Did Cash for Appliances Work?

March/April 2011
A version of this article appears in the March/April 2011 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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March 01, 2011
It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. Each one had the same amount of money—about $1 per resident—but the results have been wildly different. Some states ran through their entire rebate budgets in hours; others can’t seem to give away their money. What’s been going on?

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