Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Texas Incentives for Renewable Energy

DSIR is a database of incentive for Renewable Energy by state.
These include: Financial Incentives such as Property Tax Exemption,

Rules, Regulations & Policies-includes: Construction/Design Standard-
Alternative Energy in New State Construction

Some Related Programs & Initiatives

Green Power Network: Buying Green Power in Your State
The U.S. Department of Energy's Green Power Network provides news and information on green power markets and related activities. This site provides state-by-state information on Green Power Marketing in Competitive Electricity Markets and Utility Green Pricing Programs.
In addition, the site lists marketers of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)(also known as green tags or tradable renewable certificates), which represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from a renewable energy project. Whether or not consumers have access to green power through their local utility or a competitive electricity marketer, consumers can purchase RECs without having to switch electricity suppliers.

Million Solar Roofs Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy's Million Solar Roofs (MSR) Initiative brings together business, government, the energy industry, and community organizations with a commitment to install a set number of solar energy systems by 2010. Activities typically include consumer education, professional workshops, and other outreach activities to help individuals and organizations who are considering installing a solar system. Click here to find Partnerships in your state.

Wind Powering America
The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America site provides state-by-state wind project information, including validated wind maps, anemometer loan programs, small wind guides, legislative briefings, wind working groups, and state-specific news.

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