November 2022 Newsletter
ICAST Selected to Help Pueblo of Jemez Achieve Energy Independence
Farmers are getting renewable Standalone Power Systems as Western Australia's regional power grid is dismantled
New York City’s first vehicle-to-grid charging installation is live in Brooklyn
ICAST Policy Blog
White House Announcements
Department of Housing and Urban Development Receives Multifamily Program Comments
On October 27, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) closed its Request for Information (RFI) to obtain public input regarding the development of its Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). The RFI sought guiding information on prioritizing the GRRP’s work, treatment of cost-benefit analyses, and key design elements that will ensure program goals are met. HUD expects to make multiple funding rounds available to support energy and water retrofits and climate resilience of HUD-assisted multifamily properties.
The IRS is Working to Deliver Inflation Reduction Act Tax Incentives
With the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) passage in August, the IRS has been brought to the forefront of the Federal Government’s renewable energy push. Of the nearly $370 billion of climate spending in the new law, about $270 billion will be delivered through tax incentives for electric vehicles, energy-efficient buildings, solar power, and other “clean” energy technologies. To support these efforts, the IRS has issued six notices asking for comments on different aspects of extension and enhancements of energy tax benefits in the IRA; they anticipate that these comments will “aid the agency in drafting guidance items most reflective of the needs to taxpayers entitles to claim energy credits.” Read more here.
ICAST In The News
Community Action highlights weatherization efforts
Additional funding for weatherization means that public and private partnerships are more important than ever in tackling Missouri’s housing renovation needs, according to North East Community Action Corporation. North East and top representatives of federal and state weatherization programs highlighted last week a successful partnership that is bringing $300,000 of upgrades at two of the agency’s 28 apartment complexes. Read more here.
TBL Fund Receives Award to Facilitate Green Projects in Underserved Communities
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