MARIN CITY, CA - MARCH 26: An Energy Star label is displayed on a brand new washing machine at a Best Buy store March 26, 2010 in Marin City, California. Government investigators from the General Accountability Office has concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department run Energy Star program is susceptible to fraud and abuse. Investigators attempted to get Energy Star certification for 20 fake products, including a gasoline powered alarm clock, which was approved along with 14 other phony appliances. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A new statewide energy initiative starts today and it could save you thousands of dollars.
Energy Upgrade California helps you find up to $4,000 in rebates. What you get will depend on the energy you are able to save and the utility provider. The program has about $300 million available for California home upgrades.
The goal is to get Californians to reduce their household energy use, save consumer money on utility bills, and create jobs in the state's building performance industry.