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New program aims to electrify homes

New program aims to electrify homes

The WNC Sierra Club is hosting a few public events to explain how the Federal Inflation Reduction Act has incentives to make electric living more livable. 

The presenter for the event, held at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville in Buncombe County, is Sophie Mullinax of Electrify Asheville-Buncombe.

At home, some residents are buying solar panels and others electric cars. Now residents with less cash can contribute to the goals, while saving on the initial and operating costs, because of the Biden Administration’s IRA, Electrify Asheville and others.

The event is also on Zoom with advance registration on WNCSierraClub.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more information, contact WNC Sierra Club Chair Judy Mattox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 828.683.2176

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