Expired, Repealed, and Archived Incentives and Laws

The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or air quality.

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 11/20/2020

The Maryland Energy Administration administers the Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP), which provides grants to plan, install, and operate public access alternative fueling and charging infrastructure. Private access natural gas and propane fueling stations are eligible for funding. Only Maryland-based private businesses are eligible, and projects must take place in the state. Grant award amounts are based on the alternative fuel technology and are capped at 50% of project costs. Applicant cost share must be at least 50%. Grants are available in the following amounts:

Station Type Maximum Grant Award per Station
Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger $55,000
Ethanol $35,000
Hydrogen $300,000
Natural Gas $500,000
Propane $100,000

Funding for the program is not currently available (verified April 2020). For more information, see the Maryland AFIP Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Fresno County

Archived: 11/13/2020

The Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission, offers rebates of up to $4,000 for single port EVSE and up to $7,000 for dual port EVSE toward the purchase and installation of the unit. Eligible applicants include businesses, non-profit organizations, or government entities based in California, or with a California-based affiliate, as well as property owners or entities with property owner authorization to install EVSE. Qualifying installation sites are commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling, or public facilities located in Fresno County. Funding is not currently available at this time (Verified February 2020). For more information, see the FCIP website.

Non-Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants - Pacific Power

Archived: 11/13/2020

Pacific Power offers non-residential customers quarterly grants for up to 100% of eligible purchase and installation costs of EVSE. Twenty-five percent of funds will be earmarked for workplace charging and fleet electrification projects. Additional requirements may apply. For more information, visit the Pacific Power Electric Vehicle website.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plan

Archived: 11/13/2020

Repealed: 01/01/2022

The Ranch Plan Planned Community in Orange County is required to publish a NEV transportation report by November 1, 2020, and a NEV transportation plan by January 1, 2022, that focus on reducing vehicle emissions and offering cleaner, more affordable transportation options in the area. Orange County published an updated Ranch Plan NEV Transportation and Sustainable Circulation Plan in October 2017. (Reference California Streets and Highways Code 1965-1965.7)

State Agency Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Installation

Archived: 11/13/2020

California state agencies must actively identify and pursue opportunities to install EVSE, and accommodate future EVSE demand, at state employee parking facilities in new and existing agency buildings. (Reference Executive Order B-18-12, 2012)

Utility Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Allowance

Archived: 11/13/2020

The California Public Utilities Commission allows investor-owned utilities to own and operate charging stations, with approval provided on a case-by-case basis. (Reference California Public Utilities Commission Decision 14-12-079, 2014)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Archived: 11/12/2020

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides grants for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE in 26 priority counties. Project funding is available in the following amounts:

Project Type Grant Amount
Single port EVSE on government property $7,500; up to 100% of project costs
Dual port EVSE on government property $15,500; up to 100% of project costs
Single port EVSE on non-government property $7,500; up to 80% of project costs
Dual port EVSE on non-government property $15,500; up to 80% of project costs

This grant program is funded by Ohio's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust . Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application periods, see the Ohio EPA website.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Emissions Reduction Grants

Archived: 11/12/2020

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides matching grants of $50,000 to $2 million for the replacement or repower of medium- and heavy-duty, on- and off-road vehicles with new clean diesel or natural gas, propane, hybrid electric, or all-electric vehicles and equipment. Owners of eligible medium- and heavy-duty diesel fleets in priority counties must match at least 25% of funds, with larger matches required for some project categories. This grant program is funded by Ohio's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application periods, see the Ohio EPA website.

School Bus Replacement Funding

Archived: 11/12/2020

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting applications for the replacement of diesel school buses with all-electric or alternative fuel vehicles through the Fuel Transformation Program. Vehicles must meet model year and use requirements. The program is funded by Michigan’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application deadlines, see the DEQ Fuel Transformation Program website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate - Indiana Michigan Power

Archived: 11/12/2020

Indiana Michigan Power offers a special time-of-use rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV.

Indiana Michigan Power also provides rebates of up to $2,500 to residential customers who purchase or lease a new PEV and install a Level 2 EVSE with a separate meter. Customers must also sign up for the Indiana Michigan Power PEV time-of-use rate. The rebate is available to the first 250 qualified customers who submit a completed application.

For more information, see the Indiana Michigan Power Rates, Programs & Incentives website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate and Infrastructure Rebate - Lansing BWL

Archived: 11/12/2020

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) offers a pilot PEV time-of-use charging rate to single- or multi-family dwellings of four units or less with separately metered Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Additional terms and conditions apply.

BWL also offers a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of EVSE for customers that have enrolled in the PEV charging rate. The program is limited to the first 10 qualified residential customers.

For more information, see the BWL PEVs website.

Heavy-Duty Truck and Transit Bus Grants

Archived: 11/10/2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers competitive grants for the replacement or repower of Class 8 local freight trucks and transit buses. Model Years (MY) 1992 through 2009 local freight trucks and MY 2009 and older transit buses will be eligible for replacement or repower with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles or technologies. Grant reimbursements are available in the following amounts:

Project Type Fuel/Technology Government Applicant Cost Share Non-Government Applicant Cost Share
Repower Diesel or Alternative Fuel Up to 90% reimbursement Up to 40% reimbursement
Repower Electric Up to 90% reimbursement Up to 75% reimbursement
Replacement Diesel or Alternative Fuel Up to 90% reimbursement Up to 25% reimbursement
Replacement Electric Up to 90% reimbursement Up to 75% reimbursement

Vehicles or engines being replaced or repowered must be scrapped in accordance with program guidelines. This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines, grant amounts, and application periods, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive Program – Duquesne Light Company (DLC)

Archived: 11/10/2020

DLC offers rebates to commercial customers for the installation of publicly available Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available for up to 100% of make-ready installation costs, up to $5,000 per plug and up to $100,000 per site. Eligible projects must include a minimum of two Level 2 networked EVSE plugs. For more information, see the DLC Electric Vehicles website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Highway Corridor Incentives - Ameren Missouri

Archived: 11/02/2020

Ameren Missouri offers non-residential customers incentives to install EVSE along highway corridors. Eligible sites must have two direct current (DC) fast EVSE and two Level 2 EVSE. Each site is eligible for incentives up to $240,000, and sites with planned DC fast EVSE with a capacity of 100 kilowatts or greater are eligible for incentives up to $360,000. Applications for incentives will be accepted until December 31, 2023, or until funding is exhausted, whichever is earlier.

Additional terms and conditions apply for each incentive program. For more information, including funding availability, see the Ameren Missouri Electric Vehicles Website.

Biofuels Distribution Infrastructure Tax Credit

Archived: 10/12/2020

A taxpayer that purchases, constructs, or installs, and places into service a qualified commercial facility for distributing or dispensing biofuels is eligible for an income tax credit of up to 25% of the purchase, construction, and installation costs. Eligible infrastructure includes pumps, storage tanks, and related equipment used exclusively for distributing, dispensing, and storing biofuels. A qualified facility must clearly label the equipment used to store or dispense the fuel as being associated with biofuel. The credit must be taken in three equal annual installments beginning with the taxable year in which the facility is placed into service. Qualifying fuels include blends containing at least 70% ethanol (E70) dispensed at the retail level for use in motor vehicles, and pure ethanol or biodiesel fuel dispensed by a distributor or facility that blends these non-petroleum liquids with gasoline or diesel fuel for use in motor vehicles. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3620)

Biofuels Production Facility Tax Credit

Archived: 10/12/2020

A taxpayer that constructs and places into service a commercial facility for producing biofuel is eligible for a tax credit of up to 25% of the cost of constructing or renovating a building and equipping the facility. Production of biofuel includes intermediate steps such as milling, crushing, and handling feedstock and the distillation and manufacturing of the final product. The entire credit must be taken in seven equal annual installments beginning with the taxable year in which the facility is placed into service. Qualifying fuels include liquid non-petroleum based fuel that can be placed in motor vehicle fuel tanks and be used to operate on-road vehicles, including all forms of fuel commonly or commercially known or sold as biodiesel and ethanol. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3610)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Funding

Archived: 10/12/2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Zero Emission Vehicle Direct Current (DC) Fast Charge Infrastructure Program provides funding for the purchase and installation of public access DC fast EVSE. The program will prioritize EVSE installed along specific highway corridors. This program is funded by North Carolina’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the DEQ DC Fast Charge Program website.

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Reduction Funding

Archived: 10/12/2020

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs provide funding for heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engine repowers and replacements, as well as off-road repowers and replacements. Both government and non-government entities that own and operate diesel fleets and equipment are eligible for funding. Vehicles and equipment that qualify for replacement or repower include:

  • Model Year (MY) 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
  • MY 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks; and
  • Freight switchers, ferries and tugs, marine vessel shorepower, airport ground equipment, and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment.
This program is funded by North Carolina’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the DEQ Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs website.

Propane Infrastructure and Fuel Incentives - SchagrinGAS

Archived: 10/10/2020

SchagrinGAS provides propane tanks, pumps, and meters at no cost to customers on a case-by-case basis. SchagrinGAS offers a discount on propane to fleets that use the fuel to operate their vehicles.

Propane Infrastructure and Fuel Incentives - Sharp Energy

Archived: 10/10/2020

Sharp Energy provides fueling equipment at a reduced cost to fleets that convert to propane vehicles. For more information about this program, see the Sharp Energy Autogas website.

Alternative Fuel School Bus and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program

Archived: 09/10/2020

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) offers rebates for projects that repower or replace an actively used, engine model year 2009 or older, diesel school bus with an alternative fuel. Eligible alternative fuels and technologies include all-electric, electric hybrid, propane, and natural gas. Applicants may receive rebates of up to 50% of project costs. Charging infrastructure for electric buses is eligible for funding, but is subject to a per-charger maximum and project cap. The program is funded by Oklahoma's portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, maximum rebate amounts, funding availability, and application deadlines, see the DEQ VW Settlement website.

Propane Vehicle and Mower Incentive - Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission

Archived: 09/10/2020

Propane vehicle incentives are available to public and private fleets of at least three vehicles. New propane vehicles are eligible for $1,500, and propane vehicle conversions are eligible for up to $800. Additionally, $1,500 is available for each new propane commercial mower and up to $800 for each converted propane commercial mower. Each recipient is limited to four incentive awards, up to $5,000, per year.

All vehicle and mower conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Conversions must be performed at a participating service dealer. To qualify, existing mowers must have less than 1,000 operating hours and be less than two years old prior to conversion. All vehicles and equipment must operate in Louisiana for at least three years, or until sold. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission website.

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Pilot Program

Archived: 09/10/2020

The Oklahoma Office of Mobility and Public Transit will establish rules for transit agencies to implement AV pilot programs. (Reference House Bill 1365, 2019)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Archived: 08/12/2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) offers grants for the installation of public direct current (DC) fast charging EVSE along Minnesota highways and interstates. Grants are available for 80% of the project costs, up to $170,000 per 150 kilowatt (kW) EVSE (eligible in Albert Lea only) and up to $70,000 per 50kW EVSE. A total of twenty-one 50kW EVSE and one 150kW EVSE will be funded. Other terms and conditions apply. This grant program is funded by Minnesota's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Funding is not available for this incentive (verified July 2019). For more information, see the MPCA EV Fast-Charging Station Grants page.

Energy Innovation Grants

Archived: 08/12/2020

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s (PSC) Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) offers grants for qualified renewable energy and transportation technologies that result in reduced energy consumption. The application period is currently closed (verified November 2019). For more information, including how to apply, see OEI’s Energy Innovation Grant Program website.

School Bus Replacement Grants

Archived: 08/12/2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is accepting applications through August 13, 2019, to partially fund the replacement of model year 1992-2009 diesel school buses. Eligible applicants include private, public, and non-profit organizations, including state, local, and tribal governments. This grant program is funded by Minnesota's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MPCA School Bus Replacement Grants page.

Propane Vehicle and Conversion Incentive - Minnesota Propane Association (MPA)

Archived: 08/12/2020

MPA offers incentives of up to $4,000 to Minnesota residents, companies, fleets, or industry members who purchase a new original equipment manufacturer propane vehicle or convert a vehicle to propane using a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified conversion kit. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to three per entity. For more information, see the MPA Autogas website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Incentives

Archived: 07/23/2020

The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California Irvine administers the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP) to provide funding for qualified NGVs. Eligible vehicles include new on-road natural gas light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicles that are fully warrantied and meet California Air Resources Board requirements. Each applicant must complete a NGVIP reservation form and receive a confirmed reservation before purchasing an eligible NGV. Each applicant may apply for up to 30 incentives. Vehicles must operate on natural gas at least 90% of the time for three years after purchase. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-serviced basis and the amounts are based on the NGV's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as follows:

GVWR Incentive Amount
Up to 8,500 pounds (lbs.) $1,000
8,501 lbs. - 16,000 lbs. $6,000
16,001 lbs. - 26,000 lbs. $11,000
26,001 lbs. - 33,000 lbs. $20,000
33,001 lbs. & greater $25,000

The California Energy Commission Clean Transportation Program funds the NGVIP. Funding availability is based on confirmed reservations. For more information, including vehicle eligibility requirements and exclusions, see the NGVIP website.

State Energy Plan

Archived: 07/23/2020

The Missouri Department of Economic Development's Division of Energy developed a comprehensive state energy plan to include information related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, as well as electric generation, fuels and resource extraction, energy distribution, energy usage, energy storage, energy-related land use issues, energy prices, energy security, and emergency resource planning. For more information, see the Missouri Energy Plan website. (Reference Executive Orders 15-02, 2015, and 14-06, 2014)

Support for Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)

Archived: 07/15/2020

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) assembled a meeting of public and private stakeholders on November 8, 2017, to discuss raising awareness regarding the opportunities and challenges of AVs. Topics of discussion included:

  • AV registration and inspection;
  • AV education, training, and operator licensing;
  • Insurance and liability;
  • Enforcement of AV laws;
  • AV testing;
  • Emergency response;
  • AV infrastructure needs; and the
  • Social, economic, and environmental impacts of AVs
VTrans reported on the conclusions of this meeting in its report to the Vermont General Assembly, Preparing for Automated Vehicles in Vermont.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) School Bus Matching Grants

Archived: 07/12/2020

Noble Energy is partnering with the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) to match grants to qualified Colorado school districts to fund CNG school bus purchases. School districts must apply to RAQC for an ALT Fuels Colorado program grant. Noble Energy will provide additional funds directly to the school district once RAQC approves the grant award. For more information, including additional requirements, see the ALT Fuels Colorado website.

Electric Equipment and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Entergy

Archived: 07/12/2020

Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive incentives in varying amounts for the purchase of select on- and off-road electric vehicles and Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.

Carbon Reduction Procurement Policies

Archived: 07/10/2020

The Vermont Agency of Administration and the Climate Cabinet must revise state acquisition policies to ensure consideration of vendor business practices that promote clean energy and address climate change. Policies should consider, for example, the use of and support of plug-in electric and zero emission vehicles, including providing workplace charging stations. (Reference Executive Order 05-16, 2016)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Fee Analysis

Archived: 07/10/2020

By December 15, 2019, the Vermont Public Utility Commission (Commission), in consultation with electric utilities, the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Vermont Department of Public Service, and Efficiency Vermont, must submit a report to the legislature evaluating:

  • The steps necessary for electric utilities to implement a PEV charging fee;
  • A PEV charging tariff design for electric utilities with more than 17,000 customers;
  • Whether the Commission should require electric utilities to submit regular reports on PEV charging-related activities;
  • The amount of additional revenue electric utilities expect to be generated by PEVs over the next 10 years; and
  • How to address the use of net metering and net metering energy credits for PEV charging.
(Reference House Bill 529, 2019)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program

Archived: 07/09/2020

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) offers a rebate for the new installation or upgrade of a Level 2 EVSE or direct-current fast charging (DCFC) EVSE. Rebates are awarded in the following amounts:

Project Type Charger Type Maximum Reimbursement
New Installation Level 2 $4,500
New Installation DCFC $35,000
Upgrade Level 2 $3,000
Upgrade DCFC $28,000

Eligible applicants include individuals, non-profits, private businesses, and government entities. Priority will be given to applicants with EVSEs that are publicly available, serve multiple individuals, or service electric vehicle fleets. Only EVSE installed or upgraded after December 31, 2019 are eligible. The PUC may award up to $500,000 in rebates annually.

(Reference House Bill 1585, 2019, and Hawaii Revised Statutes 269)

Fuel-Efficient and Low Emission Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Expired: 07/01/2020

The Climate Neutral Working Group (Working Group) aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from state government operations. As part of this effort, all state government agencies, offices, and departments must purchase the most fuel-efficient vehicles available in each vehicle class according to specifications set by the Working Group. The Working Group must consider vehicles that meet high fuel economy standards and provide lower total overall emissions of GHGs, criteria pollutants, and hazardous air contaminants. The State Agency Energy Plan specifies additional responsibilities for the Working Group. This directive expires on July 1, 2020. (Reference Executive Order 14-03, 2003)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane and Parking Fee Exemptions

Repealed: 06/30/2020

Qualified PEVs affixed with special state-issued PEV license plates may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of passengers and are exempt from parking fees charged by any state or county authority. PEVs displaying state PEV license plates are also exempt from parking fees, except when parked at a meter for more than 2.5 hours or the maximum time allowed to park, whichever is longer. Parking fee exemptions do not apply to parking fees assessed in increments longer than 24 hours, including weekly, monthly, and annual parking permits. The exemptions are effective through June 30, 2020. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 291-71)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Tax Credit

Archived: 06/30/2020

Qualified PEV and FCEV purchasers may apply for an excise tax credit of up to $3,000. The tax credit is first-come, first-served, and is limited to one vehicle per individual and 10 vehicles per business entity. A qualified vehicle must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a total purchase price not exceeding $63,000;
  • Be propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery with a capacity of at least 5 kilowatt-hours;
  • Have not been modified from original manufacturer specifications; and
  • Be purchased and titled for the first time between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2020.

Funding is not currently available for this incentive, but applicants may continue to submit applications (verified April 2020). Additional restrictions apply. For more information, including the request form, see the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration's Excise Tax Credit for PEVs website.

(Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 13-815)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Energy Efficient Plate Programs

Archived: 06/12/2020

Dedicated AFVs qualify for an AFV special license plate, which are available from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Recognized alternative fuels are propane, natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen. There is no limit to the number of AFV license plates ADOT can issue. For more information, see the ADOT AFV website.In addition, certain plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are eligible for the Energy Efficient license plate from ADOT. ADOT has reached its maximum limit of 10,000 vehicles and the issuance of Energy Efficient license plates to new program participants has been suspended until further notice (verified May 2019). For more information, including how to apply, see the ADOT Energy Efficient Plate Program website.(Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 28-2416 and 28-2416.01)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate

Archived: 06/12/2020

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) provides funding for the purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast charger EVSE. NDEE will reimburse up to 50% of the costs of Level 2 EVSE and up to 80% of DC fast EVSE. Additional requirements may apply. The program is funded by Nebraska’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application details, visit the NDEE Volkswagen Settlement website.

Natural Gas Vehicle Weight Exemption

Archived: 06/12/2020

The maximum gross weight for any vehicle fueled primarily by natural gas may exceed the state's gross weight limit by the difference between the weight of the natural gas fueling tank and fueling system and the weight of a comparable diesel fueling tank and fueling system, up to 2,000 pounds per vehicle. (Reference Legislative Bill 909, 2018, and Nebraska Revised Statutes 60-6,294)

Electric Vehicle Incentive – Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)

Archived: 06/12/2020

CIPCO residential customers are eligible for a $500 rebate on the purchase or lease of a plug-in electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Vehicles must be new and must be listed on the Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy website. For more information, see the CIPCO All Electric Vehicle website.

Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - CIPCO

Archived: 06/12/2020

Commercial CIPCO customers are eligible for rebates for the purchase of electric vehicles and the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are awarded as follows:

Type Rebate
Level 2 chargers $1,000
Plug-in electric vehicle $250
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle $250

The rebate amount is limited to no more than 5 vehicles or EVSE per location and EVSE rebates must not exceed 50% of the installed cost. For more information, see the CIPCO All Electric Vehicle website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Tucson Electric Power (TEP)

Archived: 06/12/2020

TEP offers a discounted residential service time-of-use (TOU) rate during off-peak periods to customers who own and operate a PEV. The discount is a 5% reduction to applicable charges during the off-peak period. Eligible customers must provide documentation for a highway-approved PEV and submit a copy of the PEV's registration annually. For more information, including the application, see the TEP TOU website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Archived: 06/01/2020

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) provides funding to municipalities, state agencies, and private businesses for the cost and installation of eligible EVSE. Funding is available for 50% of project costs (up to $2,000 per unit and $4,000 per site) to 100% of project costs (up to $10,000 per site), depending on how well the project matches program criteria. For EVSE that is available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and located in a major downtown area or other central destination currently underserved by EVSE, DEEP will provide up to $5,000 per unit or up to $10,000 per site. All EVSE must be available to the public at no cost for three years, with further criteria required for maximum funding. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified June 2020). For more information, including application submission deadlines, refer to the Connecticut DEEP Electric Vehicle Incentives website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Voucher Program

Archived: 05/11/2020

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) administers the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher (FFV) Program, which provides vouchers for the purchase of new and converted AFVs registered in Maryland. Eligible vehicles include purchased or leased light-, medium-, and heavy-duty dedicated natural gas, propane, hybrid electric, plug-in electric, and hydraulic hybrid vehicles. Vehicles must be used by commercial, non-profit, or public entities. Voucher amounts are based on gross vehicle weight rating and are capped at 50% of the vehicle's incremental cost; the cap does not apply to plug-in electric vehicles. Funds are not guaranteed until voucher agreements are fully executed. Applications are currently not being accepted (verified April 2019). For more information, including application requirements, see the Maryland FFV Program website.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) State Fleet Goal

Archived: 05/11/2020

State agencies must increase the number of ZEV acquisitions in light-duty fleets to at least 25% of annual fleet purchases by 2025. To the extent feasible, ZEV acquisitions should increase by 3% each year from fiscal year (FY) 2016 through FY 2020, so that by FY 2020 at least 15% of annual light-duty fleet purchases are ZEVs. The state fleet must annually report ZEV purchases to the governor, the Maryland Energy Administration, and the Maryland Department of the Environment. (Reference Executive Order 01.01.2015.02, 2015)

Alternative Fuel and Idle Reduction Revolving Loan Program for Private Entities

Expired: 05/01/2020

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs provides an energy efficiency and renewable energy loan through its AlabamaSAVES program to commercial, industrial, and non-profit entities. Eligible energy efficiency improvements include those involving idle reduction equipment, natural gas and propane vehicle conversions or purchases, and alternative fueling infrastructure installation at existing facilities in Alabama. Dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles are eligible, and the loan may cover incremental and conversion costs. For additional information, see the AlabamaSAVES website.

State Plan to Reduce Petroleum Consumption

Archived: 05/01/2020

The Governor's Energy Office developed the Comprehensive Energy Plan to advance the principles, programs, and integrated plans necessary to secure a safe, clean, and affordable energy future for the citizens of Maine. The plan is updated every two years. The February 2015 plan, recommends public-private partnerships to evaluate mass transit options and expand natural gas, propane, and electric vehicles in fleets. For more information see the Maine Comprehensive Energy Plan Update. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 2, Section 9)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC)

Archived: 04/01/2020

YTCC offers a rebate of $5,000 toward the purchase of publicly accessible EVSE. Eligible entities include businesses and municipalities in the communities surrounding Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the YTCC Vehicle and Infrastructure Rebates website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - PSEG Long Island

Archived: 02/28/2020

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island offers rebates of 80% of the invoice price, up to $4,000 per port, for customers toward the purchase of up to ten Level 2 workplace EVSE units. PSEG Long Island is no longer accepting applications for this rebate (verified February 2020). For more information, see the PSEG Long Island Workplace Charging Rebate website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy

Archived: 01/16/2020

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy

Archived: 01/16/2020

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy

Archived: 01/16/2020

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Lease Pilot Program - FirstEnergy

Archived: 01/16/2020

FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Registration Fee Reduction

Expired: 01/01/2020

EVs are eligible for a reduced biennial vehicle registration fee of $35. To qualify for the reduced fee, the EV must weigh 8,000 pounds or less and be propelled by an electric engine. This fee reduction is valid until January 1, 2020. (Reference Senate Bill 1939, 2019, and 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/3-805)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Georgia Power

Expired: 01/01/2020

Georgia Power offers a rebate to residential customers, businesses, and builders who install Level 2 EVSE. Customers are eligible for a $250, $500, and $100 rebate, respectively, for each dedicated circuit installed through December 31, 2019. Other conditions may apply. For more information, see the Georgia Power Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicles & Your Business websites.

Propane Vehicle Conversion Rebate – Michigan Propane Gas Association

Expired: 01/01/2020

Vehicles converted to run on propane that are model year 2015 or newer are eligible for a $4,000 rebate through December 31, 2020. For more information, including vehicle restrictions and requirements, see the Michigan Propane Gas Association Grant Opportunities website.

Biodiesel Tax Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2019

Biodiesel blends containing at least 20% biodiesel derived from used cooking oil are exempt from the $0.34 per gallon state fuel excise tax. The exemption does not apply to fuel used in vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, fuel not sold in retail operations, or fuel sold in operations involving fleet fueling or bulk sales. The exemption expires after December 31, 2019. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 319.530)

Biofuel Production Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2019

Biofuel producers in New York State may qualify for a tax credit of $0.15 per gallon of pure biodiesel (B100) or denatured ethanol produced. To qualify, the production facility must produce, and make available for sale, at least 40,000 gallons of biofuel per year. The maximum annual credit available is $2.5 million per taxpayer for no more than four consecutive taxable years per production facility. If the taxpayer is in a partnership or is a shareholder of a New York S corporation, the maximum credit amount is applied at the entity level; the aggregate credit allowed to all partners or shareholders may not exceed $2.5 million. Additional requirements may apply. This credit expires December 31, 2019. (Reference New York Tax Law 28*2 and 187-c)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rebate - Burlington Electric Department (BED)

Expired: 12/31/2019

BED customers are eligible for a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new qualifying all-electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Moderate income customers are eligible for an additional $600 rebate for an EV or an additional $300 rebate for a PHEV. Vehicles must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $50,000 and be registered in Burlington, VT. Rebates are available through December 31, 2019. For more information, including how to apply, see the BED Electric Vehicles website.

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC)

Archived: 12/31/2019

GRCC offers rebates of up to $2,000 toward the purchase and installation of public Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants include municipal government entities, public school districts, universities, and hospitals. For more information, including application guidelines, see the GRCC Public EV Charging Infrastructure website.

Clean Diesel Retrofit and Idle Reduction Grants

Archived: 11/08/2019

The Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program provides funding to local governments, school districts, school bus companies, colleges, universities, mass transit districts, businesses, and non-profit organizations to reduce diesel emissions. Funding is available statewide for school bus heaters, engine repowers of off-road equipment and marine vessels, and for natural gas and propane fleet vehicles in the Chicago area.

Heavy-Duty Transit Bus and School Bus Grants

Archived: 11/08/2019

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Driving a Cleaner Illinois program to administer funds awarded through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Funding is available for the replacement of existing government-owned diesel public transit buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, and all-electric transit buses, as well as for all-electric school bus pilot projects. For more information, including how to apply, see the Illinois EPA Grant Accountability and Transparency Act page.

Aftermarket Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Requirements

Archived: 11/08/2019

Conventional original equipment manufacturer vehicles altered to operate on propane, natural gas, methane, ethanol, or electricity are classified as aftermarket AFV conversions. All vehicle conversions must meet current applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board standards for aftermarket conversions.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Grant Program

Archived: 11/01/2019

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will administer a one-time, $5 million grant program to replace or convert Class 7 and Class 8 diesel or gasoline trucks to natural gas or propane trucks. Vehicles must be used for business purposes and operate in Ohio at least 50% of the time. Maximum grant awards will be 50% of the fuel components of the new vehicle or 50% of the cost of the conversion parts, up to $25,000. Total grants to any recipient may not exceed $400,000. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional applications will be put on a waitlist. For more information, see the AFV Grants website. (Reference Ohio Revised Code 122.076)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Toll Discount Program

Expired: 11/01/2019

Vehicles eligible for the New York Clean Pass Program, including PEVs and hybrid electric vehicles, receive a discounted toll rate on all Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) off-peak hour crossings. Vehicles must register with E-ZPass New York. Drivers of qualified vehicles may also receive a 10% discount on established E-ZPass accounts with proof of registration. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, including a complete list of eligible vehicles and application instructions, see the PANYNJ E-ZPass and Green Pass Discount Plan websites.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates

Archived: 10/01/2019

The Charge Up! program provides rebates to state and municipal agencies for the purchase and installation of publicly accessible Level 2 or DC fast chargers. Agencies are eligible for up to $60,000 in incentives for EVSE that are installed and operational on or after July 1, 2016. Agencies that install EVSE also qualify for up to $15,000 to support the purchase or lease of a new PEV acquired on or after July 1, 2016, as part of their public sector fleet. For more information, see the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources Charge Up! website.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) allows hybrid electric vehicles that are certified as inherently low emission vehicles (ILEVs) to travel in HOV and high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. Qualifying vehicles must obtain a permit and display an HOV exemption decal and a toll transponder. CDOT reached its quota of 2,000 permits and will place new applicants on a waiting list (verified June 2019). For more information, visit the CDOT Hybrid Vehicle Use in the HOT/HOV Lanes website. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 42-4-1012)

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

A driver may operate a qualified Inherently Low Emission Vehicle (ILEV) or a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in an HOV lane at any time, regardless of the number of passengers, provided that the vehicle is certified and labeled in accordance with federal regulations. All eligible ILEVs and HEVs must comply with the minimum fuel economy standards set forth in Title 23 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 166(f)(3)(B). The vehicle must display a Florida Division of Motor Vehicles issued decal, which must be renewed annually. Special fees may apply. Vehicles with decals may also use any HOV lane designated as a HOV toll lane without paying the toll. An HEV is defined as a motor vehicle that draws propulsion energy from on-board sources of stored energy comprised of both an internal combustion engine using combustible fuel and a rechargeable energy storage system and meets or exceeds the qualifying California standards for a Low Emission Vehicle. Three-wheeled vehicles are considered ILEVs for the purposes of HOV lane exemption. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, see the HOV Decal website. (Reference Florida Statutes 316.0741)

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

Vehicles that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines as Inherently Low Emission Vehicles or Low Emission and Energy-Efficient Vehicles and have gross vehicle weight ratings of 26,000 pounds or less are permitted use of HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants. Such vehicles must display a Tennessee Department of Revenue decal. This exemption expires September 30, 2019. For more information, see the Department of Revenue HOV Smart Pass website. (Reference Tennessee Code 55-8-188)

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 10/01/2019

Vehicles with an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) or Energy Efficient license plate are permitted to use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified vehicles must display the required license plate, which are available from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Vehicles registered with Energy Efficient plates prior to May 20, 2014, may continue to use HOV lanes until the owner sells or transfers the vehicle. For more information, see the ADOT AFV and the Energy Efficient Plate Program websites. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 28-2416, 23-2416.01, and 23-337)

Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Study Committee

Archived: 10/01/2019

The California Transportation Commission (Commission) and the California Transportation Agency (Agency) formed a Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee (Committee) to study road charge alternatives to the gas tax and assess the potential for mileage-based revenue collection. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the Agency implemented a pilot program to identify and evaluate issues related to potential implementation of a road charge program. The Agency submitted a final report of its findings to the California State Legislature on December 1, 2017. For more information, see the Agency's Road Charge website. (Reference California Vehicle Code 3090-3093)

State Agency Energy Plan Transportation Requirements

Archived: 07/09/2019

The Vermont Agency of Administration developed and oversees the implementation of the State Agency Energy Plan (Plan). The Agency of Administration must modify the Plan as necessary and re-adopt it on or before January 15 of each fifth year. As specified in the 2016 Plan, the Vermont Agency of Transportation must continue to use 5% biodiesel (B5) in its fleet of heavy-duty vehicles. The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services will increase its deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) to comprise at least 25% of its light-duty fleet by 2025 and install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), as necessary. All state agencies must install EVSE and increase their use of PEVs to a level that will displace 10% of their gasoline use by 2020.

(Reference Vermont Statutes Title 3, Chapter 45, Section 2291, and Executive Order 15-12, 2012)

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation

Archived: 07/09/2019

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources must select projects and distribute funding to leverage 15% of Vermont's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for the purchase of light-duty vehicle electric vehicle supply equipment. The remaining funding must be allocated towards projects that replace eligible vehicles and equipment with all-electric technologies or convert them to all-electric. (Reference House Bill 16, 2018)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Financing

Archived: 07/01/2019

The SouthCarolinaSAVES (SCSAVES) Green Community Program provides low cost financing to eligible government entities, institutions, and commercial and industrial entities for qualified conservation measures, including natural gas and propane vehicle conversions, incremental costs of eligible vehicles, and alternative fueling infrastructure. Financing is available for up to 100% of the project cost ranging from $500,000 to $5 million. Projects must have a payback period of no more than 15 years. The low cost financing is made possible through Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds allocated by the South Carolina Energy Office and issued by the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority. For more information, see the SCSAVES website.

Biogas Production Sales Tax Exemption

Repealed: 07/01/2019

Biogas production systems, including sales and storage systems, that create a transportation fuel or renewable natural gas, are exempt from state sales and use tax. Towns, cities, and/or counties that currently have production sales or use taxes may choose to individually enforce or exempt producers from their local taxes. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-26-724)

Clean Vehicle Replacement Vouchers

Archived: 07/01/2019

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality administers the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine program, which provides vehicle replacement assistance for qualified individuals owning vehicles registered in participating counties. Vouchers in the amount of $3,500 are available toward the purchase of a hybrid electric, battery electric, or natural gas vehicle that is up to three model years old. For more information about participating counties, qualified vehicles, program requirements, and how to apply in specific areas, see the AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine website. (Reference Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 382.209-382.220)

Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 07/01/2019

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture offer funding assistance to fuel retailers for the installation of equipment to dispense ethanol fuel blends ranging from E15 through E85. Grant amounts are based on the extent to which the installation meets project priorities. For more information, refer to the Clean Air Choice Minnesota Biofuel Infrastructure Project website. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 41A.12)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Incentive - Austin Energy

Archived: 07/01/2019

Austin Energy offers a pilot time-of-use (TOU) charging rate to residential customers with PEVs and electric vehicle supply equipment. For more information, see the Austin Energy EV360 TOU Rate Pilot Program website.

Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Use Mandate

Archived: 07/01/2019

The Utah Air Quality Board may require fleets that own 10 or more vehicles capable of being fueled at a central location to use clean fuels if such a mandate is necessary to meet national air quality standards. Clean fuels are defined as propane, compressed natural gas, and electricity. This program expires July 1, 2019. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference Utah Code 19-2-105.3 and 63I-1-219)

School Bus Replacement Grants

Expired: 06/30/2019

Archived: 09/10/2020

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MODNR) provides funding to replace diesel school buses with new cleaner burning vehicles. The DNR will grant up to $22,000 per vehicle, and will replace 29 buses with new diesel buses or those that use alternative fuels including propane, natural gas, and electricity. DNR is accepting applications through September 14, 2018. This grant program is funded by Missouri's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the MODNR Volkswagen Trust website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Hawaii Energy

Archived: 06/30/2019

Hawaii Energy offers rebates of $5,000 for multi-unit dwellings or eligible workplaces toward the purchase of qualified networked dual-port Level 2 EVSE, or $1,500 to retrofit a single- to dual-port networked Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including how to apply, see the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – Avista

Archived: 06/30/2019

Avista offers rebates to residential and workplace customers for the installation of a Level 2 EVSE of up to $1,000 and $2,000, respectively. Rebates are limited to the first 240 residential and 175 workplace customers that apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Avista Electric Transportation website.

Biofuels Production Land Use Allowance and Exemption

Archived: 06/30/2019

Lands originally zoned as agricultural land use districts may be used for renewable energy production, storage, and distribution, including the production of biofuels. Biofuels production facilities must be integrated with an agricultural activity and may not adversely impact agricultural land and other agricultural uses in the vicinity. Biofuels production facilities include those that produce liquid or gaseous fuels from organic sources such as biomass crops, agricultural residues, food wastes, animal residues and wastes, and oil crops including palm, canola, soybean, and waste cooking oils. Additionally, biofuels production facilities are exempt from subdivision requirements for leases and easements within agricultural land use districts. The exemption from subdivision requirements is effective through July 1, 2020. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 201N-14, 205-2, and 205-4.5)

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Low Income Opportunity Study

Archived: 06/30/2019

The Washington State Department of Commerce (WSDOC) conducted a study to identify opportunities to reduce barriers to EV and FCEV adoption by lower income residents through the use of vehicle and infrastructure financing assistance. The study included opportunities to work with nonprofit leaders to facilitate vehicle purchases through loan-loss reserves and rate buy downs by qualified borrowers purchasing EV and FCEVs that are eligible for tax exemptions, focus on potential borrowers who are at or below 80% of the state medium household income, and address opportunities to increase EV adoption by lower income residents of the state. WSDOC submitted a report detailing the findings of the study to the transportation committees. (Reference House Bill 2042, 2019)

Natural Gas and Propane Vehicle Grant Program

Archived: 06/06/2019

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Office of Energy Programs administers the Natural Gas and Propane Vehicle Grant Program (Program). The Program provides fleets with grants to cover up to 70% of the incremental purchase cost, up to $25,000 per vehicle, for new original equipment manufacturer dedicated natural gas or propane vehicles, or for the cost of natural gas or propane vehicle conversions. Natural gas or propane bi-fuel vehicles used for emergency response purposes are also eligible for funding. Public, non-profit, and private Tennessee-based fleets are eligible to apply for funding and must intend to operate vehicles in Tennessee for a minimum of six years. Grant applications are limited to one per applicant, must include at least one vehicle, and are not to exceed $250,000.

Ethanol Blend Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 06/01/2019

The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council administer the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program (HHF Program). The HHF Program provides grants to increase public fueling infrastructure availability for higher blends of ethanol. Funds are available to eligible applicants for 70% to 79% of the purchase price of E15 to E85 blender pumps and related hardware. Qualifying dispensers must be available for public use and must dispense higher ethanol blends for a minimum period of five years. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified verified May 2019). For more information about the application process, see the HHF Program website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) and Propane Vehicle Rebates

Expired: 06/01/2019

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers a rebate for up to 50% of the incremental cost to purchase or lease a new original equipment manufacturer NGV or propane vehicle, or convert a vehicle to run on natural gas or propane, up to $25,000 per vehicle and $250,000 per applicant per fiscal year. To qualify, the dedicated or bi-fuel vehicle must be part of a public or private fleet and must be placed into service on or after July 1, 2013. Of the funds available for these rebates, 40% is reserved for government applicants; the remaining funds are allocated to commercial applicants. For more information, see the Natural Gas Fuel Fleet Vehicle Rebate website. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.810 and Florida Administrative Code 5O-4.001)

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technology Grant Matching Program

Expired: 06/01/2019

The Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies (REET) Grant Matching Program provides matching grants of $50,000 to $400,000 for demonstration, commercialization, research, and development projects relating to renewable energy technologies, bioenergy, and innovative technologies that significantly increase energy efficiency for vehicles. Higher education institutions and non-profits may request grant funds for indirect costs, up to 10% of grant funds requested, and may use indirect costs as matching contribution, capped at 10% of grant funds less the percentage of indirect costs claimed for grant funds. Awards are subject to state funding availability. For more information, see the REET Grant Matching Program website. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.804 and Florida Administrative Code 5O-1.003)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - OUC

Archived: 06/01/2019

Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) offers rebates of $200 per EVSE to commercial and multi-family building customers for the purchase of EVSE. For more information, see the OUC Charging Stations page.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Credit - SDG&E

Archived: 06/01/2019

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers an annual credit ranging from $50 to $500 to customers who own or lease a PEV. Enrollment is currently closed (verified June 2019). For more information, including how to apply, see the SDG&E Electric Vehicle Climate Credit website.

Natural Gas and Propane Reports

Archived: 06/01/2019

The Florida Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (Office) was required to complete a report that analyzes the taxation and use of natural gas and propane as alternative fuels in the state. The report evaluates growth trends in the use of these fuels in Florida and surveyed how other states tax and incentivize consumers to use natural gas and propane. Additionally, the report surveyed Florida fuel consumers and suppliers. The Office published its review of the taxation of natural gas and propane in October 2017.

The Office was also required to analyze the economic benefits resulting from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' propane and natural gas vehicle rebates. The Office submitted a final report to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in November 2015.

(Reference Florida Statutes 206.997)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - SCE

Archived: 05/31/2019

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Charge Ready Home Installation Rebate Pilot Program offers rebates for residential customers of up to $1,500 toward the installation and permitting costs for a residential Level 2 EVSE. Eligible expenses include the costs associated with electrical upgrades and permit fees, not the cost of the EVSE unit. To qualify, customers must be enrolled in a SCE time-of-use (TOU) rate. Rebate amounts vary depending on the TOU rate in which the customer is enrolled. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Charge Ready Home Installation Rebate Program website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirement

Archived: 05/29/2019

Fleets containing 50 or more vehicles that are owned, leased, or operated by the state, a state agency, or a political subdivision of the state in a county with a population of 100,000 or more must acquire AFVs or U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs). Covered fleets are required to purchase either AFVs or certified ULEVs for 20% of new vehicles obtained. A fleet may meet the acquisition requirements by converting existing or newly acquired vehicles to operate on alternative fuels. An AFV acquired in compliance with this mandate must operate solely on the alternative fuel except when operating in an area where the appropriate alternative fuel is unavailable. Fleets with buses or heavy-duty vehicles are included. Parties that do not comply with the requirements may be subject to fines. (Reference Nevada Administrative Code 486A.010 through 486A.250, and Nevada Revised Statutes 486A.010 through 486A.180)

Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 04/01/2019

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grant program provides grants of up to 35% of the installation and purchase price of biofuel blending equipment. Eligible entities include businesses, local government entities, and Native American Tribal Communities that are biofuel producers, petroleum fuel blenders or distributors, or otherwise involved in blending and supplying fuel. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the AGRI Biofuel Blending Infrastructure Grant website.

Innovative Transportation Project Competitive Grant Program

Archived: 04/01/2019

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides funds to deploy "game changing" or innovative transportation projects that increase the use of alternative fuel vehicles, such as workplace charging. Projects must be located in Maryland and have the potential to significantly advance the clean energy market through commercially available technologies. Projects can include clean energy conversion technologies, systems, or applications used in other states or regions of the world, but not commonly used in Maryland. Grant awards are available for up to 30% of the total project cost with individual awards ranging from $50,000 to $250,000. For more information, including program application and award requirements, see the MEA Game Changer Competitive Grant Program website.

Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing and Operation Authorization

Expired: 04/01/2019

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may approve demonstrations of AVs on public roads for the purpose of evaluating the potential impacts of AV technology on safety, traffic control, traffic enforcement, emergency services, and other areas the DMV identifies. To be considered, a proposed AV demonstration must meet, at minimum, the following requirements:

  • The demonstration application includes a law enforcement interaction plan, which provides information for law enforcement and first responders regarding how to interact with the AV in an emergency or traffic enforcement situation;
  • The demonstration takes place under the supervision of the New York State Police and in a manner consistent with their direction;
  • A licensed vehicle operator is seated inside the AV while it is being operated on public highways; and
  • The AV meets all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and New York State Motor Vehicle Inspection Standards.

An AV is defined as any vehicle that is equipped with a technology that has the capability to operate the vehicle without the direct control of the driver.

On or before June 1, 2019, the DMV, in partnership with the State Police, must submit a report to the governor and other relevant government officials including information about each of the demonstrations that have been authorized. For more information, including how to apply for a testing and demonstration permit, see the DMV AV Technology website. (Reference Senate Bill 7508-C, 2018)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Study

Archived: 04/01/2019

The Washington Joint Transportation Committee (Committee), in coordination with the Washington Department of Transportation, local governments, and industry stakeholders, evaluated the current status of EVSE in Washington and made recommendations for potential business models for financially-sustainable EVSE deployment. For more information, including a copy of the interim and final report, see the Committee website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Tariff

Archived: 04/01/2019

Each investor-owned utility selling electricity was required to file a tariff with the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) by April 1, 2018, to allow a customer to purchase electricity solely for the purpose of charging a PEV. The utility must make the tariff available to customers within 60 days of PSC approval. At any time, the utility may make revisions to the tariff based on changing costs or conditions. Each utility providing a PEV charging tariff must report periodically to the PSC on the number of customers who have participated in the tariff, the total amount of electricity sold under the tariff, and any other data required by the PSC. (Reference New York State Public Service Law Section 66-O)

Alternative Fuel Production Tax Incentives

Archived: 03/01/2019

Through the Incentives for Energy Independence Act program, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) provides tax incentives to construct, retrofit, or upgrade an alternative fuel production or gasification facility that uses coal or biomass as a feedstock. KEDFA also provides tax incentives for energy-efficient alternative fuel production facilities and for up to five alternative fuel production facilities that use natural gas or natural gas liquids as a feedstock. Energy-efficient alternative fuels are defined as homogeneous fuels that are produced from processes designed to densify feedstocks such as coal, waste coal, or biomass resources and have an energy content that is greater than the feedstock. The incentives may consist of: 1) a refund of up to 100% of the state sales tax paid on the purchase of personal property used to construct, retrofit, or upgrade the facility; 2) a credit of up to 100% of an approved company's state income tax and limited liability entity tax that the project generates; 3) up to 4% of the wage assessment of employees whose jobs were created as a result of the construction, retrofit, upgrade, or operation of a qualified facility; and 4) a credit for up to 80% of the severance tax paid for coal, natural gas, or natural gas liquids used as a feedstock. KEDFA may allow advance incentive disbursement to encourage the use of in-state labor for facility construction.

The incentives expire at the time of receipt of the authorized amount or 25 years from activation of the project, whichever occurs first. Approved companies may recover up to 50% of their capital investment via the authorized tax incentives. The minimum capital investment for incentive eligibility is $25 million for an alternative fuel or gasification facility that uses biomass as the primary feedstock; $100 million for an alternative fuel or gasification facility that uses coal, oil shale, or tar sands as the primary feedstock; $25 million for an energy-efficient alternative fuel facility; and $1 million for a facility that uses natural gas or natural gas liquids as the primary feedstock.

