Green Incentives

Money talks. 

As we shift to a green economy, new technology is often more expensive than older technology. 

Publicly funded financial incentives help level the playing field. In most cases, you fund these incentives by paying taxes or utility bills. Take advantage of them! 

For example, the State of Maine developed a very popular program to encourage the adoption of air-source heat pumps. Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save residents money, and prepare for a warming climate. Heat pumps

Maine set a target of installing 100,000 heat pumps by 2025, and already installed 175,000. Now they’ve revamped their goal to 320,000 by 2027. Go Maine! 

How’d they do this? 

Future posts will cover guidance on how to access funding for specific products and services, such as electric vehicles, solar, air-sealing and insulation, appliances, and more. 


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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