Listen: How energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, it pays to get rid of your old, energy-wasting refrigerator.

Beard: “We pay you money for your old refrigerator, and more importantly for some people is we’ll come to your house and pick it up!”

John Beard is with Focus on Energy. For more than 15 years, the utility-funded program has helped customers become more energy efficient.

For example, the program helps pay for energy audits and distributes free LED light bulbs and low-flow shower heads. It also offers incentives to upgrade heating and cooling equipment.

Listen to the story at Yale Climate Connections.