To apply for the incentive, an eligible taxpayer must submit a $1,000 non-refundable application fee and remit payment for any other fees in connection with the project, including administrative, legal, and consulting fees. For more information, see the Kentucky Business Incentives and Financial Programs website. KEDFA will not accept applications after August 1, 2018.

(Reference House Bill 557, 2018, and Kentucky Revised Statutes 154.27-010 to 154.27-090)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Infrastructure Incentives Study

Archived: 03/01/2019

The Georgia Joint Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Study Committee evaluated how providing market incentives for AFV fueling infrastructure may lead to AFV and infrastructure deployment. The Committee published a summary report of its main findings. For more information, see the Joint Study Committee website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Fueling Infrastructure Grants and Loans

Archived: 02/01/2019

The Utah Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Grant and Loan Program, funded through the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology Fund, provides grants and loans to assist businesses and government entities to include:

  • Up to 50% of the incremental cost of purchasing original equipment manufactured clean fuel vehicles,
  • Up to 50% of the cost of converting vehicles to a cleaner burning fuel, and
  • The cost of fueling equipment for public/private sector business and government vehicles (grants require federal and non-federal matching funds).
This program does not support E85 or biodiesel projects. For the purpose of this program, clean fuels include propane, compressed natural gas, and electricity. For more information, see the Utah Clean Fuels Program website.

(Reference Utah Code 19-1-401 through 19-1-405)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Rebate Program

Archived: 02/01/2019

The Office of Energy, a division of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, administers the Arkansas Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program (Program), funded by the Alternative Motor Fuel Development Fund. The Program provides 50% of the incremental cost, up to $4,500, to purchase a qualified hydrogen fuel cell, natural gas, or propane vehicle, 50% of the conversion cost, up to $2,500, for converting a hydrogen fuel cell, natural gas, or propane vehicle, and 50% of the incremental cost, up to $2,500, to purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle.

Rebates are available for natural gas and propane fueling stations in the amount of 75% of qualifying costs, up to $400,000, and up to 50% of qualifying costs for private and public electric vehicle supply equipment, up to $900 and $5,000 respectively. Compressed natural gas (CNG) must be delivered to a vehicle at 3,000 pounds (lbs.) per square inch and metered on a gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE); liquefied natural gas (LNG) must be metered on a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE). One GGE of CNG is equal to 5.66 lbs. and one DGE of LNG is equal to 6.22 lbs.

The Office of Energy reviews and processes vehicle rebate applications on a first-come, first-served basis. The Program is currently closed and no funding is available (verified April 2018)

(Reference House Bill 1735, 2017, and Arkansas Code 15-10-901 to 15-10-904 and 19-5-1249)

Public Access to State Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations

Archived: 02/01/2019

The Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Fleet Services (Division) may allow a private individual or entity to purchase CNG from a state-operated fueling station if there are no commercial fueling stations that meet the geographical needs of the individual or entity and there is not an emergency that requires the state to reserve CNG for use by state or emergency vehicles. For information on obtaining an access fueling card , as well as information about state fueling network stations that are available to private individuals and entities, see the Division Fleet website. (Reference Utah Code 63A-9-702)

E85 Fuel Use Incentive

Expired: 01/01/2019

A political subdivision that purchases E85 for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) may be entitled to a monthly incentive payment of $33.33 for each FFV owned by the political subdivision for fewer than five years. The political subdivision is eligible if 75% of its motor vehicle fuel purchases were E85 in the previous month. A political subdivision is defined as a municipal corporation or special taxing district. This incentive expires January 1, 2019. (Reference Indiana Code 6-6-1.1-103, 8-14-2-8, and 36-1-2-13)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - Alliant Energy

Expired: 01/01/2019

Alliant Energy offers rebates of $500 for the purchase or lease of a new PEV and $250 for the purchase or lease of a used PEV. The PEV must be purchased or leased between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. For more information, including how to apply, see the Alliant Energy EV Buydown website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate - Alliant Energy

Expired: 01/01/2019

Alliant Energy offers rebates of $500 for the purchase or lease of a new PEV, and rebates of $250 for the purchase or lease of a used PEV. The PEV must be purchased or leased between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. For more information, including how to apply, see the Alliant Energy EV Buydown website.

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Pilot Authorization

Repealed: 01/01/2019

LAVTA was authorized to conduct a pilot to test shared AVs, without a driver in the driver's seat, that are not equipped with a steering wheel, brake pedal, or accelerator. The AVs must operate at speeds of less than 35 miles per hour at all times, and can only be tested within the City of Dublin. For more information about the pilot, see the LAVTA Wheels Shared AV Demonstration Project website. (Reference California Vehicle Code 38756)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Gulf Power

Expired: 12/31/2018

Gulf Power offers rebates of $750 to residential customers for the purchase of EVSE. Applicants must supply proof of purchase or lease of new or preowned plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Customers must apply for the rebate within six months of the purchase or lease of an eligible PEV. Rebates are available to the first 1,000 participants or through December 31, 2018, whichever comes first. For more information, see the Gulf Power Electric Vehicles page.

Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive - NIPSCO

Expired: 12/31/2018

NIPSCO's IN-Charge At Home Electric Vehicle Program (Program) offers a reduced rate for plug-in electric vehicle charging during off-peak hours for those enrolled in the Program. The Program is in effect until December 31, 2018. For more information, see the NIPSCO IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program website.

School Bus Replacement Grants

Expired: 12/14/2018

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) School Bus Replacement Grant program provides funding for the replacement of model year 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses with new diesel, alternative fuel, or all-electric school buses. Alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, compressed natural gas, propane, and hybrid electric technologies. Private, public, and non-profit organizations, including state, local, and tribal governments, are eligible for funding. This grant program is funded by Tennessee's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the TDEC School Bus Replacement Grant website.

Ethanol Tax Exemption

Expired: 12/13/2018

Sales and use taxes apply to 80% of the proceeds from the sale of fuels containing 10% ethanol (E10) made between July 1, 2003, and December 31, 2018. If at any time these taxes are imposed at a rate of 1.25%, the tax on E10 will apply to 100% of the proceeds of sales. State sales and use taxes do not apply to fuels containing between 70% and 90% ethanol (E70-E90) sold between July 1, 2003, and December 31, 2018. Taxes will apply to 100% of the proceeds from ethanol fuel blend sales made after December 31, 2018. (Reference 35 Illinois Compiled Statutes 120/2-10, 105/3-10, and 105/3-44)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates - EV Connect

Archived: 12/07/2018

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, in partnership with EV Connect, offers rebates for municipalities, businesses, workplaces, retail locations, universities, schools, hospitals, and public parking facilities to purchase and install General Electric EVSE. Rebate amounts are up to $8,000 per EVSE unit. EV Connect will also provide EVSE management services. EVSE must be installed within the state of New York. For more information, including application instructions, see the EV Connect New York State of Opportunity website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 12/07/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Biodiesel Blend Mandate

Archived: 12/07/2018

Pursuant to state law, all diesel motor vehicle fuel and all other liquid fuel used to operate motor vehicle diesel engines in Massachusetts must contain at least 2% renewable diesel fuel by July 1, 2010; 3% renewable diesel fuel by July 1, 2011; 4% renewable diesel fuel by July 1, 2012; and 5% renewable diesel fuel by July 1, 2013. For these purposes, eligible renewable diesel fuel includes diesel fuel that is derived predominantly from renewable biomass and yields at least a 50% reduction in life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to the average life cycle GHG emissions for petroleum-based diesel fuel sold in 2005. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) must also study the feasibility, benefits, and costs of applying the percentage mandates on a statewide average basis rather than for every gallon of diesel motor fuel sold.

DOER may delay the implementation of the biodiesel blend mandate if DOER determines that it is not feasible to meet the mandate due to lack of supply, lack of blending facilities, or unreasonable cost. As of June 2010, DOER suspended the formal requirement on grounds of unreasonable cost.

(Reference Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94, Section 295G1/2)

Authorization of Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Rebates

Archived: 12/01/2018

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will establish a state rebate program for the purchase or lease of new light-duty ZEVs and PHEVs. DEQ will set the rebate amount annually. ZEVs or PHEVs with a battery capacity of 10 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or more will be eligible for rebates between $1,500 and $2,500 and ZEVs or PHEVs with a battery capacity of less than 10 kWh will be eligible for rebates between $750 and $1,500. Neighborhood electric vehicles and zero-emission motorcycles will be eligible for rebates between $375 and $750. Qualified vehicles must have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of less than $50,000.

Low- and moderate-income drivers that live in areas with elevated concentrations of air pollution will be eligible for an additional rebate of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of a new or used ZEV to replace a vehicle that is more than 20 years old.

(Reference Oregon Law 750.149, 2017)

Heavy-Duty Truck Vouchers - San Joaquin Valley

Archived: 11/13/2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the Truck Voucher Program (TVP) for small businesses to retrofit or replace existing heavy-duty trucks. Qualified businesses must be independently owned and operated, be located in California, have fewer than 100 employees, and have an annual gross income of $14 million or less during the year of their application. Vouchers funded under these programs must achieve emissions reductions beyond those required by law or regulation. Applications for the programs can be obtained and submitted at an SJVAPCD certified dealership or retrofit installer. Applications will be accepted on a continual basis until funding for the program is exhausted. Applicants must be awarded a voucher from the SJVAPCD prior to ordering and/or purchasing the replacement truck or equipment. Other rules and conditions apply. For more information on program requirements, refer to the SJVAPCD TVP website.

Low Emission Vehicle Incentives and Technical Training - San Joaquin Valley

Archived: 11/13/2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the REMOVE II program, which provides incentives for cost-effective projects that result in motor vehicle emissions reductions and long-term impacts on air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. REMOVE II is providing funding for vanpool agencies that reduce or replace single occupant vehicle commutes in the San Joaquin Valley. To participate, vanpool agencies must submit an application to SJVAPCD and sign a contract to become a Vanpool Voucher Incentive Program partner. REMOVE II also includes an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Mechanic Training Component that provides incentives to educate personnel on the mechanics, operation safety, and maintenance of AFVs, fueling stations, and tools involved in the implementation of alternative fuel technologies. For more information, see the REMOVE II website, the Vanpool Voucher Incentive Program and the AFV Mechanic Training Component website.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Access to Roadways

Archived: 11/13/2018

Discussions are encouraged between the California Legislature, the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and the California Highway Patrol regarding the adoption of a new classification for licensing motorists who use NEVs. In addition, certain jurisdictions may develop NEV transportation plans. Specifically, Orange County (Ranch Plan Planned Community) must publish a NEV transportation report by November 1, 2020, and a NEV transportation plan by January 1, 2022. The report must be submitted to the legislature and must describe the NEV transportation plan, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan, and a recommendation as to whether the plan should be continued, discontinued, or expanded state-wide.

(Reference California Streets and Highways Code 1962-1966.7)

Support for Advanced Biofuel Development

Archived: 11/13/2018

The California Legislature urges the U.S. Congress or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take action to amend the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard to favor non-food crop biofuel feedstocks and promote the development of advanced fuels, such as cellulosic ethanol. (Reference Assembly Joint Resolution 21, 2013)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 11/01/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Development

Archived: 11/01/2018

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection must pursue the establishment and maintenance of sufficient alternative fueling infrastructure at public retail outlets to meet the public's traveling needs. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 93.07(26))

Biodiesel Definition and Specifications

Repealed: 11/01/2018

Biodiesel is defined as a fuel that is comprised only of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids, is produced from vegetable oils or animal fats, and meets ASTM specification D6751. A biodiesel blend is a blend of biodiesel meeting ASTM specification D6751 and petroleum-based diesel fuel. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 52-325)

Ethanol Labeling Requirement

Repealed: 11/01/2018

Motor fuel containing more than 1% ethanol or methanol may not be sold or offered for sale from a motor fuel dispenser unless the individual selling or offering the fuel for sale prominently displays a label on the pump stating the fuel "Contains Ethanol" or "Contains Methanol," as applicable. The retailer must display the label in a clear, conspicuous, and prominent way on the same side of the motor fuel pump where the price is shown. If a motor fuel pump dispenses fuel that contains at least 10% ethanol (E10) or 5% methanol, the label must also state the percentage of ethanol or methanol, respectively, by volume. In addition, the person selling motor fuel or offering it for sale must provide the following information to the fuel user if requested: 1) the percentage of ethanol contained in the motor fuel being sold; 2) the percentage of methanol contained in the motor fuel being sold; and 3) if the motor fuel contains methanol, the types and percentages of associated co-solvents in the motor fuel being sold. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 52-347)

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards Requirement

Archived: 11/01/2018

The Governor has directed the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to develop a rule to establish a Colorado LEV program. The LEV program will incorporate the California motor vehicle emissions and compliance requirements specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission must vote on CDPHE's proposed rule for adoption into the Colorado Code of Regulations by December 30, 2018. For more information, including the proposed rule, see the CDPHE LEV Standards website. (Reference Executive Order B 2018-006, 2018)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Pilot Program

Repealed: 10/30/2018

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) administers the EVSE Pilot Program to install at least 15 EVSE, including one EVSE in every ward, by January 1, 2019. Each EVSE must be able to charge more than one plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) at a time and be able to collect and transmit data to DDOT. DDOT will publish a map of EVSE locations on its website. Beginning January 1, 2020, DDOT must submit to the Council of the District of Columbia a report that analyzes charging data and provides recommendations on access, siting, and other policies to encourage the use of PEVs. (Reference District of Columbia Law 22-78, 2018)

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 10/01/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG)

Archived: 10/01/2018

PSEG offers a rebate to business customers that purchase and install Level 2 EVSE for use by their employees. The rebate is the lesser of $4,000 or 80% of the invoice cost per Level 2 EVSE charging port installed, limited to 10 per business. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to receive the rebate, see the PSEG Workplace Charging Rebate website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Promotion and Coordination

Archived: 10/01/2018

The Illinois Electric Vehicle Advisory Council (Council) was established to investigate and recommend strategies that the governor and the general assembly can implement to promote the use of PEVs, including potential infrastructure improvements. The Council published recommendations in its Final Report. An Electric Vehicle Coordinator serves as the point of contact for related policies and activities in the state. (Reference 20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 627/1-25)

State Government Energy Initiative

Archived: 10/01/2018

The Green Governments Illinois Act (Act) demonstrates the state's commitment to reduce negative environmental impacts, reduce greenhouse gases, and preserve resources for current and future generations. The Act also aims to strengthen the capacity of local governments and educational institutions to enable a more environmentally sustainable future. The Act established the Green Governments Coordinating Council (Council) to fully integrate cost-effective environmental sustainability measures into the ongoing management systems, long-range planning, and daily operations of state agencies. The Council will focus on initiatives that relate to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and alternative fuel vehicles. Local governments and educational institutes are not required to participate in the provisions of the Act. (Reference 20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 3954/1 to 3954/45)

Clean Diesel Grant Program

Expired: 09/30/2018

The Pennsylvania Clean Diesel Grant Program is a competitive grant program for the reimbursement of diesel transportation emission reduction projects. Eligible emission reduction technologies include, but are not limited to, exhaust controls, engine upgrades, engine and vehicle replacement, idle reduction technologies, and aerodynamic technologies. Vehicles and engines that are replaced or repowered must be scrapped based on program guidelines. This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines and application instructions, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.

Diesel Emission Reduction Project Funding

Expired: 09/14/2018

The New Mexico Energy Department (NMED) is accepting applications for funding of heavy-duty on-road and limited off-road diesel emission reduction projects through September 14, 2018. Note that funding for light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment is not an eligible project for this round of funding. This grant program is funded by New Mexico's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the NMED VW Settlement page.

Biodiesel Production Facility Tax Credit

Archived: 09/01/2018

Businesses and individuals are eligible for a tax credit of up to 15% of the cost of constructing and equipping a facility to be used for biodiesel or bio-lubricant production. Additionally, a tax credit is available for property used primarily to crush oilseed crops for purposes of biodiesel production. The facility or equipment must be in operation before January 1, 2015. The business or individual may claim either production tax credit in the two tax years before production begins or in any tax year in which production occurs. The credit may be carried forward seven years and must be returned if the facility ceases operations within five years of claiming the credit. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 15-32-701 and 15-32-702)

Ethanol Blend Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 09/01/2018

The North Dakota Department of Commerce administers the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grant program. The BIP program works with retailers and state and local government fleets to install infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol. Funds are available to eligible applicants in the following amounts:

Infrastructure Grant Amount
E15 Pumps 50% of the costs of installation, up to $15,000
E85 Pumps 43% of the costs of installation, up $15,000
Blender Pumps 33% of the costs of installation, up to $14,985
Tanks 25% of the costs of installation, up to $25,000

Applications are due by October 31, 2017. For more information, including program guidelines and an application, see the BIP Program website.

Renewable Fuel Promotion

Archived: 09/01/2018

The Texas Bioenergy Policy Council and the Texas Bioenergy Research Committee were established to promote the goal of making biofuels a significant part of the energy industry in Texas by January 1, 2019. The Policy Council is tasked with the following:

  • Provide a vision for unifying the state's agricultural, energy, and research strengths in a successful launch of a cellulosic biofuel and bioenergy industry;
  • Foster development of cellulosic and bio-based fuels;
  • Pursue the creation of a next-generation biofuels energy research program at a university in the state;
  • Pursue federal and other funding to position the state as a bioenergy leader;
  • Study the feasibility and economic development effect of a blending requirement for biodiesel or cellulosic fuels;
  • Pursue the development and use of thermochemical process technologies to produce alternative chemical feedstocks; and
  • Study the feasibility and economic development of the requirements for renewable natural gas.
(Reference Texas Statutes, Agriculture Code 50D)

Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Vouchers - San Joaquin Valley

Archived: 08/15/2018

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) contributed funds to the California Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for eligible vehicles used in the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Air Basin. These "plus-up" vouchers range from $12,000 to $30,000, depending on the vehicle, and are in addition to California Air Resources Board voucher amounts. Vehicles must be domiciled in the air basin 100% of the time for at least three years. For more information, see the San Joaquin Valley Plus-Up website.

School Bus Replacement Grant Program

Expired: 08/15/2018

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the purchase of replacement school buses in eligible Ohio counties through the Diesel Emission Reduction Grant program. Purchases are also supported with state allocated grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act. For more information, see the Ohio EPA Clean School Bus Grants website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 08/15/2018

EZ-EV, an Exelon program, offers discounts for the purchase or lease of select PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

Ethanol Production Incentive

Expired: 07/01/2018

Qualified ethanol producers are eligible for a production incentive payable from the Kansas Qualified Agricultural Ethyl Alcohol Producer Fund. An ethanol producer may collect $0.035 for each gallon sold to an alcohol blender that is in excess of the producer's base sales, up to 15 million gallons, provided the producer was in production before July 1, 2001, and increases production capacity by five million gallons over the producer's base sales. The same credit applies to a producer who began production on or after July 1, 2001, and before July 1, 2012, and who has sold at least five million gallons to an alcohol blender. A producer who begins production of cellulosic ethanol on or after July 1, 2012, and who sells at least five million gallons to a blender may receive $0.035 for each gallon sold, up to 15 million gallons. Producers must file for the incentive on a quarterly basis through the Kansas Department of Revenue. A producer may not collect the incentive for more than seven years. The incentive expires July 1, 2018. (Reference Kansas Statutes 79-34,160 through 79-34,164)

High Efficiency Taxi Incentive Request

Archived: 07/01/2018

The Hawaii Senate requests that the Hawaii Department of Transportation adopt rules to encourage the use of high-efficiency vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, for taxis at Honolulu International Airport. The Hawaii Senate requests that the rules include incentives such as the establishment of a separate taxi stand for high-efficiency vehicles. (Reference Senate Resolution 144, 2013)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/01/2018

New passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles that are dedicated AFVs are exempt from state motor vehicle sales and use taxes. Qualified vehicles include vehicles capable of operating exclusively on natural gas, propane, hydrogen, or electricity, and plug-in electric vehicles that are capable of being charged by an external power source and can travel at least 30 miles using only electricity. Qualified vehicles must meet the California motor vehicle emissions standards, comply with the rules of the Washington Department of Ecology, and have a base model price of $42,500 or less. The sales tax exemption applies to up to $32,000 of a vehicle's selling price or the total amount of lease payments made. If the original lessee purchased the leased vehicle before the exemptions expire, the exemption applies the total lease payments made plus the selling price of the leased vehicle, up to $32,000.

As of April 2018, the maximum number of qualifying vehicles sold after June 15, 2015, 7,500, has been reached, and the sales tax exemption applies to vehicles delivered to their owners by May 31, 2018. A vehicle purchased or leased before June 1, 2018, is exempt from the use tax until it is retired or changes hands. For more information, see the Green Incentives section of Washington Department of Revenue's Incentives Programs website. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.08.809 and 82.12.809)

Ethanol Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 06/01/2018

The Colorado Corn Blender Pump Program provides funding assistance for each qualified station dispensing mid-level ethanol blends. Projects must meet the application requirements and receive approval from Colorado Corn and the Colorado Department of Oil and Public Safety.

Utility Electric Vehicle (EV) Investment Requirements

Archived: 06/01/2018

Utilities must file applications for programs and investments to accelerate widespread EV adoption. Deploying EVs should assist in grid management, integrate generation from eligible renewable energy resources, and reduce fuel costs for EV drivers. Deploying EV charging infrastructure should facilitate increased sales of EVs. (Reference Public Utilities Code 740.12)

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Income-Based Rebate - Green Mountain Power (GMP)

Expired: 05/31/2018

Low-to-moderate income customers are eligible for a rebate of $600 towards the purchase of a new EV through May 31, 2018. See the Low Income EV Rebate website for application information.

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - PG&E

Expired: 05/31/2018

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers are eligible for a $10,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2017 or 2018 BMW i3. Rebates are available through May 31, 2018. To receive the rebate, bring the Customer Information Form and a copy of a recent PG&E utility bill to a participating dealership. For more information, visit PG&E.

Biofuel Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 05/01/2018

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) engages in public-private partnerships with transportation fuel providers to install biofuel fueling facilities. Fueling facilities include storage tanks and fuel pumps dedicated to dispensing E85 and biodiesel blends of 20% (B20). TDOT administers the Biofuel Green Island Corridor Grant Project (Project) to provide financial assistance for purchasing, preparing, and installing fueling facilities at private sector fuel stations. The goal of the Project is to help establish biofuel stations within 100 miles of each other along Tennessee's interstate system and major highways. (Reference Tennessee Code 54-1-136)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Grants

Expired: 04/02/2018

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) provides incremental grants for the cost of Class 5 through Class 8 compressed natural gas vehicles over the equivalent diesel vehicle. Grants of up to $25,000 per vehicle and $50,000 per applicant are available on a first-come, first-served basis until April 2, 2018, or until funds are exhausted. Eligible applicants include municipalities, political subdivisions, incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations, and limited liability companies or partnerships registered to do business in New Jersey. Vehicles must be registered in New Jersey. For more information, including the application and guidelines, refer to the BPU NGV Incremental Cost Grant Application Form.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) Discount - EZ-EV

Archived: 04/02/2018

Maryland residents are eligible for a $10,000 discount for the purchase of a new BMW i3 at participating Maryland dealerships. The discount is available through April 2, 2018. EZ-EV, an Exelon program, also offers discounts for the purchase or lease of additional PEVs through participating dealers. For information on discount amounts, eligible makes and models, and availability, see the EZ-EV website.

State Agency Petroleum Reduction Plan

Archived: 04/01/2018

All state agencies must reduce their fleets' petroleum consumption by increasing vehicle fuel economy and operating efficiency and reducing the number of miles driven by each employee. Agencies must also give priority to the purchase and use of hybrid electric vehicles and other fuel-efficient, low emission vehicles. (Reference Executive Order 2007-21)

Support for Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Testing and Operation

Archived: 04/01/2018

Arizona state agencies must support the testing and operation of AVs on public roads. Universities are encouraged to implement pilot programs for AVs. An employee, contractor, or other authorized person that is licensed to operate a motor vehicle in the United States, must monitor and operate the vehicles. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) may implement additional rules necessary to support AVs. Arizona formed the Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee to advise ADOT and facilitate the advancement of AV technology. (Reference Executive Order 2015-09, 2015)

Emissions Reduction Tax Credit

Repealed: 03/29/2018

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 432, 2018: An income tax credit is available to individuals who install eligible diesel particulate emissions reduction equipment at any truck stop, depot, or other facility. The amount of the tax credit is equal to 10% of the total equipment and installation costs and is allowed for the taxable year in which the taxpayer first places the equipment in use. The equipment must meet Georgia Regional Transportation Authority standards and must provide for heat, air conditioning, light, and communications for the driver's compartment of a heavy-duty commercial motor vehicle parked at a truck stop, depot, or other facility. The use of the technology must enable the driver to turn off the vehicle's engine, with a corresponding reduction of particulate emissions. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-40.19)

Connected Vehicle Technology Testing Authorization

Repealed: 03/19/2018

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) may implement a testing program focused on networked, wireless communication among vehicles, infrastructure, and communication devices. UDOT will report the results of its findings by October 30 of any year that they conduct a testing program. Testing must be conducted outside of an urbanized boundary as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Reference Utah Code 41-6a-711)

Authorization for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Incentives

Archived: 03/01/2018

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) directs public utilities to evaluate time-differentiated rates and other incentives to encourage off-peak all-electric (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging. The SCC may authorize public utilities to conduct pilot programs to determine the feasibility and implications of offering off-peak rates and other incentives. Pilot programs may include voluntary load control options, rate structures with financial incentives, rebates, or other incentives that offset the cost of purchasing or installing electric vehicle supply equipment for users who elect off-peak rate structures. An electric utility that participates in an approved pilot program may be entitled to recover annually the costs of its participation in any pilot program conducted on or after January 1, 2011. (Reference Virginia Code 56-232.2:1)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Rebate

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) offers rebates for qualified AFV conversions completed after January 4, 2016. The rebate amount for vehicle conversions is 50% of the cost of the equipment and installation, up to $4,500 per vehicle. Qualified vehicle conversions include new equipment that is installed in Nebraska by a certified installer to convert a conventional fuel vehicle to operate using a qualified clean-burning motor fuel. These fuels include hydrogen, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane. Conversion systems must have the necessary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approvals. A vehicle is not eligible for the rebate if another state rebate or grant has been claimed for the same vehicle, and only one rebate from the Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates is allowed. NEO will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are depleted. Other terms and conditions may apply. For more information, including the application, see the NEO Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates website. (Reference Nebraska Revised Statutes 66-203)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) offers rebates for qualified AFVs purchased after January 4, 2016. Qualified AFVs include new vehicles running on hydrogen, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, or propane; leased vehicles are not eligible. The rebate amount is 50% of the incremental cost of the vehicle compared to the manufacturer's suggested retail price of the conventional equivalent, up to $4,500. For vehicles that do not have a conventional fuel equivalent, the rebate amount is up to $4,500 per vehicle, based on the cost of the equipment to store, deliver, and exhaust the qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel on the vehicle. A vehicle is not eligible for the rebate if another state rebate or grant has been claimed for the same vehicle, and only one rebate from the Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates is allowed. NEO will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are depleted. Other terms and conditions may apply. For more information, including the application, see the NEO Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates website. (Reference Nebraska Revised Statutes 66-203)

Residential Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Infrastructure Rebate

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Nebraska Energy Office (NEO) offers rebates for qualified CNG fueling infrastructure that is installed at a residence after January 4, 2016. The rebate amount is 50% of the cost of the fueling infrastructure, up to $2,500 for each installation. Qualified fueling infrastructure includes new dispensers certified for use with CNG from a private home or residence for non-commercial use. Fueling infrastructure is not eligible for a rebate if another state rebate or grant has been claimed for the equipment, and only one rebate from the Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates is allowed. NEO will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are depleted. Other terms and conditions may apply. For more information, including the application, see the NEO Clean-Burning Motor Vehicle Fuel Rebates website. (Reference Nebraska Revised Statutes 66-203)

Biofuel Volume Rebate Program - Propel Fuels

Archived: 02/01/2018

Propel Fuels offers a rebate to qualified fleet customers for monthly purchases of more than 500 gallons of biodiesel blends and E85. Fleet customers must purchase the fuel directly from Propel public retail locations using the Propel CleanDrive WEX fleet card. The program offers a rebate of up to $0.05 per gallon for purchases of more than 500 gallons of biofuel per month. The rebate is applied at the end of each monthly billing cycle. For more information, see the Propel Fuels website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Promotion

Archived: 02/01/2018

An interlocal entity composed of members from state and local government, school and transit districts, and the private sector may be created to promote the conversion of AFVs and to encourage the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities for AFVs. The interlocal entity may contribute funding for an AFV facility so long as the entity uses or benefits from the facility. It must also work with the Utah Public Service Commission (Commission) to explore options and opportunities to facilitate AFV conversions and promote the enhancement and expansion of infrastructure and facilities for AFVs throughout Utah.

The Commission submitted a report to the governor on September 20, 2013, outlining options and opportunities for advancing and promoting measures, such as AFV conversions, to result in cleaner air in Utah.

(Reference Utah Code 54-1-13 and 11-13-224)

Establishment of Idle Reduction Loan Program

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Washington Department of Ecology (Department) will establish a loan program for investments in diesel idle reduction technologies, including truck stop electrification, auxiliary power units, cab air heaters, battery-powered heating and air conditioning systems, automatic engine start-up and shutdown systems, and projects that augment or replace diesel engines or power systems with natural gas engines or systems. The Department will offer low or no interest loans state, local, or other governmental entities that own diesel vehicles or equipment. Only vehicles that spend at least one half of their time operating in Washington are eligible. The Department will evaluate projects based on human health, environmental, and greenhouse gas benefits. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 70.325.030)

Provision for Alternative Fuels Corridor Pilot Projects

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) may enter into partnership agreements with other public and private entities to use land for alternative fuel corridor pilot projects. In particular, WSDOT should continue to build out the electric vehicle charging network along state highways and at key destinations. Minimum requirements apply and these agreements are subject to funding availability. (Reference Executive Order 14-04, 2014, and Revised Code of Washington 47.38.070)

Public Utility Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Incentive Program Authorization

Archived: 02/01/2018

The Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) may authorize a utility to spend up to $2,000,000 annually for the cost of a PEV incentive program through December 31, 2021. The PSC must approve the program by July 1, 2017; programs may involve PEV charging infrastructure, PEV charging time of use pricing, and other incentives for customers to deploy charging infrastructure. (Reference Utah Code 54-7-12.8 and 54-20-103)

State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change

Repealed: 01/16/2018

Washington state agencies are charged with a number of clean transportation initiatives to address climate change concerns, including:

  • The Washington State Department of Transportation must work with federal, state, regional, and local partners to develop an action plan to advance electric vehicle use, including recommendations on targeted incentives for consumers and businesses, infrastructure funding mechanisms, signage, and building codes.
  • The Washington Office of Financial Management must work with other state agencies, subject matter experts, affected industries, and the public to evaluate the technical feasibility, costs and benefits, and job implications of requiring the use of cleaner transportation fuels through a low carbon fuel standard.
  • The Washington Departments of Transportation, Commerce, and Ecology must work with the regional transportation planning organizations, counties, and cities to develop a new program to provide financial and technical assistance for local governments to implement transportation efficiency improvement measures, and to update their comprehensive plans to maximize efficiency, reduce costs, and minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
Agencies must report to the governor annually on progress made towards these and other climate change goals.

(Reference Executive Order 14-04, 2014)

All-Electric Vehicle Rebate - SDG&E

Expired: 01/02/2018

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers are eligible for a $10,000 rebate for the purchase of a new 2017 BMW i3 at participating dealerships. Rebates are available through January 2, 2018, or until funds are exhausted.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Parking Fee Exemption

Expired: 01/01/2018

All local authorities with public metered parking areas within their jurisdiction must establish a program for AFVs to park in these areas without paying a fee. Each local authority is responsible for creating an application process and issuing a distinctive decal for AFVs. The fee for the decal may not exceed $10 per year. This requirement does not apply to parking areas associated with an airport. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 484A.468)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2018

For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, an income tax credit is available for the cost of constructing a qualified alternative fueling station. The credit is 20% of the costs directly associated with the purchase and installation of any alternative fuel storage and dispensing equipment or electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), up to $1,500 for individuals or $20,000 for businesses. Tax credits may be carried forward for two years and may be transferred or sold, but will be forfeited if a tax credit recipient stops dispensing alternative fuel or electricity for vehicle charging. Eligible fuels include any mixture of biodiesel and diesel fuel, as well as fuel containing at least 70% of the following alternative fuels: ethanol, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), hydrogen, and electricity. This tax credit expires on January 1, 2018. For more information, see the Missouri Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit website. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 135.710)

Biodiesel Producer Tax Refund

Expired: 01/01/2018

A biodiesel producer may apply for a refund of Iowa state sales or use taxes paid on purchases. To qualify, the producer must be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and any biodiesel produced must be used in biodiesel fuel blends. The refund amount is based on the total gallons of biodiesel produced in the state multiplied by the designated rate of $0.02. A biodiesel producer is only eligible to receive a refund for up to 25 million gallons of biodiesel produced during each calendar year through 2017. The producer must file refund claims with the Iowa Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis. Refunds received may not be included as income for Iowa individual and corporation income tax purposes. The incentive expires December 24, 2024. (Reference Iowa Code 423.4)

Cellulosic Ethanol Investment Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2018

A tax credit is available for investments in a qualified small business that uses or is involved in the research or development of a proprietary technology related to cellulosic ethanol. The tax credit is equal to 25% of the qualified investment, up to $250,000 annually. The credit is available for an investment of up to $1 million over the life of a qualified small business. Eligible small businesses must receive state certification and meet other requirements, such as being headquartered in Minnesota. The tax credit expires December 31, 2017. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 116J.8737)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Dakota Electric Association

Expired: 01/01/2018

Dakota Electric offers a rebate of up to $500 to residential customers toward the installation of a qualified Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE. EVSE must be controlled on an off-peak rate and must be installed within Dakota Electric's service area. For more information, including application requirements, see the Dakota Electric Rebates website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2017

An income tax credit is available to eligible taxpayers who convert a vehicle to operate as a dedicated or bi-fuel natural gas or propane vehicle or who purchase a new original equipment manufacturer dedicated or bi-fuel natural gas or propane vehicle. The value of the tax credit is 35% of the vehicle purchase price or 50% of the vehicle conversion cost, up to $7,500 for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 26,000 pounds (lbs.) and up to $25,000 for vehicles with a GVWR greater than or equal to 26,000 lbs. This tax credit expires December 31, 2017. (Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Infrastructure Tax Credit for Businesses

Expired: 12/31/2017

Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 35% of eligible costs for qualified alternative fuel infrastructure projects, or the incremental or conversion cost of two or more AFVs. Qualified infrastructure includes facilities for mixing, storing, compressing, or dispensing fuels for vehicles operating on alternative fuels. Qualified alternative fuels include electricity, natural gas, gasoline blended with at least 85% ethanol (E85), propane, and other fuels that the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) approves. Unused credits may be carried forward up to five years. Non-profit organizations and public entities that do not have an Oregon tax liability may receive the credit for an eligible project but must "pass-through" or transfer their project eligibility to a pass-through partner in exchange for a lump-sum cash payment. ODOE determines the rate that is used to calculate the cash payment. The pass-through option is also available to a project owner with an Oregon tax liability who chooses to transfer their tax credit. The credit is available through the applicant's 2017 tax year. For more information, see the ODOE Transportation Tax Credits website. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 315.336, 469B.320, and 469B.323)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2017

An income tax credit is available to eligible taxpayers who construct or purchase and install qualified alternative fueling infrastructure. The tax credit is 20% of the total allowable costs associated with construction or purchase and installation of the equipment, up to $400,000 per facility. For the purpose of this tax credit, qualified alternative fuels include natural gas and propane. This tax credit expires December 31, 2017. (Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Residents

Expired: 12/31/2017

Through the Residential Energy Tax Credit program, qualified residents may receive a tax credit for 25% of alternative fuel infrastructure project costs, up to $750. Qualified residents may receive a tax credit for 50% of project costs, up to $750. Qualified alternative fuels include electricity, natural gas, gasoline blended with at least 85% ethanol (E85), propane, and other fuels that the Oregon Department of Energy approves. A company that constructs a dwelling in Oregon and installs fueling infrastructure in the dwelling may claim the credit. Qualified infrastructure must be installed to meet all federal, state, and local codes and be capable of fueling or charging an alternative fuel vehicle within 14 hours. This credit is available through December 31, 2017. For more information, including a list of eligible equipment and a link to the application, please see the Oregon Department of Energy Residential Energy Tax Credit website. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 316.116, 317.115, and 469B.160-469B.180)

Biofuels Production Incentive

Archived: 12/31/2017

Qualified ethanol and biodiesel producers are eligible for production incentives on a per gallon basis. To be eligible for the incentive, the producer must first apply for and receive certification from the Renewable Fuels Incentive Board (Board). Credits are offered to certified producers in Maryland for ethanol or biodiesel produced between December 31, 2007, and December 31, 2017.

Ethanol production credits are as follows: a) $0.20 per gallon of ethanol produced from small grains such as wheat, rye, triticale, oats, and hulled or hull-less barley; or b) $0.05 per gallon of ethanol produced from other agricultural products. The Board may not certify ethanol production credits for more than 15 million gallons per calendar year, of which at least 10 million gallons must be produced from small grains.

Biodiesel production credits are as follows: a) $0.20 per gallon of biodiesel produced from soybean oil (the soybean oil must be produced in a facility or through expanded capacity of a facility that began operating after December 31, 2004), or b) $0.05 per gallon for biodiesel produced from other feedstocks, including soybean oil produced in a facility that began operating on or before December 31, 2004. The Board may not certify biodiesel production credits for more than five million gallons per calendar year, of which at least two million gallons must be from soybean oil produced in a facility as described above.

(Reference Maryland Statutes, Agriculture Code 10-1501 through 10-1507)

Cellulosic Biofuel Tax Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2017

Fuel consisting of cellulosic biofuel or a blend of gasoline and cellulosic biofuel is eligible for a fuel tax exemption in proportion to the percentage of the fuel content consisting of cellulosic biofuel. For these purposes, eligible cellulosic biofuel includes fuel derived from cellulose, hemicellulose, or lignin derived from renewable biomass that yields at least a 60% reduction in life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to the average life cycle GHG emissions for petroleum-based fuel sold in 2005. This exemption is available through December 31, 2017. (Reference Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 64A, Section 1 and 1A and Massachusetts Department of Revenue TIR 09-4)

Natural Gas Tax Exemption for Public Transportation

Expired: 12/31/2017

Natural gas purchased by a public transportation corporation to fuel a vehicle used for public transportation is exempt from the state gross retail tax until December 31, 2017. (Reference Indiana Code 6-2.5-5-27)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Definition

Expired: 12/31/2017

AFVs include vehicles propelled to a significant extent by electricity from a battery that has a capacity of at least four kilowatt-hours and can be recharged from an external source and vehicles propelled solely by compressed natural gas, hydrogen, or propane and that meet or exceed Tier 2, Bin 2 federal exhaust emissions standards. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 484A.196 through 484A.197)

Fuel-Efficient Tire Program Development

Archived: 11/08/2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) must adopt and implement a state-wide Fuel-Efficient Tire Program that includes a consumer information and education program and minimum tire efficiency standards. The CEC must consult with the California Integrated Waste Management Board on the program's adoption, implementation, and regular review. (Reference California Public Resources Code 25770-25773)

Workplace Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program - PSE&G

Archived: 11/01/2017

Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) provides free EVSE to companies in their service territory for the purpose of workplace charging. EVSE is available on a first-come, first-served basis to companies that secure a commitment from at least five employees who will use a plug-in electric vehicle for their commute. PSE&G will own the EVSE and collect usage data. For more information, see the PSE&G website.

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 11/01/2017

The New Jersey Assembly urges the U.S. Congress to maintain the federal Renewable Fuels Standard, which will increase the production of domestic renewable fuel, enhance consumer choice, improve the economy, increase national security, and improve the environment. (Reference Assembly Resolution 167, 2013)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Fee

Repealed: 10/24/2017

Beginning January 1, 2018, all-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $100 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $30. These fees are in addition to standard registration fees. (Reference House Bill 1449, 2017)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Fleet Incentives

Archived: 10/01/2017

The Illinois Green Fleets Program recognizes and provides additional marketing opportunities for fleets in Illinois that have a significant number of AFVs and use clean, domestically produced fuels. For more information, see the Illinois Green Fleets Program website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Alternative Fuel Rebates

Archived: 10/01/2017

The Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program provides a rebate for 80%, up to $4,000, of the incremental cost of purchasing an AFV; 80%, up to $4,000, of the cost of converting a conventional vehicle to an AFV using a federally certified conversion; and the incremental cost of purchasing alternative fuels. Eligible fuels for the program include E85, fuel blends containing at least 20% biodiesel (B20), natural gas, propane, electricity, and hydrogen. A vehicle may receive one rebate in its lifetime. Only AFVs purchased from an Illinois-based company or vendor may qualify, except if the vehicle is a heavy-duty specialty vehicle that is not sold in Illinois. To qualify for a fuel rebate, the entity or individual must purchase the majority of E85 or biodiesel fuel from Illinois retail stations or fuel suppliers. The E85 fuel rebate is up to $450 per year (depending on vehicle miles traveled) for up to three years for each flexible fuel vehicle that uses E85 at least half the time. The biodiesel fuel rebate (for B20 and higher blends) is for 80% of the incremental cost of the biodiesel fuel, as compared to conventional diesel. Rebates are part of the Illinois Green Fleets Program and are available to all qualified Illinois residents, businesses, government units (except federal government), and organizations located in Illinois. This program is suspended indefinitely (verified August 2016). For more information, including a list of eligible vehicles, see the Illinois Alternate Fuels Rebate Program. (Reference 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 120/30)

E85 Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 10/01/2017

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's (Department) Renewable Fuels Development Program is partnered with the Illinois Corn Marketing Board to fund new E85 fueling infrastructure at retail gasoline stations. The American Lung Association of Illinois-Iowa administers grants of up to $15,000 for a blender pump installation, $10,000 for a new E85 dispenser installation, and $7,500 to convert existing stations to dispense E85. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 per facility or $75,000 for four or more facilities. For more information, including program guidelines, see the Illinois E85 Infrastructure Development Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates

Archived: 10/01/2017

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Department) provides rebates to offset the cost of EVSE with SAE J1772 or CHAdeMo connectors. Rebates cover 50% of the cost of equipment and installation (including materials and labor), up to $3,750 per networked single station; $3,000 per non-networked single station; $7,500 per networked dual station; $6,000 per non-networked dual station; $15,000 per networked DC fast charge (DCFC) station; and $12,500 per non-networked DCFC station. The maximum possible total rebate award is $50,000. Eligible applicants include government entities, private businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and individual residents of Illinois. The funding cycle is currently closed (verified August 2016). Program requirements are subject to change with each new funding period.

Propane Mower Rebate - Illinois Propane Gas Association

Expired: 10/01/2017

Rebates are available to public and private entities for qualified propane commercial mowers. New propane commercial mowers are eligible for $1,500, and propane mower conversions are eligible for $1,000. Each recipient is limited to $4,500 in total rebates per year and is required to participate in case studies and provide product performance information.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Equipment must operate in Illinois for at least three years, or until sold. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis through December 31, 2016. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Illinois Propane Gas Association website.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 09/01/2017

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administers the Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP) as part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). AFFP provides grants for 50% of eligible costs, up to $600,000, to construct, reconstruct, or acquire a facility to store, compress, or dispense alternative fuels in the Clean Transportation Zone. Qualified alternative fuels include biodiesel, electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, propane, and fuel mixtures containing at least 85% methanol (M85). TCEQ will give priority to public stations. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the TCEQ TERP website. (Reference Senate Bill 1731, 2017, Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 386 and 393, and Texas Administrative Code 114.660-114.662)

Clean Transportation Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Grant

Expired: 09/01/2017

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) will fund the Innovative Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Competitive Grant Program. The program will fund up to 50% of total project costs, between $5,000 and $100,000, for innovative projects that demonstrate GHG reductions but are not eligible for other incentives through the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program. DNREC will release a request for proposal in 2016 (verified August 2016). For more information, see the Innovative Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Competitive Grant Program page.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebates

Archived: 09/01/2017

The Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) rebate program offers rebates of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of qualified PEVs. Rebates are offered on a sliding scale based on battery capacity, providing $2,500 for any vehicle with a battery capacity of 18 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or greater, $1,500 for any vehicle with a battery capacity between 7 and 18 kWh, and $500 for any vehicle with a battery capacity less than 7 kWh. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents and eligible vehicles must be purchased or leased on or after January 29, 2016. Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds expire. For more information, see the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources DRIVE website. Funding for this program is currently unavailable (verified August 2017).

Alternative Transportation Fuel Study

Archived: 09/01/2017

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER) will prepare a study on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote alternative transportation fuels in Rhode Island, including any suggested regulatory changes. OER will submit the report to the governor and the senate. (Reference Senate Resolution 1020, 2015)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Loan Program

Repealed: 08/15/2017

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) AFV Revolving Fund provides loans to public agencies, private entities, and tribes for the incremental cost of AFVs and AFV conversions. Priority will be given to converting petroleum-powered vehicles to AFVs. The loan recipient may be responsible for a fee of 0.1% of the loan, up to $2,500, as well as fees to cover the cost of application processing. ODOE may set the interest rate anywhere from 0% to the current market rate, with a loan term up to six years. Eligible vehicles include those powered by electricity, biofuel, gasoline and alcohol blends with at least 20% alcohol content, hydrogen, natural gas, propane, or any other fuel ODOE approves that produces lower exhaust emissions or is more energy efficient than gasoline or diesel. For more information, including application forms and interest rate and fee information, see the ODOE website.

