Are you eligible for a manufacturing tax credit?

By Elisa Wood September 10, 2009 The United States has been generous with tax credits for energy production. But until now, it’s been somewhat miserly about giving breaks to those who make the equipment that makes the energy – or saves it. That’s changed with creation of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Credit (MTC), part of the federal … [Read more...]

Efficiency stimulus will lower energy bills, says federal report

By Elisa Wood April 30, 2009 Depending on your position, the federal stimulus money is either a jobs builder or a national budget buster. The Energy Information Administration offers another take. In a recent analysis, the EIA finds that stimulus money should reduce what consumers and businesses pay to heat, cool and light buildings. The … [Read more...]

Federal energy stimulus: The check is in the mail

By Elisa Wood March 26, 2009 Energy efficiency companies waiting for federal stimulus money probably feel like they are being told, “The check is in the mail.” It is supposed to arrive, but when? The federal government will channel a large pot of the money through state agencies, so it is wise to keep an eye on announcements by governors and state … [Read more...]

How US businesses can access federal stimulus money

By Elisa Wood March 11, 2009 I thought that “federal stimulus” would be high on Google’s hit list. But alas, when I checked its analysis of hot trends yesterday, I discovered that “Rockin’ Robin” is number one. Thanks to American Idol this 1950s song dominates the search engine. Bringing more music to the ears of business owners, however, is … [Read more...]

Who gets the EE stimulus money?

By Elisa Wood February 19, 2009 The ink is dry on President Obama’s signature to the federal stimulus bill and word is out that energy efficiency receives more than $20 billion. How will homeowners and businesses benefit? Two sources offer an excellent break-down on the incentives: the Alliance to Save Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]