US tax changes mean good and bad news for the energy efficiency sector

By District Energy posted 12-27-2017 00:00


Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy


The big changes to the US taxation system recently passed by Congress won’t have a “dramatic” impact on energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

Lowell Ungar, a senior policy advisor with the ACEEE, said this week in an article for independent forum The Energy Collective that the most significant impacts are likely to arise as state and local governments, companies and individuals find they have either more or less money to spend on energy efficiency upgrades and programmes.  

Meanwhile, specific provisions in the tax bill offer either good or bad news for the sector.

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