Clean Energy Advisory Commission

Archived: 08/09/2017

The South Carolina Clean Energy Industry Manufacturing Market Development Advisory Commission (Commission) will assist with the development of clean energy technologies, materials, and products, including advanced vehicle, alternative transportation fuel, battery manufacturing, and hydrogen fuel cell industries. The Commission issued a final report in September 2015, with a description and analysis of the existing clean energy manufacturing industry, job development potential, market potential, incentives offered by neighboring states, and recommendations for in-state production incentives, benchmarks to increase clean energy manufacturing, and marketing and public education programs. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 11-55-100)

Authorization of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates

Archived: 08/01/2017

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will develop a state rebate incentive for the purchase or lease of new light-duty vehicles powered by natural gas, propane, hydrogen, or electricity. Natural gas and propane vehicles are eligible for a rebate of $5,000 if their dedicated or bi-fuel system that was installed prior to final sale or installed within the first 500 miles of operation. The rebate will be available for the first 1,000 applicants for each state fiscal biennium.

Electric drive vehicles powered by a battery or hydrogen fuel cell will be eligible for a rebate of $2,500. The rebate will be available for the first 2,000 applications for each state fiscal biennium.

One rebate will be available per eligible vehicle. Manufacturers of vehicles or fueling systems must provide TCEQ with a list of new eligible vehicles that the manufacturer intends to sell in the state that meet rebate requirements. TCEQ will publish an updated list of vehicle models eligible for the incentives by August 1, annually.

(Reference Senate Bill 1731, 2017)

Support for Growth of Alternative Fuel Sources

Archived: 08/01/2017

The Louisiana Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to take actions to promote the growth of domestic alternative fuel sources, such as natural gas, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 132, 2013)

Support for U.S. Postal Service Use of Natural Gas

Archived: 08/01/2017

The Louisiana Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to take actions to operate United States Postal Service vehicles with natural gas to reduce fleet costs and prevent postal office closures and the elimination of Saturday delivery. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 180, 2013)

Volkswagen Settlement Allocation

Archived: 07/27/2017

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) is soliciting project proposals for the allocation of funds the state receives from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions. LDEQ will give preference to projects proposed by public agencies that offer long-term benefits to the community and show a significant reduction in NOx, such as the replacement or repowering of publicly-owned school buses or aging state-owned heavy-equipment fleet vehicles with new cleaner vehicles and or new cleaner burning engines. Project proposals are due to LDEQ on July 27, 2017, by 4:30pm CT. For more information, including the proposal requirements and approval process, see the LDEQ Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement press release.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Low-Interest Loans

Archived: 07/01/2017

Oklahoma has a private loan program with a 3% interest rate for the cost of converting private fleets to operate on alternative fuels and for the incremental cost of purchasing an original equipment manufacturer AFV. The loan repayment has a maximum six-year period. For more information, see the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Taxicab Restriction Exemption

Repealed: 07/01/2017

HEVs operating as taxicabs may remain in operation for an additional 24 months beyond the existing limits, which restrict the operation of vehicles used as taxicabs to a period of 67 to 72 months for new vehicles or 55 months for used vehicles with less than 30,000 miles on the odometer. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 706.8834)

Authorization for Biofuel Production Grants

Archived: 07/01/2017

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture may establish a program to provide grants to biofuel producers for up to $2.1053 per million British Thermal Unit (MMbtu) for advanced biofuel produced from cellulosic biomass and $1.053 per MMbtu for advanced biofuel produced from sugar- or starch-based crops. Eligible facilities must obtain 80% of their feedstocks from Minnesota; begin production by June 30, 2025; and not produce more than 23,750 MMbtu of biofuel quarterly before July 1, 2015. Additional requirements apply. Payments will not be made for production that occurs after June 30, 2035. (Reference House File 2749, 2016, and Minnesota Statutes 41A.15, 41A.16, and 239.051)

Authorization for E15 Infrastructure Grant Program

Archived: 07/01/2017

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture may establish a program to provide grants to eligible fuel retailers for equipment and installation costs to dispense E15. Grants are available to retailers with no more than 15 fueling stations in the state. Applications are not currently being accepted (confirmed July 2017). For more information, see the Minnesota Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership website. (Reference Laws of Minnesota 2015, 1-2-4)

Biodiesel and Green Diesel Fuel Use Requirement

Repealed: 07/01/2017

Commonwealth agencies and institutions must procure only diesel fuel containing at least 2% biodiesel (B2) or green diesel fuel for use in on-road diesel internal combustion engines; this requirement does not apply if supply is not readily available or the cost of the fuel exceeds the cost of conventional diesel by 5% or more. The Virginia Department of General Services must establish conditions under which commonwealth agencies and institutions may procure these blended fuels, taking into consideration the availability of the fuel and cost of biodiesel compared to diesel fuel. (Reference Executive Order 19, 2010, and Virginia Code 45.1-394)

Biofuel Use Requirement

Archived: 07/01/2017

State agencies must take all reasonable actions to develop the infrastructure necessary to increase the availability and use of E85 and biodiesel throughout the state. Employees using state-owned vehicles are expected to use E85 fuel when operating flexible fuel vehicles whenever E85 is reasonably available. (Reference Executive Orders 04-10, 2004, and 06-03, 2006)

Clean Energy Collaborative

Archived: 07/01/2017

The Governor's Clean Energy Technology Collaborative (Collaborative) was created for experts to discuss issues that impact the development of new clean energy technologies that use Minnesota expertise, Minnesota resources, and benefit Minnesota by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Collaborative provides the governor with advice and recommendations on matters relating to advances in technology and research to achieve Minnesota's long-term clean energy goals, including reducing GHG emissions by 80% by 2050 and generating 25% of Minnesota energy from renewable energy resources by the year 2025. For more information on Minnesota's long-term clean energy goals and guidance on ways to achieve these goals, refer to the Clean Energy Technology Roadmap. (Reference Executive Order 08-04, 2008)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Career Training

Expired: 06/30/2017

The Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Job Training, Career Technical Education, and Dropout Prevention Program provides grant funding to school districts for occupational training programs that focus on employment in clean technology and renewable energy businesses, such as clean vehicle technologies, and cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel, biomass power, green waste, and fuel cell production. This program is subject to funding appropriation and expires June 30, 2017. (Reference California Education Code 54690-54699)

Commercial Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2017

An income tax credit is available to taxpayers who purchase new commercial medium-duty or heavy-duty AFVs that operate using at least 90% alternative fuel. Eligible alternative fuels include electricity, propane, natural gas, or hydrogen fuel. Medium-duty hybrid electric vehicles also qualify. Eligible medium-duty AFVs with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) between 8,500 and 26,001 pounds (lbs.) may qualify for a credit of up to $12,000. Heavy-duty AFVs with a GVWR over 26,001 lbs. may qualify for a credit of up to $20,000. The maximum credit per taxpayer is $250,000 and no unused portion of the credit may be carried forward. Qualified AFVs must be purchased before June 30, 2017, remain registered in Georgia for at least five years, be certified by the Georgia Board of Natural Resources, and accumulate at least 75% of their annual mileage in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Revenue will pre-approve credit applications on a first come, first served basis. Up to $2.5 million in total credits will be available each fiscal year. (Reference Georgia Code 48-7-29.18 and 48-7-29.19)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Acquisition Requirements

Expired: 06/30/2017

The Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, University of Wyoming, community colleges, and state agencies must ensure that at least 50% of their vehicle acquisitions that meet the following criteria are dedicated or bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles:

  • The motor vehicle will be stationed in a municipality or locality with an existing or planned CNG fueling station that is or will be accessible with the correct volume, flow rate, and footprint
  • The motor vehicle is readily commercially available in a dedicated or bi-fuel CNG model.

Exceptions apply in situations where CNG or NGVs are not feasible or are economically impractical. The governor may waiver the requirements if the responsible department or agency demonstrates financial hardship. The requirements are effective through June 30, 2017.

(Reference Wyoming Statutes 9-18-101 through 9-18-102, and 9-2-1016)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Tax Credit

Archived: 06/01/2017

Vermont businesses that qualify as a high-tech business involved exclusively in the design, development, and manufacture of alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, or energy technology involving fuel sources other than fossil fuels are eligible for up to three of the following tax credits: 1) payroll income tax credit; 2) qualified research and development income tax credit; 3) export tax credit; 4) small business investment tax credit; and 5) high-tech growth tax credit. Certain limits and restrictions apply. This incentive expires December 31, 2016. (Reference Vermont Statutes Title 32, Chapter 151, Section 5930a, c, f, g, and k)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Charging Infrastructure Incentive - Alabama Power

Expired: 06/01/2017

Alabama Power offers commercial customers $500 per port for qualified commercial electric vehicle supply equipment. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis through 2016.

Alternative Fuels Promotion and Information

Archived: 06/01/2017

The Center for Alternative Fuels (Center) promotes alternative fuels as viable energy sources in the state. The Center must assess the current status and development of sources of alternative fuels, ensuring that all alternative fuels sold in the state meet ASTM standards, and act as an information center for alternative fuels and a clearinghouse for available federal grant funding for alternative fuel development. The Center may administer a grant program using income tax check-off program funds from the Alabama Alternative Fuels and Research Development Fund. For more information, refer to the Center for Alternative Fuels website. (Reference Code of Alabama 2-2-90 and 2-2-91)

Hydrogen Energy Plan

Repealed: 06/01/2017

The following was repealed by Senate File 1456, 2017: The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC), in coordination with the Department of Administration (DOA) and the Pollution Control Agency, must identify opportunities for demonstrating the use of hydrogen fuel cells within state-owned facilities, vehicle fleets, and operations. DOA must purchase and demonstrate hydrogen, fuel cells, and related technologies in ways that strategically contribute to realizing Minnesota's hydrogen economy goals. Additionally, DOC must report to the legislature every two years with a list of proposed pilot projects that contribute to realizing these goals, including those demonstrating hybrid electric technologies, off-road equipment, and vehicles operating on hydrogen fuel or fuels blended with hydrogen.

DOC may accept federal funds, expend funds, and participate in projects to design, develop, and construct multi-fuel hydrogen fueling stations that eventually link urban centers along key trade corridors across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. These stations should accommodate a wide variety of vehicle technologies and fueling platforms, including hybrid electric, flexible fuel, and fuel cell vehicles. They may offer gasoline, diesel, ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen, and may simultaneously test the integration of on-site combined heat and power technologies with the existing energy infrastructure.

The state's public research and higher education institutions are encouraged to collaborate to establish a regional energy research and education partnership for the production of renewable energy and products, including hydrogen, fuel cells, and related technologies.

(Reference Minnesota Statutes 216B.811 through 216B.815)

Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Tax Credit

Repealed: 05/10/2017

A tax credit of up to $75 is available to individuals for the installation of EVSE in a house or housing unit that they have built. To qualify, the outlet must meet certain codes and standards. To apply, see form 319 on the Arizona Department of Revenue's Credit Forms page. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 43-1090 and 43-1176)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebate for Fleets

Archived: 05/01/2017

Citizens Gas & Coke Utility (Citizens) offers rebates for qualified compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversions or for the purchase of an original equipment manufacturer dedicated or bi-fuel CNG vehicle. Used NGVs may also qualify. Rebates are available to fleet operators on a case-by-case basis. Citizens will examine each project on the merits of providing the rebate based on hours of operation or miles driven, per vehicle, per year.

Public Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Funding - NIPSCO

Archived: 05/01/2017

NIPSCO's IN-Charge Around Town Electric Vehicle Program (Program) offers funding for the cost of up to two public EVSE, specifically for universities, workplaces, apartments, governmental public areas, major transportation corridors, and commercial and retail locations. NIPSCO offers 50% of the cost to purchase and install qualified public EVSE, up to $3,000 for Level 2 and up to $37,500 for DC fast. The Program is in effect until January 31, 2017, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Program has reached capacity as of March 2016, but applicants may join a wait list for funding. For more information, see the NIPSCO IN-Charge Electric Vehicle Program website.

Clean Fuel Contracts for Heavy-Duty Equipment

Archived: 05/01/2017

As part of the proposal process, any state agency that contracts for the use of on- or off-road heavy-duty diesel equipment in Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties must provide incentives to bidders that use equipment retrofitted with diesel retrofit kits, newer clean diesel technologies and fuels, or biodiesel or other cleaner petroleum diesel alternatives. (Reference Executive Order 2007-03, 2007)

Agriculturally-Based Fuel Production Wage and Salary Tax Credit

Repealed: 04/28/2017

The following was repealed by House Bill 1050, 2017: New ethanol, biodiesel, green diesel, and biogas producers may be eligible for an income tax credit equal to a percentage of wages and salaries paid each year. A corporation involved in processing an agricultural product, including ethanol, biodiesel, and biogas feedstocks, may claim an income tax credit equal to 1% of wages and salaries paid during the tax year for each of the first three years of operation and 0.5% of wages and salaries paid during the tax year for the fourth and fifth years. Only corporations doing business in North Dakota for the first time are eligible. A corporation created from the reorganization or acquisition of an existing business does not qualify, nor does a business that receives a property or income tax exemption under North Dakota Century Code 40-57.1. (Reference House Bill 1050, 2017)

E85 Retail Sales Reporting

Repealed: 04/27/2017

A retailer who dispenses E85 must report to the Indiana Department of State Revenue the total number of gallons of E85 sold from a metered pump. (Reference House Bill 1002, 2017, and Indiana Code 6-2.5-6 and 6-2.5-7-5)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - PSE

Expired: 04/01/2017

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) provides a $500 rebate to qualified customers for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. Eligible applicants must be PSE residential electric schedule 7 customers, must be the registered owner of an EV, and must install a Level 2 EVSE within a specified timeframe. The rebate is available on a first come, first served basis to the first 5,000 qualified customers. PSE expects the rebate program to remain open until November 1, 2016, depending on available funds. For more information, including additional requirements, see PSE's Electric Vehicles website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) and Infrastructure Initiative

Archived: 04/01/2017

The West Virginia NGV Task Force was established to perform a cost-benefit analysis of NGVs; research and analyze the potential for the state to operate pilot public-access natural gas fueling stations; communicate with executive agencies in states that are in the process of transitioning their fleets to natural gas and encourage infrastructure development; explore partnerships with the natural gas industry; examine options for modernizing the state motor fuel excise tax related to natural gas; and develop a communications strategy to educate citizens about the economic, environmental, and safety benefits of operating NGVs. For the Task Force's final recommendations regarding NGVs and infrastructure in West Virginia, see the Natural Gas Vehicle Task Force Report. (Reference Executive Order 10, 2012)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Incentive Development

Archived: 04/01/2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has established two pilot programs for electric customers to charge PEVs during off-peak hours. The pilot programs, offered by Pepco and Baltimore Gas and Electric, provide incentives for residential, customers to charge PEVs. The PSC submitted a report on the pilot programs to the governor and General Assembly in January 2015. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Public Utilities Code 7-211)

Municipal Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Infrastructure Rebates

Archived: 03/31/2017

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) administers the Municipal ZEV and Infrastructure Rebate Program (Program). Municipalities may apply for rebates for the purchase or lease of eligible plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, all-electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles, and the installation of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) or hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis through March 31, 2017, or until funds are exhausted. To be eligible for funding, municipalities must purchase or lease vehicles on or after April 1, 2016, and must match 20% of the funds for EVSE and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. Rebates are available as follows:

ZEVs

Required All-Electric Range Rebate Amount for Vehicle Maximum Rebate Amount per Municipality
10-50 miles $2,500 $375,000
At least 50 miles $2,500 $375,000

ZEV Infrastructure

Rebate Amount per Facility Maximum Rebate Amount per Municipality
EVSE Up to $250,000 $625,000
Hydrogen Up to $250,000 $750,000

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Program website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 03/01/2017

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department administers the Clean Energy Grants Program, which provides grants for projects using clean energy technologies, including AFVs and fueling infrastructure, as well as projects that provide clean energy education, technical assistance, and training programs. These grants are provided on a competitive basis to qualifying entities such as municipalities and county governments, state agencies, state universities, public schools, post-secondary educational institutions, and Indian nations, tribes, and pueblos. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 71-7-1)

Clean Transportation Fuels for School Buses

Archived: 03/01/2017

The Kentucky Department of Education (Department) must consider the use of clean transportation fuels in school buses as part of its regular procedure for establishing and updating school bus standards and specifications. If the Department determines that school buses may operate using clean transportation fuels while maintaining the same or a higher degree of safety as fuels currently allowed, it must update the standards and specifications to allow for such use. (Reference Kentucky Revised Statutes 156.153)

Green Jobs Training Program

Archived: 03/01/2017

Under the Green Jobs Act, the New Mexico Higher Education Department must develop a state research program in partnership with the Workforce Solutions Department to collect labor market data for renewable energy industries. The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration administers a green jobs fund to support the programs. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 9-15D-1 through 9-15D-5)

Vehicle Acquisition Priorities and Alternative Fuel Use Requirement

Archived: 03/01/2017

The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet (Cabinet) must develop a strategy to replace at least 50% of commonwealth motor fleet light-duty vehicles with energy-efficient vehicles including hybrid electric, advanced lean burn, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles. The Cabinet must also develop a strategy to increase the use of ethanol (including cellulosic ethanol), biodiesel, and other alternative fuels in commonwealth motor vehicle fleets. The Cabinet must report the life-cycle cost comparison of vehicles and targeted vehicle and fuel usage amounts annually. (Reference Kentucky Revised Statutes 45A.625)

Ethanol Blend Mandate

Repealed: 02/13/2017

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 101, 2017: Within one year after the Montana Department of Transportation has certified that ethanol producers in the state have produced a total of 40 million gallons of denatured ethanol and have maintained that level of production on an annualized basis for at least three months, all gasoline sold to consumers for use in motor vehicles operating on public roads must be blended with 10% agriculturally derived, denatured ethanol by volume. If the production of ethanol in Montana drops below 20 million gallons on an annualized basis, the 10% ethanol blend (E10) requirement will no longer apply. All gasoline sold as E10 may not contain more than trace amounts of the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 82-15-121)

Alternative Fuel Feasibility Study Grants

Archived: 02/01/2017

The Wyoming State Energy Office (SEO) offers grants of up to $5,000 to municipalities in the state to conduct feasibility studies related to acquiring alternative fuel vehicles or developing fueling infrastructure. Awardees must submit final feasibility studies to the SEO within 180 days of the grant execution date. Eligible applicants are required to provide at least a 10% cash match. Other terms and conditions may apply. Funding is not currently available for this incentive (verified February 2017). For more information, see the SEO Energy Assistance website.

Propane Vehicle Rebate - Minnesota Propane Association (MPA)

Archived: 02/01/2017

MPA offers rebates up to $4,000 to customers for the purchase of a new propane vehicle or the conversion of an existing vehicle to propane. To qualify, vehicles must be registered in Minnesota and conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For a new vehicle, the rebate may only cover the incremental cost of the propane vehicle over the conventional gasoline counterpart. Incentives will be available until all program funds are exhausted. The rebate is available through October 31, 2016.

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2017

Diesel-electric hybrid vehicles that are titled and registered in Colorado are eligible for a tax credit. Light-duty diesel electric hybrid passenger vehicles with a minimum fuel economy of 70 miles per gallon are eligible for a credit of 15% of the difference of the actual cost of purchasing or leasing the vehicle and purchasing or leasing the same or most similar traditional fuel vehicle.

Light-duty passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, or medium-duty diesel-electric truck conversions that increases the original fuel economy by at least 40% are eligible for a tax credit equal to 25% of the actual cost of the conversion.

These tax credits expire January 1, 2017.

(Reference House Bill 16-1332, 2016, and Colorado Revised Statutes 39-22-516.5, 39-22-516.7, and 39-22-516.8)

Biofuels Blender Requirements

Archived: 01/01/2017

Entities blending ethanol with gasoline and biodiesel with diesel outside of the bulk transfer terminal system must obtain a blender's license and are subject to blender reporting requirements. A licensed supplier who blends ethanol and gasoline or biodiesel and diesel fuels must also obtain a blender's license. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 207.1008)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Manufacturer Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) may award tax credits under the Hoosier AFV Manufacturer Tax Credit to foster job creation, reduce dependence on imported energy sources, and reduce air pollution resulting from the manufacture or assembly of light-duty AFVs in Indiana. AFV manufacturers are eligible for tax credits of up to 15% of qualified investments, which include expenditures in the state that are reasonable and necessary for the manufacture or assembly of AFVs. To be eligible, the manufacturer must compensate its employees at least 150% of the state's hourly minimum wage and agree to maintain operations for at least 10 years. Additional restrictions apply. For the purpose of this incentive, AFVs are defined as vehicles designed to operate on E85, biodiesel, natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), hydrogen, methanol, coal-derived liquid fuels, non-alcohol fuels derived from biological material, P-Series fuels, or electricity. IEDC must review and approved applications for this incentive. The credit applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2006, and before December 31, 2016. Unused credits may be carried forward for up to nine consecutive taxable years. Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-31.9)

Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

Through 2016, new electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles registered in Utah are eligible for an income tax credit of 35% of the vehicle purchase price, up to $1,500. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be eligible for a tax credit of $1,000. Leased electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles are eligible for a tax credit on a prorated basis up to $1,500. Leased plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be eligible for a prorated tax credit up to $1,000. For additional information, including eligible vehicles and restrictions, see the Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit website. (Reference House Bill 87, 2016, and Utah Code 19-1-406, 59-7-605, and 59-10-1009)

Cellulosic Ethanol Research and Development Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

An individual or corporation may claim a credit against the state income tax for 10% of qualified research and development expenses for cellulosic ethanol technology. The total credit may not exceed $250,000 per calendar year. If the credit allowed exceeds the tax liability of the individual or corporation for that taxable year, the credit may be applied for up to 15 future taxable years after the qualified expenses were incurred. This tax credit does not apply to qualified expenses incurred after December 31, 2016. (Reference Maryland Statutes Tax-General Code 10-205j, 10-306f, and 10-726)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

Individuals and entities that place into service an NGV with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 33,000 pounds may be eligible for a tax credit for 50% of the incremental cost of the NGV, up to $15,000. The vehicle must be purchased or leased from a dealer located in Indiana. One individual or entity may claim up to $150,000 in such credits per year. Other restrictions apply. The credit expires December 31, 2016. Unused credits may be carried forward for up to six consecutive taxable years. (Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-34.6)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2016

For taxable years before 2017, an income tax credit is available for the in-state purchase or lease of a new PHEV. For the purpose of this incentive, a PHEV is a vehicle equipped with an internal combustion and an electric engine with an all-electric range of at least nine miles, uses an external source of energy to charge the battery, and has at least four kilowatt-hours (kWh) of battery capacity. The credit is equal to $667, plus $111 if the vehicle has at least five kWh of battery capacity, plus an additional $111 for each additional kWh, with a maximum allowed credit of $2,000. Low- or medium-speed vehicles do not qualify for this credit. Total claims for all taxpayers in one year may not exceed $200,000 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3376)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate Reduction - Virginia Dominion Power

Expired: 11/30/2016

Virginia Dominion Power offers two rates for residential customers who own qualified PEVs, the Electric Vehicle (EV) Only Pricing Plan and the EV + Home Pricing Plan. The EV Only Pricing Plan allows PEV owners to take advantage of lower rates during off-peak hours. Under this plan, customers must install an additional meter specifically for their electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); Dominion will provide this meter at no charge. The EV + Home Pricing Plan is a whole-house pricing plan in which the customer's EVSE is treated as another appliance. Dominion will provide a new meter at no charge to record energy usage in 30-minute intervals, allowing Dominion to apply pricing based on time of day and encourage customers to charge their PEV during off-peak hours as hours much as possible. Enrollment for PEV pricing plans is expected to end September 1, 2016, with programs concluding after November 30, 2018.

Low Emissions School Bus Grants

Archived: 11/01/2016

The Lower-Emission School Bus Program (Program) provides grant funding for the replacement of older school buses and for the purchase of air pollution control equipment for in-use buses. The California Air Resources Board must verify that the air pollution control devices reduce particulate matter emissions by at least 85% for each retrofitted school bus. Public school districts in California that own their buses are eligible to receive funding. Private school transportation providers that contract with public school districts in California to provide transportation services are also eligible to receive funding for the retrofit of in-use buses. New buses purchased to replace older buses may be fueled with diesel or an alternative fuel, provided that the required emissions standards specified in the current guidelines for the Program are met. Funds are also available for replacing on-board natural gas tanks on older school buses and for updating deteriorating natural gas fueling infrastructure. Commercially available hybrid electric school buses may be eligible for partial funding. For more information, see the Program website and contact local air districts to confirm funding availability. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 41081)

Vehicle Battery and Engine Research Tax Credits

Archived: 11/01/2016

A corporation involved in qualified research is eligible for a tax credit equal to 10% of the qualified research expenses that the corporation incurs in Wisconsin during the taxable year. Qualified research includes, but is not limited to, automotive batteries for use in fuel cell, hybrid electric, and all-electric vehicles that reduce the demand for electricity or improve the efficiency of its use, and research related to designing internal combustion engines (including substitute products such as fuel cell, electric, and hybrid drives) for vehicles, including expenses related to designing vehicles that are powered by such engines and improving production processes for such engines and vehicles. Corporations may claim an additional tax credit equal to 5% of the amount paid or incurred during the taxable year to construct and equip new facilities or expand existing facilities used in Wisconsin for qualified research. For more information see the Wisconsin State Energy Office Wisconsin Opportunities website. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 71.28(4)(ab 2), 71.28(4)(ad 2 and 3), and 71.28(5)(ad))

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 11/01/2016

All new light-duty vehicles that state agencies and other affected entities procure must be AFVs, with the exception of designated specialty, police, or emergency vehicles. Hybrid electric vehicles qualify under these requirements. State agencies and other affected entities that operate medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must implement strategies to reduce petroleum consumption and emissions by using alternative fuels and improving vehicle fleet fuel efficiency. State agencies and other affected entities may substitute the use of 450 gallons of 100% biodiesel (B100) for the acquisition of one AFV. Alternatively, using 2,250 gallons of biodiesel blends of 20% (B20) or 9,000 gallons of biodiesel blends of 5% (B5) may also be substituted in place of purchasing one AFV. No more than 50% of a given state agency fleet's AFV purchase requirement may be met by substituting B100, B20, or B5. (Reference Executive Order 111, 2001; Executive Order 142, 2005; and Executive Order 4, 2008)

Alternative Fuel Development and Deployment Grants

Archived: 10/01/2016

The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) provides grants of up to $1,000,000 for alternative energy projects and research related to deployment projects or manufacturing. PEDA funding is available for projects involving biomass, fuel cells, and clean and alternative fuels for transportation, and may be used for equipment purchases, construction, contractor expenses, and engineering design necessary for construction or installation. Pure research is not eligible for funding. The PEDA grant program is currently closed and no longer accepting applications, but interested applicants may sign up for notifications about the program status via the PEDA website (verified November 2015). For more information, refer to the PEDA website.

School Bus Retrofit Grant Program

Archived: 10/01/2016

The School Bus Retrofit Grant Program was discontinued in 2016 due to a lack of eligible school buses that met model year and post-retrofit service period requirements.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the Clean Diesel School Bus Fund Retrofits Grant Program, which offers grants to retrofit school buses operating on diesel fuel. Priority is given to school districts in communities that do not meet the federal air quality standards for fine air particulates and districts that employ anti-idling policies to reduce emissions from their school bus fleets. For more information, see the Ohio EPA Clean School Bus Grants website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Rebates

Archived: 10/01/2016

National Grid provides rebates on a case-by-case basis to customers who purchase NGVs.

Commercial Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)

Expired: 09/30/2016

OOUC offers a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase and installation of commercial EVSE. Applicants must submit a copy of their EVSE purchase and installation invoice to OUC along with the application. Permitted and installed systems must be inspected by OUC. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis and applications are due on or before September 30, 2016. For more information, please see the OUC rebate flyer.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 08/01/2016

As part of the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) provides grant funding for public and private alternative fueling stations, including DC fast electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. The grant funds 75% of the cost of public access fueling infrastructure and 50% of the cost of private access fueling infrastructure, up to $500,000. DNREC will accept applications through February 29, 2016. For more information, including eligibility criteria, see the Delaware Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants page.

Biofuels Business Planning Grants

Archived: 08/01/2016

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity provides grants up to $25,000 for the development of new biofuel production facilities through its Biofuels Business Planning Grant Program. Eligible activities include business planning, engineering designs, permit applications, and legal work. This program is suspended indefinitely (verified June 2016). For more information, see the Renewable Fuels Development Program website.

Biofuels Production Facility Grants

Archived: 08/01/2016

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Renewable Fuels Development Program provides grants for the construction or expansion of biodiesel and ethanol production facilities. Each new facility must have a production capacity of at least 30 million gallons per year, and an existing facility must expand its production capacity by at least 30 million gallons per year to be eligible for funding. The total amount of the grant awarded may be up to 10% of the total construction costs of the facility or $5.5 million, whichever is less. This program is suspended indefinitely (verified June 2016). For more information, see the Renewable Fuels Development Program website. (Reference 20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 689/1 through 689/99)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate - GWP

Archived: 08/01/2016

Glendale Water and Power (GWP) offers a $200 rebate to the first 100 single-family residential customers that are electric vehicle owners and install a Level 2 240V charging station with a Safety Socket Meter Panel.

Propane Mower Incentive - Propane Education Foundation of Florida

Expired: 07/31/2016

Incentives for the purchase or conversion of propane commercial mowers are available to public and private entities that have not previously used propane as a fuel. New and converted propane commercial mowers are eligible for $1,000. Multi-state marketers are limited to ten incentives per company annually, and independent dealers are limited to five incentives annually. Applicants must submit a pre- and post-purchase survey and additional product performance information. Applications must be submitted through a local propane marketer or dealer.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. All mowers must operate in Florida for at least one year and displace a minimum of 200 gallons of gasoline per year. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis through July 31, 2016. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Propane Education Foundation of Florida website.

Biodiesel Production Incentive

Archived: 07/01/2016

A qualified Kansas biodiesel producer is eligible for a production incentive of $0.30 per gallon of biodiesel sold. The incentive is payable from the Kansas Qualified Biodiesel Fuel Producer Incentive Fund. Producers must file for the incentive on a quarterly basis through the Kansas Department of Revenue. The incentive expires on July 1, 2016. For more information, see the Kansas Department of Commerce Energy Incentives page. (Reference Kansas Statutes 79-34,155 through 79-34,159)

Clean Diesel Fleet Vehicle Grants

Archived: 07/01/2016

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division provides grants to help public and private fleets retrofit or replace diesel vehicles to reduce diesel emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Eligible projects include installation of idle reduction or aerodynamic technology and diesel vehicle replacement. Funding is currently not available for this incentive (verified July 2015). For more information, see the DEQ Clean Diesel Grant Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Tax Credit

Archived: 07/01/2016

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers an income tax credit equal to 20% of the cost of qualified EVSE that meets the definition of qualified alternative fuel vehicle fueling property as set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. The credit may not exceed $400 or the state income tax imposed for that tax year, whichever is less. The tax credit is limited to one EVSE system per individual and 30 EVSE systems per business entity. Unused credits may not be carried over. MEA may adopt regulations to limit the credit amounts. As of March 30, 2016, funds for Fiscal Year 2016 are depleted (verified April 2016). MEA still accepts applications and places applicants on a waiting list for rebates resuming in July 2016. For more information, see MEA's EVSE Tax Credit Program page. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Tax-General Code 10-729)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Conversion Loans - Allegiance Credit Union

Archived: 07/01/2016

The Allegiance Credit Union offers low-cost loans to customers for CNG vehicle conversions.

Propane Mower Incentive - Missouri Propane Education & Research Council

Archived: 07/01/2016

Propane commercial mower incentives are available to public and private commercial mowing fleets registered to conduct business in Missouri. New propane commercial mowers are eligible for 15% of the cost of the equipment. Dedicated propane mower conversions are eligible for $750. New center articulated or oscillating frame tractors with at least a 32 horsepower engine are eligible for $1,000. Incentive recipients must participate in case studies and provide product performance information.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Converted equipment must displace at least 200 gallons of gasoline per year and operate exclusively on propane. All equipment must operate in Missouri for at least three years. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council website.

Alternative Fuel School Bus Conversion Research

Archived: 07/01/2016

The School Transportation Task Force (Task Force) must investigate the costs and benefits of converting school buses and bus fleets to compressed natural gas or another alternative fuel system. The Task Force must make recommendations to the governor and legislature regarding the research findings by December 31, 2013. (Reference Executive Order 2013-13, 2013)

Biofuels Investment Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2016

An income tax credit is available for 75% of all capital, operation, maintenance, and research and development costs incurred in connection with an investment in the production, storage, and distribution of biodiesel (B10-B100), ethanol (E10-E100), or other renewable fuel in the state, up to $1 million annually per taxpayer and $10 million annually for all taxpayers combined. Costs associated with retrofitting gasoline fueling station dispenser retrofits for B10-B100, E10-E100, or other renewable fuel distribution also qualify. Taxpayers must incur costs between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016. If the credit is not fully used in any one tax year, the unused amount may be carried forward through December 31, 2018. Any entity that is allowed the investment tax credit may transfer the credit, in whole or in part, to any taxpayer by written agreement without transferring ownership interest in the qualified property. Renewable fuel is defined as a fuel produced from biomass that is used to replace or reduce conventional fuel use. (Reference Florida Statutes 212.08 and 220.192)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Reduced Charging Rate - Pepco

Archived: 06/30/2016

Under the voluntary whole house time-of-use rate (R-PIV tariff), Pepco residential customers with PEVs may pay a reduced price for electricity used during the designated off-peak period. Only Pepco Standard Offer Service customers are eligible for the R-PIV tariff. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Pepco Plug-In Vehicle Charging website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates

Expired: 06/26/2016

Funding is available from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for EVSE deployed along major travel corridors in New Hampshire. NHDES will prioritize DC fast EVSE located on I-93 and I-89, and Level 2 EVSE located along interstates, major travel corridors, areas currently without EVSE, and for the purpose of workplace charging. Rebates are available for 75% of the project cost, up to $25,000 for DC fast, $5,000 for dual-port Level 2, and $3,000 for single-port Level 2. Projects must be completed by June 15, 2016; and rebates are awarded after project completion. Applications for funding are due by November 20, 2015, for DC fast EVSE, and by November 30, 2015, for Level 2 EVSE. For more information, see the NHDES Drive Electric website.

Compressed Natural Gas School Buses Grant and Loan Pilot Program

Archived: 06/01/2016

A pilot program will provide grants to four public school districts to purchase 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses each during fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Each congressional district in the state may have one public school district participating in the program, and any school district in the state may apply to participate. In addition to the grants, each school district participating in the pilot program may borrow up to $1.5 million through the Arkansas Revolving Loan Fund for the purchase of additional CNG school buses. To participate in the program, each school district must either have access to a CNG fueling station or agree to construct a new public-access fueling station. (Reference Arkansas Code 6-19-128 and 6-20-803)

Ethanol Production Incentive

Archived: 06/01/2016

Ethanol producers may qualify for an income tax credit equal to 30% of production facility nameplate capacity between 500,000 and 15 million gallons per year. The facility must produce at least 75% of its nameplate capacity to receive the tax credit each year and may claim the tax credit for up to eight years. Qualifying ethanol production facilities must be in operation on or before January 1, 2017. Once the total nameplate capacities of all qualifying ethanol production facilities built within the state reaches 40 million gallons per year, credits are not allowed for new facilities. The total amount of all credits distributed across the state may not exceed $12 million in a given year. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 235-110.3)

Personal Use Biofuel Reporting

Archived: 06/01/2016

Taxpayers producing and using biodiesel and ethanol for personal use must report the total gallons of fuel produced by year and the portion of fuel used on-road and off-road to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). Taxpayers must then submit a tax payment for the portion of biodiesel and ethanol used for on-road purposes. For more information, including instructions and forms, see the DFA website. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-4-2802)

State Energy Plan Alternative Fuel Requirements

Archived: 06/01/2016

The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (Department) oversees the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy strategy. Specifically, the Department must develop and implement a strategy for the production of alternative transportation fuels and synthetic natural gas from fossil energy resources and biomass resources, including biodiesel and ethanol. A commonwealth energy plan, Intelligent Energy Choices for Kentucky's Future, was developed in 2008. This plan proposes seven strategies to support a renewable and efficiency portfolio standard and to develop an alternative transportation fuel standard and set fuel production goals. For more information, see the Department's Energy Plan website. (Reference Kentucky Revised Statutes 152.720)

School District Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Repealed: 05/18/2016

The following was repealed by House Bill 2190, 2016: Within Maricopa, Pinal, and Yavapai counties, school districts with an average student population of more than 3,000 students must ensure that 50% of the portion of the fleet with a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 17,500 pounds per vehicle operates on alternative fuels or meets specified emissions standards. Alternatively, school districts may meet acquisition requirements through alternative fuel use. For the purpose of these requirements, alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, qualified diesel fuel substitutes, E85, and a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 15-349 and 49-541)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Grants

Archived: 05/01/2016

The Connecticut Clean Fuel Program provides funding to municipalities and public agencies that purchase, operate, and maintain alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, including those that operate on compressed natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and electricity. The program also provides funding to install diesel retrofit technologies, including diesel particulate filters, diesel oxidation catalysts, and closed crankcase filtration systems. Diesel retrofit technologies must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board to be eligible for funding. For more information, refer to the Connecticut Clean Fuel Program website.

Biodiesel Fuel Storage Grants

Archived: 05/01/2016

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) Energy Division administers the Alabama Biodiesel Incentive Program, which provides grants of up to $2,500 to cover the cost of cleaning existing fuel tanks in preparation for storing biodiesel blends of at least 20% (B20) for use in public school, state college and university, and local government fleets. Successful applicants must provide B20 for a minimum of three years. Grantees must also provide information to ADECA Energy Division about the number of gallons of B20 dispensed and used to fuel fleet vehicles during this time period.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Dealership Incentive - Alabama Power

Archived: 05/01/2016

Alabama Power offers $250 to vehicle dealerships for each new PEV sale or leasing deal made with a customer in the Alabama Power service area.

Alternative Fuel Use

Archived: 05/01/2016

All state employees operating flexible fuel or diesel vehicles as part of the state fleet must use E85 or biodiesel blends whenever reasonably available. Additionally, the Nebraska Transportation Services Bureau and Nebraska Department of Roads must take steps to increase access to E85 and blends of 2% biodiesel (B2) for state vehicle operators. (Reference Executive Order 05-03, 2005)

Community Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Fleet Grants

Archived: 04/30/2016

The Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) program, which the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) administers, offers grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for community energy conservation efforts, including projects that deploy AFVs in fleets. Eligible entities include local governments, schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit agencies. For more information, see the OED CCC website.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate

Archived: 04/15/2016

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) offers a rebate for qualifying PEVs purchased or leased after June 15, 2015. PEV dealerships will distribute rebates to consumers in the amount of $2,500 for all-electric vehicles, and $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. To qualify, leased PEVs must have a minimum of a three-year lease. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, until all funds are exhausted.

Biodiesel Fuel Use

Archived: 04/01/2016

The South Dakota Department of Transportation and employees using state diesel vehicles must stock and use fuel blends containing a minimum of 2% biodiesel (B2) that meets or exceeds the most current ASTM specification D6751, so long as it is available and financially prudent to do so. (Reference Executive Order 2006-01)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Ohio joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Arkansas joined Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Colorado joined Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Kentucky joined Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. Also in 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Louisiana joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Maine joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Mississippi joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Expired: 04/01/2016

In 2011, New Mexico joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Oklahoma joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Pennsylvania joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, the National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2013, Tennessee joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Texas joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Utah joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, Virginia joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2012, West Virginia joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories and additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Production Support and Procurement

Archived: 04/01/2016

In 2011, Wyoming joined Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate the production and demand for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) NGVs. The MOU aims to encourage OEMs to offer functional and affordable light- and medium-duty NGVs, aggregate state vehicle procurement through a joint request for proposals (RFP), boost private investment in natural gas fueling infrastructure, and encourage greater coordination between state and local agencies. In 2012, National Association of State Procurement Officials coordinated the solicitation of a joint RFP, which the Oklahoma Department of Central Services (DCS) issued on behalf of the MOU signatories, as well as additional states. As a result, state fleets have access to more affordable NGVs through dealerships now included in state vehicle purchasing bids. For more information, including awarded vehicles by state and vehicle purchase information for state fleets, see the DCS Statewide Contract for NGVs solicitation page.

Reduced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Infrastructure Lease - AGL

Archived: 03/01/2016

Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) offers a reduced cost lease on the BRC FuelMaker Phill CNG vehicle home fueling appliance. To qualify, applicants must be AGL customers, meet the specified credit requirements, and agree to the terms of the standard lease agreement. The $60 per month lease option is available to the first 500 applicants and includes installation costs of up to $2,000. For more information, see the AGL FuelMaker Phill Lease Program website.

State Vehicle Purchasing Guidance

Archived: 02/01/2016

The Washington Department of Enterprise Services must develop guidelines and criteria for the purchase of high mileage gasoline vehicles as well as alternative fuel vehicles and systems that reduce the overall costs and energy use in the state. The guidance should include investigations into all opportunities to aggregate the purchasing of clean technologies with state and local governments, as well as federal fuel economy standards. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 39.26.090, 43.19.570 and 43.19.663)

Biofuels Production Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2016

A certified commercial biofuel producer is eligible for an income tax credit of $0.05 per gasoline gallon equivalent of biofuel produced for use in motor vehicles or otherwise used as a substitute for liquid fuels. Biofuel is defined as ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, or any other transportation fuel derived from agricultural crops or residues, or from forest products or by-products. A taxpayer claiming this credit must receive a letter from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection that certifies the biofuels produced during the taxable year are eligible for the tax credit. For biofuels blended with petroleum or other non-biofuels, the credit is allowed only on the biofuels portion of that blend. Any portion of unused credits may be carried over for up to 10 taxable years. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 36, Section 5219-X)

Renewable Energy Property Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2016

Taxpayers who construct, purchase, or lease renewable energy property may qualify for a tax credit equal to 35% of the cost of the property. Renewable energy property includes equipment that uses renewable biomass to produce ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, or methane produced from anaerobic biogas, using agricultural and animal waste or garbage; and related devices for converting, conditioning, and storing the liquid fuels and gas produced with the biomass equipment. The taxpayer must claim the credit in five equal installments beginning with the taxable year in which the property is placed into service. There is a maximum credit amount of $2.5 million per installation, which applies to renewable energy property placed in service for any purpose other than residential. To qualify, property must be placed into service before January 1, 2016. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 105-129.15 and 105-129.16A)

Biodiesel Production Incentive

Expired: 12/31/2015

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (Department) manages the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund, which provides monthly grants to qualified Missouri biodiesel producers who are actively engaged in agricultural production for commercial purposes and own at least 51% of the production facility. The grants are available for a maximum of 60 months at a rate of $0.30 per gallon for the first 15 million gallons and $0.10 per gallon for the next 15 million gallons of biodiesel produced each fiscal year from feedstock originating in Missouri, up to $6 million per producer per fiscal year. Biodiesel must meet ASTM D6751 or subsequent specifications. However, qualified biodiesel producers receiving grants prior to December 31, 2009, continue to be eligible for the remainder of the original 60 month period. For more information, please see the Missouri Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund page. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 142.031)

Biofuels Production Tax Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2015

Qualifying buildings, equipment, and land used in the manufacturing of alcohol fuel, biodiesel, or biodiesel feedstocks, are exempt from state and local property and leasehold excise taxes for a period of six years from the date the facility or addition to the existing facility becomes operational. Applicants must submit their applications for this exemption by December 31, 2015. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.29A.135, 84.36.635 and 84.36.640)

Ethanol Production Incentive

Expired: 12/31/2015

The Missouri Department of Agriculture manages the Missouri Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund (Fund), which provides monthly grants to qualified Missouri ethanol producers who are actively engaged in agricultural production for commercial purposes and own at least 51% of the production facility. The grants are available for a maximum of 60 months at a rate of $0.20 per gallon for the first 12.5 million gallons and $0.05 for the next 12.5 million gallons of ethanol produced from Missouri agricultural products or qualified biomass each fiscal year, up to $3.125 million per producer per fiscal year. Ethanol must meet ASTM specification D4806 or subsequent specifications. This incentive expires on December 31, 2015. For more information, please see the Missouri Ethanol Producer Incentive Fund page. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 142.028 and 142.029)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Rate - APS

Expired: 12/31/2015

The Arizona Public Service Company (APS) offers an electricity rate option to residential customers who own a qualified PEV. To be eligible, customers must have an Advanced Metering Infrastructure meter in place. Additional restrictions apply. The rate will be available through December 31, 2015. For more information, see the APS Electric Vehicle Rate Impact website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Pilot Rate - BGE

Archived: 12/31/2015

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate for BGE residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. The TOU rate, Schedule EV, applies to the energy used for the entire residence during a billing period. Participation requires a meter capable of measuring TOU data. Participants will also be involved in surveys or interviews to gather information about charging behavior. For more information, see BGE's Electric Service Rates and Tariffs website.

Propane Vehicle Rebates - Western Propane Gas Association (WPGA)

Expired: 12/31/2015

Rebates of $500 are available to public and private fleets to purchase or convert a qualified propane vehicle. Recipients must provide monthly product performance information. All conversion systems for vehicles must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. All vehicles must be registered and operated in California. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis or until December 31, 2015. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Western Propane Gas Association website.

