Cleaner Indoor Air, Reduced Carbon Emissions, Lower Energy Costs for Low-Income Communities Goal of Rubio Bill

January 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA –  The California Senate passed a bill today by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will help low-income families have cleaner indoor air and energy savings while reducing their carbon emissions.

SB 560 will create a targeted financial program, administered by the California Energy Commission, to assist low-income households who want to replace outdated household appliances, such as water heaters, stoves, home heating and cooling systems, refrigerators, and washers and dryers, with low-carbon appliances. 

Approximately 12 million Californians without access to properly ventilated appliances are routinely exposed to nitrogen dioxide levels inside their homes. If found outside, these levels would exceed the federal and state health-based standards.

“Cleaner indoor air, reducing carbon emissions, and energy savings for our low-income communities are the goals for my bill, SB 560,” said Senator Rubio. “As we accelerate toward meeting our clean energy mandates, we need to ensure our low-income communities have access to newer technology and are not left behind. I want to thank my Senate colleagues and sponsor for their support and look forward to meeting with members in the Assembly."

“Central Coast Energy Services is proud to sponsor SB 560, and we thank Senator Rubio for her leadership on this legislation. Historically, low-income communities have disproportionately shouldered the burdens of poor air quality and high energy costs. SB 560 is critical to ensuring our low-income and disadvantaged communities have an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint, improve their health outcomes, and save money on future energy bills,” said Dennis Osmer, Executive Director of Central Coast Energy Services.

SB 560 now heads to the Assembly. 

Senator Susan Rubio represents Senate District 22. For more information, visit her website at


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