What is the California Climate Credit?

You may notice something called a California Climate Credit on your utility bill. This credit is your share of money from a state program that is fighting climate change. You receive your credit automatically if you’re eligible, and it’s yours to keep. 

However, if you spend it on a few energy efficient measures, you’ll see even more savings and our climate will benefit.

Learn more about the Climate Credit for households 

Learn more about the Climate Credit for businesses

The state provides a different credit to certain industrial customers. Learn more about the CA Industry Assistance Credit

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Who gets the credit?

Residential households receive a credit each April and October on their electric bill. Learn more about the climate credit for households.

Small businesses receive a monthly credit on their electric bill. Learn more about the climate credit for businesses.

The state provides a different credit to certain industrial customers. Learn more about the CA Industry Assistance Credit.

Use Your Credit to Save Money and Help California Stay Golden

By reinvesting your Climate Credit to purchase low-cost products, you are well on your way to managing your energy use that will pay dividends in the long run. Click here to find our 20 products under $20 that you can purchase to help you Stay Golden.

More Ways to Spend Small and Save Big

Here are a few other simple products that can make a positive impact on the environment and help you save money. They each cost about the same as one climate credit will save you on your utility bill.

How the California Climate Credit Works

California requires large industrial facilities like power plants to pay for permits when they put carbon pollution into the air. Some of that money is used by the state to fight climate change, and some goes to households and small businesses as the California Climate Credit. The climate credit is designed to help you play a part in California’s efforts to build a clean energy economy, cut air pollution and save money.


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