Ethanol Fuel Blend Standard

Repealed: 12/31/2015

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 717, 2015: At least 85% of gasoline supplied to a retailer or sold in Hawaii must contain a minimum of 10% ethanol (E10), unless the Director determines that sufficient quantities of competitively-priced ethanol are not available or that compliance would cause undue hardship. Gasoline blended with an ethanol-based product, such as ethyl tertiary butyl ether, is considered to be in conformance with this requirement. Retail fuel distributors must meet this requirement and report on a monthly basis to the Hawaii Energy, Resources, and Technology Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. This requirement is repealed effective December 31, 2015. (Reference Senate Bill 717, 2015, Hawaii Revised Statutes 486J-10, and Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 15, Chapter 35)

Idle Reduction Loans

Archived: 11/01/2015

The Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Loan Program provides low interest rate loans to small businesses undertaking projects in Pennsylvania that reduce waste, pollution, or energy use, including the purchase of truck auxiliary power units. Loans are available for 75% of the total eligible project costs. The maximum loan amount is $100,000 within any 12-month period. The loan has a 2% fixed rate and a maximum term of 10 years. For more information, refer to the Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account Loan Program website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Grants

Archived: 11/01/2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection administers the Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program, which provides funding to eligible municipal and commercial fleets for the purchase or conversion of dedicated or bi-fuel NGVs. Eligible vehicles must have gross vehicle weight ratings of at least 14,000 pounds. Competitive grants are capped at 50% of the incremental or conversion cost, up to $25,000 per vehicle. Grants may not be used for project development, fueling stations, or other fueling infrastructure. Eligible applicants include Commonwealth or municipal authorities, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, non-profit entities, for-profit companies, local transportation organizations, and state-owned or state-related universities. Funding for grants has been allocated to the through fiscal year 2015 with portions set aside specifically for local transportation agencies through 2014 (verified October 2014). For more information, refer to the Natural Gas Vehicle Program website. (Reference Title 58 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 27, Sections 2701-2704)

Propane School Bus Grants

Archived: 11/01/2015

The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) administers the Propane School Bus Grant, which is available to Indiana public school corporations for the purchase of at least two new propane school buses. Applicants may receive a maximum grant of $10,000 per bus, up to $50,000 per applicant, toward the incremental cost. For more information, including the grant application deadline, see the OED Propane School Bus Grant website.

Advanced Vehicle Road Taxation Study Commission

Repealed: 11/01/2015

The following was repealed after the submission of the final report in November 2015: The Commission to Study Revenue Alternatives to the Road Toll (Commission) was established to study and report findings and recommendations for alternatives to the road tax placed on hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, as well as other fuel-efficient and emerging technology vehicles. Revenue alternatives the Commission identifies may be used to fund improvements to the state's highways and bridges. The Commission must also track current road taxes and use findings from the 2012 Taxation of Alternative Fuel and Electric Powered Vehicles Commission to determine its final recommendations. The Commission must submit a final report to state officials by November 1, 2015. (Reference House Bill 460, 2015, and New Hampshire Revised Statutes 261:1)

School Bus Alternative Fuels and Emissions Reduction Funding

Archived: 10/31/2015

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers the Clean Air School Bus Program, which provides funds to municipalities, departments, public authorities, and school districts to cover the cost of purchasing alternative fuel school buses or installing emissions control retrofit devices on school buses. Eligible vehicles include compressed natural gas, electric, and hybrid electric buses. Eligible emissions control devices include California Air Resources Board- and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-verified diesel particulate filters, diesel oxidation catalysts, and closed crankcase filter systems. Idle reduction technology, such as diesel fuel-fired coolant heaters, is also eligible. The current round of funding expires on December 30, 2014, or when all funds are exhausted (verified October 2014). For more information, see the NYSERDA Clean Air School Bus Program website.

Natural Gas Vehicle Promotion

Archived: 10/31/2015

The New Jersey Senate urges automobile manufacturers to commercially develop and sell compressed natural gas vehicles in New Jersey and throughout the United States. (Reference Senate Resolution 81, 2012)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Home Fueling Infrastructure Incentive - South Coast

Archived: 10/01/2015

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) residents may be eligible for up to $2,000 toward the purchase and installation of a qualified Phill NGV home fueling appliance. SCAQMD and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee provide funding for the program, which will continue until funds have been exhausted. For more information, refer to the SCAQMD Funding Opportunities website.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Infrastructure Evaluation

Archived: 10/01/2015

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in consultation with the California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board, electrical corporations, and the motor vehicle industry, evaluated policies to develop infrastructure sufficient to overcome barriers to the widespread deployment and use of PEVs. The PUC must adopt rules to address the following:

  • The impacts on electrical infrastructure and any infrastructure upgrades necessary for widespread use of PEVs, including the role and development of public charging infrastructure;
  • The impact of PEVs on grid stability and the integration of renewable energy resources;
  • The technological advances necessary to ensure the widespread use of PEVs and what role the state should take to support the development of this technology;
  • The existing code and permit requirements that will impact the widespread use of PEVs and any recommended changes to existing policies that may be barriers to the widespread use of PEVs;
  • The role the state should take to ensure that technologies employed in PEVs work harmoniously and across service territories; and
  • The impact of widespread use of PEVs on achieving the state's greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals and renewables portfolio standard program, and what steps should be taken to address the possibility of shifting emissions reductions responsibilities from the transportation sector to the electrical industry.
A copy of the infrastructure assessment report is available on the CEC website.

(Reference California Public Utilities Code 740.2)

Idle Reduction Technology Rebates

Expired: 09/30/2015

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) offers rebates of up to $2,500 for approved idle reduction technologies through the Idle Reduction Devices Rebate Program. Eligible technologies must be purchased after January 1, 2009, and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board. Businesses may receive a maximum of six rebates, and NCDENR gives priority to individuals or businesses that have not previously received a rebate. Additional restrictions apply. Rebates will be available until September 30, 2014, or until funding is exhausted.

Alternative Fuels Feasibility Study

Archived: 09/30/2015

The North Carolina State Energy Office, Department of Administration, Department of Public Instruction, and Department of Transportation established an interagency task force to study the feasibility of increased alternative fuel use in state vehicles. The task force was required to:

  • Perform a cost-benefit analysis on each alternative fuel to identify the fuel or fuel mix that would be the most cost-effective for each type of vehicle used by each agency;
  • Evaluate the cost of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), including the purchase price, operation and maintenance costs, and associated fueling infrastructure costs;
  • Identify opportunities for the use of existing commercial or public fueling infrastructure for alternative fueling and explore opportunities to leverage state funds with other public or private funds to develop new fueling infrastructure; and
  • Make recommendations on which fuel or fuel mix and types of AFVs would be appropriate for each agency.
The State Energy Office published an Alternative Fuels Feasibility Study on December 1, 2012. (Reference House Bill 177, 2012)

School Bus Pilot Program

Expired: 09/01/2015

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles will approve up to three participants for a pilot program to operate Type II school buses that are retrofitted with an auxiliary fuel tank to enable the use of biodiesel, waste vegetable oil, or straight vegetable oil. Eligible buses must pass inspection in accordance with the state School Bus Periodic Inspection Manual and comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. A Type II school bus is defined as a school bus with a manufacturer's rated seating capacity of more than 10 and fewer than 16 passengers, including the operator. The pilot program will expire on September 1, 2015. (Reference Vermont Statutes Title 23, Chapter 1, Section 4)

Propane Mower Incentive - Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association

Archived: 09/01/2015

Propane commercial mower incentives are available to public and private fleets. New propane commercial mowers with at least 25 horsepower are eligible for up to $2,500, and propane mower conversions are eligible for up to $1,500. Incentive applications must be coordinated through a local propane marketer. Recipients must submit a pre- and post-season survey.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Mid Atlantic Propane Gas Association website.

Propane Tax

Repealed: 09/01/2015

The following was repealed by House Bill 1905, 2015: Motor fuel taxes for propane used in vehicles are collected through an annual sticker permit fee based on the vehicles' registered gross vehicle weight rating and the number of miles driven the previous year. Exemptions apply for transit and interstate vehicles. (Reference Texas Statutes, Tax Code 162.305)

Fuel Cell Vehicle Tax Credit

Archived: 08/31/2015

South Carolina residents that claim the federal Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit for fuel cell vehicles are eligible for a state income tax credit equal to 20% of the federal credit. If the amount of the state credit exceeds the taxpayer's liability for the applicable tax year, any unused portion of the credit may be carried forward and claimed for up to five additional years. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3377)

Propane Mower Rebate - Alabama Propane Gas Association

Archived: 08/31/2015

Rebates are available to public and private entities for qualified propane commercial mowers. New and converted propane commercial mowers are eligible for $1,000. Each recipient is limited to two rebates and is required to submit pre- and post-purchase surveys.

All conversion systems must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. Conversions must be performed at a participating service dealer. Converted equipment must have less than 1,000 operating hours and displace at least 200 gallons of gasoline per year.

All mowers must be purchased from a participating service dealer and operate in Alabama for at least one year. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Alabama Propane Gas Association website.

Biodiesel Production Investment Tax Credit

Archived: 08/01/2015

Investors in Nebraska biodiesel production facilities are eligible to receive a tax credit of 30% of the amount invested in the facility between January 1, 2008, and January 1, 2015, up to $250,000. The credit is only available for facilities that produce B100, conduct all processing in Nebraska, and are at least 51% owned by Nebraska individuals or entities. The state may reclaim the tax credit if the biodiesel production facility remains in operation for less than three years. B100 is defined as a pure biodiesel containing mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats that meets ASTM standard D6751. For more information, see the Nebraska Department of Revenue's website. (Reference Nebraska Revised Statutes 77-27,236)

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Project Loans

Archived: 08/01/2015

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers a revolving loan program to encourage the development, implementation, and deployment of cost-effective projects, including those involving CNG vehicles and fueling infrastructure. The revolving fund is also intended to create additional employment opportunities and other economic development benefits. Up to $3,000,000 will be available for low-interest rate loans for eligible entities to implement qualified projects. For more information, including program guidelines and application materials, see the DNR Request for Loan Proposals website. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1419.1-33:1419.6)

Propane Vehicle and Equipment Incentive - Tennessee Propane Gas Association (TNPGA)

Expired: 08/01/2015

Private fleets with three or more vehicles are eligible for $1,000 toward each new propane vehicle or qualified propane vehicle conversions. Additionally, an incentive up to $1,000 is available for each new or converted propane commercial mower operated by landscapers, parks departments, school districts, universities, businesses, or farmers. TPERC will award incentives on a first-come, first-served basis. Incentives are available through participating dealers and may be reserved with proof of valid sales or purchase order. All systems for vehicles and mowers must be certified through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. All vehicles and mowers must be registered and operated in Tennessee. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the TNPGA Incentive Programs website.

Alternative Fuels Taxation Study Commission

Archived: 07/31/2015

The Taxation of Alternative Fuel and Electric-Powered Vehicles Commission (Commission) was established to study and report findings and recommendations to ensure hybrid electric, alternative fuel, and electric motor vehicles equitably contribute revenue to maintain the state's highways and bridges. The Commission must submit a report of its findings to state officials. (Reference House Bill 1144, 2012)

Provision for Establishment of Alternative Fuel Incentives

Archived: 07/31/2015

In conjunction with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources may develop and administer a program to provide incentives to encourage alternative fuel use in motor vehicles, specifically by individuals and others not required by state statute to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. The program may also educate the general public about the benefits of using alternative fuel vehicles. (Reference Nevada Revised Statutes 486A.200)

Biofuel Production Facility Tax Credit

Repealed: 07/02/2015

The following was repealed by Act 27, 2015: Companies that invest in the development of a biofuel production facility may be eligible for a tax credit of up to 5% of project costs per year for up to 20 years. Companies may claim this credit against the state income tax or the financial institution excise tax liability that the project generates. For the purposes of the credit, biofuel is defined as a motor vehicle fuel that is produced from grain, starch, oilseeds, vegetable, algae, animal materials, or other biomass. To be eligible for the tax credit, the capital costs of the production facility must be at least $2 million, or $500,000 if the facility is located in a favored geographic area, which includes enterprise zones and less developed areas. The credit expires December 31, 2018. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference Code of Alabama 2-2-90, 40-18-190 through 40-18-194, and 40-18-202.1)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 07/01/2015

An income tax credit is available to individuals who purchase or lease a new dedicated AFV or convert a vehicle to operate solely on an alternative fuel. The amount of the tax credit is 10% of the vehicle cost, up to $2,500. Qualified vehicles must meet emissions standards the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has defined. Eligible alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, hydrogen, coal-derived liquid fuels, fuels other than alcohol derived from biological materials, and electricity. Any portion of the credit not used in the year the AFV is purchased or converted may be carried over for up to five years. This incentive does not apply to hybrid electric vehicles. The tax credit expires July 1, 2015. For more information, see the DNR Alternative Fuels and Tax Credits website. (Reference House Bill 170, 2015, and Georgia Code 48-7-40.16)

Biofuels Distribution Tax Exemption

Expired: 07/01/2015

Fuel delivery vehicles, machinery, equipment, and related services that are used for the retail sale or distribution of blends of 20% biodiesel (B20) or greater or E85 motor fuel are exempt from state retail fuel sales and use taxes until July 1, 2015. Restrictions apply. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.08.955 and 82.12.955)

Biofuels Tax Deduction

Expired: 07/01/2015

A business and occupation tax deduction is available for the sale or distribution of biodiesel or E85 motor fuel. This deduction is available until July 1, 2015. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.04.4334)

Idle Reduction Tax Incentives and Exemptions

Expired: 07/01/2015

Tax incentives are available for the infrastructure and services that support the use of auxiliary power for vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings of more than 14,000 pounds through on-board or stand-alone electrification systems. These incentives include a business and occupation tax deduction and a sales and tax exemption for machinery and equipment used to provide auxiliary power at truck stops. Sales and use tax exemptions are also available for any parts and labor necessary to enable heavy-duty diesel trucks to accept power for on-board electrification systems. These exemptions expire July 1, 2015. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.04.4338, 82.08.815, 82.08.825, 82.12.815, and 82.12.825)

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Tax Credit

Expired: 07/01/2015

An income tax credit is available to individuals who purchase or lease a new ZEV. The amount of the tax credit is 20% of the vehicle cost, up to $5,000. For the purpose of this credit, a ZEV is defined as a motor vehicle that has zero tailpipe and evaporative emissions, including a pure electric vehicle. Low-speed vehicles do not qualify for this credit. Any portion of the credit not used in the year the ZEV is purchased or leased may be carried over for up to five years. The tax credit expires July 1, 2015. For more information, see the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Alternative Fuels and Tax Credits website. (Reference House Bill 170, 2015, and Georgia Code 48-7-40.16)

Ethanol License

Archived: 07/01/2015

Anyone who imports, exports, or supplies ethanol in the state of Wyoming must obtain an annual license from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. The fee for each license is $25. (Reference Wyoming Statutes 39-17-106)

Biodiesel Equipment and Fuel Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2015

Certain property and equipment used to manufacture, produce, or extract unblended biodiesel are exempt from state sales and use taxes. Unblended biodiesel is defined as B100 fuel that meets ASTM specification D6751. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:301)

Biofuels Production Incentive

Expired: 06/30/2015

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (Department) provides incentive payments to qualified ethanol and biodiesel producers located in Mississippi. The Department may issue payments of $0.20 per gallon for up to 30 million gallons per year per producer for a period of up to 10 years following the start date of production. The Department may not make payments for production after June 30, 2015, and the maximum total annual payment to a single producer per fiscal year is $6 million. (Reference Mississippi Code 69-51-5)

Commercial Mower Rebate - Minnesota Propane Association (MPA)

Expired: 06/30/2015

Archived: 06/30/2015

MPA and the Minnesota Propane Education Promotion and Safety Council offer rebates for commercial propane lawn mowers through the Commercial Mower Incentive Program (Program). Eligible companies include landscape contractors, municipalities, school districts, and universities. The Program provides a $750 rebate to convert an existing gasoline mower to propane, as well as a $1,500 rebate to purchase a new propane mower. To be eligible, converted mowers must displace at least 200 gallons of gasoline per year. Mowers must remain in service for three years after the conversion or purchase and rebate recipients must report the mower fuel use annually.Incentives will be available until all program funds are exhausted.

NextGen Energy Board

Expired: 06/30/2015

The NextGen Energy Board (Board) was created to conduct research on how Minnesota can better invest its resources to achieve energy independence and agricultural and resource sustainability. The Board must:

  • Examine the future success of alternative fuels in Minnesota, including synthetic gases, biobutanol, hydrogen, methanol, biodiesel, and ethanol;
  • Examine the opportunity for additional production of biofuel from agricultural and forestry feedstocks;
  • Develop grant programs to assist locally-owned facilities;
  • Evaluate state and federal programs to best leverage resources; and
  • Work with communities to develop a clean energy program.
The Board must report to the legislature before February 1 of each year until June 2014 with recommendations for state appropriations.

(Reference Minnesota Statutes 41A.105)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates

Expired: 06/26/2015

Qualified AFVs purchased or leased from a dealership or leasing company authorized to sell or lease new vehicles in Texas may be eligible for a rebate of up to $2,500 to assist with the incremental cost. For the purpose of this incentive, AFVs include compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (propane) vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 9,600 pounds (lbs.) or less, as well as electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with a GVWR of 8,500 lbs. or less. The rebate is available until June 26, 2015, or until all funding totaling $7.75 million is awarded. Rebates are limited to 2,000 electric drive vehicles and 2,000 CNG and propane vehicles. Additional terms and conditions may apply. For more information, including a list of eligible vehicles and funds available, see the Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive Program website. (Reference Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 386.151-162 and Texas Administrative Code 114.610-114.616)

Alternative Fuel School Bus Pilot Program

Expired: 06/01/2015

Through June 2015, the South Carolina Department of Education may direct 5% to 10% of fiscal year school bus funds to lease or purchase alternative fuel school buses and provide ongoing maintenance and fuel costs as part of a pilot program for three school districts. The participating school districts must pay for the alternative fueling infrastructure, the incremental cost between a conventional and alternative fuel bus, and training for bus maintenance staff. The school districts must also submit quarterly reports. The South Carolina Department of Education must submit a final cost report to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. (Reference House Bill 4701, 2014)

Biofuels Research Grants

Archived: 06/01/2015

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade administers the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEGP), which provides grants to help research institutions commercialize biofuels and other qualified bioscience technologies. BDEGP includes three distinct grant programs: Proof of Concept, Early Stage Company, and Commercialization Infrastructure. For the purpose of this program, biofuel is defined as a biologically based fuel product developed from plant matter or other biological material, including renewable agricultural sources. Grant limits, matching funds, and other eligibility requirements apply. As of January 1, 2015, the BDEGP is part of the Advanced Industry Accelerator Program. On an interim basis, the BDEGP will operate in its former format along with the Advanced Industry Accelerator Program. For more information, see the BDEGP website. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 24-48.5-108)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) User Fee Study

Archived: 06/01/2015

The Vermont Agency of Transportation, in consultation with the Joint Fiscal Office, the Motor Vehicle Department, Department of Taxes, and Department of Public Service, analyzed and reported on options for user fees and fee collection mechanisms for AFVs using fuels that are not currently taxed. In addition, the Committee on Transportation Funding released a report on estimated transportation revenues over five years and potential new sources of revenue, including a tax based on vehicle miles traveled. For more information see the Vermont Transportation Funding Options Final Report. (Reference House Bill 770, 2012)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Road Impact Fee Study

Archived: 05/31/2015

The Interim Study Committee on Road Impact Fees (Committee) will study issues related to the imposition of road impact fees on PEV and HEV users. The Committee must report its findings and recommendations to the legislative council by November 1, 2013. (Reference Indiana Code 2-5-36.3)

Clean and Efficient Fleet Assistance

Archived: 05/01/2015

Western Washington Clean Cities and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency administer the Evergreen Fleets program, a comprehensive greening plan and certification system for fleets. Evergreen Fleets provides fleet managers with tools to help "green" public and private fleets, reduce pollution, and save money. Evergreen Fleets provides a step-by-step guide to identify the most effective way for fleet managers to green their fleets, including buying greener vehicles, switching to cleaner fuels, or improving fleet efficiency.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Purchase Incentive - Drive Electric Vermont

Archived: 05/01/2015

Drive Electric Vermont is offering a $500 incentive for qualified PEVs purchased at participating dealerships. This pilot program will fund approximately 75 PEVs and is available on a first-come, first served basis. For additional information, including eligibility requirements and participating dealerships, see the Drive Electric Vermont Purchase Incentives page.

Biofuels Production Promotion

Archived: 05/01/2015

The state legislature supports the Federal "25 x 25" initiative, under which 25% of the total energy consumed in the United States by 2025 would be produced from domestic agriculture. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 728, 2008)

Energy Task Force

Archived: 05/01/2015

The Governor's Task Force on Energy Policy developed a state energy plan to facilitate energy efficiency and the use of alternative and renewable fuels in Tennessee. The energy plan provided a summary of opportunities for the state government to use an energy-efficient approach to purchasing and managing the state vehicle fleet; prospective policies, legislation, and incentives to encourage energy efficiency; possible public-private partnerships to encourage research and development of clean energy technologies; and strategies for expanding the use of alternative and renewable fuels. A final report was published in February 2009. (Reference Executive Order 54, 2008)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Regulatory Study

Archived: 05/01/2015

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources prepared a regulatory study to identify issues affecting PEVs in an effort to increase vehicle adoption and maintain and enhance electric system reliability. The study includes recommendations to address transmission and distribution infrastructure impacts, utility reporting requirements, rate design to encourage off-peak charging, vehicle-to-grid opportunities, PEV consumer education, third-party sales of electricity from charging infrastructure, and policy coordination with other New England states. For more information, see the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources House Resolution Report.

Clean Energy Manufacturing Grants

Repealed: 04/30/2015

The Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Program provides financial incentives to clean energy manufacturers, including biofuel producers. A producer is eligible for grant if it commences or expands operations in Virginia on or after July 1, 2011. Producers must make a capital investment greater than $50 million and create at least 200 full-time jobs that pay at least the prevailing wage. For more information, see the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy website.

Alternative Fuels Production Assistance

Archived: 04/01/2015

The Georgia Division of Energy Resources and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) provide assistance to companies that are considering locating alternative fuels production facilities in Georgia. Using a broad network of biomass and energy industry representatives, as well as state and local government leaders, GEFA may provide prospective businesses with useful information and connect businesses with the appropriate contacts.

Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure Grant

Archived: 04/01/2015

The Maryland Energy Administration provides funding through the Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program to develop publicly accessible natural gas fueling infrastructure. Only businesses are eligible to apply; utilities, local governments, and state government agencies are not eligible. Stations must be located in Maryland and open to the public 24 hours daily. Projects must also use commercially available technologies and comply with requirements outlined in the program guidelines. Applications are due January 12, 2015 (confirmed September 2014). For more information, including application instructions, see the Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program page.

Alternative Fuels Vehicle Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition

Expired: 04/01/2015

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition is offering a rebate of up to $3,000 towards the purchase of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) propane, all-electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified conversions of conventional vehicles to propane also qualify. Eligible entities include governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals; additional eligibility requirements may apply. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program page.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Rebate - Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition

Expired: 04/01/2015

The Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition is offering a rebate for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) CNG vehicles and CNG vehicle conversions. The rebate is available for 50% of the incremental cost of the OEM CNG vehicle, 50% of the cost of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified conversion, up to $2,000. Funding is available for 12 vehicles or vehicle conversions. Eligible entities include governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals; additional eligibility requirements may apply. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2015. For more information, see the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program page.

Alternative Fuels Tax or Fee

Archived: 03/01/2015

A state excise tax applies to special fuels at a rate of $0.25 per gallon on a gasoline gallon equivalent basis with the exception of liquefied petroleum gas (propane), which is taxed on a diesel gallon equivalent basis. Special fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, propane, hydrogen, and fuel suitable for use in diesel engines. In lieu of paying an excise tax on gaseous motor fuels, owners of vehicles powered by CNG, propane, or hydrogen may pay an annual fee. The fee is based on gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as follows:

GVWR Fee
Less than or equal to 8,000 pounds (lbs.) $60
8,001-16,000 lbs. $89
16,001-26,000 lbs. $179
26,001 lbs. or more $208

Vehicle owners must purchase permits from gaseous fuels vendors and display the provided decal as evidence that the annual fee has been paid in lieu of the excise tax. Permits for vehicles that are converted to gaseous fuels after July 1 in any year are subject to a prorated fee.

(Reference Senate Bill 2338, 2014, and Idaho Statutes 63-2401 and 63-2424)

Biomass and Biofuels Industry Development

Archived: 03/01/2015

The Executive Task Force on Biomass and Biofuels Development must facilitate the development of a sustainable biomass and biofuels industry in Kentucky. The Executive Task Force Final Report recommends key strategic actions to develop the industry, including identifying a single agency to coordinate development efforts, developing policies to mitigate demand and supply risks, ensuring the industry's sustainability, and developing capitalization mechanisms. For more information, see the Executive Task Force Final Report. (Reference Executive Order 2009-817, 2009)

Request to Report Research on Second Generation Biofuels

Archived: 03/01/2015

The Kentucky House of Representatives (House) requested that universities in the state report their most recent research on second generation biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol, to the House by January 7, 2014. Second generation biofuels are defined as biofuels produced from biomass sources including wood, grasses, or the inedible parts of plants. The universities are also encouraged to intensify research efforts on second generation biofuels to identify alternative fuel resources and reduce the crude oil and petroleum products consumed in the United States each year. (Reference House Resolutions 168, 2013)

Alternative Fuel Grants and Rebates

Archived: 02/01/2015

The Arkansas Alternative Fuels Development Program (Program) provides grants to alternative fuel producers, feedstock processors, and alternative fuel distributors. Producers may be eligible to receive $0.20 per gallon of alternative fuels produced, not to exceed $2 million. Feedstock processors may be eligible to receive up to $3 million or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less, for the construction, modification, alteration, or retrofitting of a feedstock processing facility that is located and operated in Arkansas. Alternative fuel distributors may be eligible to receive up to $300,000 or 50% of the project cost, whichever is less, for assisting with the distribution and storage of alternative fuels or alternative fuel mixtures at distribution facilities that are located and operated in Arkansas. Alternative fuels include biofuel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, or a synthetic transportation fuel.

The Program also provides rebates for the cost of converting diesel or gasoline vehicles to dedicated or bi-fuel natural gas or propane vehicles. The rebate amount is 75% of the conversion system and incremental conversion costs and is determined by the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as shown in the table below.

GVWR Rebate Amount
0-8,500 lbs. $5,000
8,501-14,000 lbs. $8,000
14,001-26,000 lbs. $20,000
Over 26,000 lbs. $32,000

A public entity, company, organization, or affiliate may receive up to $50,000 per fiscal year for conversion costs. Other restrictions and requirements may apply. For more information, see the Arkansas Agriculture Department Programs page.

The Arkansas Agriculture Department must prepare and submit an annual progress report to the governor and the legislative council to include the amount and purpose of each rebate, the total amount expended by the rebate recipient for conversion costs, and the results produced or the progress made in converting conventional vehicles to operate on natural gas or propane.

(Reference Arkansas Code 15-13-101, 15-13-102, 15-13-301 to 15-13-306, and 19-6-809)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program

Archived: 02/01/2015

The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) provides rebates to in-state colleges, universities, and state and local governments to install Level 2 and DC fast charging EVSE. The rebate provides up to 50% of the cost of equipment and installation up to $40,000 per eligible entity. GEFA also provides rebates for up to 75% of the cost of installation for third-party donated EVSE. Rebate recipients must operate EVSE for at least three years, provide a minimum amount of public access to the EVSE, and collect and submit charging data to GEFA. Additional rules and conditions apply. For more information, see the Charge Georgia website.

Repealed: 01/01/2015

The following was repealed by Public Law 190, 2014: A taxpayer that produces biodiesel at a facility located in Indiana is entitled to a credit of $1 per gallon of biodiesel that is used to produce blended biodiesel (diesel/biodiesel blends of at least 2% biodiesel). (Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-27)

Biodiesel Blending Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2015

The following was repealed by Public Law 190, 2014: A biodiesel blender located in Indiana may receive a credit of $0.02 per gallon of blended biodiesel produced at a facility located in Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IDEC) must review and approve applications for this incentive. The IEDC may grant a single taxpayer no more than $3 million total for all taxable years. For more information, see the Indiana Department of Revenue Fuel & Environmental (Gasoline) Tax Forms website. (Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-27-9)

Biodiesel Production Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2015

The following was repealed by Public Law 190, 2014: A biodiesel producer located in Indiana may receive a credit of $1.00 per gallon of biodiesel produced and used in biodiesel blends. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) must review and approve applications for this incentive. The IEDC may approve up to $5 million in credits for a single producer for all taxable years. For more information, see the Indiana Department of Revenue Fuel & Environmental (Gasoline) Tax Forms website. (Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-27-8)

Ethanol Production Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2015

The following was repealed by Public Law 190, 2014: An ethanol producer located in Indiana is entitled to a credit of $0.125 per gallon of ethanol produced, including cellulosic ethanol. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation must review and approve applications for this credit. The credit granted to a single taxpayer may not exceed the following amounts for all taxable years:

Tax Credit Annual Production
$2 million More than 40 million and less than 60 million gallons of grain ethanol
$3 million At least 60 million gallons of grain ethanol
$20 million At least 20 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol

Any unused credit may be carried forward for the following taxable years. For more information, see the Indiana Department of Revenue Fuel & Environmental (Gasoline) Tax Forms website.

(Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-28)

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 01/01/2015

The Biofuels Study Commission (Commission) was established to study the feasibility and effectiveness of incentives that promote the development and use of advanced biofuels in the state, including production credits, feedstock incentives, and direct use consumer credits. The Commission will also explore the possibility of entering into an agreement with the states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to develop and implement a low carbon fuel standard for transportation fuels. The Commission must report results and recommendations to the General Assembly at least every two years beginning January 2012. (Reference Rhode Island General Laws 31-36.2)

Fuel Cell Motor Vehicle Tax Deduction

Expired: 12/31/2014

A taxpayer is eligible for a $2,000 tax deduction for the purchase of a qualified fuel cell motor vehicle placed into service before January 1, 2015. The taxpayer must have claimed the federal alternative motor vehicle credit under Section 30B of the Internal Revenue Code using Internal Revenue Service Form 8910 during the current tax year to be eligible for the Iowa state deduction. (Reference Iowa Code 422.7)

Alternative Fuel Job Creation Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2014

Businesses involved in alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) and component manufacturing, alternative fueling equipment component manufacturing, AFV conversions, and advanced biofuels production are eligible for a job creation tax credit of up to $700 per full-time employee. The credit is allowed in the taxable year in which the job is created and in each of the two succeeding years in which the job is continued. Qualified AFVs include vehicles that operate using natural gas, propane, hydrogen, electricity, or advanced biofuels. This credit is effective for taxable years through December 31, 2014. For more information, see the Virginia Department of Taxation website. (Reference Virginia Code 58.1-439.1)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Regulation

Archived: 12/01/2014

An individual may not stop, stand, or park a motor vehicle, or otherwise block access to parking, in a stall or space designated for the exclusive purpose of charging a PEV unless the vehicle displays a valid state-issued zero emission vehicle (ZEV) decal and is connected for electric charging purposes. (Reference California Vehicle Code 22511)

Ethanol Production Investment Tax Credits

Archived: 11/01/2014

A taxpayer that invests in a certified ethanol production plant may receive a tax credit against the state corporation franchise tax and income taxes. The credit is equal to 50% of the investment, up to $5,000 per taxpayer per certified plant. Credits against the corporation franchise tax are available through 2013 and credits against income taxes are available through 2012. Ethanol is defined as denatured fermentation ethyl alcohol derived from agricultural products, forest products, or other renewable resources that meet the ASTM specification D4806-88. (Reference Ohio Revised Code 901.13, 5733.06, 5733.46, 5733.98, 5747.02, 5747.75, and 5747.98)

Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Feasibility Evaluation

Archived: 11/01/2014

To facilitate a reliable and steady funding mechanism for maintaining and improving surface transportation infrastructure, the California Legislature requests the President and Congress to consider and enact legislation to conduct a feasibility study of the collection process for a transportation revenue source based on vehicle miles traveled. (Reference Assembly Joint Resolution 5, 2011)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Funding and Technical Assistance

Archived: 10/31/2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides financial and technical assistance to public, private, and not-for-profit organization fleet managers who want to evaluate the feasibility and cost of adding AFVs and fueling facilities to their operations. NYSERDA also provides support to encourage the use of emission reduction and anti-idling technologies for diesel vehicles. Low-cost training for vehicle mechanics is also available through certified institutions. For more information and specific opportunities, see the NYSERDA Funding Opportunities websites.

E85 Fueling Infrastructure Funding

Archived: 10/31/2014

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers the Biofuel Station Initiative Program, which provides funding to retail fueling stations offering E85 in the state. NYSERDA provides a reimbursement of $35,000 to cover new biofuel dispensing installation costs, including equipment, storage tanks, and associated piping equipment. NYSERDA accepts applications from public access retail fueling station owners and operators in the state. Funding is limited, does not cover facility permitting or engineering costs, and expires on July 5, 2015. For more information, see the NYSERDA Biofuel Station Initiative Program Opportunity Notice.

Alternative Fuels Grants and Loans

Repealed: 10/23/2014

The following was repealed as a result of Virginia Department of Transportation action: The Alternative Fuels Revolving Fund is used to distribute loans and grants to municipal, county, and commonwealth government agencies to support alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) programs; pay for AFV maintenance, operation, evaluation, or testing; pay for vehicle conversions; or improve alternative fuel infrastructure. Eligible alternative fuels include electricity, hydrogen, and natural gas. Projects with a funding match are given priority in the evaluation process. (Reference Virginia Code 33.1-223.4 and 33.1-223.7)

Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive - Xcel Energy

Archived: 10/01/2014

Qualified Xcel Energy customers can participate in a pilot program and earn a $100 credit for allowing Xcel Energy to interrupt their vehicle charging for a limited number of hours throughout the year. Xcel Energy will communicate wirelessly through a control module that interrupts power to the customer's Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment. The pilot will run through September 2014. For more information, including the pilot program application, see Xcel Energy's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Pilot Program website

Renewable Fuels Assessment

Archived: 10/01/2014

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) prepared a report, Opportunities for DOD Use of Alternative and Renewable Fuels, on the use and potential use of renewable fuels in meeting DOD's energy requirements for the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees. The report assessed the use of renewable fuels, including domestically produced algae-based fuels, biodiesel, and biomass derived fuels, as alternative fuels in ground transportation, aviation, and maritime fleets. The report also assessed the potential benefit of establishing a renewable fuel commodity class that is distinct from petroleum-based products. DOD also incorporated alternative fuels into the Operational Energy Strategy and the associated Implementation plan. For more information, see the DOD Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs website. (Reference Public Law 111-84, Section 334)

Support for Low Emission Vehicles

Archived: 10/01/2014

The New Jersey legislature urges the United States Congress and President to provide states with financial support and other incentives to promote the adoption of zero emission vehicles and partial zero emission vehicles to reduce the nation's dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of global warming and air pollution. (Reference Assembly Resolution 133 and Senate Resolution 101, 2011)

Idle Reduction Technology Grant Program

Expired: 09/02/2014

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) administers the Maryland Idle Reduction Technology Grant Program, which provides grants to motor carriers for the purchase and installation of qualified idle reduction technology on on-highway class 6 to class 8 trucks registered in Maryland. Leased vehicles are also eligible. Idle reduction technologies must be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB). Awards are limited to 50% of the installed cost, up to $3,500. A single motor carrier may receive up to 10 grants. MEA must receive grant applications by September 1, 2014. Funding is currently not available for this program (verified April 2015).

Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption and Rate Reduction

Expired: 09/01/2014

E85, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel that is used exclusively to operate a motor vehicle engine is exempt from state sales and use taxes. Additionally, cities and counties may reduce the sales and use tax imposed on 20% biodiesel (B20) to 80% of the diesel fuel tax rate. The exemption and rate reduction are in effect until September 1, 2016. For more information, see the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance website. (Reference New York Tax Law 1101, 1102, 1111, and 1115)

Alternative Fuel Study

Archived: 09/01/2014

As directed by the Nevada Legislature, the Legislative Commission (Commission) conducted an interim study in 2011 concerning the production and use of energy in the state. The study included information on the use and availability of transportation fuels and related facilities, including alternative fuels, electric vehicles, and truck stop electrification, as well as a review of the extent and potential for biofuels production in Nevada. The Commission also made recommendations to the Nevada Legislature, including recommending that the state implement a biodiesel blend mandate and update the definition of biodiesel to comply with national standards. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, 2009, and Nevada Revised Statutes 218E.200)

Corn-to-Ethanol Research Pilot Plant

Archived: 09/01/2014

The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board manages and operates the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) Pilot Plant. The NCERC Pilot Plant aims to reduce the cost of producing ethanol through the development and commercialization of new production technologies, equipment, processes, feedstocks, and new value added co- and by-products. The Illinois Ethanol Research Advisory Board has six main responsibilities:

  • Review the annual operating plans and budget of the NCERC Pilot Plant;
  • Advise on research and development priorities and projects to be carried out at the NCERC Pilot Plant;
  • Advise on policies and procedures regarding the management and operation of the NCERC Pilot Plant (including contracts, project selection, and personnel issues);
  • Develop by-laws;
  • Submit a final report to the governor and general assembly outlining progress, accomplishments, and a financial report for the year; and
  • Establish and operate the NCERC at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as a State Biorefining Center of Excellence with a focus on areas including the following: performing collaborative research; offering training and educational services; advancing the state biofuels industry; pursuing funding sources; and serving as an independent source for testing and validation.

For more information, see the NCERC website.

(Reference 110 Illinois Compiled Statutes 520/6.5 to 520/6.6)

Creation of Green Career Grants Program

Archived: 09/01/2014

The Illinois State Board of Education must establish a grant program to develop two-year pilot programs to assist in the creation and promotion of green career and technical education programs in public secondary schools. Green industries include the production and distribution of biofuels and vehicle retrofits to operate using biofuels. (Reference 105 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/2-3.151)

Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Promotion and Vehicle Registry

Archived: 09/01/2014

The Office of the Illinois Secretary of State must create a database of registered FFVs. The information in this database should include the zip code, vehicle make and model, and vehicle identification number of each FFV, and have the ability to sort by the number of vehicles per zip code. The database must be made available to the public in both print and electronic formats. Additionally, through June 30, 2014, the Office of the Secretary of State must notify owners of vehicles designed to carry 10 or fewer passengers via mail that many motor vehicles are capable of using E85. (Reference 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 120/22 and 120/24)

Idle Reduction and Fuel-Efficient, Low Emission Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 09/01/2014

New Hampshire state agencies and departments must implement a Clean Fleets Program in accordance with the recommendations of the Energy Efficiency in State Government Steering Committee, including but not limited to the following components:

  • An anti-idling policy;
  • A highway fuel economy rating requirement of at least 27.5 miles per gallon (mpg) for all new passenger and light-duty vehicles and at least 20 mpg for all new light-duty trucks except for emergency and law enforcement vehicles;
  • A requirement that new passenger and light-duty vehicles are certified as low emission vehicles in accordance with the recommendations of the Energy Efficiency in State Government Steering Committee;
  • A policy ensuring that the appropriate vehicle is selected for the intended use of the vehicle;
  • A requirement that vehicle purchases be in compliance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct) if applicable;
  • A waiver procedure for requesting vehicles not on the approved New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services vehicle list;
  • Additional measures to promote fuel conservation.

(Reference Executive Order 2005-4)

Low-Speed Vehicle Roadway Access Study

Archived: 09/01/2014

A committee composed of members of the New Hampshire Legislature studied the issue of low-speed utility vehicle access to public highways. The committee prepared a report with their findings and developed recommendations for proposed legislation. The final report included recommendations to amend and expand the definition of low-speed utility vehicles and impose new fees. (Reference Senate Bill 67, 2013)

State Agency Alternative Fuel Use Requirement

Archived: 09/01/2014

Whenever practical and economically feasible, all state agencies operating alternative fuel vehicles must use alternative fuels in those vehicles. Private businesses are encouraged to increase the use of alternative fuels in the state. (Reference Executive Order 2001-35)

State Agency Energy Plan

Archived: 09/01/2014

To improve air quality and reduce operating expenses from state vehicle use, all state agencies were directed to reduce petroleum consumption by 25%, vehicle emissions by 25%, and vehicle miles traveled by 15% as compared to Fiscal Year 2008 levels by the end of 2012. Agencies focus on alternative fuel vehicle acquisition, alternative fuel use, and idle reduction measures to achieve these reductions. For more information, see the Delaware Energy Plan page. (Reference Executive Order 18, 2010)

Advanced Ethanol Fuel Blend Research Grants

Archived: 08/01/2014

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Department) may award demonstration grants for the purchase of blender pump fueling infrastructure that can dispense advanced ethanol blends of 10% (E10), 20% (E20), 30% (E30), or 85% (E85), and for conducting research and developing guidelines on this infrastructure. The Department may also award grants to purchase vehicles for the purpose of conducting research on advanced ethanol blends and/or the vehicle while operating on advanced ethanol blends. Advanced ethanol is a hydrous or anhydrous ethanol derived from sugar or starch, other than corn starch. Grants are dependent on available funding and further restrictions may apply. No grant funds have been designated for fiscal year 2014 (verified September 2013). (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3761 and 3:3763)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Replacement Grants

Archived: 08/01/2014

The Railroad Commission of Texas Alternative Energy Division's (Division) Low Emissions Alternative Fuels Equipment Initiative Program offers grants to buyers who wish to replace aging medium- or heavy-duty diesel school bus or delivery vehicles with qualified propane or natural gas vehicles that meet or exceed current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards. The grant amount is dependent upon the calculated emissions reductions. The Division also offers incentives to buyers who wish to replace aging internal combustion forklifts with new propane or natural gas forklifts that meet or exceed 2008 EPA emissions standards. For more information, see the Low Emissions Alternative Fuels Equipment Initiative Program website.

Fueling Station Air Quality Permit Exemption

Archived: 08/01/2014

Owners and operators of equipment used exclusively to store and dispense motor fuels, including alternative fuels, into motor vehicles are automatically permitted by rule so long as their stations meet emissions limits set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and are therefore exempt from registering or paying for an air pollution permit. While TCEQ does not require station owners and operators to keep any records, it may request supporting information at any time. (Reference Texas Administrative Code 30.106.4 and 30.106.412)

Natural Gas Fuel Rates and Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 08/01/2014

Through its Public Customer Gas Program, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) makes competitively-priced natural gas available to school districts and other state and local public entities for use in natural gas vehicles. The GLO has also established an alternative fuels program to aggressively promote the use of alternative energy sources, especially for those fuels abundant in Texas. The GLO alternative fuels program serves as a liaison between government and industry. For more information, see the GLO Natural Gas Program website.

Propane Vehicle Training

Archived: 08/01/2014

The Railroad Commission of Texas Alternative Energy Division offers free safety and maintenance training on propane vehicles, buses, and forklifts. For more information, see the Railroad Commission's Texas Alternative Fuels website.

School Bus Retrofit Program

Archived: 08/01/2014

The goals of the Connecticut Clean School Bus Program are to: 1) establish grants for municipalities and local and regional school boards to reimburse the cost of retrofitting full-sized school buses that are projected to be in service on or after September 1, 2010; 2) develop and implement an outreach plan and educational materials, and; 3) assist municipalities and local and regional boards of education and bus companies in retrofitting their full-sized school buses. For more information refer to the Connecticut Clean School Bus Program website. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 22a-21j through 22a-21k)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Promotion

Archived: 08/01/2014

The Vermont Climate Cabinet is responsible for, among other duties, identifying strategies to reduce Vermont's greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel for transportation by encouraging AFVs and more efficient vehicle and mobility choices. (Reference Executive Order 05-11, 2011)

Biodiesel Blend Standards

Archived: 08/01/2014

Biodiesel blends are considered compliant with Texas Low Emissions Diesel Fuel (TxLED) regulations if the diesel fuel is compliant with TxLED regulations and the biodiesel meets the requirements of ASTM specification D6751. Biodiesel may be added to any TxLED compliant fuel at any ratio without additional additives. Biodiesel blenders are not considered diesel fuel producers and are not subject to TxLED reporting requirements. However, blenders must maintain records of product transfer documents and make them available upon request to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or local air pollution authority for a minimum of two years. (Reference Texas Administrative Code 30.114.312-30.114.319)

E85 Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 07/01/2014

The Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition offers funding assistance to fuel retailers for the installation of equipment to dispense E85 to the public. A qualified retailer may apply for a grant in the amount of 50% of eligible project costs. Funding may also be available to fuel retailers for the installation of ethanol blender pumps based on program priorities. Funding is limited, not guaranteed, and expires on April 30, 2014.

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 07/01/2014

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (Department) must pursue available resources to promote and increase the production and use of biofuels in the state. These efforts should include increasing the availability of E85 fuel dispensers and ethanol blends. The Department outlined the federal, state, and local opportunities under this initiative in their report to the Minnesota Legislature entitled Bioenergy Development. (Reference Senate File 2737, 2010)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants - Bay Area

Archived: 06/02/2014

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will award grants to expand the availability of DC fast charge EVSE in the nine-county Bay Area. Eligible property owners and tenants must respond to the BAAQMD Request for Proposals (RFP). Up to $20,000 is available for each DC fast charger installed that meets program requirements; this includes a base award amount of $10,000 per qualifying EVSE installed and incremental bonus awards of up to $5,000 each year for the first two years of operation for any station that meets or exceeds minimum usage requirements. BAAQMD will accept proposals on a first come, first served basis, through June 30, 2014, or until funds are exhausted. For more information, including the RFP, see the DC Quick Charger Deployment Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Study

Archived: 06/01/2014

The Florida Public Service Commission conducted a study of the potential effects of public and private EVSE on energy consumption and the electric grid in the state. The study also looked into the feasibility of using off-grid solar photovoltaic power as a source of electricity for EVSE. For more information, refer to the Report on Electric Vehicle Charging. (Reference Florida Statutes 366.94)

State Biofuel Study

Archived: 06/01/2014

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (Department) conducted a study on the conditions and policies needed to expand biofuel production in Hawaii with the goal of displacing a significant amount of petroleum-based fuel. The Department submitted a preliminary report in December 2011 and issued a final report in December 2012. For more information, see the Department's 2011 preliminary report and 2012 final report. (Reference Hawaii Acts 203, 2011)

Alternative Fuel School Bus Grant and Loan Program

Archived: 05/31/2014

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) administers the Cool Schools Program, a four-year pilot program to provide technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency or clean energy projects at schools in Oregon. Under this program, school districts may be eligible for grants and loans to retrofit school bus fleets to operate on compressed natural gas, propane, or other alternative fuels, or to operate with highly efficient engine technologies, such as hybrid electric engines. Funds may also be used to replace school buses with buses that operate on these fuels or technologies. This incentive is not currently available for alternative fuel projects (verified September 2013). For more information, please see the ODOE Cool Schools Program website. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 470.800 through 470.815)

Idle Reduction Incentives

Archived: 05/31/2014

Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) provides comprehensive idle reduction solutions for commercial trucks and trailers. Financing, loans, and grant programs are available to support verifiable technologies that save fuel and reduce diesel emissions, including alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicle technologies. Options for upgrades or vehicle replacement are also available to registered truck owners.

