The Energy Department is seeking $1.3 billion in new tax credits to encourage Americans to switch to cleaner-burning, more energy efficient power.
The $1 billion, which was announced Monday, is aimed at helping households buy power from companies that are less likely to release greenhouse gases.
“This is an exciting time to be a carbon-neutral American,” Secretary Ernest Moniz said in a statement.
“As a leader in clean energy and a global leader in energy efficiency, I believe we are headed in the right direction.”
The Energy Department’s Office of Clean Air and Power said the credits would help consumers purchase power with a low-emission product that includes energy efficient heating and cooling systems and a low emissions device that includes a small amount of electricity.
The credits would not be available to households that buy power directly from utilities.
The new credits come as the Trump administration seeks to cut federal greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 percent by 2030, according to a White House Energy and Environmental summary released Monday.
The budget also includes a new $1 million incentive program to encourage states to build energy efficiency buildings and to make energy-saving appliances and lighting available at home.
The White House has called for the building of such homes in the first quarter of 2020.