diarmuid McGuire, Electrify Ashland Now