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Going Green

Learn about environment-friendly technologies and what you can do to help the environment.

Energy Efficiency Resources

Learn tips on saving energy in the home and workplace by visiting the following websites and resources:

Energy Efficiency at Home

Energy Efficiency for the Workplace

  • Bring Your Green to Work - tools and resources that can help motivate and inspire employees to save energy.
  • Energy Star: Buildings and Plants - works with organizations to help them save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making their buildings and plants more energy efficient.

Energy Tax Incentives

Energy-related tax incentives can make home and business energy improvements more affordable. There are credits for buying energy efficient appliances and for making energy-saving improvements.

Find out if you qualify for state, local, utility, or federal incentives.

Energy Tax Breaks by State

Energy-Saving Home Improvements

Residential Energy Credits allow savings for any of these purchases for your home:

  • Solar panels

  • Solar water heaters

  • Wind turbines

  • Geothermal heat pumps

  • Fuel-cell equipment

These tax credits are valid through 2021. 

Energy Tax Breaks for 2018 - 2020

A law passed in December 2019 reauthorized many energy tax breaks that had expired in 2017. They're retroactive to 2018 and extended through 2020 or longer. They include credits for:

  • Energy efficient homes

  • Energy-efficient commercial buildings

  • Nonbusiness energy property

  • Qualified fuel cell vehicles

  • Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property

  • Energy tax incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel, extended through 2022

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Last Updated: August 24, 2020