Regional Climate Change Initiative

Archived: 05/31/2014

Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California approved a series of recommendations for action to combat global warming, as detailed in the West Coast Governors' Report on Global Warming. Each state must act individually and regionally to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). The initiative includes adopting standards to reduce GHG emissions from vehicles by expanding markets for efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels, including creating a working group on developing hydrogen fuel. Building upon this commitment, Oregon joined other western states and several Canadian provinces and signed an agreement establishing the Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.

State Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reduction Strategy

Archived: 05/31/2014

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) set targets for six individual metropolitan areas to reduce GHG emissions from light-duty vehicles. The targets are intended to help meet the state's goal of reducing GHG emissions to 75% below 1990 levels by 2050 and provide guidance to local governments on how to reduce GHG emissions. In the Portland metropolitan area, land use and transportation scenario planning to meet these targets is required. These activities are encouraged in the other areas.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DLCD have also:
  • Developed and adopted a Statewide Transportation Strategy;
  • Developed a toolkit to assist local governments and metropolitan planning organizations in reducing GHGs from motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds (lbs.) or less;
  • Educated the public about the need to reduce GHG emissions from motor vehicles and the related costs and benefits; and
  • Reported progress and recommendations to the state legislature.

(Reference Senate Bill 1059, 2010)

Commercial Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program - Central Maine Power

Archived: 05/16/2014

Central Maine Power (CMP) offers grants of up to $15,000 for the purchase or lease of an eligible PEV. A portion of the grant may be used to purchase and install qualified Level 2 or DC fast charge electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To be eligible, applicants must be organizations located or operating within CMP's service territory, agree to work with CMP promoting their participation, and collect and share data about how the vehicle and EVSE are used. As of May 16, 2014 the application period has closed. For more information, see the CMP Electric Vehicle Grant Program website.

Local and Public Transportation Fleet Alternative Fuel Study

Archived: 05/01/2014

The Community and Public Transportation Advisory Board (Board), established within the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, must analyze the use of alternative fuels in community and public transportation vehicle fleets. Alternative fuels to consider include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, and biodiesel. The Board will make recommendations for the use of alternative fuel vehicles where cost effective. (Reference Alaska Statutes 44.42.095)

State Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Study

Archived: 05/01/2014

At the direction of the Alaska Legislature, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities issued a report on the feasibility of using CNG to power vehicles in the state. The study:

  1. Reviewed existing government programs and incentives in North America that promote the use of CNG;
  2. Reviewed and summarized relevant studies and investigations on existing public policy incentives that encourage the use of CNG;
  3. Evaluated the environmental benefits and technical merits of using CNG;
  4. Considered the economic, environmental, and technological advantages and disadvantages of using and promoting the use of CNG; and
  5. Set out a proposal for a CNG expansion program in the state.

(Reference Alaska Statutes 44.42.020(a)(3))

State Employee Travel Policy

Archived: 04/30/2014

All state agencies and institutions must develop and adopt travel policies that include strategies to reduce petroleum consumption, such as carpooling to meetings and purchasing alternative fuels where available. (Reference Executive Order 82, 2009)

State Agency Coordination to Address Climate Change

Archived: 04/29/2014

The following was superseded by Executive Order 14-04, 2014: The Washington Department of Ecology worked with the Washington Departments of Commerce and Transportation to assess whether California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) or other state standards would help Washington meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 1990 levels by 2020.

The Department of Transportation must work in consultation with the Departments of Ecology and Commerce and other interest groups to address low or zero emission vehicles. Additionally, the Office of the Governor will work with state agencies to seek funding to implement a project for the electrification of the West Coast interstate highway and associated metropolitan centers and to purchase electric vehicles and install public fueling and/or charging infrastructure for electric and other high-efficiency, zero, or low carbon vehicles. See the West Coast Green Highway Initiative website for additional details.

(Reference Executive Order 09-05, 2009)

Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Promotion

Archived: 04/01/2014

The Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (Department) encourages the responsible use of transportation fuels by supporting academic research, public education, and collaborative partnerships involving alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The Department facilitates projects that promote the use of AFVs and establish alternative fuel infrastructure in Kentucky. For more information, see the Department website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Program

Archived: 03/29/2014

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grant Program offers grants to counties, cities, towns, townships, or school corporations to purchase original equipment manufacturer (OEM) AFVs and for the cost of AFV conversions. Qualified entities may receive $2,000 for each OEM AFV purchased, and up to $2,000 for each AFV conversion. Eligible AFVs include dedicated and bi-fuel liquefied petroleum gas (propane) and compressed natural gas vehicles. The Indiana Office of Energy Development must review and approve applications for the grant program, and the grant funding awarded for all fiscal years may not exceed $1 million. The grant program is closed and applications are not currently being accepted (verified May 2013). (Reference Indiana Code 4-4-32.3)

Alternative Fueling Station Grant Program

Archived: 03/29/2014

The Alternative Fueling Station Grant Program provides grants of up to $20,000 for installing new alternative fueling stations or converting existing fueling stations to dispense alternative fuels. Eligible alternative fuels include liquefied petroleum gas (propane) and compressed natural gas. The Indiana Office of Energy Development must review and approve applications for the grant program, and the grant funding awarded for all fiscal years may not exceed $1 million. No funds are currently appropriated for this incentive (verified May 2013). (Reference Indiana Code 4-4-32.2)

E85 Use

Archived: 03/29/2014

As part of the Indiana Greening the Government Initiative, all fleet vehicles based in Indianapolis that are capable of using E85 must operate using E85 fuel whenever possible. Use of other biobased fuels and oils is also encouraged. (Reference Executive Order 05-21, 2005)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Feasibility Evaluation

Archived: 03/29/2014

Under direction from the state legislature, the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information (A&I) completed A Feasibility Study of Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion in Wyoming Public School Districts, which explores the options, benefits, and challenges of converting school district vehicles, including school buses, to NGVs. (Reference Senate File 1, 2012)

Alternative Fuel Loans and Grants

Archived: 03/01/2014

The Washington Department of Commerce administers the Energy Freedom Program (Program) in consultation with other state agencies. The Program includes the Energy Freedom Account, which provides financial and technical assistance for bioenergy production, research, and market development, primarily in the form of loans used to convert farm products, organic wastes, cellulose and biogas into electricity, biofuel, and related co-products. The Program also includes the Green Energy Incentive Account, which provides financial assistance for alternative fueling infrastructure along interstate corridors. As of March 2014, no funding was available for these programs, which were set to expire after June 30, 2016. For more information, refer to the Clean Energy Funds website. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 43.325)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Demonstration Grants

Archived: 03/01/2014

The Washington Department of Commerce (Department) administers the Vehicle Electrification Demonstration Grant Program as part of the Energy Freedom Program. Eligible applicants include state agencies, public school districts, public utility districts, or political subdivisions of the state. The Department may award grants for projects involving the purchase or conversion of existing vehicles to PEVs for use in an applicant's fleet or operations. Additional eligibility requirements apply. As of March 2014, funding is not available. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 43.325.110)

Alternative Fuel Use and Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 02/28/2014

State agencies and departments must prioritize the procurement of high fuel efficiency and flexible fuel vehicles when such technologies are commercially available and economically practical. Additionally, all state-owned fueling facilities must purchase gasoline blended with ethanol and diesel fuel blended with biodiesel for use in state vehicles when available and economically practical. (Reference Executive Order 02.28.06.02, 2006)

Biofuel Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 02/01/2014

The Arizona Biofuel Conversion Program distributes grants to encourage the use of biofuels in the state and to promote the development of fueling infrastructure. Up to $75,000 is available to public and private entities for the incremental cost of projects that result in new or converted biofuel storage and dispensing equipment. Applicants must complete projects within six months of the grant award date. Biofuel is defined as a biomass-derived fuel used directly as a motor fuel. Program funding expired (verified February 2014). (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 41-112 and 41-2051)

Idle Reduction Weight Exemption

Archived: 02/01/2014

Any vehicle equipped with idle reduction technology may exceed the state's axle and gross vehicle weight limits by up to 400 pounds to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. (Reference Arkansas Highway Police Enforcement Policy 07-03-030)

Alternative Fuel Research and Development Funding

Archived: 02/01/2014

The Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation will identify, obtain, disburse, and administer funding for alternative fuel and related technology research, development, and commercialization. The funds may be distributed as grants, loans, or through other methods. (Reference Virginia Code 23-300 through 23-303)

State Agency Strategic Energy Plans

Archived: 02/01/2014

Each Arkansas state agency must develop an individual strategic energy plan to reduce its energy consumption and environmental impact. The plans may include criteria for vehicle purchases that, to the extent appropriate for the vehicles' intended use, will result in a more fuel-efficient fleet. (Reference Executive Order 09-07, 2009)

All-Electric Vehicle (EV) Manufacturing Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2014

Vehicle manufacturers are eligible for a tax credit for EVs, including low- and medium-speed EVs, manufactured on or after July 1, 2010. EVs that can legally be operated on interstate highways and turnpikes in the state are eligible for a $2,000 credit per vehicle. Four-wheeled medium-speed EVs are eligible for a $1,000 credit per vehicle. Four-wheeled low-speed EVs are eligible for a $500 credit per vehicle. Tax credits may be carried forward for up to five years. This incentive is available through December 31, 2013. (Reference House Bill 2308, 2013, and Oklahoma Statutes 68-2357.402)

Biodiesel Production Excise Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2014

A biodiesel producer that produces at least 100,000 gallons of biodiesel during the taxable year is allowed a credit equal to the per gallon excise tax the producer paid in accordance with the motor fuel excise tax rate. The credit only applies to tax paid on the biodiesel portion of the fuel blend and the credit may not exceed $500,000. This tax credit is effective until January 1, 2014. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 105-129.16F)

Biodiesel Production Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2014

A biodiesel facility may receive a credit of $0.075 per gallon of biodiesel for up to 36 consecutive months for new fuel production. To be eligible for this credit, the facility must not have received credits before January 1, 2013, must have expanded its capacity by at least two million gallons after January 1, 2013, or must have achieved annual production of more than twelve times the monthly average of the three highest production months in the previous year. The credit will be capped at ten million gallons of biodiesel per year per biodiesel facility. If the credit allowed exceeds the amount of income taxes due, the excess amount may be carried forward as a credit against subsequent income tax liability for up to five years. Additional restrictions may apply. This incentive is available through December 31, 2013. (Reference House Bill 2308, 2013, and Oklahoma Statutes 68-2357.67)

Biofuel Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2014

A taxpayers who constructs a qualified fueling facility that dispenses biodiesel, ethanol, or gasoline blends consisting of at least 70% ethanol (E70) is eligible for a tax credit equal to 15% of the cost of constructing and installing the dispensing infrastructure that is directly and exclusively used for dispensing or storing the fuel, including pumps, storage tanks, and related equipment. The taxpayer must take the credit in three equal annual installments beginning with the taxable year in which the facility is placed into service. This tax credit does not apply to infrastructure placed into service on or after January 1, 2014. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 105-129.16D(a))

Biofuel Production Facility Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2014

A taxpayer who processes biodiesel, ethanol, or gasoline blends consisting of at least 70% ethanol (E70) is eligible for a tax credit equal to 25% of the cost of constructing and equipping the processing facility. The taxpayer must take the credit in seven equal annual installments beginning with the taxable year in which the facility is placed into service. This tax credit does not apply to infrastructure placed into service on or after January 1, 2014. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 105-129.16D)

Ethanol Production Tax Credit

Repealed: 01/01/2014

An ethanol facility is eligible for a credit of $0.075 per gallon of ethanol, before denaturing, for new production for up to 36 consecutive months. To be eligible for this credit, the facility must not have received credits before January 1, 2013, must have expanded its capacity by at least two million gallons after January 1, 2013, or must have achieved annual production of more than twelve times the monthly average of the three highest production months in the previous year. The credit will be capped at ten million gallons of ethanol per year per ethanol facility and 30 million gallons of ethanol per year at all ethanol facilities in the state. Additional restrictions may apply. This incentive is available through December 31, 2013. (Reference House Bill 2308, 2013, and Oklahoma Statutes 68-2357.66)

Renewable Fuel Production Facility Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2014

A taxpayer that constructs and places into service three or more commercial facilities for processing biodiesel, ethanol, or gasoline blends consisting of at least 70% ethanol (E70) in North Carolina and invests at least $400 million in the facilities may be eligible for a credit equal to 35% of the cost of constructing and equipping the facilities. To claim the credit, the taxpayer must obtain a written determination from the North Carolina Department of Commerce that the taxpayer is expected to invest at least $400 million in three or more facilities within a five-year period. This tax credit does not apply to facilities placed into service on or after January 1, 2014. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 105-129.16D(b1))

Electric Vehicle (EV) Registration Fee

Repealed: 01/01/2014

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 452, 2013: The annual registration fee for an EV is $25.00 unless the vehicle is more than five model years old, in which case the annual registration fee is reduced to $15.00. This section does not apply to low-speed EVs. (Reference Iowa Code 321.116)

Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit

Archived: 12/31/2013

A tax credit is available for 25% of the cost to install or retrofit fueling pumps that dispense gasoline fuel blends of at least 85% ethanol or diesel fuel blends of at least 20% biodiesel fuel or that mix fuel from separate storage tanks and allow the user to select the percentage of renewable fuel. The maximum credit amount is $5,000 per taxable year for each fueling station that has installed or retrofitted a pump. The credit must be claimed within four years of the tax return and expires December 31, 2017. For more information see the Wisconsin Grant Programs page. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 71.07 (5j), 71.21(4), 71.26(2)(a), 71.34(1)(g), 71.45(2)(a)10, 77.92(4), 71.28(5j), 71.30(3)(ds), 71.47(5j), and 71.49(1)(ds))

Ethanol Blend Infrastructure Grant Program

Expired: 12/31/2013

The Clean Energy Coalition offers grants of up to $10,000 per facility for the cost of purchasing and installing fueling infrastructure necessary to dispense ethanol blends between 15% (E15) and 85% (E85). New infrastructure as well as the conversion of existing infrastructure is eligible. Grants are available for retail and fleet fueling locations that are open to the public, and the infrastructure must be in place and available for use by December 31, 2013. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the Clean Energy Coalition website.

Alternative Fuel Project Grants

Archived: 11/30/2013

The Pennsylvania Energy Harvest Grant seeks to deploy cleaner energy sources by providing funding for alternative energy projects, including those involving clean, alternative fuels for transportation. Projects must address both energy and environmental concerns; projects that are primarily education, outreach, feasibility, assessment, planning, or research and development are not eligible. Eligible applicants include an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that is also registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations; county or municipal government; county conservation district; Council of Governments; a school, school district, college or university; or an incorporated watershed organization recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. This grant program is currently closed but interested applicants may sign up for notifications about the program status via the Energy Harvest website (verified October 2011).

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate - DTE Energy

Archived: 11/30/2013

DTE Energy will provide up to $2,500 for the purchase and installation of separately metered EVSE to the first 2,500 qualified customers who purchase plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and enroll in the DTE PEV rate. The program will expire in December 2014 or until the program has been fully subscribed, whichever occurs first. For additional information, see the DTE Energy Plug-In Electric Vehicles website.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Purchase Vouchers

Expired: 11/20/2013

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) provides vouchers for the purchase of new and converted NGVs. The voucher amount is based on gross vehicle weight rating, up to $20,000. Commercial, non-profit agency, and public fleet vehicles registered in Maryland are eligible. Each motor carrier is limited to five vouchers and must operate the vehicle for three years. For additional eligibility requirements and application information, see the Maryland Natural Gas Vehicle Voucher Program website.

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Repealed: 11/07/2013

The following was repealed by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board on November 7, 2013: All new passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles offered for sale or lease in or imported into New Mexico must be certified to California motor vehicle emissions standards as specified in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations. (Reference New Mexico Administrative Code 20.2.88)

Regional Climate Change Initiative

Archived: 11/01/2013

Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington approved a series of recommendations for action to combat global warming, as detailed in the West Coast Governors' Global Warming Initiative. The three states must act individually as well as regionally to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Initiative includes adopting standards to reduce GHG emissions from vehicles by expanding markets for efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels, including creating a working group on developing hydrogen fuel. Building upon this commitment, California joined other western states and several Canadian provinces to sign an agreement establishing the Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.

Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Deployment Support

Archived: 11/01/2013

California joins Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont in signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the deployment of ZEVs through involvement in a ZEV Program Implementation Task Force (Task Force). By April 2014, the Task Force will develop a plan of action to accomplish the goals of the MOU, including deploying at least 3.3 million ZEVs and adequate fueling infrastructure within the signatory states by 2025. On an annual basis, each state must report on the number of registered ZEVs, the number of public electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen fueling stations, and available information regarding workplace fueling for ZEVs. Each state also commits to:

  • Support ZEV commercialization through consistent statewide building codes and standards for installing EVSE, streamlined metering options for homes equipped with EVSE, opportunities to reduce vehicle operating costs, increased electric system efficiency through time-of-use electricity rates and net metering for electric vehicles, and integrating ZEVs with renewable energy initiatives;
  • Establish ZEV purchase targets for governmental agency fleets, explore opportunities for coordinated vehicle and fueling station equipment procurement, work to provide public access to government fleet fueling stations, and include commitments to use ZEVs in state contracts with auto dealers and car rental companies where appropriate;
  • Evaluate the need for, and effectiveness of, monetary incentives to reduce the upfront purchase price of ZEVs as well as non-monetary incentives, such as high occupancy vehicle lane access, reduced tolls, and preferential parking, and pursue these incentives as appropriate;
  • Work to develop uniform standards to promote ZEV consumer acceptance and awareness, industry compliance, and economies of scale, including adopting universal signage, common methods of payment and interoperability of EVSE networks, and reciprocity among states for non-monetary ZEV incentives;
  • Cooperate with vehicle manufacturers, electricity and hydrogen providers, the fueling infrastructure industry, corporate fleet owners, financial institutions, and others to encourage ZEV market growth;
  • Share research and develop a coordinated education and outreach campaign to highlight the benefits of ZEVs, including collaboration with related national and regional initiatives; and
  • Assess and develop potential deployment strategies and infrastructure requirements for the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Motor Vehicle Classification Study Committee

Archived: 10/31/2013

The Motor Vehicles Classification Committee (Committee) was established to study vehicle classification laws used for new vehicle types. The scope of the study includes alternative classification systems to define non-traditional vehicles including alternative fuel vehicles and configurations, such as electric motor vehicles. The Committee must submit a report to state officials by November 1, 2012. (Reference Senate Bill 26, 2011)

Biofuels Commercialization Grants

Archived: 10/01/2013

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina (Center) is a private, nonprofit corporation the Legislature funds to implement the goal that by 2017, 10% of liquid fuels sold in North Carolina will come from biofuels grown and produced within the state. The Center awards funds to academic institutions, economic development organizations, nonprofit corporations, and other entities through an annual competitive awards process. Grants and contracts are designed to identify and bridge gaps in knowledge and information, speed up the development of technology, and create a seamless continuum between agriculture and transportation fuels.

Biofuels Industry Development Grants

Archived: 10/01/2013

The North Carolina Green Business Fund (Fund) provides grants to private businesses with fewer than 100 employees, nonprofit organizations, local governments, and state agencies to encourage the expansion of small and medium sized businesses and to help grow a green economy. One of the Fund's priority areas is the development of the biofuels industry in the state. The North Carolina Department of Commerce may make grants available to maximize development, production, distribution, retail infrastructure, and consumer purchase of biofuels, including grants to enhance biofuels workforce development. There are no currently open grant solicitations (verified October 2012). (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 143B-437.4)

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Study

Archived: 10/01/2013

In October 2013, the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup finalized a report, Evaluation of Approaches to Reduce GHG Emissions in Washington State, for the governor. The report evaluates strategies for the state to reduce its GHG emissions and makes recommendations. The evaluation includes a review of state policies to stabilize or reduce GHG emissions, including converting public vehicles to alternative fuels and public alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) acquisition requirements. Potential strategies evaluated include increasing the state renewable fuel standard, as well as implementing a state low carbon fuel standard, zero emission vehicle goal, additional production of biofuels and feedstocks, or AFV incentives. (Reference Senate Bill 5802, 2013)

Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Labeling Requirement

Repealed: 10/01/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 6653, 2013: All Model Year (MY) 2008 and later passenger cars and light-duty trucks and MY 2009 and later medium-duty vehicles sold, leased, imported, delivered, purchased, rented, leased, acquired, or received in Connecticut must meet the California Air Resources Board emission control label and environmental performance label requirements, including smog and greenhouse gas index scores. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 22a-201 through 22a-201c, and Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Regulations 22a-174-36b)

Truck Idle Reduction Technology Grants

Expired: 09/16/2013

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) offers grants to purchase and install idle reduction technology in on-highway Class 6 to Class 8 trucks registered in Maryland; buses are not eligible. Grants cover 50% of the installed cost, up to $3,000. Eligible idle reduction technologies must be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board. The grant program will end September 16, 2013. For eligibility requirements and application information, see the Maryland Idle Reduction Technology Grant Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Bay Area

Expired: 09/01/2013

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) PEV Home Charger Deployment Program (Program) provides incentives for up to 2,750 residents who purchase a new plug-in electric vehicle and install Level 2 EVSE from qualifying vendors. Incentive amounts vary and the funds are administered through BAAQMD partner vendors on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Program website.

Advanced Ethanol Industry Initiative

Archived: 09/01/2013

To develop an advanced (non-corn based) ethanol industry in Louisiana, the following "field-to-pump" requirements must be met:

  1. Development of an ethanol feedstock other than corn that:
    • Is derived solely from Louisiana harvested crops.
    • Is capable of an annual yield of at least 600 gallons of ethanol per acre.
    • Requires no more than 50% of the water required to grow corn.
    • Is tolerant to high temperatures and waterlogging.
    • Is resistant to drought and saline-alkaline soils.
    • Is capable of being grown in marginal soils, ranging from heavy clay to light sand.
    • Requires no more than one-third of the nitrogen required to grow corn.
    • Requires no more than one-half of the energy necessary to convert corn into ethanol.
  2. Development of a small advanced ethanol manufacturing facility network, which reduces the feedstock supply risk, does not burden local water supplies, and provides for a more broad-based economic development.
  3. Expansion of advanced ethanol supply and demand beyond the 10% blend market by blending ethanol with gasoline at the gas station pump. Blender pumps, directly installed and operated at local gas stations by a qualified small advanced ethanol manufacturing facility, should offer the consumer a less expensive substitute for unleaded gasoline in the form of ethanol blends of 10% (E10), 20% (E20), 30% (E30), and 85% (E85).

(Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3761)

Biodiesel Use in School Buses Study

Archived: 09/01/2013

The State Board of Education and Secondary Education (Board) must study the use of biodiesel in school buses and report its findings to the Louisiana Legislature. The Board will consider the environmental and economic advantages and disadvantages of using biodiesel in school buses. (Reference House Resolution 72, 2011)

National Support for Natural Gas and Natural Gas Vehicles

Archived: 09/01/2013

The Louisiana Legislature supports legislation the U.S. Congress is considering, which would expand the use of domestic natural gas reserves to reduce dependence on imported oil. In addition, the legislature urges federal agencies to purchase, when possible, vehicles that can be converted to run on compressed natural gas, when it is available. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, 2010)

Natural Gas Support

Archived: 09/01/2013

The Louisiana Legislature urges the governor to develop proposals and take action to leverage natural gas as a primary transportation fuel for Louisiana residents and businesses. Because natural gas is less expensive than gasoline, it may allow the state to increase the fuel tax to fund necessary transportation infrastructure projects while still resulting in significant cost savings for customers. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 115, 2010)

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Promotion

Archived: 08/31/2013

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT), with funding from the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), has established a Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition (Coalition). The Coalition works to enhance economic growth through the development, manufacture, and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies and associated fueling systems. Representatives from industry, government, academia, labor, and other stakeholders make up the Coalition. CCAT prepared and submitted the Plan for Fuel Cell Economic Development, a strategic plan that addresses the status of the hydrogen/fuel cell industry in the state and concludes that hydrogen and fuel cell technology meets the state's pressing energy needs, improves environmental performance, increases economic development, and creates new jobs. Reference Connecticut General Statutes 32-9vv through 32-9ww)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Loans

Archived: 08/01/2013

The Oklahoma Department of Central Services' Alternative Fuels Conversion Loan program provides 0% interest loans to government fleets for converting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the construction of AFV fueling infrastructure, and the incremental cost associated with the purchase of an original equipment manufacturer AFV. The program provides up to $10,000 per converted or newly purchased AFV and up to $300,000 for the development or installation of fueling infrastructure. The borrower must repay the loan within a seven-year period. Repayment is collected through a surcharge on alternative fuel the borrower purchased in the amount equivalent to the per gallon fuel cost savings from using an alternative fuel. If the price of the alternative fuel does not remain below the price of the conventional fuel that it replaced, repayment is suspended. Eligible applicants include state and county agencies and divisions, municipalities, school districts, mass transit authorities, and public trust authorities. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 74-130.4 through 74-130.5)

Advanced Biofuels Strategic Plan

Archived: 08/01/2013

The Natural Resources Committee of the Legislature (Committee) worked with Bio Nebraska, a nonprofit corporation, to develop a five-year strategic plan to grow the bioscience industry in the state. The Nebraska Bioscience Roadmap 2010 includes recommendations related to the development of advanced biofuels. The Committee will prepare and present annual updates on the strategic plan to the Legislature. (Reference Nebraska Statutes 50-501)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Safety Requirement

Archived: 08/01/2013

An individual may not operate an NGV on a highway outside the corporate limits of a municipality from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise unless the vehicle carries at least three red electric lanterns or three portable red emergency reflectors. NGVs are prohibited from carrying a flare, fuse, or signal produced by flame. (Reference Indiana Code 9-19-5-6)

Propane Marketer Vehicle Incentive - Minnesota Propane Association (MPA)

Expired: 07/01/2013

Through the Propane Marketers Vehicle Incentive Program (Program), MPA offers $2,000 rebates to convert a gasoline vehicle to propane or to purchase a new propane vehicle. Only retail propane marketers that have pre-registered with MPA are eligible for the incentive. The Program also offers a $1,500 rebate for propane marketers to install a dual-fuel propane-diesel economizer on a diesel vehicle. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and recipients must report to the Program on vehicle performance. Each entity is only eligible for one propane vehicle conversion or purchase rebate and one diesel economizer rebate. Additional restrictions apply.

Transportation Efficiency Fund

Repealed: 07/01/2013

The following was repealed by Public Law 2011, Chapter 652: The Transportation Efficiency Fund is a non-lapsing fund managed by the Maine Department of Transportation to increase energy efficiency and reduce reliance on fossil fuels within the state's transportation system. Funding may be used for zero emission vehicles, biofuel and other alternative fuel vehicles, congestion mitigation and air quality initiatives, rail, public transit, and car or van pooling. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 23, Section 4210-E)

Biodiesel Production Incentive

Expired: 06/30/2013

The Tennessee Department of Revenue administers the biodiesel manufacturers' incentive fund, which provides Tennessee biodiesel producers with payments for biodiesel fuel produced and sold to Tennessee distributors. Each manufacturer may receive incentives for up to 10 million gallons of biodiesel produced annually. This incentive is available through June 30, 2013, and funding must be appropriated each year. (Reference Tennessee Code 67-3-103 and 67-3-423)

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Grants

Expired: 06/30/2013

A facility that produces transportation fuels derived from cellulosic material may be eligible for a grant to cover 50% of the cost of research, technical assistance, or production equipment for the facility, up to $500,000. To be eligible, a qualified engineer must certify the technology and fuel source. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 41A.105)

School Bus Idle Reduction Requirement

Expired: 06/30/2013

All public school districts must ensure that every school bus or other school vehicle driver turns off the vehicle's engine while waiting for passengers to load or unload. Exceptions apply, including when idling is necessary for heating, mechanical, or emergency circumstances. School districts must also provide an annual notice to school personnel, including an overview of the regulations and available education materials. For more information, see the State Education Department website. This regulation is in effect through June 30, 2013. (Reference New York Education Law 3637)

Natural Gas Fuel Rate Reduction and Vehicle Incentives

Archived: 06/01/2013

Atmos Energy offers incentives for natural gas vehicles on a case-by-case basis and offers special rates for natural gas when used to operate a vehicle.

Freight Transportation Plan Development

Archived: 06/01/2013

By July 1, 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation must develop a Freight Mobility and Trade Plan (Plan) that identifies freight mobility assessments that contribute to economic development and enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system across modes. The Plan should include policies and investments that promote compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane energy policies that reduce transportation costs for businesses and residents. (Reference House Bill 599, 2012, and Florida Statutes 334.044)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Promotion

Archived: 06/01/2013

To achieve Hawaii's transportation efficiency goals and to create jobs, foster economic growth, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Hawaii Senate encourages the promotion of PEV use in the state. As a first step, PEV charging infrastructure must be developed. In addition, stakeholders should work together to expedite the use of PEVs in Hawaii. Additionally, the Hawaii House of Representatives urges the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative End-Use Efficiency Work Group to address the challenges related to PEV charging stations and access to electrical outlets to facilitate the use of PEVs. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 230, 2010, and Senate Concurrent Resolution 126, 2009)

Alternative Fuel Blend Mandate

Repealed: 05/31/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 4001, 2013: All gasoline sold or offered for sale by a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler in Florida must contain 9-10% ethanol or other alternative fuel by volume. For the purpose of this requirement, alternative fuel is defined as a fuel produced from biomass. The fuel mandate does not apply to fuel used in aircrafts or watercrafts, fuel sold to a blender, or fuel sold for use in collector vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, or small engines. If a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler is unable to obtain alternative fuel at the same or lower price as unblended gasoline, then the covered entity may apply for a waiver. (Reference House Bill 503, 2012, and Florida Statutes 526.201-526.207)

Alternative Fuels Tax and Vehicle Decal

Repealed: 05/15/2013

Fuel tax exemptions are granted for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (propane) vehicle owners. Owners of natural gas and propane vehicles must purchase an annual tax decal from the Colorado Department of Revenue or a decal vendor as follows:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Annual License Tax Fee
1-10,000 pounds (lbs.) $70
10,001-16,000 lbs. $100
Over 16,000 lbs. $125

All natural gas and propane vehicles must display a current fuel tax decal. Non-profit transit agencies are exempt from the fuel tax.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-27-102.5)

Alternative Fuel License

Repealed: 05/02/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 579, 2013: An individual who wishes to be a wholesale distributor of an alternative fuel must obtain a license from the Florida Department of Revenue. (Reference Florida Statutes 206.89)

Alternative Fuels Tax

Repealed: 05/02/2013

The following was repealed by House Bill 579, 2013: A person operating an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) must purchase an annual decal from the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles to be exempt from the excise tax on gasoline. Fueling stations may not fuel a vehicle with propane or compressed natural gas that does not display the proper decal. State and local government AFV fleets are exempt from paying the decal fee. In addition to the state alternative fuel fee, a person fueling a vehicle from their own facility must pay a local alternative fuel fee instead of the excise tax a county levies. (Reference Florida Statutes 206.877)

Alternative Fuel Production Loans

Expired: 05/01/2013

The Value-Added Agriculture Program offers a combination of forgivable and traditional low-interest loans for business projects involving the production of alternative fuels. The mixture of forgivable and low-interest loans varies according to the size of the award. Research and development projects are not eligible for this program.

Electric Truck Purchase Vouchers

Expired: 05/01/2013

The Maryland Energy Administration provides vouchers for the purchase of new all-electric trucks. Eligible vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds and be registered for on-road use in the state of Maryland. Vouchers of $20,000 are available for qualified vehicles purchased from a dealership in Maryland or directly from a manufacturer located outside of Maryland. Vouchers of $15,000 are available for qualified vehicles purchased through a dealership located outside of Maryland.

Biodiesel Education and Acquisition Grants

Expired: 04/30/2013

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet offers grants through the Biofuels for Schools Program (Program). The Program seeks to identify high schools that design, implement, and evaluate student projects that incorporate awareness and knowledge of biodiesel, pollution prevention, and resource conservations principles. Grants are also available to high schools that enable the long-term policies and planning for expanded use of biodiesel. Qualified schools will receive between $500 and $2,000. As of April 2012, the application period has closed.

Biofuels Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 04/30/2013

Through the Biofuels Blender Pump Program, the North Dakota Department of Commerce offers cost-share grants of up to $5,000 per fueling pump, up to $20,000 per retail location, to motor fuel retailers who install qualified biofuel blender pumps and associated equipment. Qualified retailers are also eligible for grants of up to $14,000 at each retail location for tanks and piping installed at the same time the blender pump is installed. A qualified ethanol retail blender pump must:

  • Dispense a blend of gasoline and ethanol in the ratio the purchaser selects;
  • Meet an industry standard and carry a warranty for compatibility with dispenser components and storage and piping systems;
  • Have at least four hoses and dispense either a blend of 10% ethanol (E10) or the minimum blend percentage the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved for use in all vehicles, a blend of at least 20% ethanol (E20), and E85; and
  • Comply with all alternative fuel, biofuel, and flexible fuel requirements established by law.

Grant recipients must continue to sell biofuel blends for at least 12 months after receiving funding. This incentive is available through April 30, 2013. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 17-09)

Biofuels Production Protection

Archived: 04/01/2013

The South Dakota Legislature urges the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to resist implementing indirect land use change provisions that may unfairly impact biofuels production in the United States. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 1016, 2010)

Biofuels Strategic Plan

Archived: 03/31/2013

The Green Jobs Cabinet prepared a statewide strategic plan for clean energy and clean technology economic development and job creation, to include biofuels. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture must work with the biofuels industry, state universities, national laboratories, and industry groups to evaluate the economic opportunities of biofuel production in the state. Toward a New Mexico State Plan for Biofuels Leadership, published in May 2010, provides recommendations to grow and develop the biofuels sector in the state. (Reference Executive Order 2009-002, 2009, and Executive Order 2010-001, 2010)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Portland, Eugene, Salem, and Corvallis metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Seattle metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and Chattanooga metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the District of Columbia metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Atlanta metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Chicago metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - ECOtality

Expired: 03/11/2013

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle (PEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible PEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Alternative Fuel Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

Archived: 03/01/2013

The Virginia Offices of the Secretary of Administration and the Secretary of Natural Resources released a PPP solicitation outlining their interest in forming partnerships with and among alternative fuel providers, infrastructure developers, vehicle manufacturers, and other alternative fuel industry stakeholders to expand fueling infrastructure and to support alternative fuel use in the commonwealth fleet. By May 2012, the Virginia Department of General Services and the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy was required to make a recommendation on whether the commonwealth should establish more formal PPP agreements to accomplish the overall goal of transitioning commonwealth vehicles to alternative fuels. As a result of that solicitation, the commonwealth entered into contracts with two companies to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane fuel, fueling infrastructure, vehicle conversions, maintenance and training. The governor also issued an Executive Directive to implement a plan for using the contracts to transition the commonwealth's vehicles from gasoline to CNG and propane. (Reference Executive Directive 5, 2012, and Executive Order 36, 2011)

Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Plan

Archived: 03/01/2013

Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) policies and procedures must include guidelines for the purchase of fuel-efficient, low emissions, commonwealth-owned vehicles, as well as guidelines for leasing vehicles that give a preference to compact, fuel-efficient, and low emissions vehicles. By January 1, 2012, DGS was required to establish a plan to replace commonwealth-owned or operated vehicles with vehicles that operate using natural gas, electricity, or other alternative fuels, to the greatest extent reasonable, considering available infrastructure, vehicle location and use, capital and operating costs, and potential for fuel savings. All commonwealth agencies and institutions must cooperate with DGS in developing and implementing the plan. (Reference Virginia Code 2.2-1176 and Executive Order 19, 2010)

Natural Gas Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Expired: 02/27/2013

The Wyoming Departments of Transportation and Administration and Information must retrofit existing vehicles or acquire new vehicles that operate on natural gas or a combination of natural gas and another fuel by July 1, 2012. $200,000 in funding is available to retrofit or procure the vehicles. (Reference House Enrolled Act 67, 2011)

Commercial Electric Truck Vouchers

Expired: 02/15/2013

Through the Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program (CETIP), the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) provides vouchers to reimburse commercial fleets for $20,000 per qualified zero emission truck purchased. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible vehicles must be new, titled and licensed in Oregon, have a gross vehicle weight rating of at least 10,001 pounds, and replace an existing diesel vehicle. Eligible fleets must operate the vehicles primarily in an air quality nonattainment or maintenance area. ODOT plans to distribute 200 vouchers within the first year of the program and data collection will continue for three years from the date of vehicle purchase. For more information, including detailed eligibility and application requirements, please see the ODOT Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program website.

Biofuels Use Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2013

Oregon residents are eligible for an income tax credit of $0.50 per gallon of gasoline blended with at least 85% ethanol (E85) or diesel blended with at least 99% biodiesel (B99) purchased for use in an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV). Up to $200 can be claimed each tax year for each AFV that is registered in Oregon and owned or leased by the resident. For the purpose of this tax credit, an AFV is a motor vehicle that can operate using E85 or B99. The credit is available through December 31, 2012. (Reference Oregon Revised Statutes 315.465)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Project Funding

Archived: 01/01/2013

The Washington Departments of Commerce and Transportation are partnering to fund the installation of qualified EVSE along the I-5 and US-2 corridors. As of January, 2013, the Departments have fully allocated funds for this project. For more information see the Electric Highways Project website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2012

Qualified AFVs are exempt from personal property taxes. The exemption only applies to personal property that is new to Michigan. To be eligible, the vehicle must not have been previously taxed or exempted from taxation under another law. Eligible vehicles must also:

  • Be produced by an original equipment manufacturer;
  • Meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards;
  • Meet local emissions standards; and
  • Be propelled by natural gas, fuel blends containing at least 85% ethanol), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane), or fuel blends containing at least 85% methanol), or be a fuel cell vehicle, electric vehicle, or hybrid electric vehicle.

The Michigan NextEnergy Authority must certify the vehicle in order for it to be eligible. The exemption expires on December 31, 2012.

(Michigan Compiled Laws 207.822 and 211.9(i))

Biodiesel Blend Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2012

A tax credit against the state corporate income tax liability is available for each gallon of blended biodiesel fuel containing a minimum of 2% biodiesel (B2), as long as the state special fuel excise tax was paid on the fuel. From January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, the credit amount is $0.01 per gallon. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 7-2A-23)

Biodiesel Production and Distribution Grants

Expired: 12/31/2012

The Department of Economic and Community Development manages the Connecticut Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Account and provides grants through the Biodiesel Production and Distribution Grant Program. A qualified biodiesel producer is eligible for up to 60 monthly payments, up to a total grant per fiscal year equal to: $0.30 per gallon for the first five million gallons of biodiesel produced; $0.20 per gallon for the second five million gallons of biodiesel produced; and $0.10 per gallon for the third five million gallons of biodiesel produced. If the total amount of funding available for the grant program is between $100,000 and $200,000, a qualified biodiesel producer is eligible for no more than $0.20 per gallon regardless of the number of gallons of biodiesel produced. If the total funding available equals $100,000 or less, the producer is eligible for no more than $0.10 per gallon, regardless of the total number of gallons of biodiesel produced. Any portion of biodiesel produced in excess of 15 million gallons per fiscal year is not eligible for these grants.

A qualified biodiesel producer that is not yet actively engaged in production may also receive a one-time grant for the purchase of equipment, cost of construction, or retrofit of a biodiesel production facility. The grant may not exceed $3 million, regardless of the number of facilities the producer owns. Additional grant funding up to $50,000 per distributor/site is available for the actual costs of creating storage and distribution capacity for biodiesel.

Grants are available through December 31, 2012.

(Reference Connecticut General Statutes 32-324a through 32-324f)

Fuel Cell Development Funding

Archived: 12/31/2012

The Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program (Program) aims to stimulate job creation in Ohio and position the state as a national leader in the fuel cell industry. The Program is an integral part of the Ohio Third Frontier, a technology-based economic development initiative designed to create jobs and bring new products to market. The Program offers grants and loans to support the growth of targeted areas of fuel cell technology, including: advanced materials related to advanced polymers, ceramics, composites, carbon fibers and nanotubes, and specialty metals and alloys; aero-propulsion power management; fuel cells and energy storage; and sensing and automation technologies.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Duke Energy

Archived: 12/31/2012

As part of Indiana's Project Plug-IN initiative, Duke Energy is conducting a two-year pilot program that provides qualified residential and commercial customers with Level 2 EVSE. Duke Energy will install the EVSE at the home (covering up to $1,000 in installation costs) or business (covering up to $1,500 in installation costs) and service the equipment for the duration of the pilot program. Duke Energy will remotely access the EVSE to collect information in an effort to better understand charging habits and the impact on the power grid. At the end of the pilot program, participants will be able to keep the EVSE at no additional cost.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rebate - Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Expired: 12/31/2012

LIPA offers residential customers a one-time $500 mail-in rebate for qualifying plug-in hybrid electric or all-electric vehicles. Vehicles must be purchased, registered, and owned by the LIPA customer during the period beginning January 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012.

State Agency Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirement

Archived: 12/31/2012

State fleets must acquire AFVs according to the requirements of the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992 and the Massachusetts Office of Vehicle Management (OVM) must approve any light-duty vehicle acquisition. All agencies must purchase the most economical, fuel-efficient, and low emission vehicles appropriate to their mission. OVM, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, will set new minimum standards for vehicle mileage and work with agencies to acquire vehicles that provide the best value for the Commonwealth on a total cost of ownership basis. (Reference Executive Order 388, 1996, and Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance Administrative Bulletin 10, 2010)

Alternative Fuel Bus and Infrastructure Funding

Archived: 12/01/2012

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers the Clean Fueled Bus Program, which provides funds to state and local transit agencies, municipalities, and schools for up to 100% of the incremental cost of purchasing new alternative fuel buses and associated infrastructure. For the purposes of this program, an alternative fuel bus is any motor vehicle with a seating capacity of at least 15 passengers used to transport passengers on public highways that is powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) (including dual-fuel technology that is factory built and certified or a new diesel engine with a minimum of 75% use of CNG during typical operation), propane, methanol, hydrogen, biodiesel, or ethanol, or uses electricity as a primary fuel source (e.g., hybrid electric). Eligible infrastructure projects include fueling equipment installations including, but not limited to, electric vehicle battery charging stations and natural gas fueling stations and depots. A qualified infrastructure project must be necessary to introduce or expand an alternative fuel bus fleet and the funding only covers the cost for items directly associated with making the facility capable of dispensing the fuel. For more information, see the NYSERDA Transportation Programs website.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Technical Assistance

Archived: 12/01/2012

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) manages the New York State Clean Cities Sharing Network (Network), which provides technical, policy, and program information about AFVs. Membership is open to all organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in AFVs and members are notified about upcoming funding opportunities and events. The Network publishes information about tax incentives, fueling stations, case studies, and contact information for the Clean Cities program and other industry leaders. The Network also organizes and sponsors technical workshops. For more information, see the NYSERDA Transportation Programs website.

High Occupancy Toll Lane Access

Archived: 12/01/2012

Phase Two of the Illinois Tollway Congestion-Relief Program includes a Dedicated Green Lanes Plan that will provide access to qualified hybrid electric vehicles.

Alternative Fuel and Transportation Review Board

Archived: 12/01/2012

The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) was established to review and adopt rules and regulations designed to reduce emissions from motor vehicles, including the use of alternative fuel vehicles, vehicle miles traveled reductions, and other transportation control strategies. (Reference Title 35 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 23, Section 4005)

Biofuels Production Promotion

Archived: 12/01/2012

The state legislature supports the federal '25x25' initiative, under which 25% of the total energy the United States consumes in 2025 would be produced from domestic agriculture. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 42, 2009)

Development of Idle Reduction and Fuel-Efficient Driving Programs

Archived: 12/01/2012

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) and the Department of Transportation must develop a Truck Idling Program for the state's fleet of motor vehicles, buses, and heavy-duty equipment. Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the DTMB must develop an Eco-Driver Program for all employees using state vehicles. This program will provide education and training materials designed to maximize vehicle fuel economy by educating drivers on how driving patterns, vehicle technologies, and vehicle maintenance impact fuel economy. The Eco-Driver Program will serve as a model for the future development of an Eco-Driver Program targeted towards the general public. (Reference Executive Directive 2009-4)

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Archived: 10/31/2012

Kentucky Utilities Company (KU) is offering $250,000 in grant funding to assist with the cost of PEV acquisition in fleets owned by governmental and quasi-governmental bodies. KU will reimburse selected applicants for the incremental cost of PEVs, specifically passenger cars and light- or medium-duty trucks. KU will also fund the cost of one DC fast charge EVSE, up to $3,500, for each selected applicant. Applications for funding must be submitted for consideration by June 15, 2012. For more information, see the Program Criteria and Application.

