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Tax Credits for EV, Solar & Electrification – The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 focuses on incentives for clean energy investments, including tax credits for consumers. The legislation includes emissions standards, tax incentives and grants with the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.

But what’s in it for you? Tax credits for solar panels, battery storage, electric vehicles and electric appliances.

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Electricity Bill Payment Scam – How to Avoid Getting Tricked

The electricity bill payment scam is on the rise in in Texas. Scammers will call you pretending to be from your light company and demand payment. They’ll threaten to turn your electricity off if you don’t pay right away.

Here’s how to tell an electricity bill payment scam from a real disconnection notice from your electricity company. And how to avoid getting ripped off.

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Should I Install a Whole House Generator?

Thinking about installing a whole house generator in your home on the Texas Gulf Coast? Good call. The Gulf Coast, including Houston, is prone to hurricanes, flooding and power outages. And after Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, interest in natural gas standby generators is growing.

Here’s what you need to know about installing a whole house generator in Houston or elsewhere in Texas.

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Columbus Ohio Renewable Energy and Carbon Neutral Programs

Columbus Ohio has the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2022 and carbon neutral by 2050. That’s a goal not only for the city facilities, but also for all residents and small business owners. Here’s our review of the Columbus Community Choice Aggregation Program for electricity, which is one step toward that goal. Plus we review your options to go green when you opt-out of aggregation. And, how you can go carbon neutral with your natural gas.

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Liberty Power Bankruptcy – What Now?

If Liberty Power supplies your residential or commercial power, you may need to shop for a new electricity contract soon.

Liberty Power declared bankruptcy on April 21, 2021. While some Liberty Power customers were acquired by NRG, many others are being returned to their utility or to the Provider of Last Resort as of the most recent court decisions in November 2021.

What you need to do depends on what type of customer you are (residential or commercial) and what state you are in. Here’s what you need to know if you’re a Liberty Power customer, and what to do next.

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What’s Going On With Texas Electricity? February 2021

What’s going on with Texas (ERCOT) electricity? And more importantly, why don’t I have lights?

Below we walk through what’s going on with Texas electricity during this brutal cold snap. We also have some ideas on why rolling blackouts have turned to 36+ hours without power in some areas.

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Ohio COVID-19 Electricity Bill Payment Assistance

Electricity bill payment assistance is a hot topic due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and business shut-down. Many consumers and small business owners in Ohio are concerned about paying their basic bills.

This list of FAQs covers some of the basics on Ohio electricity disconnection, payment plans and bill payment assistance.

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