Friday, January 19, 2018

Save Some Green for Living Green

January 29, 2010 by  
Filed under black women, living green

I’ll admit.  I am on a learning curve when it comes to living green and saving energy as you can note from the drought of living green articles on blackgirlgrown.  But when energy efficiency means more money in my pocket I tend to listen.  Case in point – Tax credits for energy efficiency.

The Department of Energy’s Energy Savers Blog (almost every government agency has a blog now) recently chronicled the available tax credits and incentives that save the planet and save you money:

Most of us love saving money from anywhere we can pinch it. You can do it the hard way, by writing up a budget and finding all the fun, little things you spend money on that you don’t really need. For me, I’m thinking about that double dip at the Sunday movies when I couldn’t resist the urge to spend four straight hours in cinematic bliss or those mochas that are oh-so-good, but not so light on the waistline or the pocketbook. We all have them.

But another way to cash in on big savings is by grabbing onto the energy efficiency tax credits offered through the IRS and detailed here by the Department of Energy. The incentive credits you 30% of the cost of eligible energy-efficient products or renewable energy systems toward your income taxes. Since it’s the beginning of the year, you have plenty of time to select the money-saving consumer energy products that make the most sense for your home.


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