10 Nov '11, 12pm

How to Use Tax Deductions to Build the Case for Energy Efficiency

How to Use Tax Deductions to Build the Case for Energy Efficiency

Tax strategy. Sometimes it's a part of the business that just doesn't receive the respect it deserves. However, for companies looking to manage both energy use and the bottom line, it should be an important element of business strategy. On a daily basis, on websites such as GreenBiz.com, we read about the energy management efforts being implemented by companies. Generally, such efforts are guided by at least one of four business drivers: revenue generation, cost reduction, stakeholder expectations and/or government regulation. These efforts themselves tend to focus on one of four categories: Reducing the carbon intensity of supply chain operations through energy efficiency, Switching to low-carbon energy and fuel sources, Innovating new solutions, or Offsetting carbon emissions (see graphic on last page). When you start to examine the lucrative opportunities the tax functi...

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