Has Your Business Discovered Your Energy Efficiency Incentives?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Dec 29, 2010 9:01 AM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

One of the most significant ways to reduce business environmental impact is through managed energy consumption.  As a sustainability consultant, we advise clients on ways to incorporate energy efficiency  and source control as part of a comprehensive energy management plan. 

Driven by operating cost and risk reductions, many businesses over the past few years have leveraged tax incentives as an incentive to invest in capital improvements.  Fearing these could be coming to an end, new efforts might be underway to extend these businesses motivators.   According to an Environmental Leader article, the US Congress may consider energy policy legislation that could add $25 billion in new and extended energy tax credit incentives over the next 10 years.  The package includes a variety of key incentives for businesses that invest in clean technology, including expansion of the Section 48C advanced energy manufacturing property tax credit that would “uncap” the credit for solar, fuel cell, and energy storage systems, while providing an additional $3 billion in tax credits for other technologies.   Whether driven by cost, risk, or revenue generation, an important aspect of creating a business sustainability plan is finding the right incentives to keeping a program going.  Click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".