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  • Wood and Pellet Heater Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
What is this new tax credit?

Effective Dates: The new tax credit under Sec. 25(D) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (“IRC” or “tax code”) came into effect on January 1, 2021 for qualifying purchases and installations completed on or after that date, through December 31, 2023

Credit Amount: Creates a new tax credit of 26 percent of the purchase and installation costs (with no cap or lifetime limit) for tax years 2021 and 2022; moves down to 22 percent of purchase and installation costs in 2023 (under Sec. 25D of the U.S. tax code)

Qualifying Products: Require qualifying products (any biomass-fueled heater) must have a thermal efficiency of at least 75 percent efficient per the higher heating value (HHV) of the fuel. The credit is for any biomass heater (wood and pellet stoves, inserts, furnaces, boilers, masonry heaters, installation costs, labor, etc.) that are at least 75 percent efficient per the higher heating value of the fuel.

Download the Tax Credit Consumer One-Pager or HPBA's Wood and Pellet Heater Investment Tax Credit webpage for more information or watch the webinar hosted on March 11. Please sign in to your HPBA account to view the video.

Arizona

Colorado

  • Colorado General Assembly
  • Denver Renewable Energy Action Plan
  • Denver is planning to eliminate all-natural gas lines in new construction starting in 2024 and in all commercial buildings starting in 2027. Also, the State of Colorado will probably come out with a statewide electrification plan in the near future that would effectively ban gas lines in new construction. This issue will continue to be monitored and we'll provide updates.

New Mexico

  • New Mexico Legislature 
  • Climate Solutions Act, House Bill 9: Provides that the state will achieve statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions equivalent to at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, and net-zero emissions by 2050. Requires 60% oil and gas sector reduction of methane, CO2 and VOC emissions by 2030. Directs state agencies to reduce emissions from vehicles by optimizing vehicle fleets, increasing use of alternative fuel vehicles, and increasing use and availability of low- and zero-emitting vehicles. CO2, a by-product of gas burning appliances is considered part of the green house gas emissions.
  • SB 8: Allows state and local environmental improvement boards to adopt emissions standards that are more stringent then federal air quality rules.

Utah

  • Utah Legislature 
  • SB 5: In Utah, Governor Spencer Cox just signed SB-5, that keeps $500,000.00 in their existing budget for 2021 to replace old wood burning units with new gas or electric units in certain areas of the state. This bill preserves energy choice for the citizens of Utah, prohibiting the state from banning fuel options, including natural gas and propane. Utah joins Arizona and Tennessee in prohibiting local communities from mandating forced electrification. HPBA and most of the HPBA Affiliates are supporting similar legislation in over a dozen states.

Wyoming

  • Wyoming Legislature 
  • Senate Bill SF 152: This bill would ban cities, town, and counties from not allowing access to natural gas, propane gas, or electricity as energy sources. It states local jurisdictions from stopping any energy hook ups that are furnished by a public utility including gas. RMHPBA and HPBA are OK with the language, except RMHPBA is asking for clarification because the way it’s worded, it looks like it’s limiting “propane utility service” to “provided by a public utility."



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1130 Riparian Drive
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

480-772-2169
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