Funding Cut for Refrigerator Recycling Programs | Environment
State officials pulled the plug on some recycling programs in a move they believe will save money.
The refrigerator recycling programs were on the chopping block, but survived with a funding decrease. NV Energy used ratepayer money to give owners of old refrigerators a $50 rebate to recycle their units. NV Energy is still deciding how these cuts will impact refrigerator rebate programs. State officials eliminated subsidy and rebate programs for people buying energy efficient light bulbs.
The Public Utilities Commission says NV Energy must prove these programs are cost-effective and not a waste of ratepayer's money.