Biodiesel Study Commission

Archived: 10/31/2012

The Commission to Study the Production and Distribution of Biodiesel in New Hampshire was tasked with studying the state's biodiesel production capacity, state and regional feedstock sources for production, and methods to encourage production. The Commission's Final Report identified current barriers to increased production and use and provided recommendations to address these barriers. (Reference House Bill 245, 2009)

Alternative Fuel and Technology Grants

Expired: 10/01/2012

The University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment offers various types of grants to promote statewide economic development; sustainable, healthy and diverse ecosystems; and national energy security through development of bio-based and other renewable resources and processes. Eligible projects include those focused on environmentally sound production of energy, including transportation fuels such as hydrogen and biofuels, from renewable sources; development of energy conservation and efficient energy utilization technologies; energy storage technologies; and analysis of policy options to facilitate adoption of technologies that use or produce low-carbon renewable energy. As of July 2012, funds are available through 2012. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 116C.779)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Loans

Archived: 10/01/2012

The State Employees' Credit Union and the Local Government Federal Credit Union offer green vehicle loans to purchase qualified new and used fuel-efficient vehicles. Vehicles with a combined fuel economy rating of at least 28 miles per gallon, according to revised fuel economy ratings posted on www.fueleconomy.gov, qualify. The loan interest rates are 0.5% lower than traditional new or used vehicle loan rates.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Project Funding

Archived: 09/30/2012

The Oregon Department of Transportation will fund the installation of qualified EV charging infrastructure in rural areas along the I-5 West Coast Green Highway corridor. Competitive funding is available from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For more information see the Electric Vehicle Charging Network website.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Exemption from Vehicle Testing Requirements

Expired: 09/30/2012

Qualified HEVs are exempt from certain mandatory motor vehicle emissions and inspection testing requirements until September 30, 2012, if the vehicle obtains a fuel economy rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of at least 50 miles per gallon during city driving. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 23-206.3 through 206.4)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Project Funding

Archived: 09/01/2012

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC) provide competitive funding on a cost reimbursement basis for qualified alternative fuel and advanced vehicle projects. Only projects located in ozone nonattainment or maintenance areas in the state are eligible for funding. For more information see the GSCCC website.

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Research and Development Grants

Archived: 09/01/2012

The Texas Council on Environmental Quality administers the New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) Program, part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, which provides grants for alternative fuel and advanced technology demonstration and infrastructure projects to encourage and support research, development, and commercialization of technologies that reduce pollution. Funding for this grant program was discontinued in September 2011 and no subsequent actions have been taken to reinstate funding. (Reference Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 387)

Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Grants

Expired: 08/31/2012

The Texas General Land Office administers the NGV Initiative Grant Program to encourage public-sector fleets in certain counties to increase their use of heavy-duty NGVs. Private fleets also may be eligible particularly those that operate directly under contract for government work or do other government business. The program is funded with a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan grant through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. A variety of vehicles, including street sweepers, forklifts, buses, and garbage trucks, are eligible for grants to help cover the cost of replacing diesel vehicles with NGVs. The program ends August 31, 2012.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Planning

Archived: 08/31/2012

The Connecticut EV Infrastructure Council (Council) must coordinate interagency strategies to prepare for the adoption of EVs, including establishing performance measures for meeting infrastructure, funding, environmental, and regulatory goals. The Council submitted a final report to the Connecticut Legislature providing recommendations on EV infrastructure investment and standardization on September 1, 2010. (Reference Executive Order 34, 2009)

Regional Biofuels Corridor

Archived: 08/31/2012

Nebraska joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting a cooperative initiative under the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform). The Platform establishes a regional biofuels corridor program and directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the Midwest for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Corridor

Archived: 08/31/2012

North Dakota has joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting a cooperative initiative under the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform). The Platform establishes a regional biofuels corridor program and directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the Midwest for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/31/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Northern Virginia. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/31/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/31/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/31/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Biodiesel Fuel Use Incentive

Expired: 07/01/2012

Through the 2011-2012 school year, school districts are allowed to establish contracts with nonprofit, farmer-owned, new generation cooperatives to purchase biodiesel blends of 20% (B20) or higher for use in operating buses. Every school district that contracts with an eligible new generation cooperative for biodiesel will receive an additional payment through its state transportation aid payment if there is an incremental cost to purchase the biodiesel. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 414.433)

Biofuel Innovations Grants

Expired: 07/01/2012

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation administers a grant program to support local government and public university use of E85 and biodiesel blends of at least 20% (B20). Eligible projects include incremental fuel costs; engine maintenance; conversion or installation of infrastructure; and promotional materials.

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) and Infrastructure Funding

Archived: 07/01/2012

The Clean Energy Development Fund provides funding for projects that involve the purchase of dedicated NGVs and development of natural gas fueling infrastructure. To qualify for funding, the NGV must produce fewer emissions than commercially available vehicles using conventional fuel, and fueling infrastructure must deliver natural gas without interruption. (Reference Vermont Statutes Title 30, Chapter 89, Section 8015)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - CPS Energy

Expired: 07/01/2012

For a limited time, CPS Energy and the City of San Antonio are offering qualified CPS Energy customers a rebate of 50% of the cost of Level 2 residential EVSE. The maximum rebate amount is $1,000 for a single-family home. Rebates will be available on a first come, first served bases until the funds for the program are exhausted. A maximum of 50 rebates are available. For more information, see the CPS Energy Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Bellevue and Redmond metropolitan areas, excluding Seattle. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, the EVSE owner will pay for the installation; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Austin metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the San Jose, San Francisco Bay, Sacramento, and Los Angeles metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in southern Michigan. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the New York City metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Orlando metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified area must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Coulomb Technologies

Expired: 07/01/2012

Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the Boston metropolitan area. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified plug-in electric vehicle. Application information is available on the ChargePoint America website. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 07/01/2012

The state of Montana encourages the use of alternative fuels and fuel blends to the extent that doing so produces environmental and economic benefits to the citizens of Montana. The Montana Legislature recommends several guidelines for the development of a state alternative fuels policy, including the following: 1) encourage the use of self-sufficient markets; 2) any state alternative fuels program should have measurable benefits and state agencies must communicate these benefits to the public; 3) state and local governments are encouraged to set an example with their vehicle fleets by using alternative fuels and fuel blends. The state also encourages alternative fuel and fuel blend production. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 90-4-1011)

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 07/01/2012

In support of the "25 x 25" initiative to increase production of renewable energy by the agricultural community, the Montana legislature encourages the development of a broad spectrum of renewable energy resources, including biofuels, with the goal of agriculture providing 25% of the total energy consumed in the United States by the year 2025. (Reference House Joint Resolution 6, 2007)

Clean Energy Development Authority

Repealed: 07/01/2012

The Colorado Clean Energy Development Authority may issue bonds to finance projects that involve the production, transportation, and storage of clean energy. Clean energy is defined as fuels that are produced and energy that is derived from sources including but not limited to the following: biodiesel; biomass resources, such as biogas, agricultural or animal waste, landfill gas, and anaerobically digested waste biomass; biomass resources that do not include energy generated by use of fossil fuel; fuel cells that do not use fossil fuels; and zero-emissions generation technology, including emission of carbon dioxide, with long-term production potential. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 40-9.7-101 through 110)

Green Workforce Collaborative

Archived: 07/01/2012

The Vermont Workforce Development Council and the Department of Labor will create a Green Workforce Collaborative to develop and promote career training and employment opportunities for Vermont residents in green industry sectors, including the energy-efficient, low emission, and advanced vehicles industry; the mass transit fleet conversion industry; and the biofuels industry. These programs will enhance the economic and environmental vitality of the state and give priority to programs that provide education, training, and other services to target populations. (Reference House Bill 313, 2009)

Provision for Establishing an Alternative Fuel Research and Development Program

Archived: 07/01/2012

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture may develop and implement an alternative fuel research program to stimulate public and private research in fuel-related conversion technology. This research should address converting Tennessee agricultural products, such as soybeans, switchgrass, and other biomass, into alternative fuels, as well as the production capabilities needed to deliver such alternative fuels to consumers. (Reference Tennessee Code 54-1-136)

Alternative Fuel Production Facility Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2012

Tangible personal property used in or for the construction of a facility dedicated to the production and processing of ethanol, biodiesel, butanol, and their by-products are exempt from the state sales and use tax. To qualify, alternative fuels produced in the facility must be derived from biomass materials such as agricultural products, animal fats, or the wastes of such products or fats. The tax exemption does not apply to property purchased after alternative fuel production and processing has begun at the facility. The exemption applies to tangible personal property purchased between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2012. (Reference Georgia Code 48-8-3)

Biodiesel Equipment Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2012

Equipment sold to a facility that enables the facility to sell diesel fuel containing at least 2% biodiesel or green diesel is exempt from sales tax. The biodiesel or green diesel must meet applicable ASTM specifications. (Reference Senate Bill 2034, 2011, and North Dakota Century Code 57-39.2-04 and 57-43.2-01)

Biofuels Retail Incentive

Expired: 06/30/2012

Ethanol retailers selling fuel blends of at least 70% ethanol (E70) are eligible for a $0.05 incentive per gallon of ethanol blended fuel sold, provided that the fuel is subject to the South Carolina motor fuel user fee. Additionally, biodiesel retailers are eligible for a $0.25 incentive per gallon of biodiesel (B100) sold as pure biodiesel or as part of a biodiesel blend, provided that the blend contains at least 2% biodiesel (B2). These incentives apply only to fuel sold before July 1, 2012. Biodiesel is defined as a fuel for motor vehicle diesel engines comprised of vegetable oils or animal fats and meeting ASTM specifications D6751 or D975. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-63-20)

Ethanol Production Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2012

A new ethanol facility that reached a minimum annual production capacity of 100,000 gallons, before denaturing, before June 30, 2004, may be eligible for a tax credit in the form of a transferable motor vehicle tax credit certificate of $0.18 per gallon of ethanol produced. This credit is available to the facility for 96 consecutive months beginning with the first calendar month of eligibility and ending no later than June 30, 2012. Credits are available for up to 15,625,000 gallons of ethanol produced annually at each facility, and for up to 125,000,000 gallons of ethanol produced at each facility by the end of the 96-month period. Credits are only available for ethanol produced at a facility in Nebraska at which all fermentation, distillation, and dehydration takes place. Producers must have entered into an agreement with the Nebraska Tax Commissioner before April 16, 2004, to receive credits and submit the claims for credits to the Nebraska Department of Revenue within three years of the date of ethanol production, or by September 30, 2012, whichever occurs first. Other restrictions may apply. (Reference Nebraska Statutes 66-1344 and 66-1344.01)

Hydrogen Fuel Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2012

The sale of hydrogen fuel to power an internal combustion engine or fuel cell is exempt from the state sales tax. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 57-39.2.04)

Hydrogen Infrastructure Development Grants

Expired: 06/30/2012

The South Carolina Research Authority administers the South Carolina Hydrogen Infrastructure Development Fund, which provides funding for grants that promote the development and deployment of hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and dispensing infrastructure and related products and services that enable the growth of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the state. Taxpayers may receive a 25% credit against state income taxes, insurance premium taxes, and certain license fees for contributions made to the fund. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 11-46)

Advanced Ethanol Fuel Blend Rate Reduction

Repealed: 06/14/2012

The following was repealed by House Bill 1213, 2012: State government agencies and educational institutions may purchase advanced ethanol blends of 20%, 30%, or 85% (E20, E30, or E85) directly from a qualified small advanced ethanol manufacturing facility at a discounted price of 15% less than the per gallon price of unleaded gasoline. Advanced ethanol is a hydrous or anhydrous ethanol derived from sugar or starch, other than corn starch. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:364)

Ethanol Fuel Handling Outreach and Education

Archived: 06/01/2012

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Department) must conduct an outreach and education campaign to inform residents of the proper handling and disposal of motor fuels containing ethanol. The campaign will provide information on topics including how to determine when phase separation occurs. The Department must also update its website to include information relating to safe handling and disposal options. (Reference Legislative Document 1760, 2010)

Policy Recommendations for Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 06/01/2012

The Maine Office of Energy Independence and Security issued a report, Liquid Biofuels Policy for Maine: A Report to the State Legislature, which recommended specific policy options aimed toward the promotion of biofuels. The recommendations include the following: a) combine existing, unfunded, alternative fuels funds into one Clean Fuel Fund; b) study sustainability measures for biofuels; c) improve implementation of existing policies related to alternative fuels; d) support research and development; e) exempt alternative fuels from exclusivity contracts; f) revise and reinstate an excise tax cut for biofuels; g) institute a biodiesel purchasing requirement for the Maine Department of Transportation; and h) pursue a regional renewable fuels standard and/or low carbon fuel standard. The report includes suggestions for initial implementation actions and next steps. (Reference Legislative Documents 1159, 1284, and 1347, 2007)

Renewable Fuel Replacement Goal

Archived: 06/01/2012

The Iowa Legislature set a goal of replacing 25% of conventional fuels sold in the state with biofuels by January 1, 2020. To reach this goal, the state encourages retailers to sell a certain percentage of renewable fuels in relation to their total gasoline sales by offering tax credits. (Reference Iowa Code 422.11N)

State Fleet Biofuels Use and Fuel Efficiency

Archived: 06/01/2012

As part of the Green Government Initiative, the Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI), Department of Administrative Services, Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Transportation lead a Biofuels Task Force. This group focuses on issues including increasing each state agency's use of biofuels to the maximum amount feasible and increasing the fuel efficiency of the state's vehicle fleet. The Biofuels Task Force sets specific five- and ten-year targets related to these areas, which are included in the Green Government Master Plan. Progress toward these goals will be tracked using a reporting system developed under the Green Government Initiative, and resulting data will be made public via the OEI whenever possible. (Reference Executive Order 6, 2008)

Biodiesel Use in School Buses and Government Vehicles

Archived: 05/31/2012

The Alabama Legislature encourages the use of biodiesel blends in the state. The legislature urges public school systems to use blends of 20% biodiesel (B20) in all diesel-powered school buses and encourages state entities to use biodiesel blends of at least 5% (B5) in diesel-powered motor vehicles. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 14 and 15, 2009)

Biofuels Research and Development Support

Archived: 05/31/2012

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the Alabama Research Alliance (ARA), which facilitates scientific research and development, including agricultural research and development activities related to biofuels. The ARA may use received income to support research and development activities. (Reference Executive Order 37, 2007)

Interagency Alternative Fuels Working Group

Archived: 05/31/2012

The Alabama Legislature urges the Alabama Department of Finance to invite all state agencies, commissions, boards, counties, and municipalities to join an interagency Alternative Fuels Working Group to promote education, research and development, production, and consumption of alternative fuels. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 16, 2009)

Truck Emissions Reduction and Fuel Efficiency Grant Program Authorization

Repealed: 05/24/2012

The following was repealed by House Bill 12-1315: The Colorado Governor's Energy Office may administer the Green Truck Grant Program to provide grants to owners of commercial trucks used in interstate commerce to reduce emissions and energy usage. Reimbursements of 25% of overall costs, up to $50,000, may be made to qualified recipients who purchase or install fuel-efficient technologies and emission-control devices the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership or any successor program approves to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful air pollutants from trucks. Grants may also be awarded to fund the retirement and scrapping of 1989 or older model year trucks. The total of all reimbursements issued may not exceed $500,000 per year. Additional restrictions may apply. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 42-1-301 through 42-1-305)

State Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plans

Repealed: 05/08/2012

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 1096, 2012: Each state agency must develop and implement an energy efficiency and conservation plan. As part of its plan, each agency should make every effort to include purchasing preferences for vehicles that use alternative fuel sources, including compressed natural gas, hybrid technology, and biofuels. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 27A-3-4-106)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebates

Expired: 05/03/2012

Qualified Hawaii residents, businesses, government agencies, and non-profit agencies may apply for rebates for the purchase of PEVs and EVSE through Hawaii's EV Ready Rebate Program (Program). PEV rebates are 20% of the vehicle purchase price, up to $4,500, and are restricted to one PEV per applicant. To qualify, the PEV must be included in the list of U.S. Internal Revenue Service-approved vehicles for the Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit and be purchased in Hawaii on or after August 1, 2010. EVSE rebates are 30% of the charging system cost including installation, up to $500. EVSE must be purchased on or after August 1, 2010, and installed before the rebate program ends; EVSE product and installation requirements apply. Rebates are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. The Program will continue until November 1, 2012, or until funds are exhausted. For more information, see the Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Progress Energy

Archived: 05/01/2012

Progress Energy is conducting a pilot program through April 2013 that provides qualified residential customers with Level 2 EVSE. Progress Energy will install the EVSE at the home (covering up to $1,500 in installation costs) and service the equipment for the duration of the pilot. Progress Energy will remotely access the EVSE to collect information to better understand charging habits and the impact on the power grid. At the end of the pilot, participants will be able to keep the EVSE at no additional cost. As of May 2012, the Plugged In Program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications. For more information, see the Progress Energy Plugged In Program website.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Progress Energy

Archived: 05/01/2012

Progress Energy is conducting a pilot program through April 2013 that provides qualified residential customers with Level 2 EVSE. Progress Energy will install the EVSE at the home (covering up to $1,500 in installation costs) and service the equipment for the duration of the pilot. Progress Energy will remotely access the EVSE to collect information to better understand charging habits and the impact on the power grid. At the end of the pilot, participants will be able to keep the EVSE at no additional cost. As of May 2012, the Plugged In Program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting applications. For more information, see the Progress Energy Plugged In Program website.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Promotion

Archived: 05/01/2012

To reduce emissions and reliance on imported petroleum, the Alaska Senate urges state and federal agencies to purchase vehicles that can be converted to run on CNG. (Reference Senate Resolution 10, 2010)

E85 Fuel Retailer Tax Credit

Archived: 04/01/2012

An E85 retailer may deduct $0.18 from the required state gross retail tax for every gallon of E85 sold before July 1, 2020. Reimbursement is contingent upon available funding from the Retail Merchant E85 Deduction Reimbursement Fund (Fund), which the Indiana State Budget Agency maintains. On July 1 of each year, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (Council) will ensure that the Fund totals at least $500,000. As necessary, the Council will transfer the difference into the Fund. (Reference Indiana Code 6-2.5-7-5, 6-6-1.1-103, 15-15-12-30.5, and 15-15-12-32.5)

Alternative Fuels Studies

Archived: 04/01/2012

The Joint Committee on Government and Finance (Committee) must conduct two separate studies related to alternative fuels. The first study must focus on the impact of alternative fuels on West Virginia's economy, specifically the use of alternative fuels in transportation. This report must include input from state agencies and private industry. The second study must investigate the environmental benefits and economic impact of renewable energy utilization, including the use of biofuels in vehicles, and the potential for a state Renewable Energy Act or similar policy. The Committee must report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the state legislature in 2011.It must also draft any regulations necessary to carry out its recommendations. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 38, 2010, and House Concurrent Resolution 87, 2010)

Clean Fuel Vehicle Purchasing Requirement

Archived: 04/01/2012

At least 30% of all new vehicles purchased through a state contract must be clean fuel vehicles, based on the Washington Department of Ecology definitions. The percentage of clean fuel vehicles purchased must increase at the rate of 5% each year. Dedicated clean fuel vehicles are preferred. In the event that dedicated clean fuel vehicles are not available or would not meet operation requirements, conventionally powered vehicles may be converted to operate on clean fuel or dual-fuel use. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 43.19.637)

Support for Use of Higher Ethanol Blends

Archived: 04/01/2012

The Indiana House supports education related to the use of higher ethanol blends in non-flexible fuel vehicles, citing studies that show environmental and economic benefits of using higher ethanol blends. The House also encourages the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the use of higher ethanol blends in non-flexible fuel vehicles. (Reference House Resolution 77, 2009)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Duke Energy

Expired: 03/31/2012

Duke Energy's Duke Energy Charge|Carolinas pilot program provides qualified residential customers with Level 2 EVSE and up to $1,000 for EVSE installation. Duke Energy will service the equipment and remotely access the EVSE to collect information in an effort to better understand charging habits and the impact on the power grid. At the end of the two-year pilot, participants will be able to keep the EVSE for a fee of $250 per unit.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Duke Energy

Expired: 03/31/2012

Duke Energy's Duke Energy Charge|Carolina pilot program provides qualified residential customers with Level 2 EVSE and up to $1,000 for EVSE installation. Duke Energy will service the equipment and remotely access the EVSE to collect information in an effort to better understand charging habits and the impact on the power grid. At the end of the two-year pilot, participants will be able to keep the EVSE for a fee of $250 per unit.

Biofuels Economic Development Plan

Archived: 03/31/2012

The South Dakota Legislature resolved to develop a biofuels economy in the state by investing in the development of perennial biomass crops, including switchgrass and other native grasses by supporting long-term research and development of crops and cropping systems; and providing opportunities to purchase biofuels by promoting the development of vehicles that operate on biofuels, expanding the government purchase of biofuels, and offering incentives for fueling stations offering blends of biofuels such as E85 and biodiesel blends of 20% (B20). (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 8, 2007)

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 03/31/2012

The South Dakota Legislature supports a "25 x 25" vision in which agricultural products will provide 25% of the total energy consumed in the United States by the year 2025. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 1010, 2008)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Conversion Promotion

Archived: 03/31/2012

To encourage the use of natural gas in the transportation sector, the state of Utah encourages the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action to facilitate vehicle conversions. Specifically, the state recommends that EPA revise certification requirements for small volume conversion manufacturers, provide guidance to those manufacturers regarding the conversion of older vehicle models, and continue a NGV research, development, and demonstration funding program. The state also encourages the formation of public and private partnerships to increase the states' vehicle fueling infrastructure. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 1, 2009)

Idle Reduction Requirement

Repealed: 02/16/2012

This requirement was repealed as a result of Executive Order 11-72: Operators may not idle heavy-duty diesel vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating equal to, or greater than, of 8,500 pounds for more than five consecutive minutes. Exemptions apply in the following circumstances: uncontrollable traffic conditions; emergency or law enforcement purposes; verification that a vehicle is safe to operate; power work-related operations; bus passenger comfort; and prevention of safety or health emergencies. Until September 30, 2013, exemptions also apply for sleeping or resting in a sleeper berth. (Reference Florida Administrative Code 62-285.420)

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Repealed: 02/16/2012

The following was repealed by administrative action: The Florida LEV Program will require that all new passenger vehicles sold and registered meet California emissions and compliance requirements, as set forth in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations, two years after the Florida Legislature ratifies the Florida Clean Car Emission Rule. (Reference Florida Administrative Code 62-285.400)

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Standards

Repealed: 02/03/2012

The following was repealed by a rulemaking process: The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has adopted the LEV standards as set forth in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations including the Zero Emission Vehicle sales and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requirements. These regulations apply to passenger cars and light-duty trucks beginning with Model Year (MY) 2012 for traditional pollutants and MY 2013 for GHG emissions. ADEQ and the Climate Change Oversight Group will review the proposed federal vehicle emissions standards to determine if changes should be made to the Arizona regulations. (Reference Executive Order 2010-14, 2010, and Arizona Administrative Code Title 18, Article 18)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Loans

Archived: 02/01/2012

The Finance Authority of Maine (Authority) manages the Clean Fuel Vehicle Fund, a non-lapsing revolving loan fund, which may be used for direct loans and grants to support production, distribution and consumption of clean fuels and biofuels. The Authority may also insure up to 100% of a loan for a clean fuel or biofuel project. The total amount of all loans insured may not exceed $5,000,000. Clean fuel is defined as compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, hydrogen, alcohol fuels containing at least 85% alcohol by volume, electricity, or any other transportation fuel that results in lower emissions of oxides of nitrogen, volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and/or particulates than gasoline or diesel fuel. Biofuel is defined as ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen, methanol, or any other transportation fuel derived from agricultural crops or residues, or from forest products or byproducts. The Clean Fuel Vehicle Fund requires funding by the Maine Legislature.(Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 10, Sections 963-A, 1023-K, and 1026-A, and Title 36, Section 5219-X)

Alternative Fuel Production Tax Credits

Archived: 01/01/2012

The Alternative Energy Production Tax Credit Program provides a credit of 15%, up to $1 million per taxpayer, of the net cost of projects related to the production of alternative fuels and the research and development of technology to provide alternative fuels. An eligible applicant must develop or construct an alternative energy production project located in Pennsylvania that has a minimum useful life of four years. Funding is contingent upon annual legislative appropriations. As of October 2011, the program is closed but may reopen in the future. (Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18G, Section 1649.701-1649.711)

Biofuel Blending Equipment Tax Incentives

Expired: 01/01/2012

A Storage and Blending Equipment Credit is available for the purchase, construction, or installation of qualified equipment used for storing and blending petroleum-based fuel with biodiesel, ethanol, or other biofuel. The equipment must be installed at a fuel terminal, refinery, or biofuel production facility. The tax credit is equal to 10% of the qualified investment for the first $10,000,000 invested, and 5% of the investment in excess of $10,000,000. The credit may be taken in 10 equal annual installments beginning with the year in which the equipment is placed into service. Excess credits may be carried over into subsequent years for a maximum of 14 years after the first installment. To be eligible for the tax credit, the taxpayer must continue to operate the equipment for at least 10 years. The credit expires January 1, 2012.

Biofuel blenders may also be eligible for an income tax deduction based on the accelerated depreciation for storage and blending equipment. This deduction extends over a 10-year period and is equal to 55% of the depreciated value for the first year and 5% of the depreciated value for each of the nine subsequent years that the equipment remains in production.

(Reference Kansas Statutes 79-32,251 through 79-32,255)

Advanced Ethanol Blend Pilot Program

Expired: 01/01/2012

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Department) will begin monitoring the blending of fuels containing higher amounts of advanced (non-corn based) ethanol, ranging from 10% to 85% (E10-E85), on a trial basis until January 1, 2012. The Department will also be responsible for monitoring the equipment used for dispensing the fuel. Advanced ethanol is defined as hydrous or anhydrous ethanol derived from sugar or starch, other than corn starch. In addition, hydrous ethanol blends of E10, E20, E30, and E85 will be tested on a trial basis. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:3761-3:3762)

Alternative Fuel Promotion

Repealed: 01/01/2012

The following was repealed internally, effective January 1, 2012: The Illinois General Assembly established the Alternate Fuels Commission (Commission) within the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to identify and recommend strategies to the governor and General Assembly for implementing and promoting the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. The Commission will identify ways to improve stakeholder communication and coordination regarding the research and promotion of alternative fuels. The Commission must issue written reports on their activities and findings on at least an annual basis. (Reference 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes 120/23)

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Wisconsin joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and South Dakota in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Download Adobe Reader. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025;
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

South Dakota has joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025; and
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Kansas has joined Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025;
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Iowa has joined Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025;
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Indiana has joined Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform) which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025;
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Minnesota has joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. . Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025;
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Michigan has joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform Plan (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025; and
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. The program directs state transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials to develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Regional Biofuels Promotion Plan

Archived: 01/01/2012

Ohio has joined Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in adopting the Energy Security and Climate Stewardship Platform (Platform), which establishes shared goals for the Midwest region, including increased biofuels production and use. Specifically, the Platform sets the following goals:

  • Produce commercially available cellulosic ethanol and other low carbon fuels in the region by 2012;
  • Increase E85 availability at retail fueling stations in the region to 15% of stations by 2015, 20% by 2020, and 33% of all fueling stations in the region by 2025;
  • Reduce the amount of fossil fuel that is used in the production of biofuels by 50% by 2025; and
  • By 2025, at least 50% of all transportation fuels consumed in the Midwest will be from regionally produced biofuels and other low carbon transportation fuels.

The Platform also establishes a regional biofuels corridor program. State transportation, agriculture, and regulatory officials must develop a system of coordinated signage across the region for biofuels and advanced transportation fuels and to collaborate to create regional E85 corridors. The program requires standardized fuel product coding at fueling stations as well as increased education for retailers about converting existing fueling infrastructure to dispense E85.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit for Residents

Expired: 12/31/2011

Through the Residential Energy Tax Credit program, qualified residents may receive tax credits for the purchase of new AFVs or the conversion of vehicles to operate on an alternative fuel. The credit for a new AFV is 25% of the incremental cost or $750, whichever is less. AFV conversions may also receive 25% of the project cost or $750, whichever is less. Leased vehicles may qualify with permission from the vehicle owner. AFV conversions must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Qualified alternative fuels include electricity, propane, hydrogen, and other fuels the Oregon Department of Energy approves. Flexible fuel vehicles and low-speed vehicles are not eligible for the vehicle incentives. The AFV credit is available through December 31, 2011. (Reference House Bills 3672 and 3606, 2011, and Oregon Revised Statutes 316.116, 317.115, and 469.160-469.180)

Alternative Fuel, Advanced Vehicle, and Idle Reduction Equipment Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2011

Beginning January 1, 2010, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit is available from the Colorado Department of Revenue for original equipment manufacturer alternative fuel, hybrid electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and vehicle conversions that are titled and registered in Colorado. Qualified idle reduction technologies are also eligible for the tax credit. The credits are a percentage of the incremental cost of the vehicle, or the cost of the technology or conversion, as follows:

Category Credit Amount
1 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 1 federal emissions standards 85%
2 - Light-duty diesel-electric hybrid passenger vehicle with a minimum fuel economy of 70 miles per gallon (mpg) 65%
3 - Light-duty passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty diesel-electric truck conversion that increases original fuel economy by at least 40%; or a new diesel-electric or gasoline-electric hybrid medium-duty truck with 30% greater fuel economy than a comparable vehicle 75%
4 - Light-duty compressed natural gas passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty truck 75%
5 - Idle reduction technologies 25%
6 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 2 or 3 federal emissions standards, with a fuel economy of at least 40 mpg 75%
7 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 2 or 3 federal emissions standards, with a fuel economy of at least 30 mpg, but less than 40 mpg 50%

The credit is capped at $6,000 for all categories except Category 4. For Category 3 and 4 vehicles, the credit percentage is multiplied by 1.25, up to a maximum of 100%, if the vehicle permanently replaces a vehicle that is 12 years old or older and is rendered inoperable.

The same vehicle may not be eligible for this credit and the credit outlined in Colorado Revised Statutes 39-22-516.2.5. Individuals who claimed a tax credit in previous years for the purchase of a Model Year 2004 or newer HEV may, however, be eligible to claim an additional credit for the conversion of the same vehicle to a PHEV.

The credit for Category 7 vehicles expires on January 1, 2011. The remaining credits are available through the tax year beginning on January 1, 2011. For additional information, see the Department of Revenue's Income 67 FYI publication.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-22-516.2.6)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2011

The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG) offers an income tax credit to fueling station owners who convert existing fuel delivery systems or install new systems to provide E85 or biodiesel blends to the public. The tax credit is for 30% of the eligible costs of an installed or converted fuel delivery system with a maximum tax credit of $20,000 per applicant. To qualify, a station owner must apply for a certificate of eligibility from DELEG and provide documentation for the equipment purchased. Each installation will be inspected to ensure all work has been completed and E85 or biodiesel is being dispensed to the public. Any federal and state grants and incentives the station owner receives will be subtracted from the cost of the project before computing the amount of the tax credit. Federal tax credits do not need to be subtracted when determining the tax credit amount. The tax credit is available for projects completed between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2011. (Reference Act 39 of 2011, and Michigan Compiled Laws 208.1460)

Biofuel Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2011

An income tax credit is available for qualified biofuel fueling infrastructure. The credit is 6% of the cost to install new, or upgrade existing, fueling infrastructure for the purpose of selling and dispensing biofuel. The allowable credit cannot exceed 50% of the taxpayer's income tax liability. For the purpose of this incentive, biofuel is defined as any fuel offered for sale as a transportation fuel that is agriculturally derived and meets applicable ASTM standards, including, but not limited to, ethanol, ethanol blended fuels, biodiesel, and biodiesel blended fuels. This incentive expires after December 31, 2011. (Reference Idaho Statutes 63-3029M)

Biofuels Production Tax Credit

Archived: 12/31/2011

Qualified corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel producers are eligible for an income tax credit of $0.20 per gallon of fuel produced through 2016. Producers using feedstocks other than corn or soy oil are eligible for $0.30 per gallon tax credit. An eligible production facility must be operating at a production rate of at least 25% of its name plate design capacity and must maintain that production rate for at least six months, before denaturing, on or before December 31, 2011. The credit is allowed for up to 60 months beginning with the first month for which the facility is eligible to receive the credit and ending before December 31, 2016. Beginning January 1, 2017, the credit changes to $0.075 per gallon of fuel produced. The credit may be carried forward for ten years. Additional restrictions apply. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3600)

Biofuels Research and Development Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2011

For taxable years through 2011, an income tax credit is available for qualified research and development expenditures, which include developing feedstocks and production processes for cellulosic ethanol, and algae-derived and waste grease-derived biodiesel. Qualified expenditures involving cellulosic ethanol and algae-derived diesel are eligible for a 25% credit, and qualified expenditures involving waste grease-derived biodiesel are eligible for a 10% credit. Cellulosic ethanol is defined as fuel derived from ligno-cellulosic materials, including wood chips, corn stover, and switchgrass. (Reference South Carolina Code of Laws 12-6-3631)

Biofuels Retail Tax Credit

Archived: 12/31/2011

Retailers of E85 or fuel blends containing at least 20% biodiesel (B20) may receive a tax credit of $0.15 per gallon of E85 or biodiesel blend sold in 2010, and $0.13 per gallon of E85 or biodiesel blends sold in 2011. Tax credits are also available to retailers of biodiesel blends for fuel sold in 2010 and 2011 as follows:

  • $0.075 per gallon for blends of at least 10% biodiesel (B10) but less than B20; and
  • $0.0375 per gallon for blends of at least 6% (B6) but less than B10.
The retailer must sell the biofuel using a metered pump at a fueling station to be eligible for the credit. (Reference Senate Bill 131, 2010, and Ohio Revised Code 5747.02, 5747.77, and 5747.98)

Alternative Fuel Use and Promotion Plan

Archived: 12/31/2011

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence (OEI) must adopt and implement a plan to facilitate alternative fuel use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) and other vehicles the state owns. The plan must ensure that all state-owned FFVs and other alternative fuel vehicles are identifiable, all state employees driving FFVs and other vehicles powered by an alternative fuel other than gasohol are made aware of the alternative fueling stations in the vicinity of their travel routes, and all state employees strive to use alternative fuels when operating state FFVs and diesel-powered vehicles. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 16.045, and Executive Order 141, 2006)

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990

Archived: 12/31/2011

The Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 amended the original Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1970. The CAAA of 1990 created several initiatives to reduce mobile source pollutants, thereby pursuing one of the original goals of CAA. The CAAA establishes standards and procedures for reducing human and environmental exposure to a range of pollutants generated by industry and transportation. States have to develop state implementation plans that explain how they will carry out initiatives outlined by the CAAA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assists the states by providing scientific research, expert studies, engineering designs and money to support clean air programs. For more information, visit the EPA's Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act.

Federal Biodiesel Tax Credit Promotion

Archived: 12/31/2011

The Illinois Legislature urges the U.S. Congress to enact legislation to extend the tax credits for domestic biodiesel production. (Reference Senate Resolution 808, 2010)

Hybrid Transit Vehicle Promotion

Archived: 12/31/2011

The Michigan Department of Transportation must coordinate with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to promote the transition of transit bus fleets to hybrid vehicles with improved fuel economy. (Reference Senate Bill 254, 2009)

Import Duty for Fuel Ethanol

Expired: 12/31/2011

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection imposes a 2.5% ad valorem tariff on the import of ethanol for use in fuel which is based on the percent volume of the fuel at the time of transaction. Importers of ethanol must follow the same regulations as domestic producers, including registering with the IRS. (Reference Public Laws 96-499, 99-514, 109-423, and 110-234)

Vehicle Research and Development Promotion

Expired: 12/31/2011

Qualified advanced vehicle research and development projects may be eligible for financing under the Local Development Financing Act. A municipality may create a local development financing authority that may borrow against future tax increment financing to pay for public infrastructure improvements that will attract economic development projects. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) may designate all or part of a local development financing authority district as a "certified alternative energy park" to attract businesses engaged in alternative energy projects, including research and development of alternative energy vehicles. MEDC may designate up to ten alternative energy parks through December 31, 2011. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 125.2152-125.2162c)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Funding

Archived: 10/31/2011

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) administers the New York State Clean Cities Challenge, which awards funds to New York Clean Cities Coalition members that acquire AFVs or install AFV fueling or charging infrastructure. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis and may be used to cost-share up to 75% of the proposed project, including the incremental cost of purchasing AFVs, fueling and charging equipment installation costs, and the incremental costs associated with bulk alternative fuel purchases. Consideration will be given to projects that result in new fueling or charging facilities, benefit more than one fleet, provide a high level of visibility and innovation, and/or comprise unique public/private partnerships. For more information, see the NYSERDA Transportation Programs Web site.

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Study

Archived: 10/31/2011

The Alternate Fuel Vehicle Study Commission (Commission) was established to study the existing road and taxation rules associated with alternative fuel and advanced vehicles, including, but not limited to, electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and any vehicles that are not powered completely by gasoline engines. Specifically, the Commission will evaluate whether operating restrictions for alternative fuel and advanced vehicles and methods of providing funds for their use on highways should be established. The Commission must report its findings and recommended legislative action to the New Hampshire Legislature by November 1, 2010. (Reference House Bill 1304, 2010)

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Retrofit Study

Expired: 09/30/2011

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) conducted a study of potential requirements for maintaining and retrofitting medium- and heavy-duty trucks to reduce aerodynamic drag and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of the study, DEQ evaluated comparable federal and state requirements; financing opportunities for initial capital costs; differences among trucks; a schedule for implementation; the feasibility of requiring truck distributors to disclose applicable GHG reduction requirements; exemptions and deferrals; and potential restrictions of engine use by parked commercial vehicles. DEQ submitted the final report, entitled "Improving Truck Efficiency and Reduced Idling," to the Oregon Legislature. (Reference House Bill 2186, 2009)

Biofuels Research and Development Promotion

Archived: 07/31/2011

The Oklahoma Bioenergy Center (Center) is a strategic bioenergy partnership designed to assist Oklahoma in being a recognized leader in research and production of biofuels, bioenergy, and related biobased products; advance research capacity of biofuels; enable the competitive and sustainable production of liquid biofuels, including ethanol; and contribute to the national research effort to enable the United States to achieve prescribed levels of petroleum independence. The Center represents a research and economic development collaboration between the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Access to Roadways

Expired: 07/14/2011

NEVs may operate only on streets with posted speed limits of 35 miles per hour (mph) or less, if authorized by the local government. NEVs are allowed to cross a road or street at an intersection where the road or street has a posted speed limit greater than 35 mph. Local governments may also restrict NEV access on their streets. NEVs are defined as self-propelled, electronically powered, four-wheeled motor vehicles (or a self-propelled, gasoline-powered four-wheeled motor vehicle with an engine displacement under 1,200 cubic centimeters) that are capable of attaining speeds of more than 20 mph, but not more than 25 mph. (Reference House Bill 6094, 2010, and 625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/1-148.3m and 5/11-1426.1)

Biodiesel Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 07/01/2011

Funding is available to assist retailers with the installation and conversion of equipment to dispense biodiesel blends between 10% (B10) and 20% (B20). Funding is based on costs associated with the installation of new equipment or the upgrade of existing equipment. Project estimates must be provided with the application form. Funding is limited and not guaranteed.

Alternative Fuel Loan Program

Expired: 06/30/2011

The Iowa Energy Center administers the Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) for alternative energy projects. Through a participation agreement with the project lender, the AERLP provides up to 50% of the cost of biomass or alternative fuel production projects, up to $1 million per facility. The AERLP funds are provided at 0% interest with the lender's funds bearing market interest. Fuel production facilities must be located in Iowa and funding is limited. (Reference Iowa Code 476.46)

Alternative Fuel Research and Development Funding

Archived: 06/30/2011

The Iowa Power Fund, administered through the Office of Energy Independence, supports research, development, commercialization, and deployment of biofuels, renewable energy technologies, and energy efficiency technologies, while seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions. An 18-member board runs the Iowa Power Fund, and a seven-member committee is responsible for reviewing financial assistance applications. (Reference Iowa Code 469.6-469.10)

Biodiesel Production Refund

Expired: 06/30/2011

Biodiesel producers with a production capacity of at least 25,000 gallons may apply for a $0.75 per gallon refund for biodiesel produced for commercial purposes, through June 30, 2011. Individual producers may not receive more than $1.9 million in incentives in any one fiscal year. The biodiesel must meet ASTM D6751, D75, or D3699 standards. (Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3.1)

Biofuels Development Funding

Repealed: 06/30/2011

The following incentive was repealed by House Bill 554, 2011: The Third Frontier Commission administers the Ohio Bioproducts Development Program, which offers grants and loans to support the development of biobased products and the production of advanced energy in the state, including biofuels. (Reference Ohio Revised Code 184.25)

Alternative Fuels Study

Archived: 06/30/2011

The Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) must conduct a study to evaluate lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with all renewable fuels including biodiesel, renewable diesel, biobutanol, and ethanol derived from any source. The FECC must also evaluate and recommend a requirement that all renewable fuels sold in Florida reduce lifecycle GHG emissions by an average percentage. The FECC may also evaluate the benefits associated with creating, banking, transferring, and selling GHG emissions credits among fuel refiners, blenders, and importers. The FECC must submit specific recommendations to the state legislature by December 31, 2010. (Reference Florida Statutes 526.207)

State Energy and Climate Commission

Archived: 06/30/2011

In 2008, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage investment in alternative and renewable energy technologies. The FECC's responsibilities include administering financial incentive programs, completing annual assessments of Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan, and providing recommendations to the governor and the legislature on energy and climate change policies. The FECC also works cooperatively with other state entities to develop state energy and climate change policies and programs. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.6015)

Bioenergy Feedstock Assessment

Repealed: 06/26/2011

The Wisconsin Energy Office (WEO), in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Public Service Commission, must prepare a biennial strategic bioenergy feedstock assessment to identify and summarize trends in bioenergy feedstock production and use in Wisconsin, and to recommend, as appropriate, legislation or changes in programs or agency rules. WEO must submit an assessment by April 30, 2013, and every other year thereafter. (Reference Wisconsin Statutes 16.954)

Alternative Fuel Use and Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 06/01/2011

State agencies must use alternative fuels, including biodiesel blends of 20% (B20) or greater, compressed or liquefied natural gas, ethanol blends of 70% (E70) or greater, hydrogen, or propane, to operate state motor vehicles if the clean fuels are reasonably available at comparable costs to conventional fuels and are compatible with the intended use of the motor vehicle. Additionally, state agencies must purchase AFVs, which include those capable of being powered by the fuels listed above or motor vehicles powered by electricity or by a combination of electricity and liquid fuel, if such motor vehicles are reasonably available at comparable costs to other vehicles and if the vehicles are capable of carrying out the purpose for which they are purchased. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 16C.135)

State Agency Petroleum Reduction Requirement

Archived: 06/01/2011

Using 2005 as a baseline, the state must achieve a 25% and 50% reduction in gasoline used to operate state agency owned on-road vehicles by 2010 and 2015, respectively. Additionally, the state must achieve a 10% and 25% reduction in the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel for state owned on-road vehicles by 2010 and 2015, respectively. To meet these goals, each state agency will, whenever legally, technically, and economically feasible, ensure that all new on-road vehicles purchased operate on alternative fuels, specifically biodiesel blends of 20% (B20) or greater, ethanol blends of 70% (E70) or greater, hydrogen, or electricity. Alternatively, each state agency must ensure that new on-road vehicles purchased have fuel economy ratings that exceed 30 miles per gallon (mpg) for city usage or 35 mpg for highway usage, including but not limited to hybrid electric and hydrogen vehicles. (Reference Executive Orders 04-08 and 04-10, 2004, and Minnesota Statutes 16C.137)

E85 Fuel Use Requirement

Archived: 05/31/2011

At least 60% of fuel purchased for use in the state's fleet of FFVs must be E85. The Iowa Office of Energy Independence created the State Government E85 Use Plan detailing how this fuel use goal will be met and how the state and retailers will work together to ensure that all E85 purchases are electronically coded and reported accurately. The Iowa Department of Administrative Services provides regularly updated lists of E85 fueling stations to state employees. (Reference Executive Order 3, 2007)

Renewable Fuels Promotion and Education

Archived: 05/31/2011

At the request of the Iowa General Assembly, the Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) developed a renewable fuels marketing plan to promote the state's biofuels industry. OEI presented the plan to the General Assembly on March 1, 2009. The plan addressed biofuel infrastructure and market barriers as well as current and future OEI programs and efforts. (Reference House File 2689, 2008)

Advanced Vehicle Battery Manufacturer Tax Credits

Repealed: 05/25/2011

The following was repealed by Public Act 39, 2011: Manufacturers of traction battery packs for use in vehicles may qualify for a tax credit from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010 and ending before January 1, 2015. The amount of the credit is based on kilowatt hours (kWh) of battery capacity. Qualified batteries must have a traction battery capacity of at least 4 kWh, be equipped with an electrical plug for charging purposes, and be installed in a new, qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle that qualifies for the federal tax credit specified in 26 U.S. Code 30D.

Beginning January 1, 2012, a manufacturer may claim a tax credit of up to 75% of the qualified expenses for vehicle engineering to support battery integration, prototyping, and launching, so long as the expenses are incurred between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2014. The same credit is available to a manufacturer that increases its engineering activities for advanced automotive battery technologies.

Taxpayers also may claim a tax credit equal to 50% of the capital investment expenses for the construction of an integrative cell manufacturing facility that includes anode and cathode manufacturing and cell assembly if the project creates at least 300 new jobs in the state. Taxpayers that have received federal loan guarantees may claim a credit equal to 25% of the capital investment expenses for the construction of a facility that will produce large scale batteries and manufacture integrated power management, smart control, and storage systems if the project creates at least 500 new jobs in the state.

(Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 208.1434)

Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Research, Development, and Manufacturing Tax Credits

Repealed: 05/25/2011

The following was repealed by Public Act 39, 2011: Qualified taxpayers may claim a non-refundable credit for tax liability attributable to research, development, or manufacturing of qualified alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and renewable fuel. For the purpose of this incentive, AFVs include fuel cell, electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, E85, liquefied petroleum gas or propane, and hydrogen vehicles. Renewable fuels include biodiesel blends of at least 20%. The Michigan NextEnergy Authority must certify eligible taxpayers. Additionally, businesses located within the designated Alternative Energy Zone that are engaged in qualified activities may claim a credit for the qualified payroll amount. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 207.821-207.827 and 208.1429)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research and Development Tax Credit

Repealed: 05/25/2011

The following was repealed by Public Act 39, 2011: A taxpayer engaged in research and development of a qualified hybrid system that has the primary purpose of propelling a motor vehicle may claim a tax credit under the Michigan Business Tax through December 31, 2015. This tax credit is equal to 3.9% of all wages, salaries, fees, bonuses, commissions, or other payments made in the taxable year on behalf of or for the benefit of employees for services performed in a qualified facility. The maximum amount of credit allowed for any one taxpayer is $2 million per tax year. (Reference (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 208.1101-208.1601)

Alternative Fuel User Tax and Registration

Repealed: 05/24/2011

The following was repealed by Legislative Bill 289, 2011: The Alternative Fuel Tax Act requires individuals to purchase an alternative fuel user permit to pay their estimated fuel tax liability for vehicles that operate using an alternative fuel on state highways. Alternative fuels include electricity and any other source of energy not otherwise taxed under the motor fuel tax laws; compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas are not subject to this requirement. A fee of $75 is assessed at the time the individual submits the alternative fuel user permit application to the Motor Fuel Tax Enforcement and Collection Division of the Nebraska Department of Revenue. (Reference Nebraska Statutes 66-684 through 66-695)

Global Warming Mitigation Initiative

Archived: 05/01/2011

The Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet advises the governor on climate change strategy, including opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of alternative fuels. (Reference Administrative Order 238, 2007)

Alternative Fuel Production Tax Credit

Expired: 04/15/2011

Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 50% of eligible costs related to alternative fuel production through the Business Energy Tax Credit. Qualified fuels include electricity, ethanol, and biodiesel from renewable sources. Eligible costs are those directly related to the project, including equipment cost, engineering and design fees, materials, supplies, and installation costs.

