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 in the Workplace, Commercial Buildings, and Manufacturing Plants

  • 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.

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Energy Tax Incentives

Purchasing energy efficient appliances or making energy saving improvements to your home or business can save money, in the form of tax incentives (tax credits and rebates) or sales tax holidays. Tax credits can help reduce the amount of tax you owe, while rebates can lead to cash back from your purchase.  

Find out if you qualify for state, local, utility, and federal incentives:

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Hybrids, Plug-ins, All-Electric Cars, and Other Alternative-fuel Vehicles

Most vehicles rely solely on nonrenewable petroleum fuel, but there are a variety that don’t. If you’re considering buying a vehicle, learn about these other options:

When shopping for a vehicle, compare types and models for fuel usage, emissions and cost of ownership. Make sure to read the model’s fuel economy label.

The U.S. government offers tax incentives on the purchase of hybrids, plug-ins, and all-electric vehicles.

The number of alternative-fuel stations is increasing in the U.S., but before you buy, you may want to consider the availability of alternative-fueling stations in your area. When taking a trip, this fuel station locator map can help you plan your route.

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Last Updated: August 14, 2017