Saving energy in your home will help reduce the amount of carbon emissions that is release into the atmosphere. Every little bit helps. (All links below take you through usa.gov)
- Energy Saver website – provides information, tips, and advice on saving energy and money.
- Home Energy Saver – computes a home’s energy use online and recommends energy-saving upgrades.
- Home Energy Audits – helps homeowners determine where their house is losing energy and money.
- Energy Star – a voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money through energy efficiency.
- Department of Energy (DOE): Energy Efficiency – works with universities, businesses, and the National Labs to develop energy efficient technologies and increase the efficiency of current technologies on the market.
- Consumer Information: Saving Energy at Home – provides information on saving energy and energy efficient products.
Save Energy at your 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.
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:
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) – Explore incentives and policies in your state that support renewable energy and energy efficiency.
- Department of Energy (DOE): Tax Credits, Rebates, and Savings – Select your state to find savings that may be available for you or your business in your state.
- Offers and Rebates from Energy Star Partners – Search for rebates on certified energy-efficient products and other special offers in your area.
- Residential Renewal Energy Tax Credit – Qualify for tax credits for buying a solar-electric or solar water-heating property for your home.
- Sales tax holidays– Find out if your state offers a sales tax holiday for buying energy efficient appliances.
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:
- Hybrid vehicles use gasoline engines and electric motors to reduce emissions and fuel costs.
- All-electric and plug-in vehicles can be charged from an electrical source and they operate completely, or partially, on battery.
- Flex-fuel vehicles are designed to operate with either gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends.
- Other alternative fuel vehicles run with fuel sources other than petroleum.