9 Ways to Cut Energy Costs

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Take Advantage of Tax Credits

The federal stimulus package created and extended tax incentives for green initiatives, such as a 30 percent investment tax credit for renewable-energy systems. And don't miss out on other reprieves from sources besides the federal government. For a list of state offerings, see the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, dsireusa.org. The site also features information about rebates for installing renewable-energy and energy-efficient systems.