tax incentives

Baucus Proposal A Promising Start, But Neglects Existing Nuclear

January 28, 2014 by Max Luke

Baucus Proposal

Last month, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus released a new proposal that would replace the forty-two existing energy tax incentives with two “technology neutral” tax credits, one for electricity fuels and the other for transportation fuels.[read more]

Encouraging Solar Energy Development in Hawaii [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 20, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

Hawai'i solar energy

Hawaii is one of the American states cracking ahead to make a switch to clean, solar power. As usual, government incentives play a key part in promoting a switch to renewable energy.[read more]

Top Energy Efficient Tax Credits

February 21, 2011 by Reginald Norris

Improve the energy efficiency of your home and tax money at the same time with these energy efficiency tax credits: 1. Fuel CellsFuel cells are an incredibly exciting technology that many people do not know about. A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts chemical energy into electricity. More technically, fuel cells use...[read more]

Are EV Incentives Justified?

October 21, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

The Wall St. Journal has been running an interesting series of articles on electric vehicles this week, coinciding with the mounting excitement surrounding the arrival of the first truly mass-market EVs in the US within a month or two. The articles cover a wide range of issues, including the cost of the batteries, efforts to overcome the...[read more]

Green Energy and Productivity

December 4, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

In the last year or so the rationale for renewable energy has evolved from emphasizing mainly energy security and climate change to focusing on the creation of "green jobs" and the development of an industry that many perceive as the "next big thing": a new global growth wave along the lines of information technology and telecoms....[read more]

Home Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives: Why Do We Resist?

November 12, 2009 by Peter Troast

We know that tax incentives are available and a good deal. And yet, we hesitate to take advantage of them. Why? I recently heard an energy advisor (Canadian version of home energy auditor) lament that when government incentives for home energy evaluations were at their highest, home owners snapped up the opportunity to have their homes...[read more]

If You Can Afford It, New Incentives for Home Energy Efficiency

January 3, 2009 by Scott Edward Anderson

2009 brings some new incentives for homeowners to adopt energy efficiency from both state and federal sources.The Wall Street Journal reported last week on several of these, including new provisions for tax credits in solar, small wind, and biomass stoves (those burning wood pellets or corn).In addition, this year, both solar and wind...[read more]

Politician pollution

November 14, 2007 by JenniferDillon

I just noticed in a previous post how similar the words politician and pollution are when my spelling abilities temporarily lapsed.  With that in mind, I wrote letters to my two Texas state senators this week for their political pollution in blocking the energy bill provision that would support renewable energy standards.  We...[read more]