An eligible applicant (a project owner) must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a trade, business, or rental property owner with a business site in Oregon or be an Oregon non-profit organization, tribe, or public entity that partners with an Oregon business or resident;
  • Own or be the contract buyer of the project; and
  • Use the equipment or lease it to another person or business in Oregon.
Non-profit organizations and public entities that do not have an Oregon tax liability may receive the credit for an eligible project but must "pass-through" or transfer their project eligibility to a pass-through partner in exchange for a lump-sum cash payment. The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) determines the rate that is used to calculate the cash payment. The pass-through option is also available to a project owner with an Oregon tax liability who chooses to transfer their tax credit. ODOE must grant preliminary and final certification for a project to be eligible. The taxpayer must have filed an application for the project before April 15, 2011, and ODOE must have granted preliminary certification for the project by July 1, 2011. Projects that began prior to April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2014. Projects that began after April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2013.

(Reference House Bills 3672 and 3606, 2011, and Oregon Revised Statutes 469.185-469.225)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit for Businesses

Expired: 04/15/2011

Business owners and others may be eligible for a tax credit of 50% of eligible costs for qualified alternative fuel infrastructure projects through the Business Energy Tax Credit. Fueling infrastructure for fuels such as propane and natural gas may qualify for a tax credit of 35% of eligible costs. A tax credit of 35% of eligible costs is also available for other qualified AFV projects. The credit is filed over five years. Unused credits from a given year can be carried forward up to eight years. For projects with eligible costs of $20,000 or less, the tax credit may be taken in one year.

An eligible applicant (a project owner) must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a trade, business, or rental property owner with a business site in Oregon or be an Oregon non-profit organization, tribe, or public entity that partners with an Oregon business or resident;
  • Own or be the contract buyer of the project; and
  • Use the equipment or lease it to another person or business in Oregon.
Non-profit organizations and public entities that do not have an Oregon tax liability may receive the credit for an eligible project but must "pass-through" or transfer their project eligibility to a pass-through partner in exchange for a lump-sum cash payment. The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) determines the rate that is used to calculate the cash payment. The pass-through option is also available to a project owner with an Oregon tax liability who chooses to transfer their tax credit. ODOE must grant preliminary and final certification for a project to be eligible. The taxpayer must have filed an application for the project before April 15, 2011, and ODOE must have granted preliminary certification for the project by July 1, 2011. Projects that began prior to April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2014. Projects that began after April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2013.

(Reference House Bills 3672 and 3606, 2011, and Oregon Revised Statutes 469.185-469.225 and 469.878)

Efficient Truck Technology Tax Credit

Expired: 04/15/2011

The Oregon Department of Energy offers a Business Energy Tax Credit to Oregon businesses, trades, and rental property owners that invest in efficient truck technology projects. Qualified projects may include the purchase of idle reduction equipment, aerodynamic packages, single-wide tires, and automatic tire inflation. The tax credit is 25% of eligible project costs for applicants that can document that 15-50% of the vehicle's annual mileage occurs within Oregon. If a vehicle's annual mileage within Oregon is greater than 50%, the tax credit is for 35% of eligible project costs. Eligible projects must have a simple payback period of between two and 15 years.

Non-profit organizations and public entities that do not have an Oregon tax liability may receive the credit for an eligible project but must "pass-through" or transfer their project eligibility to a pass-through partner in exchange for a lump-sum cash payment. The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) determines the rate that is used to calculate the cash payment. The pass-through option is also available to a project owner with an Oregon tax liability who chooses to transfer his or her tax credit. The ODOE must grant preliminary and final certification for a project to be eligible. The taxpayer must have filed an application for the project before April 15, 2011, and ODOE must have granted preliminary certification for the project by July 1, 2011. Projects that began prior to April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2014. Projects that began after April 15, 2011, must receive final certification by July 1, 2013.

(Reference House Bill 3680, 2010, House Bills 3672 and 3606, 2011, and Oregon Revised Statutes 469.185-469.225)

Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Promotion

Archived: 04/08/2011

The Oklahoma Legislature urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take regulatory steps that will encourage the use of NGVs. Recommended steps include revising and streamlining aftermarket conversion certification requirements for small volume manufacturers; waiving requirements for re-certifying natural gas engine conversion kits if the kit has been previously certified for a vehicle model and neither the kit nor the specific vehicle model have substantially changed; providing additional guidance to small volume manufacturers regarding conversion of older vehicle models; and continuing NGV research, development, and demonstration. (Reference House Concurrent Resolution 1019, 2009)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Rebate

Expired: 03/09/2011

The Colorado Department of Revenue offers a rebate for the purchase of an AFV, HEV, or for the conversion of a vehicle to operate using an alternative fuel. Vehicles must be owned by the state, a political subdivision of the state, or a tax-exempt organization, and be used in connection with the official activities of the entity. The rebate is a percentage of the incremental cost if used toward purchasing a new vehicle, or is a percentage of the conversion cost if used towards the cost of converting a vehicle to operate using an alternative fuel. The rebate percentages are as follows:

Category July 1, 2010, to July 1, 2011 July 1, 2011, to July 1, 2012 July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013 July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2015
1 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 1 federal emissions standards 75% 75% 75% 75%
2 - Light-duty diesel-electric hybrid passenger vehicle with a minimum fuel economy of 70 miles per gallon (mpg) 45% 25% 15% 15%
3 - Light-duty passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty diesel-electric truck conversion that increases original fuel economy by at least 40% AND (for 2010 and 2011) a new diesel-electric or gasoline-electric medium-duty truck hybrid with 30% greater fuel economy than a comparable vehicle 55% 35% 25% 25%
4 - Light-duty passenger vehicle, light-duty truck, or medium-duty truck natural gas conversions 55% 35% 25% 25%
5 - Idle reduction technologies 25% 25% 25% 25%
6 - Vehicle meeting Tier 2, Bin 2 or 3 federal emissions standards, with a fuel economy of at least 40 mpg 10% 10% 0% 0%

Each qualified entity is limited to $350,000 per state fiscal year in total rebates paid. The purchase of a used vehicle may qualify for a rebate if the prior owner of the vehicle did not previously claim a rebate or income tax credit for the vehicle. For additional information, see the Department of Revenue's General 20 FYI publication.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-33-101 through 39-33-106)

Biofuels Use Requirement

Archived: 03/01/2011

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet must establish procurement contracts that maximize the market availability of ethanol and biodiesel fuel blends. Additionally, employees using conventional vehicles in the Transportation Cabinet's fleet must use either a 10% blend of ethanol (E10) or a 2% blend of biodiesel (B2) as their primary fueling option, and the Transportation Cabinet must maximize the use of E85 in its flexible fuel vehicle fleet. The Transportation Cabinet must promote clean fuels through employee education, vendor identification, and by holding employees accountable for electing to use clean fuels in commonwealth vehicles. (Reference Executive Order 2005-124, 2005)

Regional Climate Change Initiative

Archived: 03/01/2011

Governors of Washington, Oregon, and California approved a series of recommendations for action to combat climate change, as detailed in the West Coast Governors' Global Warming Initiative. The three states must act individually and regionally to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). The initiative includes adopting standards to reduce GHG emissions from vehicles by expanding markets for efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels, including creating a working group on developing hydrogen fuel. Building upon this commitment, Washington joined other western states and several Canadian provinces to sign an agreement establishing the Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.

Ethanol Blends Promotion

Archived: 02/01/2011

The South Dakota Legislature urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other appropriate federal agencies to authorize the use of ethanol blends higher than 10% (E10) in non-flexible fuel vehicles. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 11, 2009)

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development

Archived: 02/01/2011

The New Mexico Department of Economy Development and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department are directed to establish the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Development Program to foster the development of hydrogen and fuel cell-related commercialization and economic development in the state. The program will establish a public-private partnership to provide guidance and support for hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives; support the adoption of uniform hydrogen safety codes and standards and provide education and training to communicate these codes and standards to the appropriate fire and regulatory entities; develop demonstration projects by pursuing federal funds and other available funds to augment state resources, advance public education about hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and build the necessary infrastructure to support commercial use and adoption of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies; and coordinate research and education activities related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to promote closer cooperation and advance the state's overall capabilities and programs in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 71-7-7)

State Agency Energy Plan

Archived: 02/01/2011

To conserve energy and promote renewable energy development, all state agency fleets must reduce their transportation energy consumption by 20%, based on 2005 levels, by 2015. The New Mexico General Services Department (GSD) must convene a Fleet Improvement & Acquisition Team (FIAT) to develop strategies to meet this goal. FIAT must also develop procedures for each agency, approve all vehicle purchases, and review each agency's vehicle fuel usage. The GSD must also continue to pursue increased use of renewable fuels by state agency fleets; using renewable fuels does not count towards the energy reduction goal. (Reference Executive Order 09-047, 2009, and Executive Order 07-053, 2007)

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2011

For tax years beginning before January 1, 2011, the Colorado Department of Revenue offers an income tax credit of 20% of the cost of construction, reconstruction, or acquisition of an alternative fueling facility that is directly attributable to the storage, compression, charging, or dispensing of alternative fuels to motor vehicles. For an alternative fueling facility that will be generally accessible for public use in addition to the person claiming the credit, the credit is multiplied by 1.25. If at least 70% of the alternative fuel dispensed annually is derived from a renewable energy source for a period of 10 years, the credit is multiplied by 1.25. Certification for the percentage of renewable energy must be presented to the Department of Revenue upon request. The credit has a maximum value of $400,000 in any consecutive five-year period for each fueling facility. Excess credit may be carried forward for up to five years. For additional information, see the Department of Revenue's Income 9 FYI publication. (Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-22-516)

Biofuel Infrastructure Grant Program

Expired: 01/01/2011

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) may award grants of up to $20,000 to qualified individuals or entities that purchase, convert, or retrofit any part of an existing fueling station for the purpose of dispensing E85. ISDA may also award competitive grants for 50% of qualified costs, up to $100,000, for installing infrastructure used to produce or distribute biofuels. Biofuels are defined as agriculturally-based sources of renewable energy, such as crops and aquatic plans, converted into a liquid or gaseous fuel. ISDA must review and approve applications for this grant program. ISDA may not award more than one grant per fueling station or infrastructure project, and the total grant funding awarded for all fiscal years may not exceed $1 million. (Reference House Bill 1261, 2010, and Indiana Code 15-11-11)

Business Investment Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2011

Through December 31, 2010, taxpayers making a high technology business investment are eligible for a tax credit the year in which the investment is made. A qualified high technology business is a business in which more than 50% of the activities are qualified research (75% of which is conducted in Hawaii) and in which more than 75% of the income (i.e., income from products sold from, manufactured or produced in Hawaii or from services performed in Hawaii) is derived from qualified research. Qualified research includes research that is related to non-fossil fuel energy-related technology. The tax credit is equal to a percentage of the investment made, up to the following maximums:

Year Tax Credit (% of
investment made)
Maximum Value
of Credit
Year of Investment
35%
$700,000
1st Year Following Investment 25% $500,000
2nd Year Following Investment 20% $400,000
3rd Year Following Investment 10% $200,000
4th Year Following Investment 10% $200,000

Tax credits may not exceed the amount of the investment or exceed 80% of the taxpayer's income tax liability in the year in which the credit is claimed. Credits may be carried over for up to four additional years.

(Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 235-7.3, 235-109.5, and 235-110.9)

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Facility Tax Incentives

Expired: 01/01/2011

A Biomass-to-Energy Plant Tax Credit is available for the construction or expansion of a biomass-to-energy facility. A qualified biomass-to-energy facility includes any industrial process plant that produces at least 500,000 gallons of cellulosic alcohol fuel, liquid or gaseous fuel, or other source of energy in a quantity having a British thermal unit (BTU) value equal to, or greater than, 500,000 gallons of cellulosic alcohol fuel. Expansion of an existing biomass-to-energy facility means expansion of the facility's production capacity by a minimum of 10%. The tax credit is equal to 10% of the qualified investment on the first $250,000,000 invested, and 5% of the investment in excess of $250,000,000. The credit may be taken in 10 equal annual installments beginning with the year in which the new or expanded facility is placed into service. Excess credits may be carried over into subsequent years for a maximum of 14 years after the first installment. The credit expires January 1, 2011. Individuals must apply to the Kansas Department of Revenue before making a qualified investment.

An income tax deduction based on the amortizable costs of a new or expanded biomass-to-energy facility over 10 years is also available. This amount of the deduction is equal to 55% of the amortizable costs of the new or existing facility for the first taxable year in which the facility is in production and 5% of the amortizable costs for each of the next nine taxable years.

(Reference Kansas Statutes 79-32,233 through 79-32,23)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 01/01/2011

All new passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles that use hybrid electric technology and have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated highway fuel economy of at least 40 miles per gallon are exempt from the state motor vehicle sales tax. This tax exemption expires January 1, 2011. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 82.08.020)

Alternative Fuel and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2010

Beginning July 1, 2000, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit is available from the Colorado Department of Revenue for a motor vehicle titled and registered in Colorado that uses or is converted to use an alternative fuel or is a hybrid electric vehicle. Alternative fuels include electricity, compressed natural gas, propane, ethanol, or any mixture of ethanol containing 85% or more ethanol by volume with gasoline or other fuels. The credit is a percentage of the incremental cost of the vehicle or the vehicle conversion as follows:

Category Credit Amount
Low-emitting vehicle (LEV) 50%
Ultra-low-emitting vehicle (LUEV) or Inherently-low emitting vehicle (ILEV) 75%
Zero-emitting vehicle (ZEV or SULEV) 85%

Vehicle categories are outlined in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 88. The tax credit percentage is doubled, up to a maximum of 100%, if the vehicle permanently replaces a vehicle that is ten years old or older and will never be operated on Colorado highways in the future. This credit is available through the tax year beginning on January 1, 2010. For additional information, see the Department of Revenue's Income 9 FYI publication.

(Reference Colorado Revised Statutes 39-22-516.2.5)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2010

A state tax credit is available for alternative fuel vehicle fueling infrastructure installed in the state. The tax credit is equal to 50% of the infrastructure cost. This includes infrastructure for storing or dispensing an alternative fuel into a motor vehicle's fuel tank, as well as infrastructure used for charging electric vehicles. Eligible alternative fuels include natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, electricity, and any other fuel that is a least 85% ethanol or other alcohol. This credit expires December 31, 2010. (Reference New York Tax Law 187-b)

Biodiesel Retailer Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2010

Through December 31, 2010, a taxpayer that is a fuel retailer and distributes blended biodiesel for retail purposes is entitled to a credit of $0.01 per gallon of blended biodiesel distributed. As of August 2010, no funds have been appropriated for this incentive. (Reference Indiana Code 6-3.1-27-10)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Archived: 12/31/2010

The Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has funding available to local governments to fund the installation of publically available EVSE. All Massachusetts cities and towns are eligible and encouraged to apply; preference will be given to the 74 designated Green Communities and communities predicted to have the largest volume of potential plug-in electric vehicles. DOER will award grants based on funding availability; as of December 2011, funding is not available. For more information, refer to the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs website.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Expired: 12/31/2010

Vehicles with clean fuel license plates are authorized to travel in HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants, to the extent authorized or permitted by federal law or federal regulation. The clean fuel plate must be purchased from a Utah Motor Vehicles office for a fee of $15. Vehicle owners must first obtain a C Plate permit from the Utah Department of Transportation. To be eligible for a clean fuel license plate, a vehicle must meet the definition of a clean fuel vehicle as defined in Utah Code 59-13-102. (Reference Utah Code 41-1a-418, 41-1a-1211, 41-6a-702 and 59-13-102)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Purchasing System Study

Archived: 12/31/2010

A committee lead by the Operational Services Division and made up of other state and regional agency representatives was tasked with studying the feasibility of developing and implementing a system to facilitate the bulk purchase of AFVs by the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. The study should include the associated cost savings of a bulk purchase system, as well as the cost of the system administration, the appropriate entities to participate in the system, and the probability that the system would be utilized by these entities. The study results, relevant recommendations for moving forward, and drafts of legislation necessary to put these recommendations into effect should be presented to the Massachusetts legislature. (Reference Massachusetts Session Law 169, 2008)

Biofuels Incentives Study

Archived: 12/31/2010

A special commission was established to study the feasibility and effectiveness of various forms of incentives to promote the development and use of advanced biofuels in Massachusetts including, but not limited to, production credits, the production and harvesting of woody biomass, feedstock incentives and direct consumer credits for the use of advanced biofuels in various applications. The commission must report the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations to the Massachusetts legislature. (Reference Massachusetts Session Law 206, 2008)

Biofuels Use and Promotion Study

Archived: 12/31/2010

A special commission was established to investigate and develop a strategy to increase the use of advanced biofuels as alternatives to conventional carbon-based fuels by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, its agencies and political subdivisions, and regional transit authorities. The commission will consider methods such as financing mechanisms including grants, loans, and other incentive programs for group procurement of advanced biofuels, vehicles using advanced biofuels, distribution infrastructure, and technical assistance. The commission must report the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations to the Massachusetts legislature. (Reference Massachusetts Session Law 206, 2008)

State Agency Energy Plan

Archived: 12/31/2010

In order to reduce the energy consumption and greenhouse gas impact of state government, Massachusetts agencies must prioritize programs and practices that result in a reduction of fossil fuel-based energy consumption and emissions from such consumption, including promoting sustainable transportation practices and switching to biobased and other alternative fuels. (Reference Executive Order 484, 2007)

State Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Advancement Plan

Archived: 12/31/2010

A committee led by the Commissioner of Energy Resources and made up of other state and regional agency representatives is required to develop a statewide plan for the advancement of hybrid electric and alternative fuel vehicles. The plan should cover a 10 year period, beginning in 2010, and take into account geographic diversity, demographics, transportation needs, infrastructure, and the current and emerging alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technologies. Goals set forth in this plan may include the purchase of alternative fuel or advanced vehicles and the production or distribution of alternative fuels. The plan should include strategies and methods for achieving these goals. (Reference Massachusetts Session Law 169, 2008)

State Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 12/31/2010

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence (OEI) is responsible for promoting Wisconsin's energy independence goals as well as the state's biofuels industry. Specifically, OEI will ensure that 25% of Wisconsin's transportation fuels are generated from renewable sources by 2025. In addition, OEI serves as a single-point of contact for citizens, businesses, local units of government, and non-governmental organizations pursuing biofuels development, energy efficiency, and energy independence. (Reference Executive Order 192, 2007, and Wisconsin Statutes 16.956)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2010

For taxable years beginning after 2007 and before 2011, an income tax credit of $2,000 is available for the in-state purchase or lease of a PHEV. For the purpose of this incentive, a PHEV is a vehicle that shares the same benefits as an internal combustion and electric engine with an all-electric range of not less than nine miles. (Reference Senate Bill 243, 2007, and South Carolina Code of Laws 12-63-20)

Ethanol Blender Pump Grants

Expired: 12/01/2010

The South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development may provide grants to retail motor fuel dealers for the purchase or installation of ethanol blender pumps, storage systems, and related equipment. Blender pumps must dispense a blend of either 10% ethanol (E10) or the minimum blend percentage approved for all vehicles by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a blend of at least 15% ethanol (E15), and E85. Blender pumps must also be manufactured to an industry standard and carry a warranty for compatibility with dispenser components and storage and piping systems. Grant applications will be accepted from March 17, 2010 through May 21, 2010. Projects must be completed and reimbursements must be requested by December 2010. For more information see the South Dakota Ethanol Blender Pump Incentive Grant Program website. (Reference House Bill 1192, 2010 and South Dakota Statutes 10-47B-3)

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Rebate

Expired: 11/01/2010

New Jersey's Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program has funding available to reimburse eligible local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities for 50% of the cost of purchasing and installing refueling infrastructure for alternative fuels, up to a maximum of $50,000 is available per applicant. Eligible fuels include natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol (E85), and hydrogen.

Biodiesel Fuel Use Rebate

Expired: 11/01/2010

New Jersey's Biodiesel Fuel Rebate Program, administered by the Board of Public Utilities, has funding available on a first come, first serve basis to reimburse eligible local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities for the incremental costs of using biodiesel fuel to operate their vehicles in lieu of petroleum diesel.

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Infrastructure Grants

Archived: 11/01/2010

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (Department) established the Hawaii Transportation Energy Transformation Grant Fund to provide grants through the EV Ready Grant Program for the acquisition of EVs, the installation of EV charging infrastructure, and the development of innovative programs or the coordination of activities that diversify transportation energy sources. The Department awarded $2.6 million in grants in 2011.

Advanced Vehicle Acquisition and Alternative Fuel Use Requirement

Archived: 11/01/2010

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) is required to continue to comply with the requirements of the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992. The DTMB must include hybrid electric vehicles within the state's fleet if the vehicles are determined to be cost effective and capable of meeting the state's transportation needs. In addition, as the state's public alternative fuel fueling infrastructure continues to develop, the state's alternative fuel vehicle fleet is required to fuel with, and operate using, alternative fuels to the extent possible. The DTMB will develop rules to encourage or require the use of diesel fuel with the highest percentage of biodiesel content available for diesel-powered vehicles in the state fleet. (Reference Executive Directive 2007-22)

Global Warming Mitigation Initiative

Archived: 11/01/2010

The Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group was created to provide recommendations to the Office of the Governor regarding climate change policy and the statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Strategies to address these issues include development of clean, renewable, and homegrown energy resources; and reducing greenhouse gas emissions though the production and use of biofuels and other alternative fuels. (Reference Executive Order 11, 2006)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Promotion

Archived: 11/01/2010

The New Jersey Senate urges automobile manufacturers to use available technology to begin manufacturing PHEVs for purchase and use by the general public, recognizing that the reliance of PHEVs on electricity as the primary fuel source can reduce gasoline consumption in the U.S. (Reference Senate Resolution 108, 2007)

State Energy Independence Plan

Archived: 11/01/2010

The Governor of Illinois developed an energy independence plan that sets a goal of replacing 50% of the state's energy supply with homegrown fuels by 2017. Specifically, in relation to biofuels, the plan will: 1) invest in renewable biofuels by providing financial incentives to build up to 20 new ethanol plants and five new biodiesel plants; and 2) increase the number of gasoline stations that sell biofuels, to ensure that all gasoline stations in the state offer E85 by 2017, help the auto industry increase the number of flexible fuel vehicles they produce, and increase public awareness about E85.

Support for Increased Fuel Efficiency Standards

Archived: 11/01/2010

The state legislature supports the federal initiative to increase the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards to an industry average of 35.5 miles per gallon in 2016 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles by approximately 30% over this same period. (Reference House Joint Resolution 63, 2009)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Rebate

Expired: 11/01/2010

New Jersey's AFV Rebate Program offers a rebate to local government entities that convert vehicles to operate on alternative fuels or purchase original equipment manufacturer (OEM) AFVs. The rebate amounts, shown in the table below, can be used to cover the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel or to cover the incremental cost of purchasing an OEM AFV, and vary according to the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and whether the vehicle is dedicated or bi-fuel. HEVs may also qualify for a rebate. Eligible entities include local governments, state colleges and universities, school districts, and governmental authorities.

GVWR
(in pounds)
Rebate Amount
(dedicated or hybrid)
Rebate Amount
(bi-fuel)
Light-duty (<8,500) Up to $4,000 Up to $2,000
Medium-duty (8,500-14,000) Up to $7,000 Up to $4,000
Heavy-duty (>14,000) Up to $12,000 Up to $6,000

Diesel Idle Reduction Initiative

Archived: 10/31/2010

In an effort to reduce air pollution, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) educates diesel truck and bus drivers and other diesel vehicle owners about the environmental, financial, and health consequences of engine idling. The NHDES provides information, sample idling policies, and signage.

Energy Independence Strategy

Archived: 10/01/2010

The PennSecurity Fuels Initiative aims to reduce dependence on foreign oil by replacing 900 million gallons of the Commonwealth's transportation fuels with alternative sources over the next decade. The Initiative requires that retail transportation fuels contain a certain percentage of biodiesel or ethanol, and it also invests $30 million in existing funds from the Commonwealth's Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program to build alternative fuel production and fueling infrastructure by 2011. The initiative also includes the creation of incentives that open new markets to Pennsylvania farmers who grow the feedstocks used to produce ethanol and biodiesel, and the creation of safeguards against alternative fuel price increases. For more information on the PennSecurity Fuels Initiative see the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor website.

Hydrogen Energy Plan

Archived: 10/01/2010

California's 21 interstate freeways are designated as the California Hydrogen Highway Network, and the state is committed to working with legislators, energy providers, automakers, and others to achieve the following by 2010: 1) Build a network of hydrogen fueling stations; 2) ensure that hydrogen vehicles are commercially available for purchase; 3) incorporate hydrogen vehicles into the state fleet; 4) develop safety standards for hydrogen fueling stations and vehicles; and 5) establish incentives to encourage the use of hydrogen vehicles and encourage the development of renewable sources of energy for hydrogen production. (Reference Executive Order S-7-04, 2004, and California Health and Safety Code 43868-43869)

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Promotion

Archived: 10/01/2010

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania urges auto manufacturers to develop and produce PHEVs for consumer use. (Reference House Resolution 106, 2007)

Renewable Agricultural Energy Council

Archived: 10/01/2010

The Governor's Renewable Agricultural Energy Council was established to make recommendations to the Governor on policies, regulations, and legislation that will aid in the development of renewable energy. The Governor has appointed four experts in agricultural energy (including ethanol and biodiesel) to the Council. (Reference Title 4 Pennsylvania Code 6.231-6.240)

State Biofuels Development Plan

Archived: 10/01/2010

The State of California plans to use biomass resources from agriculture, forestry, and urban wastes to provide transportation fuels and electricity to satisfy California's fuel and energy needs. To increase the use of biomass in fuel production, the state will produce its own biofuels at a minimum of 20% by 2010, 40% by 2020, and 75% by 2050. The California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission, in conjunction with other agencies, prepared the Bioenergy Action Plan for California, which recommended: research and development of commercially viable biofuels production and advanced biomass conversion technologies; evaluation of the potential for biofuels to provide a clean, renewable source for hydrogen fuel; and increased acquisition of flexible fuel vehicles to 50% of total new vehicles purchased by state agencies by 2010. (Reference Executive Order S-06-06, 2006)

Biofuel Signage Rebate Program

Expired: 09/30/2010

The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth provides rebates to enable retail service stations located near interstate highways to advertise the availability of E85 or biodiesel blends (B20) on highway exit signs. Retail stations offering these fuel types and participating in the Michigan Department of Transportation Logo Sign Program are eligible for rebates of up to $1,500 to help cover up to 50% of the costs to design, install, and pay the first year's annual fee for signage. Fueling station owners who received a rebate during the program's first year are eligible to apply for a rebate to cover 50% of the second year's annual fee for the sign. For more information, see the Biofuel Signage Rebate Program Application Form (PDF 70 KB). Download Adobe Reader

Hydrogen Promotion

Archived: 09/01/2010

The Oregon legislature supports hydrogen development and recommends that hydrogen be a top priority of current and future renewable energy research, policy, and programmatic initiatives by the state. (Reference House Resolution 1, 2007)

State Climate Change Commission

Archived: 09/01/2010

The Oregon Global Warming Commission (Commission) was created to develop long-term policy recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Oregon, pursuant to the following goals:

  • By 2010, stop the increase of Oregon's GHG emissions and begin to reduce GHG emissions;
  • By 2020, achieve GHG levels that are 10% below 1990 levels; and
  • By 2050, achieve GHG levels that are at least 75% below 1990 levels.

The Commission follows the work of the Climate Change Integration Group to track and report on the state's progress on GHG emissions reductions and assess future economic and societal implications of climate change. The Commission submitted the 2009 Report for the Legislature (PDF 1.4 MB) in January 2009. Download Adobe Reader

(Reference Executive Order 06-02, 2006, and Oregon Revised Statutes 184.423)

Support for Use of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

Archived: 09/01/2010

The Nevada legislature recommends that the U.S. Congress enact legislation authorizing HEVs to qualify for compliance under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 as a practical and economic way to reduce emissions and lessen the use of foreign oil. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 9, 2009)

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Reductions

Archived: 08/01/2010

The State of Colorado has set goals to reduce GHG emissions by 20% below 2005 values by 2020 and by 80% below 2005 values by 2050. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is directed to develop regulations to submit to its Air Quality Control Commission that mandate reporting of GHG emissions from all major sources. CDPHE must plan for performing updates to the state's GHG inventory and identify and evaluate the benefits and impediments to measures designed to reduce tailpipe emissions from light-duty vehicles, including the utility and availability of alternative fuel vehicles. Additionally, CDPHE must develop a proposal for reducing net GHG emissions from the state's transportation sector. (Reference Executive Order D004 08) Download Adobe Reader

Biodiesel Production Incentive

Expired: 07/01/2010

A tax incentive is available to biodiesel producers during the first three years of production in the amount of $0.10 per gallon for each gallon of increased production over the previous year. For the purposes of this incentive, the production year begins July 1. This tax incentive is available until July 1, 2010. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 15-70-601)

Hydrogen and Biofuels Tax Exemption

Expired: 07/01/2010

Through July 1, 2010, the sale or use of the following is exempt from Florida state sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution, and storage tax: 1) hydrogen powered vehicles and related materials, and hydrogen fueling stations, up to a maximum of $2 million in taxes each fiscal year for all taxpayers; 2) materials used in the distribution of biodiesel (B10-B100) and ethanol (E10-E100), including fueling infrastructure, transportation, and storage, up to a maximum of $1 million in taxes each fiscal year for all taxpayers. Gasoline fueling station dispenser retrofits for ethanol (E10-E100) distribution also qualify for this exemption. (Reference Florida Statutes 212.08)

Alternative Fuel Production and Use Promotion

Archived: 07/01/2010

The Energy Resources Council works in coordination with the Maine Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation, to evaluate the costs and benefits of state government actions to stimulate an increase in the production of alternative and renewable fuels and the use of these fuels in state vehicles. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 5, Section 3327; Title 35-A, Section 3211-A; and Executive Order 11, 2004)

Ethanol Production Incentive

Expired: 06/30/2010

Through June 30, 2010, an ethanol production incentive of $0.20 per gallon of ethanol produced may be earned by qualified facilities that began production before June 30, 2000. Annual payments are limited to $3 million to any one producer. (Reference Minnesota Statutes 41A.09)

Biofuels Development and Promotion

Archived: 06/01/2010

The Oklahoma Legislature created the Biofuels Development Act to encourage the processing, market development, promotion, distribution, and research of fuels derived from grain, ethanol or ethanol components, biodiesel, bio-based lubricants, co-products, or by-products. The Oklahoma Biofuels Development Advisory Committee must conduct a systematic review and study of the ethanol and biodiesel industry in Oklahoma and other states; study the feasibility of developing and enhancing the ethanol and biodiesel industry in Oklahoma; and otherwise encourage market development, promotion, distribution, and research on products derived from grain, ethanol or ethanol components, biobased products, co-products, or by-products. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes 2-1950.10 and 2-1950.11)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 05/31/2010

Maryland established an AFV goal under the plan for 'Sustaining Maryland's Future with Clean Power, Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency.' The state will revise fleet policy and purchasing guidelines to offer more flexibility in purchasing, where practical, low emission vehicles and AFVs for its fleet. The state must ensure that an average of 50% of the fuel used to operate bi-fuel and flexible fuel vehicles are alternative fuel. The state must also help develop the refueling and maintenance infrastructure required to make using certain types of AFV use practical. The state may provide technical assistance and other incentives to use clean technology, where practical, in state transit fleets. (Reference Executive Order 01.01.2001.02)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) Tax Credit

Expired: 05/20/2010

A tax credit is allowed against the excise tax imposed for the purchase of qualified HEVs and EVs. For qualified EVs, the tax credit may not exceed $2,000. For qualified HEVs, the credit may not exceed: a) $250 if the vehicle battery provides at least 5% but less than 10% of maximum power available; b) $500 if the vehicle battery provides at least 10% but less than 20% of maximum power available; c) $750 if the vehicle battery provides at least 20% but less than 30% of maximum power available; d) $1,000 if the vehicle battery provides at least 30% of maximum power available. Additional tax credits of $125 to $500 are available for HEVs equipped with regenerative braking systems that meet certain requirements, depending on the amount of energy created from breaking. A qualified EV must meet the definition set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. A qualified HEV must meet the current vehicle exhaust standard set under the federal Tier 2 program for passenger vehicles. (Reference Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 13-815)

Petroleum Use Reduction

Archived: 05/20/2010

The Wisconsin Department of Administration is directed to require, through its fleet management policy, that all state agencies reduce the use of petroleum-based gasoline in state-owned vehicles by 20% by 2010 and 50% by 2015, and reduce the use of petroleum-based diesel fuel for those vehicles that operate on diesel by 10% by 2010 and 25% by 2015. (Reference Executive Order 141, 2006)

Renewable Fuels Use and Promotion

Archived: 05/20/2010

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is directed to develop an awareness plan designed to facilitate the use of renewable fuels in the state's flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) fleet. The plan should ensure the following: that all FFVs in the state's fleet are identifiable; that all state employees driving FFVs are aware of the renewable fueling stations nearby; and that all state employees strive to use renewable fuels when operating FFVs and diesel powered vehicles in the fleet, whenever practical and cost effective. The DATCP is also directed to actively pursue the establishment of additional renewable fueling facilities at public retail outlets. (Reference Executive Order 141, 2006)

Biodiesel Blend Labeling Requirement

Repealed: 04/26/2010

The following was repealed by House Bill 2057, 2010: Motor fuel dispensers used to dispense biodiesel blends of up to 5% must be labeled to indicate that the fuel dispensed may contain up to 5% biodiesel. (Reference House Bill 2330, 2009, and Arizona Revised Statutes 41-2083)

Biodiesel Production and Labeling Specifications

Repealed: 04/26/2010

The following was repealed by House Bill 2057, 2010: Biodiesel sold in Arizona must meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification D6751. Blends of biodiesel sold in Arizona must meet the D975 specifications established by ASTM. Blenders of biodiesel must submit monthly reports on the percentage of biodiesel in the final blend as well as verify the quality of biodiesel to the Director of the Department of Weights and Measures. A person who dispenses biodiesel or ultra low sulfur diesel must label the dispenser with the volume percentage of biodiesel in the final product in addition to the sulfur content. (Reference Senate Bill 1455, 2007, and Arizona Revised Statutes 41-2083 and 41-2051)

Biofuels Use Requirement

Archived: 02/18/2010

To the extent that gasoline powered state agency vehicles use central fueling stations, all state agencies and public authorities must use E85 in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) whenever it is feasible to do so. The Governor's Clean Fueled Vehicles Council, chaired by the Commissioner of the Office of General Services (OGS) and comprised of the fleet managers of state agencies and public authorities, has taken steps to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, all FFVs in the state fleet that can use E85 will do so. At least 10% of fuels used in the state fleet must be biodiesel by 2012. The OGS statewide biodiesel contract enables state vehicles to obtain biodiesel fuel in 41 counties. All E85 and biodiesel fueling locations available to New York State vehicles are listed on the OGS Alternative Fueled Vehicles Program Web site. (Reference Executive Order 9, 2008, and Executive Order) 142, 2005)

Fleet Action Plan - Seattle

Archived: 02/01/2010

The Clean Green Fleet Action Plan (PDF 444 KB) aims to increase the use of alternative fuels, reduce fleet fuel use, reduce vehicle emissions, and improve the fuel efficiency of the City of Seattle's (Seattle's) fleet. Download Adobe Reader. Seattle's long-term intent is to continue participating in the Northwest Hybrid Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Consortium and to continue increasing the use of E85 fuel and electric vehicles. Seattle met its original goal to have a fleet that is 100% clean and green, through the use of clean fuels and vehicles that have the highest fuel efficiency and the lowest emissions and meet the needs of Seattle's operations. Seattle also met the specific measures called for in the plan, including a 5% reduction in the fleet's annual fuel use by 2005 as compared to 1999.

Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Working Group

Archived: 01/01/2010

In order to reduce the state's dependency on gasoline and diesel fuels and to reduce carbon emissions, the Governor of Oregon has convened a Working Group to study and promote alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure. The Working Group will:
1) Review and evaluate market and policy research on existing alternative fuel infrastructure policies and programs;
2) Identify and encourage opportunities to consistently design, standardize, and operate electric vehicle charging stations;
3) Develop a plan to work with the private sector to build and maintain state alternative fueling stations by October 1, 2010; and
4) Work with the public to ensure that alternative fuel technologies enhance communities and livability and to ensure that the public understands how to utilize investments in infrastructure.

The Working Group is required to provide recommendations to the Governor by December 31, 2009. (Reference Executive Order 08-24, 2008)

Biofuels Strategy and Outreach Campaign

Archived: 01/01/2010

The Governor's Interagency Alternative Fuels Working Group, supported administratively by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, was established to develop a comprehensive state alternative fuels strategy to make Tennessee a leader in the production, distribution, and use of biofuels. The Working Group developed BioTENN, a comprehensive, statewide public education and outreach campaign to increase public awareness and understanding of alternative fuels, particularly biofuels. (Reference Executive Order 33, 2006)

Renewable Fuels Commission

Archived: 01/01/2010

The Michigan Renewable Fuels Commission (Commission) was established within the Michigan Department of Agriculture to investigate and recommend strategies that the governor and legislature may implement to promote the use of renewable fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The Commission will also identify mechanisms that promote renewable fuel research and effective communication and coordination of efforts between state and local governments, private industry, and institutes of higher education. The commission may also review any state regulation that may hinder the use, research, and development of renewable fuels and AFVs, and recommend changes to the governor. In June 2007, the Commission submitted a report on its investigation and recommendations to the legislature and the governor. The Commission must issue follow-up reports at least annually through January 1, 2010. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 290.581-290.586)

E85 Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program

Expired: 12/31/2009

The E85 Infrastructure Conversion Project provides funding to retail and public fleet fueling locations to purchase and install materials and equipment compatible with E85, to clean tanks, and to purchase dispensing equipment and on-site signage advertising E85. Funding of up to $5,000 per facility, not exceeding 50% of E85 conversion costs, is available through the Clean Energy Coalition. For more information, see the Clean Energy Coalition Web site.

Biodiesel Use Study

Archived: 12/31/2009

The Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, Public Service Board, and Agency of Transportation must submit a report to the state legislature with recommendations for increasing the use of biodiesel in the state vehicle fleet. The report must include recommendations for using biodiesel blends of at least 5% (B5) in the transportation fleet by December 31, 2009, and at least 10% (B10) by 2012. (Reference Senate Bill 209, 2008)

Biofuels Use Requirement

Archived: 12/04/2009

By 2010, all cabinet-level state agencies, public schools (K-12), and institutions of higher education are required to take action toward obtaining 15% of their total transportation fuel requirements from renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. (Reference Executive Order 05-049, 2005)

State Biodiesel Study

Archived: 12/01/2009

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD) and the Economic Development Department of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture are required to study the state biodiesel industry and evaluate ways to provide incentives to the industry to increase the distribution of biodiesel in the state. The EMNRD must report all study findings and recommendations to the state legislature by December 1, 2009. (Reference House Joint Memorial 33, 2009)

Biofuels Research and Development

Expired: 11/01/2009

The Renewable Fuels Research, Development, and Demonstration Program is administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The goals of this program are to promote and expand the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel as clean, renewable transportation fuels, and accelerate the commercialization of new renewable fuel technologies and products. The Biofuels Business Planning Grant Program, a subsidiary of the Illinois Renewable Fuels Research, Development, and Demonstration Program, provides grants of up to $25,000 for the development of business plans, engineering studies, design studies, permit applications, and legal work for potential new biofuel facilities in Illinois.

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Feasibility Study

Archived: 11/01/2009

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Thruway Authority, and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation have undertaken a study regarding the feasibility and construction of alternative fueling facilities at gasoline stations located along the New York State Thruway. Once finalized, NYSERDA will prepare and deliver to the governor a report that will include, but not be limited to, the following: 1) the current availability of the various alternative fuels and associated technologies which use alternative fuels for transportation purposes; 2) the projected growth in the availability and use of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for the next 10 years; 3) the current and projected price of the various alternative fuels, AFVs, and alternative fueling equipment for the next 10 years as well as the current and projected cost of operation of alternative fuel vehicles, including incremental cost comparisons; 4) the feasibility of each thruway public facility containing a gasoline station to accommodate one or more alternative fueling facilities. (Reference Assembly Bill 11331, 2005)

Electric Vehicle (EV) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Transportation Analysis

Archived: 11/01/2009

The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation was required to conduct a study, in collaboration with other state agencies and stakeholders, to evaluate the current and long-range needs of the state's transportation system, and investigate possible strategies to meet these needs. The study must include the following: 1) identification of options for maintenance and improvement of the state's transportation system, specifically regarding the effects of potential increases in vehicle fuel economy, availability of alternative modes of transportation, and extreme fuel price volatility on future transportation revenues; 2) identification of financial options with particular consideration of environmental impacts such as air and water quality, and greenhouse gas emissions; and 3) evaluation of the impact of the use of EVs and PHEVs on the current funding mechanisms for the state's roadways and an analysis of methods to mitigate the impact. The results of the study were due to the legislature by November 1, 2009. (Reference House File 1250, 2009, and Minnesota Laws 2008, Chapter 287, Article 1, Section 118)

State Agency Vehicle Acquisition Priorities and Biofuels Use

Archived: 11/01/2009

The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is directed to take all actions necessary to enable the procurement of 2% biodiesel fuel blends (B2) for the state's diesel vehicle fleet and also investigate ways to increase availability of E85 for the state's flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) fleet. The CMS is directed to advise the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in developing a plan to facilitate the use of E85 and B2 in the state fleet and expand the E85 and biodiesel fueling infrastructure. Additionally, the directors of all executive agencies using the state's fleet of FFVs are directed to implement policies and procedures requiring state employees to use E85 and B2 in state vehicles whenever practical. Furthermore, state agencies are permitted to establish priorities for the acquisition of FFVs, especially hybrid electric vehicles that are capable of using E85, as well as diesel vehicles capable of using biodiesel. (Reference Executive Order 7, 2004 (PDF 113 KB))

Provision for School Bus Emission Reduction Grants

Archived: 10/01/2009

A pilot program will be established within the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources to provide grants towards the required 20% state funding match for the federal Safe Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act - A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), specifically for diesel school bus retrofits or repowers that reduce particulate matter emissions. Any repowering or replacement of existing diesel engines in school buses must meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2007 Heavy-Duty Highway Diesel Standards. (Reference North Carolina General Statutes 143-215.107E, F, and H)

Provision for Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 09/30/2009

The Georgia Department of Revenue and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are authorized to develop a list of HEV models that qualify for an HOV lane exemption regardless of the number of passengers, pending federal legislative or regulatory approval. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in May 2007, and a final rule is pending. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) must determine whether allowing the qualifying HEVs to travel in HOV lanes would degrade the performance of the lanes. (Reference Georgia Code 32-9-4)

Biofuels Production Incentive Fund

Expired: 09/12/2009

The Agriculturally Derived Fuel Fund was developed to provide direct loans and subsidies to a business or cooperative for the design and construction of a facility that produces agriculturally derived fuel, specifically methanol and ethanol. It is a non-lapsing fund controlled by the Finance Authority of Maine. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 10, Section 997-A)

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction Requirement

Expired: 09/01/2009

A heavy-duty vehicle is not permitted to idle for more than five consecutive minutes in any 60-minute period. Exceptions are allowed for the following: traffic conditions; law enforcement purposes; emergency vehicles; military vehicles; power work-related operations; maintenance, servicing, repairing, or diagnostic purposes; sleeper berth temperature control during government mandated rest periods; auxiliary power units; heavy-duty diesel vehicles meeting California Air Resources Board's nitrogen oxide idling emission standards; and customer climate control comfort while providing customer services; prevention of safety or health emergencies. (Reference North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality Idle Reduction Rule)

State Fleet Petroleum Reduction

Archived: 09/01/2009

State agencies must take all reasonable actions to achieve a 20% reduction in petroleum use in all state and privately owned vehicles used for state business by September 1, 2009. Strategies to achieve this goal include energy-efficient use of state resources and giving priority to the purchase and use of hybrid electric and other fuel-efficient, low emission vehicles (those that achieve a minimum of 30 miles per gallon and meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier 2 emission standards). (Reference Executive Order 05-01, 2005)

Alternative Fuel Grant Assistance

Expired: 08/01/2009

The Texas State Energy Conservation Office researches and assists public and private entities in securing grants to encourage the use of alternative fuels, including conversion of state and local government fleets to operate on compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, and ethanol, and the use of hybrid electric vehicles.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Repealed: 07/09/2009

The following was repealed by Act No. 469, Section 2, 2009: The state offers an income tax credit worth 20% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, 20% of the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) AFV or hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), and 20% of the cost of constructing an alternative fueling station. Only vehicles registered in Louisiana can receive the tax credit. For the purpose of this incentive, alternative fuels include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, methanol, ethanol, electricity, and any other fuels which meet or exceed federal clean air standards. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:38 and 47:287.757)

Biofuel Fueling Infrastructure Grant Fund

Expired: 07/01/2009

The Rural Idaho Economic Development Biofuel Infrastructure Matching Grant Fund (Fund) provides grants for up to 50% of the cost of installing new fueling infrastructure dedicated to offering biofuels for retail sale, or for upgrading existing fueling infrastructure in order to be compatible with biofuels for the purpose of offering biofuels for sale. The Energy Division of the Idaho Department of Water Resources administers the Fund. (Reference Idaho Statutes 42-1806)

E85 Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program

Expired: 07/01/2009

The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority administers the Georgia E85 Retail Infrastructure Grant Program, which funds E85 infrastructure projects. Grants of up to $20,000 or 1/3 of the total planned project cost, whichever is less, are available for each approved project. Construction for any approved project must begin no later than six months after the date the grant is issued and must be complete within one year of receipt of the grant. No grants will be awarded after July 1, 2009. (Reference Georgia Code 50-8-170)

Energy-Efficient Vehicle Acquisition Requirements

Archived: 07/01/2009

Once the state has met its federal and state vehicle purchase mandates, state agencies are required to purchase the most fuel-efficient vehicles that meet the needs of their programs, provided that a life-cycle cost benefit analysis of vehicle purchases includes projected fuel costs. All state agency light-duty vehicle (LDV) procurements must contain at least 40% energy-efficient vehicles as part of their annual vehicle acquisition plans. For each subsequent fiscal year, the percentage of energy-efficient vehicles must be five percent higher than the previous year, until at least 75% of each covered fleet's newly purchased LDVs are energy-efficient vehicles. Exclusions and exemptions may apply.

