Tax Breaks for Energy Efficient Homes

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A renewable energy credit is any tax credit offered by governments as an incentive for the installation and operation of renewable energy systems like solar and wind power. offer tax breaks for home improvements that make homes more energy efficient.

Waste not want not: Sweden to give tax breaks for repairs

Green (Living) Review

It will also submit a proposal that would allow people to claim back from income tax half of the labor cost on repairs to appliances such as fridges, ovens, dishwashers and washing machines.

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Tax breaks for vegans? A nice idea, but it’s never going to happen.


With a hellish election season underway, an old question has been making murmurs around vegan circles again: should vegans get tax cuts for their efforts in helping the environment? The idea first hit the mainstream animal rights community in 2007, when hybrid owners heard that they may be getting a tax break for the purchase of a more environmentally friendly car. The Scientific American reported on the meat tax idea in the context of the UK taxation system in February.

List Of Solar Energy Government Tax Breaks

Solar Power Ninja

California’s Million Solar Roofs initiative is the latest of a number of solar energy tax breaks being legislated in the US. Corporate Tax Credit: Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit. Solar and Geothermal Business Energy Tax Credit. Tax-exempt Financing for Green Buildings, Renewable Energy & Brownfield Redevelopment. Government / Industry list of taz breaks for energy efficiency solar energy tax breaks state tax breaks for solar

Wind Power Tax Break Fails in Senate

Wind Power Ninja

In a move that Democratic Senator Mark Udall claims could destroy the wind energy industry in the US, the extension of a federal tax break for wind energy production failed in the Senate on Tuesday. This particular kind of tax break is called a producer tax credit.

Stop Oil and Coal Tax Breaks- Overturning Corporate Power


Holding my thumb and index finger about an inch apart

Environmental Economics

The Senate failed to get rid of tax breaks for oil companies: Energy-state Democrats criticized the initiative, saying it was misdirected and would do nothing to ease gasoline prices and could cost American jobs. Getting rid of the tax breaks could increase gas prices and could cost jobs.

Budget response - Philip Simpson, Commercial Director, ReFood

Green (Living) Review

To compound this, there have been further tax breaks offered to the oil and gas industry, demonstrating ongoing subsidy support to the fossil fuel sector.

Increase the gas tax

Environmental Economics

Greg Mankiw discusses "four keys to a better tax system" that includes an increase in the gas tax: A good rule of thumb is that when you tax something, you get less of it. That means that taxes on hard work, saving and entrepreneurial risk-taking impede these fundamental drivers of economic growth. The alternative is to tax those things we would like to get less of. Consider the tax on gasoline. or has the optimal gas tax rate changed ? *My

UK fracking moratorium fails to pass Parliament vote

Green Blog

But the UK government remains adamant that a fracking revolution should take place in this country, having unveiled a series of tax breaks for the fracking industry and saying it would be foolish not to relish the golden opportunity that a shale gas revolution would bring.

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LA County Gets Rolling on Turning Ugly Vacant Lots Into Useful Urban Farms

Green (Living) Review

LA has been pushing for tax breaks for owners of vacant urban lots who lease out the neglected land to people who want to farm on it, and now the LA County Board of Supervisors (which would have to approve the tax breaks before they could be implemented) is doing their part to make it happen.

The Bright Future Ahead for Electric Vehicles, in 4 Charts

Mother Jones

Last month, Elon Musk predicted that the electric vehicle industry will "definitely suffer" from low oil prices—a barrel of crude is about $33 today , down from more than $100 a year ago. Why invest in an electric car when gas is so cheap?

Guy Ritchie’s Planned Solar Array Considered A Disturbance


In an effort to be environmentally responsible, or to receive the 10 percent tax break, Guy Ritchie submitted an application to erect 200 solar panels at his Ashcombe House estate in the UK. The estate, in which Ritchie purchased with Madonna in 2001, would be completely solar powered. While Ritchie probably thought that environmentalists would be [.]. Home People celebrities guy ritchie madonna solar uk

Hundreds of protesters called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

Green Blog

Yesterday hundreds of demonstrators dressed in referee uniforms called the US Congress to end the huge tax breaks and other subsidies to Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry.

