Exploring Santa Cruz from KSQD
Exploring Santa Cruz from KSQD
Fighting Climate Change One Home At A Time - Jennie Dusheck and Lauren Weston

Host Mathilde Rand meets with Jennie Dusheck, career science writer and Lauren Weston, Executive Director of Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet. They discuss opportunities to fight climate change by electrifying homes.

Links to informational websites (also thanks to Magi Amma):

The Switch Is On provides information, resources, and tools to support homeowners and renters to electrify their homes. Find rebates by zip code.

Rewiring America is a guide to replacing all of your fossil-fueled appliances with modern electric ones.

Golden State Rebates provides instant rebate coupons for many products.

Clean Energy Connection provides a list of clean-energy contractors and links to rebates.

Energy Star is the government-backed program for rebates,


Central Coast Community Energy sources clean and renewable electricity at competitive prices for customers throughout Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara counties. They have a list of local rebates available.

California Energy-Smart Homes is a residential new construction and alterations program that provides incentives to adopt advanced energy measures and transition to all-electric construction. It is available for utility customers in the PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE electric territories.

California Energy Commission provides links to the Inflation Reduction Act Residential Energy Rebate Programs in California.

PG&E provides links to home energy rebates.

Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides federally funded assistance to reduce the costs associated with home energy bills, energy crises, weatherization, and minor energy-related home repairs.

Contact Info for Lauren: acterra.org and  lauren.weston@acterra.org