Support the IRA Rebates for Wisconsinites NOW

The Inflation Reduction Act is largest investment in addressing climate change this nation has ever seen, and for Wisconsinites one of the major ways it will help is through residential home improvement rebates and tax credits to upgrade our homes. Right now, $74.9 million in residential rebates - between $2,000-$8,000 per home, known as theĀ HOMES rebates - should be available to all homeowners who have had an energy assessment. It is vital that residents have the chance to sign up for these funds this year, not down the line. However, Wisconsin's 3 Public Service Commissioners must formally approve making the HOMEs rebates "retroactive" to this year, otherwise the rebates may not arrive in Wisconsin until the tail end of the 2024.

Furthermore, the Commissioners are also weighing in on whether to extend additional rebates to moderate income families, to increase them to 100% of project cost up to $10,000. This would ensure that far more homeowners who tend to live in homes that could benefit the most from insulating & sealing air leaks can easily sign up.

Please add your name to our collective public comment by April 15th asking that...

1. IRA $2,000-$8,000 rebates per home be "retroactive" for all energy efficiency work done in 2024 that follows an approved energy assessment

2. Rebates be made even more available to moderate income homeowners, up to $10,000, for families of four that earn under $80,000 (<80% area median income)

...and be sure to share with others so Wisconsin policymakers can hear from many people about why we need to create jobs, cut utility bills and slash carbon emissions now!

Who's endorsing

Jennifer Zienty
Seamus Kennedy
Philip Gabrielson
Richard Henes
Bruce Krawisz
Mary Ann Schalk
Geralyn Leannah
Bob Ramlow
Lynette Mlller
Eugene Blum
David Lockwood
Peter Blewett
Jasmine Segarra
Lo Goldberg
Leslie LaMuro
Barbara Sorensen
Karen Fischbach
Rosalind Woodward
JaVonna Lue
Susan Andersen
Mary Hahn
Don Ferber
Herb Evert
Steven M Baudo
Linda Jorgenson
Stephen Rhyner
Karen Swiecichowski
Heather Hanson
Peter Nelson
Sarah Jones
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Endorsed by (organizations)

  • Green Homeowners United
  • Citizen Action of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Laborers District Council (LIUNA)
  • Milwaukee Area Labor Council
  • Forward Together Wisconsin
  • Our Wisconsin Revolution
  • Forward Outdoor LLC
  • WEI - Green Built Home
  • Black Leaders Organizing for Communities (BLOC)
  • Cassandra M Flagg Consulting Services LLC
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp
  • Grant Park Heating & Cooling
  • Premier North Insulation
  • Evolution Marketing
  • B-Local Wisconsin
  • Racine Home Insulators, LLC
  • Common Ground of Southeastern WI
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Environmental Health Network

Showing 274 reactions

  • Jennifer Zienty
  • Seamus Kennedy
  • Philip Gabrielson
  • Richard Henes
  • Bruce Krawisz
  • Mary Ann Schalk
  • Geralyn Leannah
  • Bob Ramlow
  • Lynette Mlller
  • Eugene Blum
  • David Lockwood
  • Peter Blewett
  • Jasmine Segarra
  • Lo Goldberg
  • Leslie LaMuro
    We have solar panels, have replaced our gas water heater and oven with electric and have added an induction stovetop. We also installed a heatpump for the studio area above the garage.
  • Barbara Sorensen
  • Karen Fischbach
  • Rosalind Woodward
  • JaVonna Lue
  • Susan Andersen
    We were able to get solar panels through a home refinance thanks to a program from Citizens Action. Saves a lot of money in electric bills and a lot of carbon going into the atmosphere.
  • Mary Hahn
    Please make sure low-income families are reimbursed at 100% with assistance for middle-income families also available. If possible, make it retroactive to the current tax year. Thank you
  • Don Ferber
    Too many people, especially in communities of color, are suffering from very high energy bills that further strained their limited finances, and Wisconsin must do all it can to alleviate these problems and lower their energy bills by helping them with energy improvements that they cannot otherwise afford.
  • Herb Evert
  • Steven M Baudo
  • Linda Jorgenson
  • Stephen Rhyner
  • Karen Swiecichowski
  • Heather Hanson
  • Peter Nelson
  • Sarah Jones