Clean energy home toolkit

Guides & resources for weatherizing your home, cutting energy bills, buying an electric car, and information on the rebates & incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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We put this toolkit together because the less energy we use, the less we pollute — and the easier it is to get more of the energy we need from renewable sources like the sun and the wind.

Our clean energy home toolkit offers guides and resources for:

Each section includes information on how you can tap into the rebates and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act and recorded videos of our recent webinars answering common questions.

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Weatherizing your home

The cleanest energy is the energy we don’t use. Weatherizing your home is one of the best ways for you to save energy, lower your heating bills and make your home more comfortable and reduce pollution. Our toolkit includes a recorded webinar of experts discussing the best ways and primary reasons to weatherize your home, a step-by-step guide for do-it-yourself weatherizing, a guide for reducing energy waste throughout your home, from the attic to the home office and more, and how to take advantage of the new tax credits to make this happen.

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Electrifying your home heating and cooling

Electrifying your home heating and cooling systems not only can prevent air pollution, but also helps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Electric space and water heaters reduce fossil fuel dependence and can help us power more of our lives with clean, renewable energy. Our toolkit includes a recorded webinar of experts discussing the best ways and primary reasons to electrify your home and how to get started, plus how the federal tax credits can help you get a heat pump.

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Bringing all-electric cooking to your kitchen

Gas stoves powered by methane pollute the air in our homes and keep us hooked on fossil fuels. Our toolkit features a consumer guide with what you need to know when considering switching from gas cooking to induction, a guide on the potential health risks of cooking with gas and advice on how to mitigate those risks and keep your family safe, and a webinar recording featuring a professional chef demonstrating an induction stove and answering questions. The toolkit also includes tips on how the Inflation Reduction Act can help you move on from your gas stove.

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Going solar for your home

Solar power is critical to protecting the environment and many households are perfect for solar panels. And there are local solar options available for renters or others who can’t install their own system too. Our toolkit includes tools and resources that make it easy to explore your solar options and how to take advantage of the federal tax credits to add solar to your home.

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Buying an electric vehicle

We simply can’t solve global warming without changing how we all get around. Electric vehicles are more efficient than cars that burn fossil fuels and can be powered by clean energy. Our toolkit includes an explainer describing the difference between hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles, a buyer’s guide to shopping for a used one, answers to frequently asked questions about buying an EV, and a webinar on how the federal tax credits can help you buy an EV.

Resource library

Weatherizing your home
Electrifying your home heating and cooling
Switching to all-electric cooking
Going solar for your home
Buying an electric vehicle

Johanna Neumann

Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Environment America Research & Policy Center

Johanna directs strategy and staff for Environment America's energy campaigns at the local, state and national level. In her prior positions, she led the campaign to ban smoking in all Maryland workplaces, helped stop the construction of a new nuclear reactor on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and helped build the support necessary to pass the EmPOWER Maryland Act, which set a goal of reducing the state’s per capita electricity use by 15 percent. She also currently serves on the board of Community Action Works. Johanna lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her family, where she enjoys growing dahlias, biking and the occasional game of goaltimate. 

Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns, U.S. PIRG Education Fund

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.

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