This would minimize the dependence on fossil fuels and make the country cleaner, healthier and environmentally friendly. Plus, the incentives would greatly benefit businesses, homes and individuals alike. The importance of renewable energy federal incentives and grants is significant for 2021 and beyond.
The Clean Energy for America Act
With the new Biden administration in office, there has been a step in the right direction with the Clean Energy for America Act. By the year 2030, Biden hopes to achieve at least a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, which can only be done with changes to the current structure around renewable energy taxes.
Senator Ron Wyden recently introduced the Clean Energy for America Act. It’s a bill proposing that three categories of technology-neutral tax credits replace the current 40 or more clean energy tax credits. These would encourage citizens to use clean electricity, transportation and have or use energy-efficient homes and buildings.
Incentives are available to Americans who wish to change their daily lives by switching to clean energy and efficiency. If the technologies they use meet emissions reduction goals, then they can obtain the incentives.
The government would give a tax credit to facilities with zero or negative carbon emissions. The tax incentives differ between the three categories:
Each incentive would encourage more people to switch to renewable energy. There are still some alterations that the administration must make to make these incentives more accessible, but it’s a good start.
New Grants Available Across America
Throughout the country, governments are offering new grants for a switch to renewable and clean energy. Here are some examples of current funding opportunities as well as ones coming up later this year:
More grants will be available as the year goes on with the Biden administration. Hopefully, with these grants and tax incentives, Americans can help meet the goal to cut carbon emissions by 50%, making this country cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
Why Is This Important?
Emissions cover nearly every region of the world. Using fossil fuels and being dependent on them for decades has left the earth vulnerable to destruction. Unfortunately, it takes incentives and grants for Americans to grasp alternative energy sources. However, as the climate crisis continues, more people see the need for a change in the environment and how they treat the earth.
These incentives are essential if people want to have a sustainable future and provide the same opportunities they have now for generations to come. Cleaner air would mean healthier humans and a safer environment for the ecosystems around the world.
Additionally, renewable energy provides greater security for energy consumption. Oil and other fossil fuels are bound to run out — there’s a limited supply. Renewable energy will always be there. As long as the sun shines and the wind blows, people will have available energy to live out their lives.
Envisioning a Future With Incentives for Renewables
It will take time for everyone to make the switch to renewable energy. The United States governing system is hopeful that the Clean Energy for America Act and other incentives will be a favorable investment and influence for citizens to use renewable energy.