More than four months after states first started rolling out their appliance rebate programs, Earth Day is seeing those efforts reach their peak, reports

Since December, when Delaware became the first state to launch its Cash for Appliances effort, 35 states have followed suit. Of those, nine have already exhausted their funding, including five that saw demand so high all funding was reserved in a few hours.

But today, nine states begin their programs in efforts designed to coincide with Earth Day.

States with appliance rebate programs launching today:

* California
* Kentucky
* Maryland
* Massachusetts
* Mississippi
* New Mexico
* North Carolina
* Oklahoma
* Tennessee

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