Saturday, July 10, 2010
US Department of Energy
In preparation for our meetings this week, I spent a good part of the day perusing the the Department of Energy website which offers completely up-to-date initiatives adopted by the department under the direction of Secretary Chu. I was pleased to find a variety of initiatives and rebates encouraging citizens to adopt renewable energy products. For example, I had no idea that the rebate for a geothermal system was 30% of the cost with no cap. We received a tax credit for our pellet stoves, and the Oak Beach project was eligible for multiple credits. Making renewable energy a viable option for the average homeowner is truly a change I can believe in.