Enjoy it while it lasts?

Environmental Economics

  That's why people move to Florida and Arizona during the winter (that and tax breaks, but let's stick with the weather for now).  In evaluating benefits and costs, preferences matter.    For the most part, people like milder weather. 

When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

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The American Wind Energy Association released an analysis on Wednesday , detailing how the wind industry could phase out reliance on federal tax credits over a six-year time period. 7) NGVs can empower consumers to break the Oil Oligopoly. Compass.

Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain

Environmental Economics

Boehner’s choice is the latest indication that any effort by Democrats to repeal oil industry tax breaks as part of the package would face major roadblocks. Upton and many other Republicans have consistently opposed efforts to overturn the tax breaks. And the beat goes on: House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday he would appoint House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) to a “supercommittee” charged with developing a $1.5

Austerity a cover for class war against the poor

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Austerity is being used as a cover-story for class war against the poor Austerity and deficit reduction are being used as a cover-story for conducting class war against the poor as simultaneous reductions in taxes on the wealthy and cuts to spending on social security amount to a redistribution of wealth away from the poor to the rich. Corporation tax has also been dramatically reduced, while VAT, a flat tax, has gone up.

Algeria To Boost Its Food Security

Green Prophet

Following the food riots that rocked the Middle East, Algeria is bolstering its agricultural self-sufficiency through irrigation projects and tax breaks for local producers.

Germany Investing Billions in Plug-in Electric Cars

Eco Auto Ninja

It’s expected that legislation will be signed this month that will get rid of the motor vehicle tax on plug-in electric vehicles for their first 10 years of being registered. It is also rumored that electric vehicles used for businesses would benefit from such substantial tax breaks that the cars would end up costing the same as a comparable gas-powered vehicle.

I see a pattern emerging

Environmental Economics

USA Today : From gas-mileage standards to tax breaks for windmills, public support for "green" energy measures to tackle global warming has dropped significantly in the past two years, particularly among Republicans, a new poll suggests. Majorities still favor most such tax breaks or restrictions on industry, finds the Stanford University poll to be released today. It shows 65% support gas-mileage standards and 73% support tax breaks for wind and solar power.

“Captain Sunshine” Takes Over Better Place as a Startup

Green Prophet

And with the country’s richest man, Idan Ofer, at the helm, the government was unwilling to offer any tax breaks. They expect to break even within 24 months.

Three Things to Know About CarbonWA’s Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax

Sightline Daily

CarbonWA’s Initiative 732 is modeled after British Columbia’s successful carbon tax: it would tax pollution and use all the revenue to cut other state taxes. billion in annual revenue would: Reduce the state sales tax from 6.5 Climate & Energy Carbon Tax Polluters Pa

Qoros Electric Vehicle: China and Israel Partner with USA

Green Prophet

Yosef Abramowitz of Arava and Energiya Global, said in a recent statement that Better Place did not cooperate with the government, nor was the government interested to give tax breaks to Idan Ofer, who is Chairman of the Board at Israel Corp and one of the country’s richest men.

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Planning Minister wants to relax planning laws in our National Parks

Green (Living) Review

Refurbishment does not carry the tax relief and tax break that does the building of new homes does for the developers. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In his latest wheeze the Planning Minister – yes, him again – is now looking to relax the planning laws governing National Parks to force through the erection of broadband masts and equipment to enable the speedier roll out of the service.

All the World’s Carbon Pricing Systems in One Animated Map

Sightline Daily

Will a cap or tax on carbon work? Carbon pricing programs come in many flavors: tax, cap-and-trade, or hybrids , and implemented at the level of country, region, state, or even city. (A 2) How do they set the cap or tax? 7) What’s better: a cap or a tax?

ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Breitbart Bloggers | PR Watch

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I couldn't decide whether this is a Quote of the Day or a Daily Demand and Supply, so I'll go with both

Environmental Economics

Quote of the Day: Harry Reid (D) on congressional calls to remove tax breaks from Big Oil. "Let's make one thing clear: wasteful subsidies have nothing to do with gas prices. These oil handouts have existed for decades. Prices have continued to rise," via Daily Demand and Supply: Removing subsidies will decrease supply and (are you ready for it?) increase prices

One million homes in Mid Atlantic can have access to solar power


Along with the expansion of government tax breaks and extension of incentives, the factors that encourage the use of solar power include, better financing options and lower technology cost.

See kids, economics is fun!

Environmental Economics

The business is growing fast, in part because of federal tax credits. Looking at the picture I drew in class yesterday, the tax breaks push the backstop fuel price down and hurries up the switch point: Don't you wish you could be in my class every single gosh dang day

Wendy's is the 6th Firm to Say It is No Longer a Member of ALEC.

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Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling.


Green (Living) Review

The prices paid by customers do not reflect the environmental costs due to subsidies, tax breaks and the lack of a real economic value attached to the environmental damage done by aviation’s emissions. And UK subsidies, taxes and duties need to be reassessed to help aviation pay for its environmental costs, deter short haul aviation and provide funds to reinvest into other transport infrastructure like high speed rail.”

Beyond flying – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

The book, by means of essays by a wide variety of people who have chosen to give up flying or, at least, to seriously reduce it, makes a compelling case against the madness of our time which is this more or less tax payer subsidized air travel.

New Hybrids on the Horizon for the Middle East

Green Prophet

The Jordanian government is offering tax breaks for driving efficient vehicles, which has led to 100 Sonata hybrids already being sold per month in this market. Hybrid cars have had a slow start in the Middle East in comparison to other markets.

Lush Cosmetics Fights Fracking in UK


UK company Lush Cosmetics has begun an anti-fracking campaign as the Government announces tax breaks to companies involved in the UK''s shale gas industry. The Chancellor George Osborne said the reason behind the tax breaks was that shale gas has a "huge potential to broaden

Legislature Takes On Big Oil’s Accidental Tax Loophole

Sightline Daily

Washington state representative Reuven Carlyle introduced a bill (HB 2465) yesterday that would close big oil’s tax loophole and redirect the money to public education. Properly referred to as the “extracted fuel use tax exemption,” the loophole—an outdated accident from decades ago—confers a $41 million benefit to oil refineries each budget cycle. When it was created in 1949, the tax break was intended to benefit sawmills.

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Two-thirds of Britons favour wind power over fracking

Green (Living) Review

In contrast, the party had already unveiled fracking tax breaks. A new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site.

Better Place Investor Michael Granoff To Write Tell All Book

Green Prophet

While he promises to leave all the goodies for his forthcoming book, he does blame the government for its lack of support, and the fact that buyers of hybrid cars managed to get tax breaks while those buying electric cars did not.


Green (Living) Review

This means that private companies will want fiscal incentives or tax breaks to encourage them to buy or lease our woodland. The CIWEM is concerned that the Government’s plans to sell England's public forests and woodlands will be detrimental to the nation’s environmental, conservation and social interests. The Forestry Commission costs every taxpayer 30p a year.

Daily Demand and Supply: A flawed argument for lower gas prices

Environmental Economics

The Senate yesterday launched a high-profile debate on a Democratic plan to block the nation’s five biggest oil companies from taking advantage of a suite of tax breaks. Menendez’s measure would repeal five tax incentives for the nation’s five biggest oil companies as a way to pay for renewable-energy tax credits used by wind and solar producers. In other words, removing tax breaks for Big Oil will increase, not decrease, gas prices.