“The environment is another big area of regulation, as our elected officials attempt to create laws that incentivize green behavior,” says Ms. Levinson.
• In Arizona, individuals and corporations can get income tax credits for using wind, biomass, and solar electricity. The size of the credit will depend on the amount of electricity produced.
• California homebuyers doing a home inspection can now request that an audit of the energy efficiency of the home be included. The goal is help educate homeowners about which energy-efficiency home investments would be cost-effective.
• New York will require companies that make or sell electronic waste equipment to begin free recycling programs for consumers.