Our clean energy home toolkit offers guides and resources for weatherizing your home, cutting energy bills, buying an electric car, and information on how you can tap into the rebates and incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, and more.
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.
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 step-by-step guide for do it yourself weatherizing, a recorded webinar of experts discussing the best ways and primary reasons to weatherize your home, and a guide for reducing energy use throughout your home, from the attic, to the home office and more.
Weatherizing your home
Recording of Winter Weatherization webinar
Citizen’s Guide to Reducing Energy Waste
How federal tax credits can help you reduce energy waste in your home
Electrifying your home
Electrifying your home not only can prevent air pollution, but also helps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Electric space and water heaters reduces fossil fuel dependence and can help us power more of our lives with clean, renewable energy. Meanwhile, electric and induction stoves are efficient replacements for gas stoves that pollute the air in our homes. Our toolkit includes a recorded webinar of experts discussing the best ways and primary reasons to electrify your home and how to get started.
How you can electrify your home
Heat pumps: how federal tax credits can help you get one
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. It also includes 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 to the Inflation Reduction Act can help you move on from your gas stove.
In the market for a new stove? Consider Induction
How the Inflation Reduction Act can help you move on from your gas stove
Thinking about solar for your home?
Solar power is critical to protecting the environment and many households are perfect for solar panels. And there 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.
How To Go Solar
Going solar and adding storage: how federal tax credits can help
Thinking about 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 and answers to frequently asked questions about buying an EV.
What is the difference between hybrid cars, plug-in hybrid cars, and electric cars?
Frequently asked questions: electric vehicles (EVs)
How federal tax credits can help you get an electric vehicle
Used Electric Vehicle Buyer’s Guide
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.
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.