If you purchase energy efficient appliances or make energy saving improvements to your home or business, you can save money on your utility bills. You can also save more money on these purchases, in the form of tax incentives, such as tax credits and rebates, or sales tax holidays. Use these databases to find out if you qualify for state, local, utility, and federal incentives:
Each year, we generate tons of waste in our homes, businesses and communities. The EPA is challenging all citizens to conserve our natural resources by committing to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Reduce and reuse by buying used or reusable items over disposable; look for products with less packaging; maintain and repair products instead of buying new; and borrow, rent or share items that are used infrequently. Learn how you can reduce waste.
Contact your local waste or environmental management office for concerns about:
Fuel Cell Vehicles are powered by hydrogen fuel and produce no harmful tailpipe exhaust—their only emission is water.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine or other propulsion source that can be run on conventional or alternative fuel and an electric motor that uses energy stored in a battery.
Vehicles and Fuel Research at NREL helps put fuel-efficient, low-emission cars and trucks on the road through research and innovation in electric vehicle, biofuel, and conventional automotive technologies.