State won't run out of energy rebate money

Consumers who recycle old appliances can get rebates for purchasing energy efficient refrigerators, washers and dryers.

The state received $35 million from the federal government for the program.

Unlike Texas, which ran out of its funding within hours, officials said California will have enough money to last until our program ends May 23.

"We're confident that it's going to be around to the end of the program. May 23 is the, is the end date. Uh, we are still suggesting that consumers take advantage of this, jump on it," said Adam Gottlieb from California Energy.

To get the rebates, customers must buy from a participating retailer. Also, watch out because not all energy-star appliances qualify.

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