Quick guide: Energy Efficiency Tax Credits — Federal income tax credits for specific home improvements are available now through 2010 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which extended energy efficiency tax credits available in 2006 and 2007 but not 2008. This guide will help you understand some of the important details on the home improvement tax credits.
Energy Saving Tips — The typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. And each year, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars. Here are some easy low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy.
Whirling Vertical Wind Blows into the Home Market — There’s a new wind whirly-gig on the block. You may not recognize him. Unlike those tall towers with outstretched airplane-style propellers, this new guy has a compact stance, a whole new look. Arms tucked in, he whirs more slowly and congregates with just a few others to power a building at time.
U.S. to Fund Geothermal and Solar Power Projects — Geothermal and solar energy projects will be getting a financial boost from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. President Obama has announced that more than $467 million will be devoted to speeding the development of these technologies, which will support green jobs and provide low-carbon energy for decades.