Extra green for going green

POSTED: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 4:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

Tax season is here and this year many folks, especially Louisiana residents, are getting extra green for going green.
The federal government has tripled the tax credit for energy-efficient upgrades to homes.

That means if you've purchased a energy star-rated appliance or new doors or windows that provide better insulation you'll be able to get 30% or up to $1500 back.
But some folks are scoring even bigger.
Renewable energy systems like solar panels offer a 30% federal tax credit with no limit and if you build one in Louisiana you can get an additional 50% tax credit from the state.