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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance

This federally funded program ensures warm, safe and healthy environments in households that include young children, the elderly and the disabled.

Utility Programs

Your utility is the best place to start looking for rebates and other incentives on power rates and the purchase of appliances. Ask for the conservation manager. Utilities are listed in the telephone book, or check the EnergyIdeas Web site for Links to Northwest Utilities.

Special Offers and Rebates from Energy Star Partners Find breaks on the price of appliances, heating systems and office equipment in your area. Energy Star is a government-backed program that helps businesses and individuals with energy efficiency.

Federal Energy Bill Benefits

In August, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2005 Energy Policy Act passed by Congress. Under the new federal legislation, tax credits are available for energy-efficiency improvements to homes and businesses.
For more information see:

The Tax Incentives Assistance Project, sponsored by a coalition of public-interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and other organizations interested in energy efficiency, offers details about tax credits available for improvements to homes and businesses.
Federal Tax Credits for Residential Energy Efficiency, provides information about federal energy bill benefits for homes and business, from Energy Star, a government-backed program that helps businesses and individuals save energy.

Budget Billing

Washington customers of regulated natural gas and electricity companies have the option of averaging their monthly bills to make winter expenses more manageable. For more information on budget billing visit the Washington Utilities and Transportation Web site

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Several Washington utilities offer incentives on renewable energy systems, or the power they produce. A state sales tax exemption is also available. For more information see the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, a project of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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