Woodsmoke Reduction Program

This page last reviewed August 7, 2017

  Draft Program Guidelines and Draft Quantification Methodology for the Woodsmoke Reduction Program are available for public review and comment.

To submit comments on the Draft Program Guidelines, please email us at WoodsmokeReduction@arb.ca.gov.

To submit comments on the Draft Quantification Methodology, please email us at GGRFProgram@arb.ca.gov.

To help us serve you better, please provide the following information: name and company/industry (if applicable), contact information, and your question or comment. The public comment period will close on August 21, 2017.

Background

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Woodsmoke Reduction Program (Program) will offer financial incentives for homeowners to replace old, inefficient, and highly polluting wood stoves with cleaner burning and more efficient home heating devices. California residents using uncertified wood stoves or inserts as their primary heat source will be eligible for incentives towards the purchase and installation of qualifying devices. The incentive amount will vary depending on the location of the residence and the household income, with some households qualifying for the full replacement cost. 

The Program will be funded through the appropriation of $5,000,000 in the fiscal year 2016/2017 from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and administered by the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association (CAPCOA) in coordination with local air pollution control districts or air quality management districts (Districts). The Program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, criteria pollutants, and air toxics from the increased efficiency and reduced emissions of the newly installed home heating devices. 

The Woodsmoke Reduction Program is part of California Climate Investments, a Statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.


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