Posted June 13, 2014 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) invites all interested public universities in Texas to respond to the Request for Proposal for the creation and/or expansion of Clean Energy Incubators.
Posted April 25, 2014 – The Comptroller of Public Accounts (Comptroller) State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will provide low interest loans to assist selected public entities in financing their energy-related cost-reduction efforts utilizing the LoanSTAR revolving loan program.
Posted April 21, 2014 - The State Energy Conservation Office ("SECO") of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller"), issues this Request for Proposals No. 207b (the "RFP") to solicit proposals from qualified, independent engineers to assist Comptroller in providing energy engineering assistance to Texas school districts and other local governmental entities.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering grant funding through the Texas Clean School Bus Grant Program. This grant program is designed to improve the health of school children and bus drivers by reducing emissions of diesel exhaust from school buses. More than 7,100 buses across the state have been retrofitted since the beginning of the program. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis through November 21, 2014. Download the Request for Grant Applications.
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) gives information on state and federal efficiency incentives by state, technology type, and incentive type with links to program websites, legislation, tax credits and deductions, rebates, grants, low-interest loans, property and sales tax exemptions, and bond programs.
Although the state does not have a program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are tax exemptions available in certain instances. For example businesses that either use or manufacture or install solar or wind energy can receive franchise tax deductions and/or exemptions. There also exists a property tax exemption involving solar, wind, biomass, and anaerobic digestion for business installation or construction of such systems.
This guide focuses on clean energy financing options for school administrators, facility managers, and other K-12 school decision makers who are considering investments in high performance school projects. This guide explicitly focuses on comprehensive energy upgrades, those that involve multiple measures and are targeted toward achieving significant energy savings.