FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Energy Rebates from Governor’s Energy Office Running Out
1 February 2011
DENVER, CO—The Governor’s Energy Office, KOSI 101.1 FM and local retailer Appliance Factory Outlet are teaming up on February 5 for the final push of the Recharge Colorado rebate program, which offers rebates for people who replace an existing appliance with one that is energy efficient and Energy Star qualified. Less than one-tenth of the $3.4 million in funds set aside last March for energy rebates are remaining from the GEO.
The live radio event will take place this Saturday, Feb 5, at Appliance Factory Outlet, located at 5880 W. 88th Ave. in Westminster from 2-4 pm. Sales associates will help consumers fill out rebate forms and KOSI 101.1 will give away a GE front loading high-efficiency washing machine and dryer set via a raffle.
Cash for Clunkers Rebate Reservation began April 19th. Coloradans were able to go to www.rechargecolorado.com to reserve their rebates. People who were able to reserve rebates had 30 days to purchase their qualifing appliances and mail in their rebate forms. Beginning around May 24, unused rebates will be given to names on the waiting list. We expect a lot of rebates to become available . If you haven’t reserved your rebate yet, visit www.rechargecolorado.com to reserve yours.
The program designed to make the roads more environmentally friendly has now moved into American house holds. The U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $300 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been allocated for the replacement of household appliances to new Energy Star models. The program is designed to allow each state to decide the specific requirements of which appliances qualify and how much of a return the consumer will get.
How much is Colorado allocated?
The program has issued $4,739,000 to the state of Colorado.
When does the program begin?
The projected start date is April 19, 2010. You must reserve your government rebate the morning of April 19th online at www.RechargeColorado.com. Rebates are expected to run out quickly, we recommend reserving your rebate first thing April 19th. A call center will also be available at 1-800-462-0184. For more information on the program please visit www.colorado.gov/energy.
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