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New rules for residential energy tax credits go into effect Jan. 1
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Maureen Bock, 503-934-4004
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
SALEM — New permanent rules related to residential energy tax credits go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012. A copy of the rules can be found on the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Rulemaking2011-RETC.shtml
The new rules are a result of House Bill 3672 (2011), which discontinues the State of Oregon tax credits for:
  • Energy-efficient appliances, and
  • Alternative fuel vehicles and vehicle conversion equipment.
Items that still qualify for a Residential Energy Tax Credit include:
  • Renewable resources (wind, solar, geothermal systems)
  • High-efficiency furnaces
  • High-efficiency (on-demand or tankless) water heaters
  • Duct sealing
  • Premium-efficiency wood and pellet stoves
  • Heat pumps
  • Ductless mini-split heat pumps
  • Heat/energy recovery
  • Alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure
About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments.


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625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-3737
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