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A law passed in 1994 by the N.C. General Assembly authorizes local governments to enter into contracts for energy-saving improvements on existing buildings if the contractor guarantees that the savings will pay for the cost of improvement.
The American Energy and Security Act establishes nationwide mandates on renewable energy and energy efficiency, requires reductions in greenhouse gases, and is the most costly federal energy bill in decades. North Carolina electric cooperatives met with Congress to discuss major energy and environmental legislation proposals. The implications for North Carolina consumers is discussed in this article.
The 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act signed in February extended and added to many of the incentives existing before. This article provides a summary of available tax credits on both the federal and North Carolina levels for energy-efficiency projects or purchases.