A little more information is beginning to surface about the “Clunker” Appliance Program.
Once implemented in November, consumers would be eligible for up to $250 rebates on energy star refrigerators, front-load washers, and other kitchen appliances and air conditioners.
The state of California should be getting about $35 million towards the program and should see utility companies, manufacturers and retailers (Feder’s Distributors would be included!) working together to help bring more energy-efficient appliances to our communities.
Many details are still unclear and one of the major pieces of this plan still needs to be ironed out: what will happen with the old appliances and would a recycling requirement be the kicker?
Typically, disposal of older appliances is much easier and cost-efficient. However, placing appliances in landfills can be extremely damaging to our environment and would have a negative effect on such a program.
Although difficult and costly, recycling old appliances should be the way to go. But the plan is still incomplete and does not yet specify who would be responsible for this.
As more information is released, we will continue to keep you updated here.