The Grass Always Seems GREENER in Someone Else’s State = The Land of the Prius

CA.GOVIt took a visit to Southern California to experience firsthand the various and practical economic incentives — and day-to-day rewards that are made available to those who take their energy consumption serious. And driving a Prius around California will get a lone driver access to the HOV lanes while waving good-bye to a lot of stalled traffic:

California law allows single-occupant use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes by certain qualifying clean alternative fuel vehicles. A list of qualifying vehicles and frequently asked questions are provided below. Use of these lanes with a single occupant requires a Clean Air Vehicle Sticker issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Currently, there are two types of stickers that are being distributed by the DMV.”

It makes good sense to know the energy-savings opportunities available to you in your State. Curiosity, and some of Googling, led me to the DOE site that provides an incredible amount of economic incentives and important information available that could make the business difference to a wholesaler, contractor, or end-user for the remainder of 2013.

For your convenience: Rebates, Incentives & Financing Assistance

– RTU incentives database – This spreadsheet lists financial incentives and financing programs in areas for the highest energy savings opportunities. Join the campaign to stay informed of new incentives and financing opportunities as they become available
– Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) – A comprehensive list of incentives organized by state
– U.S. Small Business Administration Loans – SBA offers loan programs to help retrofit facilities and buy energy efficient equipment

Financial calculators

– Better Bricks Simple Energy Savings Calculator – Provides a simplified template for calculating annual cost savings, simple payback, and internal rate of return
– Energy Star Building Upgrade Value Calculator – Helps commercial building professionals assess the value of investments on a property’s energy performance

Additional Resources

Coming Soon – The campaign will provide access to supporter financing resources, including links to utility resources, manufacturer supporter financing, and third party financing supporter services

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2 Responses

  1. Ken, nice piece. We have a bet on whether or not you will come home or stay out there.

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