Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to extend and expand the NY-Sun initiative

January 13, 2013 - Beginning this year, you could get a tax break when installing solar energy equipment in a commercial building, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said last week.

Beginning January 1, 2013, thanks to legislation and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's support, the State's 4% sales tax won't be charged on the sale or installation of commercial solar energy systems equipment.  The exemption also applies to the 3/8% sales tax imposed in the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District.

Nissan is working on making the 2013 LEAF less expensive

2013 Nissan LEAFFRANKLIN, Tenn. 01/10/13 – This week, Nissan will ramp up U.S. assembly of the 2013 model year all-electric LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., where it will be manufactured alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

Governor McDonnell Proposes Major Transportation Funding Overhaul to Inject $3.1 Billion into Virginia's Highways, Rail and Transit Systems in Next 5 Years

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnellRICHMOND 1/10/13 - With legislators and transportation leaders by his side, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday a plan that would provide more than $3.1 billion in transportation funding for the Commonwealth over the next 5 years, tying transportation funding to economic growth and replacing the state's outdated gas tax revenue model with a 0.8 percent increase in the state's s

EV Sales to Reach 3.8 Million Annually by 2020

Since the launch of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt, in late 2010, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have become more widely available in Asia Pacific, North America, and Western Europe. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), which first appeared a decade earlier, are now selling steadily in those regions as well. According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, annual worldwide sales of these vehicles, collectively referred to as electric vehicles (EVs), will reach 3.8 million by 2020.

'Fiscal cliff' deal preserves America’s leading source of new electric generation

Congress has included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in final passage of a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature.

America's 75,000 workers in wind energy are celebrating tonight over the continuation of policies expected to save up to 37,000 jobs and create far more over time, and to revive business at nearly 500 manufacturing facilities across the country. The extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC)--and Investment Tax Credits for community and offshore projects--will allow continued growth of the energy source that installed the most new electrical generating capacity in America last year, with factories or wind farms in all 50 states.

The version included in tonight's deal would cover all wind projects that start construction in 2013. Companies that manufacture wind turbines and install them sought that definition to allow for the 18-24 months it takes to develop a new wind farm.

EVs in Brittain will double and Washington State to tax EVs for usage

Sales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.

Numbers of fully electric cars are expected to grow from 3,000 to 6,000, according to Ben Lane, managing editor of the website He warned, however, that the switch to electric vehicles was still moving slowly.


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