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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

  • Wed, October 23, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Oakwood University Woods, Westmorland/Nakoma Room
  • 100



The IRA: Your Key to Incentives and Rebates for Lowering Your Carbon Footprint

The UWRA’s Committees on Retirement Opportunities and Financial Matters in Retirement is pleased to welcome Ms. Katherine Kuntz, Director of the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change. Kathy will be updating UWRA on the rebates, tax credits and other financial incentives available to homeowners who improve home efficiency. With an estimated $369 billion in financing for clean energy strategies, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest federal government program ever aimed at enabling homeowners to afford home efficiency improvements. This funding makes pursuing efficiency solutions easier and more affordable than ever, putting us on a path to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. Incentives are available for increasing insulation, replacing doors and windows, installing heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, switching from gas to electric appliances (including ovens), installing solar or other clean energy generators and electric vehicles. Federal incentives can often be paired with State Focus on Energy incentives, making what had previously been expensive projects, much more affordable. Kathy will review recent updates on the availability of the various financial incentives.

Kathy Kuntz is the Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change in Madison, Wisconsin where she leads climate action efforts both internal to County operations and countywide. Dane County is on track to be carbon neutral in its facilities, fleet and land conservation efforts by 2030. Consistent with the County’s 2020 climate action plan, they aim to cut countywide emissions in half by 2030.

Kathy has almost 30 years of experience implementing programs focused on resource efficiency and climate action. Prior to joining Dane County Kathy led Cool Choices, a nonprofit that worked with businesses and local governments on sustainable practices and prior to that Kathy led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Committee on Financial Matters in Retirement and the Retirement Opportunities Committe.  If you have preliminary questions for the speaker, please email them in advance to program coordinators Tom Eggert at and Jack Sorenson at by Wednesday, October 16.

NOTE:  This in-person seminar will be recorded and posted on the UWRA website.


Click here for a printable map of Oakwood Community Grounds for Parking and Room location. 

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Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.

Registration Deadline:  Friday, October 18


Advance registration is required.  You are encouraged to register online.  To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.

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