Agencies may offset the purchase requirements for energy-efficient vehicles by successfully demonstrating percentage improvements in their overall LDV fleet fuel economy. Additionally, agencies that use biodiesel fuel may offset the vehicle purchase requirements of this section at the rate of one vehicle per 450 gallons of neat biodiesel (B100) fuel used. State agencies are also required to purchase alternative fuels and ethanol blended gasoline when available, evaluate a purchase preference for biodiesel blends, and promote efficient operation of vehicles. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 103D-412 and 196-9)

Ethanol Fueling Infrastructure Requirement

Expired: 07/01/2009

Ethanol blends between 10% (E10) and 85% (E85) for use in motor vehicles may be dispensed from equipment that fully complies with all requirements for dispensing E10, provided that the following conditions are met: 1.) The dispensing equipment manufacturer has documented that the equipment is compatible with all ethanol blends; 2.) the manufacturer has, at a minimum, initiated the process of applying to an independent testing laboratory to have the equipment listed for use in dispensing ethanol blends; and 3.) the equipment clearly discloses the particular ethanol blend that is being dispensed. This regulation expires on July 1, 2009. (Reference Senate Bill 143-143.6)

State Agency Emissions Reduction Requirement

Archived: 07/01/2009

Each state department must seek to reduce air pollution by implementing two or more of the actions outlined in Executive Order 04-08 whenever legally, technically, and economically feasible, subject to the specific needs of the department and responsible management of agency finances. The actions include the purchase or lease of the most fuel-efficient and least polluting vehicles that meet the operational needs of the state department, and fueling state-operated vehicles with the cleanest fuel available. (Reference Executive Order 04-08, 2004)

Alternative Fuel Incentive Development

Expired: 06/30/2009

The California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission developed the Alternative Fuel Incentive Program to allocate $25 million in incentives to promote the use and production of alternative fuels. Eligible projects include projects in California that promote high efficiency, high mileage, alternative fuel light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, for individual and public fleets. Incentives are available to replace the current state vehicle fleet with clean, high mileage alternative fuel vehicles and for the construction of publicly accessible retail alternative fueling stations and fleet fueling facilities, including E85. Incentives are also available for alternative fuel production in California and funding for research, development, and testing of alternative fuels and advancing vehicle technology. (Reference Assembly Bill 1811, 2006)

Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program

Expired: 06/30/2009

The Ohio Department of Development's B20 Biodiesel School Bus Grant Program allows eligible school districts and county Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities organizations with school buses to receive up to 100% of the incremental costs of using B20 fuel compared with regular diesel fuel, up to $25,000 per year. This program will expire in June 2009. (Reference Ohio Revised Code 3327.17)

Ethanol Motor Fuel Production Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2009

Ethanol fuel producers may redeem a tax credit of $0.40 per gallon with the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Ethanol blended motor fuel is defined as a blend of 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline that is used to operate motor vehicles. To be eligible to receive this credit, at least 25% of an ethanol producer's distillation feedstock purchases must be products that originate in Wyoming, excluding water, during the year the tax credits were earned. The total credits redeemed by all ethanol producers may not exceed $4 million per year, and the total credits redeemed by any individual ethanol producer may not exceed $2 million per year.

Additionally, an ethanol producer constructing a new ethanol production facility may receive tax credits for a period not to exceed 15 years after the date that construction is completed. Any ethanol producer that expands its production by at least 25% is eligible for tax credits with an increased maximum amount. Qualifying ethanol producers may only receive a tax credit through June 30, 2009.

(Reference Wyoming Statutes 39-17-109 and 40-7-102)

Alcohol Fuel Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2009

Alcohol fuel sold for consumption or use by the purchaser is exempt from state excise tax. For the purpose of this exemption, alcohol fuel is defined as neat biomass-derived alcohol liquid fuel or a mixture of petroleum-derived fuel and alcohol fuel consisting of at least 10% denatured biomass-derived alcohol that is used to fuel a motor vehicle. A producer, wholesaler, or retailer of alcohol fuels must pass any savings from this exemption on to the consumer. This exemption expires June 30, 2009. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes 237-27.1)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 06/30/2009

HEVs with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated combined fuel economy rating of at least 27.5 miles per gallon are eligible for a one-time exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax at the time the when original certificate of title for the vehicle is issued. The tax exemption is available through June 30, 2009. (Reference New Mexico Statutes 7-14-6)

Idle Reduction Technology Grant

Expired: 06/01/2009

The New Jersey Trucker's Challenge, established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, provides funding for the purchase or installation of idle reduction equipment used in New Jersey-based heavy-duty diesel trucks. Eligible equipment includes auxiliary power units (APUs), bunk heaters and tailpipe emissions controls such as diesel particulate filters (DPF) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC). The reimbursement amounts may include the purchase and installation costs and are as follows:

Device(s) Cost Coverage Funding Ceiling
APU 50% $4,500
Bunk Heater 50% $750
DPF or DOC
and
APU or Bunk Heater
100% of APU
or Bunk Heater
$17,000
for DPF or DOC

The program is administered by the New Jersey Motor Truck Association (NJMTA). The initial funding for this program was provided by the State of New Jersey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and has been fully allocated. Additional funding for the program is currently pending. For more information on the Trucker's Challenge, see the NJMTA Web site.

Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Acquisition Requirement

Archived: 06/01/2009

The Clean Fuel Fleet Program (CFFP), administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, affects the six-county (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, and Kenosha) severe ozone non-attainment area. The CFFP requires fleets in Southeastern Wisconsin to purchase a specific percentage of LEVs. The CFFP applies to both public and private fleets based on fleet size and vehicle weight. Fleets can earn credits and are responsible for calculating and trading.

State Energy Task Force

Archived: 06/01/2009

The Florida Renewable Energy Technologies and Energy Efficiency Act is established to increase the state's energy stability and protect public health by advancing the development of efficient and renewable energy technologies, including those related to hydrogen, ethanol, and biodiesel. The Act creates the Florida Energy Commission, which is responsible for developing recommendations for legislation to establish a state energy policy, focusing on energy-efficiency issues including the encouragement of in-state research, development, and deployment of alternative fuels for motor vehicles. As required by the Act, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection provided a report entitled Leadership by Example: Energy Efficiency and Conservation, which includes a description of state programs designed to achieve energy conservation and energy efficiency through the inclusion of alternative fuel vehicles in state fleets. (Reference Florida Statutes 377.801-377.806 and 377.901)

Biofuels Tax Deduction

Repealed: 05/12/2009

The following was repealed by House Bill 338, 2009: Licensed motor fuel distributors may be eligible for a tax deduction based on the renewable content of the fuel. For pure biodiesel (B100), distributors may deduct the number of gallons sold to any person other than a licensed distributor during the tax reporting period. For a biodiesel blend, distributors may deduct the number of gallons of biodiesel contained in the blend that was imported, blended, or received from a licensed distributor who is a biodiesel producer during the tax reporting period; in the case of a licensed distributor who is also a producer, the deduction is only available when the producer sells biodiesel blends to a person who is not a motor fuel distributor licensed in Idaho. For ethanol blended fuel, distributors may deduct the number of gallons of denatured anhydrous ethanol contained in the fuel. The deduction may not exceed 10% of the volume of blended ethanol or biodiesel reported. (Reference Idaho Statutes 63-2407)

Clean School Bus Funding

Expired: 05/01/2009

Until July 1, 2020, 85% of the money from the segregated subaccount of the state treasury's air pollution control account must be distributed to air pollution control authorities. Of the money received by an air pollution control authority or the state Department of Licensing, 85% must be used for the Clean School Bus Program to retrofit school buses with exhaust emission control devices or to provide funding for fueling infrastructure needed to allow school bus fleets access to use alternative, cleaner fuels. (Reference Revised Code of Washington 70.94.017)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate Program

Expired: 04/30/2009

The Fueling Alternatives vehicle rebate program is funded by the California Air Resources Board and provides grants of up to $5,000 to consumers who purchase or lease eligible zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and AFVs between May 24, 2007, and April 30, 2009. For the purposes of this program, ZEVs include full function battery electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, low-speed or neighborhood electric vehicles, and zero emission motorcycles.

Tax Reduction for Ethanol Blends

Repealed: 04/20/2009

The following was repealed by Senate Bill 353, 2009: A 15% reduction of the state road tax, as compared to the tax on gasoline, is available to consumers for using ethanol-blended fuel. This incentive will be available until the Montana renewable fuels standard is in effect. Ethanol-blended fuel is defined as a gasoline that is blended with denatured ethanol. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 15-70-201 and 15-70-204)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Loans

Expired: 04/10/2009

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources offers loans for up to five years, with low administrative fees, to state agencies and municipal governments to cover the incremental cost of purchasing original equipment manufactured AFVs.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebates

Expired: 03/31/2009

Central Texas Clean Cities and Austin Energy offer an EV rebate to Austin Energy customers who purchase qualifying EVs, electric scooters, or electric bicycles from approved dealers. Applicants may receive the following rebates: $500 for all-electric vehicles including neighborhood electric vehicles; $250 for all-electric scooters or motorcycles capable of achieving more than 40 miles on a single charge at street-legal speeds; $100 for all-electric scooters capable of achieving up to 20 miles on a single charge; and $150 for all-electric bicycles capable of achieving up to 20 miles on a single charge. Rebate funding is limited and valid until March 31, 2009.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Equipment and Fuel Cell Income Tax Credit

Repealed: 03/06/2009

The following was repealed by House Bill 2081, 2009: An income tax credit is available to Arkansas taxpayers to offset the costs of an Arkansas-based facility that designs, develops, or produces advanced technologies, including EV equipment and fuel cells. The credit is equal to 50% of the amount spent during the taxable year to purchase or construct the facility, including land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, renovation, building improvements, machinery, and other manufacturing equipment. This credit does not apply to any portion of facility costs that were provided by federal, state, or local grants. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-4-2104 and 15-4-2105)

Agricultural Feedstock Processing Demonstration Loan Program

Expired: 01/01/2009

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will disperse loans of up to $500,000 for projects that increase Tennessee farm income and production of alternative fuel feedstock. Eligible facilities include those that process more than 200,000 bushels each year.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2009

Prior to January 1, 2009, Oklahoma provides a one-time income tax credit for 50% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, or for 50% of the incremental cost of a new OEM AFV. The state also provides a tax credit for 10% of the total vehicle cost, up to $1,500, when an AFV is resold, as long as a tax credit has not been previously taken on the vehicle. Additionally, the state provides a tax credit for up to 50% of the cost of installing refueling infrastructure for AFVs. These tax credits may be carried forward for up to three years. The alternative fuels eligible for the credit include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol, methanol, and electricity. This tax credit extends to low-speed electric vehicles as defined by NHTSA in 49 C.F.R. 571.500 and to forklifts and other similar self-propelled vehicles. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes Section 68-2357.22)

Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 01/01/2009

The Tennessee State Energy Office, Department of Economic and Community Development, Energy Division offers grants to county governments for the installation of biodiesel infrastructure, including biodiesel tanks, pumps, and card readers, that can be used to provide biodiesel fuel for county and city owned vehicles, including school buses, maintenance vehicles, heavy equipment, and other vehicles powered by diesel fuel. Grant funding is available for up to 50% of total project costs, but not more than $12,000 may be awarded per individual grant. Grants are limited to one per county and are available through June 2010.

Idle Reduction Equipment Funding

Expired: 01/01/2009

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Small Business Anti-Idling Initiative provides funding to help independent truckers and small trucking companies purchase anti-idling technology. Participants must qualify as small businesses (with a fleet size of less than 50 trucks) and be located in Pennsylvania or Delaware. Program financing is available to help owners purchase and install auxiliary power units (APUs) that provide both heating and cooling; the maximum amount of funding available per applicant is $3,000. Disbursements will be made to awardees after the following tasks are completed: 1) submission of baseline data and installation of an APU, 2) submission of a six month data report, and 3) submission of a 12 month data report. The initiative is funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association, and project approval is dependent on annual funding allocations.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fuel Rate Reduction

Archived: 01/01/2009

Chesapeake Utilities has one publicly accessible quick-fill CNG fueling station in Dover. CNG is offered at a 20% discount as compared to the American Automobile Association (AAA) list price.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) License Fee

Expired: 01/01/2009

In order to equalize the vehicle license fee between AFVs and conventional fuel vehicles, the incremental cost of purchasing an AFV is exempt from the vehicle license fee (of 2%) when the costs are more than the most comparable conventional fuel vehicle, as determined by the California Energy Commission. This reduction applies to new, light-duty AFVs that are certified to meet or exceed Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standards. This program expires January 1, 2009. (Reference California Revenue and Taxation Code 10759.5)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Use

Archived: 01/01/2009

The legislature of New Mexico encourages the executive branch of the state government to pursue energy policies and goals to implement the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative fuel technologies throughout state government and the state, including state universities and public schools. The Secretary of the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, in cooperation with other state agencies, must pursue measures to encourage the use of alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles throughout the state, including the development of a statewide alternative fueling station infrastructure. (Reference Senate Joint Memorial 89, 2003)

Biofuels Development

Archived: 01/01/2009

Executive Order 101 directs the Secretaries of various state agencies to establish the Corsortium on Biobased Industry to recommend policy and commercialization strategies for state goals that promote the development and use of biobased products and bioenergy using federal and state programs and reduce Wisconsin's dependence on foreign oil. See the Consortium on Biobased Industry Web site for the final report on findings and recommendations submitted to the Governor. (Reference Executive Order 101, 2005)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2008

A tax credit is available for up to 25% of expenditures incurred for the construction, installation of, or improvements to any fueling or charging station for the purposes of providing clean fuels to the general public for use in motor vehicles. Clean fuels include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, hydrogen, alcohol fuels containing at least 85% alcohol by volume, and electricity. This tax credit is available for tax years ending on or before December 31, 2008. Any portion of unused credits may be carried over into subsequent years as needed. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 36, Section 5219-P)

Greenhouse Emissions Study

Archived: 12/15/2008

By December 15, 2008, the Vermont Agency of Transportation must submit a report to the state legislature on the role of motor vehicles in contributing to air emissions in the state and determine what portion of overall statewide energy consumption is attributable to motor vehicle use. The report must also include recommendations to encourage and reward energy-efficient transportation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by the transportation sector, and support alternative modes of transportation, as well as recommendations for public education on clean and efficient transportation options. (Reference Senate Bill 350, 2008)

Biodiesel Study Committee

Archived: 12/01/2008

The state Senate created a Senate Biodiesel Fuel Study Committee to study the conditions, needs, and issues associated with expanding biodiesel use and production in the state of Georgia. The Committee met and no significant findings or recommendations with legislative import were noted. (Reference Senate Resolution 1201, 2008)

Biofuels Production and Distribution Grants - Portland

Expired: 11/30/2008

Through a competitive grant process, the Biofuels Investment Fund (Fund) supports the development of production, storage, blending, and distribution infrastructure for B20 or higher biodiesel blends, and E85 ethanol blends. The Fund also supports non-infrastructure related projects that strongly support Portland's biofuels priorities, including proposals that further the development of Oregon-grown feedstock supply chains.

Portland Biofuels Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 11/30/2008

The Retail and Fleet Biofuels Infrastructure Grant provides incentives of up to $10,000 to install or convert fueling equipment at retail gasoline stations and fleet fueling sites to B20 or higher biodiesel blends and E85 ethanol blends. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis to projects that meet the grant's eligibility guidelines.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 10/01/2008

Prior to July 1, 2008, the following purchases are exempt from sales tax: new dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), hydrogen, or electric vehicles; equipment used in dedicated or dual fuel CNG, LNG, LPG, hydrogen, or electric vehicle conversions; and equipment associated with a CNG or hydrogen filling or electric recharging station. Between October 1, 2004, and October 1, 2008, new HEVs with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon are also exempt from sales tax. An HEV is defined as a passenger car that 1) draws acceleration energy from two onboard sources of stored energy, which are both an internal combustion or heat engine using combustible fuel and a rechargeable energy storage system, and 2) for an HEV produced during and after model year 2004, is certified to meet or exceed the Tier II Bin 5 Low Emission Vehicle classification. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 12-412-67, 68, 69, and 115)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate

Expired: 10/01/2008

Through the Green Rewards Program, the Illinois State Treasury offers a $1,000 rebate for the purchase of a new hybrid or other fuel efficient vehicle. Participating banks and credit unions agree to accept a discounted deposit rate from the state for one year in exchange for providing the $1,000 rebates to Illinois residents. The original vehicle purchase date must be on or after July 15, 2007, and rebates are available for one year. Rebates are available for new compressed natural gas, hybrid electric, electric, and fuel cell vehicles with less than 7,500 miles. Buyers must receive financing from a participating financial institution.

Alternative Fuel Tax Exemptions

Expired: 07/01/2008

Natural gas or propane sold as a motor fuel by a public utility company in a taxable quarter commencing prior to June 30, 2008 is exempt from the gross earnings tax on the sale of petroleum products. Prior to July 1, 2008, petroleum products sold for use as fuel in fuel cells and propane sold for use as a fuel in motor vehicles are exempt from the petroleum gross earnings tax. Finally, between July 1, 1994, and July 1, 2008, compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and liquefied natural gas are not subject to the motor fuels tax. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 12-264, 12-587, and 12-458f)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Cost-Share Program

Expired: 06/30/2008

A state cost-share program is being developed to provide financial incentives for the installation or conversion of E85 refueling infrastructure and infrastructure required to establish terminal facilities that store biodiesel for distribution to service stations. The program will also provide for the addition of at least 30 new or converted E85 retail outlets and four new or converted terminal facilities used to store ethanol. The program will provide for a maximum of $325,000 annually for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2005, and ending June 30, 2008. (Reference Iowa Code 15.401)

Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 06/30/2008

The Legislature of Louisiana urges the state Department of Economic Development and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to promote the use of alternative fuels and provide incentives for companies and consumers who use alternative fuels. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 10, 2006)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Sales Tax Rebate

Repealed: 06/13/2008

The following was repealed by Act No. 261, 2008: Beginning July 1, 2008, a $300 sales tax rebate may be applied to in-state purchases of the following: flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of operating on E85 motor fuel; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles; plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs); and vehicles with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency city fuel economy rating of at least 30 miles per gallon. Additionally, a sales tax rebate up to $500 has been established for the purchase of equipment that results in the conversion of a conventional hybrid electric vehicle to a PHEV, or for equipment to convert a conventional vehicle to operate on propane, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, or E85. These rebates only apply to vehicles and equipment purchased prior to July 1, 2013. (Reference Senate Bill 243, 2007, and South Carolina Code of Laws 12-63-20)

E85 Quality and Labeling Specifications

Repealed: 06/06/2008

The following was repealed by House Bill 2621, 2008: Ethanol blenders and retailers must ensure that E85 blended or sold complies with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification D5798-99. Fuel dispensers and pump nozzles for E85 must display a notice stating that the fuel is for use only in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). If all notices are displayed properly, a retail seller of E85 shall not be held liable if a consumer places E85 in a non-FFV. Motor fuel producers must provide a report to the state Department of Weights and Measures including, but not limited to, the following information: the amount of E85 produced, used, or sold each month, and the fuel quality parameters of the ethanol and gasoline used in the blend. (Reference Arizona Revised Statutes 41-2122.01)

Idle Reduction Facilities Regulation

Repealed: 05/24/2008

The following was repealed by Public Law 110-244: States are permitted to provide facilities in interstate system rights-of-way that allow operators of commercial vehicles to reduce truck idling or use alternate power sources. States may allow idling reduction facilities for commercial vehicles to be placed in rest or recreation areas as well as in safety rest areas constructed or located on rights-of-way of the interstate system. The idling reduction facilities must not reduce the existing number of truck parking spaces at a given rest or recreation area. States may charge a fee or permit charging a fee, for parking spaces actively providing idling reduction measures. For more information, see the Idling Reduction Facilities in Interstate Rights-of-Way fact sheet. (Reference 23 U.S. Code 111)

Alternative Fuel Use

Archived: 02/21/2008

All state agencies must ensure that all bulk diesel fuel procured contains at least 5% renewable content by 2007, 10% renewable content by 2008, and 20% renewable content by 2010, provided that fuel meeting American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification D 6751 is available. Agencies must ensure that diesel vehicles operate on biodiesel blends whenever the blends are available. (Reference Executive Order 41, 2005)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Acquisition Requirements

Repealed: 02/21/2008

The following was rescinded by Executive Order 6, 2008: All state agency non-law enforcement, light-duty vehicles procured by 2010 must be AFVs or HEVs when an equivalent AFV or HEV model is available. Furthermore, agencies must ensure that their flexible fuel vehicles operate on E85 whenever an E85 refueling facility is available. (Reference Executive Order 41, 2005)

Alternative Fuel Fueling Infrastructure and Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2008

Prior to January 1, 2008, a Corporation Business Tax credit is available for 50% of the following expenditures: the construction of, improvements to, or equipment for any compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refueling station or an electric vehicle recharging station; or the purchase and installation of equipment used in dedicated or dual-fuel CNG, LNG, LPG, or electric vehicle conversions. This credit may be carried forward for up to three years. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 12-217i)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2008

Prior to January 1, 2008, a Corporation Business Tax credit is available for 10% of the incremental cost of purchasing a new dedicated compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or electric vehicle. This credit may be carried forward for up to three years. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 12-217i)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2008

The Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Filling Station Tax Credit entitles taxpayers to a tax credit equal to 50% of the capital, labor, and equipment costs associated with the construction of, or improvement to, any alternative fuel fueling or recharging station providing domestically produced alternative fuel or facilities for recharging electric vehicles. For the purpose of this tax credit, alternative fuels are defined according to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486) and include ethanol fuel and biodiesel produced from feedstocks including virgin vegetable oil, yellow grease, waste vegetable oil, and animal fats and tallows. Taxpayers are also entitled to a tax credit equal to 50% of the incremental cost of purchasing an AFV or the capital, labor, and equipment cost of converting a motor vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. Taxpayers may carry forward any unused credits or any unused portion of the credit for up to five years. This incentive is effective until January 1, 2008. (Reference Rhode Island Code 44-39.2-2)

Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Research and Development

Expired: 01/01/2008

The Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) Program co-funds innovative technology demonstration projects that will improve emissions prevention or control while promoting new industries and jobs in California. Proposals related to current California Air Resources Board programs, such as developing alternatives to diesel fuel and diesel engines, increasing zero emission vehicle efficiency, and developing fuel cells and hydrogen technology, are of particular interest. As of October 2011, the ICAT Program is on hold but is expected to resume for future solicitations.

Biodiesel Fuel Use Requirement

Archived: 01/01/2008

State agencies are requested to implement the use of biodiesel fuels, where feasible, in fleet vehicles owned or operated by the agency. During the 2007 Regular Session of the General Assembly, the Secretary of Administration submitted House Document No. 18 to the Division of Legislative Automated Systems, which included an executive summary and report of each agency's progress related to biodiesel use. (Reference House Joint Resolution 148, 2006)

Biofuels Use

Repealed: 01/01/2008

The following was repealed by California Health and Safety Code 43860: Public agencies, utilities, and solid waste collection vehicle operators are permitted to use biodiesel or biodiesel fuel blends up to 20% in any retrofitted on-road or off-road vehicle or diesel engine certified by the state whether or not biodiesel is expressly identified as a fuel for use with the retrofit system. (Reference Senate Bill 975, 2005, and California Health and Safety Code 43860)

Ethanol Blend Tax Rate Reduction

Expired: 01/01/2008

A state excise tax of $0.23 per gallon is imposed on all special fuels sold or used in the state, including compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas. The sale of ethanol blended gasoline fuel containing 85% ethanol (E85) is exempt from the $0.23 per gallon tax, and is instead subject to a reduced tax of $0.01 per gallon on all E85 fuel sold or used in the state. (Reference North Dakota Century Code 57-43.1-02 and 57-43.2-02)

Alternative Fuel Tax Deduction

Expired: 12/31/2007

Corporations that sell alternative fuels are allowed a deduction from the gross earnings from sales reported in the corporations' tax returns. The deduction is equal to the total of gross earnings from the sale of alternative fuels when used as motor fuel to operate motor vehicles and when separately metered. This incentive is effective until December 31, 2007. (Reference Rhode Island Code 44-13-5)

Biodiesel Income Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2007

An income tax credit was authorized to biodiesel suppliers for up to 5% of the costs of the facilities and equipment used in the wholesale or retail distribution of biodiesel fuels. Additionally, the Alternative Fuels Commission may provide grants of up to $0.10 per gallon for the production of biodiesel, up to 5 million gallons per producer per year, for a period not to exceed five years. Fundng for this incentive ended ini 2007. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-4-2803 and 15-4-2804)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Tax Credit

Expired: 12/31/2007

A taxpayer entitled to a federal qualified EV tax credit is also entitled to a state tax credit equal to 25% of the federal qualified EV tax credit. (Reference Rhode Island Code 44-30-2.6)

State Alternative Fuels Plan

Archived: 12/05/2007

The California Energy Commission, in partnership with the California Air Resources Board, prepared the State Alternative Fuels Plan as required by Assembly Bill 1007. The Final Commission Report was adopted on December 5, 2007. (Reference California Health and Safety Code Section 43866)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Deduction

Expired: 12/01/2007

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue offers a state AFV tax deduction identical to the federal AFV tax deduction. Taxpayers who placed AFVs into service in 2002 and 2003 are entitled to the full deduction. The deduction is reduced by 25% for vehicles placed in service in 2004, by 50% for vehicles in 2005, and by 75% for vehicles in 2006. No deduction is available for clean fuel vehicles placed in service in 2007. The full deduction is $50,000 for any truck or van with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of at least 26,000 pounds (lbs.) or a bus with seating capacity of at least 20 adults. The deduction is $5,000 for a truck or van with a GVWR greater than 10,000 lbs. and $2,000 for vehicles under 10,000 lbs.

Emission Credit Trading Registry

Archived: 12/01/2007

Michigan's Emission Trading Registry provides information regarding the generation, use, and trading of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) under the Michigan Air Emission Trading Program. This voluntary, statewide emissions trading program allows ERCs to be traded or retained for future use based on an emission reductions basis.

Alternative Fuel Use Study

Archived: 11/01/2007

The Director of the Department of Central Management Services was instructed to prepare a thorough and comprehensive motor vehicle fleet management study, including, among other items, a proposal or recommendation for the implementation of means to research and promote the cost effective use of alternative fuels in state owned motor vehicles, particularly those fuels utilizing Illinois agricultural products. (Reference Executive Order Number 2, 2003)

Alternative Fuel Use Study

Archived: 11/01/2007

The Ohio Department of Taxation must study and submit a report by October 2007 that examines the feasibility of encouraging the use of alternative fuels by reducing the motor fuel tax rate on alternative fuels to reflect their lower energy content. The Ohio Department of Development is required study and submit an additional report by October 2007 that examines ways to make the production, sale, and use of biodiesel and blended ethanol fuels a commercially viable and self-sustaining industry in Ohio. (Reference House Bill 245, 2006, and Ohio Revised Code 203.99, Section 7B)

Renewable Fuel Production Grants

Archived: 10/01/2007

Qualified producers may be eligible for a grant of $0.20 for each gallon of ethanol, biodiesel, or renewable diesel, or $0.20 for each MMBtu of renewable methane, produced from renewable resources. To participate, producers must pay a fee of $0.032 per gallon of liquid fuel or MMBtu of gaseous fuel produced at each registered production facility. The grant is available to registered producers for up to 18 million gallons or MMBtu per fiscal year at any one production facility. Funding for this grant program was discontinued in September 2007 and no subsequent actions have been taken to reinstate funding. (Reference Texas Statutes, Agriculture Code 16.001-16.002 and 16.005-16.006)

Biofuels Promotion

Archived: 10/01/2007

Among other duties, the Incentives for Agriculture Task Force is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the overall state tax structure as it impacts agriculture and the feasibility of modifications or alternatives to the current structure that would enhance the profitability of farming. This includes recommendations regarding the creation of tax credits or exemptions applicable to the production of ethanol, biodiesel, or other bio-energy alternatives. (Reference Maryland Statutes, State Finance and Procurement Code 5-408)

Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Grants

Expired: 09/30/2007

Qualified service station owners and operators may receive matching grants to convert existing, and install new, fuel delivery systems designed to provide E85 and biodiesel blends. Grants may not exceed 75% of the costs to convert existing fueling infrastructure, up to $3,000 per facility. Grants may not exceed 50% of the construction costs to install new fueling infrastructure, up to $12,000 per facility for E85 and $4,000 per facility for biodiesel blends. Other funding limitations may apply. For the purpose of this grant program, biodiesel must meet the ASTM D6751 specification and be approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture. E85 is defined as a fuel blend that contains between 70% and 85% denatured ethanol and meets ASTM D5798 specifications. (Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 125.2078)

Biodiesel Production Facility Grants

Expired: 09/01/2007

The State Energy Office will administer moneys in the Green Energy Fund through a program of environmental incentive grants and loans for the development, promotion and support of energy efficiency programs and renewable or alternative energy technology in the State. The Technology Demonstration Program provides grants equal to 25% of the cost of a project which demonstrates the market potential of Renewable Energy Technology in Delaware, including biodiesel manufacturing facilities. Cash grants for biodiesel manufacturing facilities shall not exceed 25% of the project cost and no one project may receive more than $300,000. (Reference Senate Bill 44 and

Governor's Commission on Climate Change

Archived: 09/01/2007

Recognizing that emissions from vehicles are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, the Governor's Commission on Climate Change was established to develop recommendations on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the state and provide these recommendations to the Governor. The Commission will submit these recommendations to the Governor in a Climate Change Action Plan no later than September 1, 2007. (Reference Executive Order 07-05, 2005)

Governor's Energy Advisory Council

Archived: 09/01/2007

The Governor's Energy Advisory Council was established to develop implementation plans for the recommendations provided in the Delaware Energy Task Force's 2003 Delaware Energy Plan. The Plan addresses state energy goals including promoting production and use of bioenergy and clean alternative energy, and broadening the existing diversity and reducing the environmental impact of fuels, while meeting Delaware's transportation needs. (Reference

Hydrogen Energy Plan

Archived: 08/01/2007

The Montana Hydrogen Energy Plan aims to develop and establish Montana as a key state in the hydrogen economy. The Montana Hydrogen Futures Project has been established as the key economic development focus of the state, such that by the year 2020, 50% of all vehicles and equipment in Montana and 100% of all state-run vehicles will be powered by alternative fuels; all intercity bus systems will use hydrogen; distribution of synthetic fuels and hydrogen will be provided for the trucking industry; a school bus retrofit and hydrogen power program will be established; and incentives will be provided for converting internal combustion engines to operate on hydrogen. (Reference House Joint Resolution 26, 2003)

Biodiesel Support

Archived: 07/01/2007

The Tennessee legislature recommends that a study committee be created to research renewable energy resources and their potential uses by private entities and state and local agencies, and encourages the use of renewable energy from biomass or bio-based products, including biodiesel. (Reference Senate Joint Resolution 251, 2005)

Evaluation of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Archived: 07/01/2007

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is urged to: study implementation of a policy exempting low emission and energy-efficient vehicles from the requirements of the HOV lane and implementing federal regulations; consult with the Federal Highway Administration regarding the proper implementation of such a policy; and report its findings and recommendations to the transportation committees of the state General Assembly. (Reference Senate Bill 2932, 2006)

Alternative Fuel Loan Program

Expired: 06/30/2007

The Iowa Values Fund assists with infrastructure development for E85 retail sites and biodiesel off-site terminal locations. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, through a management agreement with the Iowa Department of Economic Development, manages the loan program, which provides funding on a cost-share basis to cover equipment upgrades and new installations for E85 retail sites and on-site or off-site biodiesel terminal locations. The Legislature awarded $325,000 annually for three years. Applicants are eligible to apply if the upgrade or new installation took place or begins after July 1, 2005.

Biodiesel Tax Refund

Expired: 06/30/2007

A biodiesel supplier is entitled to a tax refund of $0.50 per gallon of biodiesel fuel used by the supplier to produce a biodiesel blend that contains not more than 2% biodiesel by volume and that is for sale by the supplier or for use by the supplier in a trade or business. In order to qualify for the tax refund, a supplier must meet the following requirements: 1) sign a financial incentive agreement with the Arkansas Department of Economic Development; 2) obtain approval from the Arkansas Alternative Fuels Commission and the Department of Finance and Administration as a biodiesel producer and have the production capacity to produce at least one million gallons of biodiesel in a 12-month period; and 3) certify that it will produce biodiesel fuel that meets the appropriate federal and state standards. This incentive expires June 30, 2007. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-4-2803)

Alternative Fuels Tax

Expired: 06/30/2007

Ethanol-blended gasoline including E85 is taxed at $0.19 per gallon, while conventional gasoline is taxed at $0.207 per gallon. The non-ethanol blended gasoline tax rate may be adjusted annually, depending on the amount of ethanol-blended fuel sold in the preceding calendar year. Those who blend conventional motor fuel with ethanol may file for a refund for the difference between excise taxes paid on the motor fuel purchased to produce ethanol-blended gasoline and the excise tax due on the ethanol-blended gasoline. Compressed natural gas used as a motor fuel is taxed at $0.16 per 100 cubic feet. (Reference Iowa Code 452A.3, 452A.21 and 11-103.16(8A))

Biodiesel Production Tax Credits

Expired: 06/01/2007

For tax years beginning after December 31, 2005, there are business or personal income tax credits of a) $0.20 for each gallon of biodiesel motor fuel produced mostly from soybean oil and sold, and b) $0.30 for each gallon of biodiesel motor fuel a majority of which is produced from feedstock other than soybean oil and sold, up to a maximum of three million gallons per year from each facility, for a maximum of five years for each facility. Credits are available for not more than one facility in each county in any calendar year, with priority given to the first facility in a county that produces biodiesel motor fuel using soybean oil as the feedstock. Credits are available to individuals or businesses without regard to a per county limitation. These credits may be carried forward for up to three years. Payments must be made upon compliance with verification procedures set forth by the Department of Agriculture. (Reference House Bill 4810, 2006)

Biofuels Industry Promotion Task Force

Archived: 04/01/2007

The State established the Biofuels Industry Strategic Plan Work Group (BISP Work Group) to develop a strategic plan for expansion of the biofuels industry in North Carolina, including delineating the increasing role of biotechnology in the development of biofuels. The Work Group was required to include representatives from various North Carolina colleges and universities, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and the Rural Economic Development Center, Inc. The BISP Work Group submitted North Carolina's Strategic Plan for Biofuels Leadership to the Environmental Review Commission on April 1, 2007. (Reference Senate Bill 2051, 2006)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Rebate

Expired: 03/01/2007

The HEV Rebate Program, administered by the Arkansas Energy Office, provides an incentive to state agencies to purchase new HEVs. The rebate is equivalent to the amount of the sales tax paid for the HEV, and a completed application must be submitted within six months of the delivery and registration of the vehicle. Qualified HEVs must have a hybrid drive train, regenerative braking, and an energy storage device. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted; please check with the Energy Office for availability of funds prior to purchasing a vehicle.

Alternative Fuels Commission

Archived: 03/01/2007

The Arkansas Alternative Fuels Commission Act of 2003 established a seven-member alternative fuels commission to develop, coordinate, and promote the utilization of alternative fuels throughout the state, with emphasis on the production, development, promotion, and utilization of alternative fuels in transportation. The Commission is in charge of making grants and loans, and controls the Alternative Fuels Fund. (Reference Arkansas Code 15-10-601 and 15-10-701)

Biodiesel Committee

Archived: 01/01/2007

A Study Committee on the Potential Use of Biodiesel Fuel was created in 2006 to study the need for mandated use of biodiesel and the agricultural and environmental benefits of biodiesel use. (Reference Senate Bill 2942, 2006)

Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board

Archived: 12/31/2006

The Florida Clean Fuel Act established the Clean Fuel Florida Advisory Board under the Department of Community Affairs to study the implementation of AFVs and to formulate and provide the Governor, Legislature, and Secretary of Community Affairs with recommendations on how to expand and fund the use of AFVs in the state. The Board dissolved in 2006. (Reference Florida Statutes 403.42)

Biodiesel Rebate

Expired: 10/01/2006

The Maryland Soybean Board offers a rebate to consumers for half the cost of biodiesel purchased by the consumer. The rebate also applies to the incremental cost of biodiesel blends and is issued for a minimum of $100 per rebate request. Consumers may apply for rebates for one fiscal year only (October 1 through September 30), up to a maximum rebate per consumer of $500, and are required to complete the Maryland Soybean Biodiesel Rebate form.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grant Program

Expired: 09/02/2006

The Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development (OED) administers the AFV Grant Program. The AFV Grant Program offers up to $75,000 in cost-share grants to vehicle fleets for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid petroleum gas (LPG), or electricity as alternatives to conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Grants are awarded for refueling infrastructure and vehicle purchase or conversion. Eligible project costs include public-access refueling infrastructure (CNG, LPG, and hydrogen), vehicle conversion costs (CNG and LPG), and incremental costs of original equipment manufacturer AFVs (CNG, hydrogen, and hybrid-electric). Strong preference will be given to applicants who are members of a Clean Cities Coalition and to projects that are located in an Indiana county in nonattainment status for ozone or particulate matter. Applications must be received by OED or postmarked by September 1, 2006, in order to be eligible. Projects must be completed by May 31, 2007, and each grantee must commit to use the alternative fuel until December 31, 2008.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Incentives

Expired: 09/01/2006

The Clean Fuel Fleet Program included an initiative for the District of Columbia (D.C.) to develop alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) incentives, such as income tax credits for AFVs, motor fuel exemptions, and preferential parking. However, the D.C. Council has not implemented the measure.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Refueling Infrastructure Development

Expired: 09/01/2006

The District of Columbia Energy Office has received a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) grant to help offset the costs of installing three compressed natural gas fuel pumps at selected commercial gas stations through the District of Columbia.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 09/01/2006

New York provides a partial sales and use tax exemption for the incremental cost of new AFVs and for vehicles that are converted to run on alternative fuels. This exemption is effective through October 1, 2006. (Reference New York Tax Law Article 28, Section 1115)

State Energy Task Force

Archived: 08/31/2006

The Missouri Energy Task Force is a nine member group charged with producing a report for the Governor by August 31, 2006, providing recommendations for promoting the development of alternative fuel sources in ways that strengthen the farm economy of rural Missouri and lessening Missouri's dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. (Reference Executive Order 05-46, 2005)

Natural Gas School Bus Fund

Expired: 08/01/2006

For fiscal year 2005-2006, excess revenues received as a result of vehicle emissions inspection fee requirements are to be deposited in the state air quality fund for the purpose of awarding grants to school districts for the incremental cost of purchasing new natural gas school buses or to purchase/retrofit school buses with diesel particulate filters. (Reference House Bill 2591, 2006 and Arizona Revised Statutes 49-551)

Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 07/01/2006

Oklahoma's Bioenergy Initiative encourages Oklahoma to establish bioenergy production programs to improve energy security, create opportunities for economic development within the state, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Oklahoma shall develop and pursue bioenergy alternatives for cleaner energy sources, drawing on its vast supplies of crop residues, grasses, trees, animal waste, and other biomass resources. (Reference Executive Order 2001-22)

Alternative Fuels Commission

Archived: 07/01/2006

Pending the availability of supporting federal funds, a Fuel Cell Initiative Task Force, will serve between April 2004 and September 2005 to study and make recommendations regarding the state of the fuel cell industry, programs to accelerate the commercial availability of fuel cells, and related economic incentives. The Task Force will make a report to the Governor and Legislature by September 1, 2005. (Reference House Bill 2351, 2004 and Executive Order 2005-16)

Ethanol Development

Archived: 07/01/2006

The Oklahoma Ethanol Development Study Act and the Oklahoma Ethanol Development Advisory Committee were created in May 2001 to serve until June 2006 to encourage the processing, market development, promotion, distribution and research of products derived from grain, ethanol, or ethanol components, co-products or by-products, in part to provide efficient and less-polluting energy sources which will make Oklahoma less energy dependent and reduce atmospheric carbon monoxide levels. (Reference Oklahoma Statutes Section 2-1950.1 and 2-1950.2)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

The state of West Virginia offers a tax credit for the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer AFV, or for the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. The tax credit became effective on July 1, 1997, for either personal or corporate income tax. The maximum credit depends on the vehicle type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), as shown below, and cannot exceed the incremental or conversion cost. Eligible alternative fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, blends of 85% or more of methanol and ethanol, other alcohols, alcohol-derived liquids, and electricity. The credit is taken in three equal increments over three years and expires June 30, 2006.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

The state of West Virginia offers a tax credit for the incremental cost of purchasing an Original Equipment Manufacturer AFV, or for the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. The tax credit became effective on July 1, 1997, for either personal or corporate income tax. The maximum credit depends on the vehicle type and Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), as shown below, and cannot exceed the incremental or conversion cost. Eligible alternative fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, blends of 85% or more of methanol and ethanol, other alcohols, alcohol-derived liquids, and electricity. The credit is taken in three equal increments over three years and expires June 30, 2006.

GVWR/Vehicle Type Non-Electric
Vehicle Tax Credit
Electric Vehicle
Tax Credit
10,000 pounds (lbs.) or less $3,750 $4,125
10,000 to 26,000 lbs. $9,250 $10,175
Trucks or vans over 26,000 lbs. $50,000 $55,000
Buses seating over 20 adults $50,000 $55,000

(Reference West Virginia Code 11-6D)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit

Expired: 06/30/2006

A $3,750 to $50,000 tax credit is available for the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) or converting your vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, and a $4,125 to $55,000 tax credit for the purchase or conversion of an electric vehicle. This credit expires on June 30, 2006.

Alternative Fuel Grants

Expired: 05/01/2006

The Sustainable Energy Trust Fund was established to provide loans or other financial assistance to support sustainable energy projects. The Finance Authority of Maine, in consultation with the Energy Resources Council, is directed to adopt rules governing eligibility, project feasibility and terms and conditions for loans or other financial assistance, including grants. Sustainable energy projects eligible for financial support may include demonstration projects that promote or support clean transportation alternatives. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A Section 3211-A)

Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 05/01/2006

The legislature of Kansas urges the United States President and Congress to approve federal energy legislation that promotes the use of ethanol and biodiesel fuel. (Reference Senate Concurrent Resolution 1604, 2003)

State Agency Alternative Fuel Promotion

Archived: 05/01/2006

In addition to promoting improved vehicle fuel efficiency, state agencies shall promote the procurement of dedicated alternative fuel vehicles, dual fuel vehicles (AFVs) and supporting refueling infrastructures. (Reference

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Grants

Expired: 03/31/2006

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Energy Group administers the AFV Grant Program for projects that involve the purchase of AFVs, conversion of conventionally fueled vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, installation of AFV refueling facilities, purchase and use of renewable transportation fuels, or combinations of these purposes. AFVs include vehicles capable of operating on electricity, ethanol, propane, hydrogen and natural gas, as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct). They do not include hybrid electric vehicles. Grant amounts range from $2,000 to $50,000 and are determined according to the following formulas:

  1. For the purchase of OEM AFVs for which the manufacturer produces a conventionally fueled equivalent, 80% of the incremental cost is eligible for funding.
  2. For the purchase of OEM AFVs for which the manufacturer does not produce a conventionally fueled equivalent, 30% of the overall cost of the vehicle is eligible for funding.
  3. For the conversion of vehicles to run on an alternative fuel, 80% of the cost of conversion is eligible for funding.
  4. For the purchase and installation of refueling facilities for an alternative fuel to be used in vehicles, 50% of the facility cost is eligible for funding.
  5. For the purchase and use of E85 or biodiesel in blends of 20% or higher, 50% of the incremental cost is eligible for funding.

Project budgets may include funding from third party sources, but the applicant itself must directly contribute at least 20% of the project's total budget. If a grant is awarded, the applicant will receive funds on a reimbursement basis only. Businesses, non-profit institutions and units of local government (including public school systems) are eligible to apply. AFV grants will not be awarded to fund research projects. Entities that are required to purchase alternative fuel vehicles under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 are not eligible for grants under this program.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Refueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 03/01/2006

The Commonwealth of Virginia provides individuals, private entities, and corporations a state tax credit equal to 10% of the amount allowed as a federal tax deduction for clean-fuel vehicles and related refueling property (under Section 179A of the Internal Revenue Code). The tax credit was amended in 1994 to specify that it is for the purchase of clean fuel vehicles that are principally garaged in Virginia and for certain refueling property placed in service in Virginia. (Reference Virginia Code 58.1-438.1)

Biodiesel Production Facility Tax Refund

Repealed: 02/24/2006

The following was repealed: A tax refund is available for contractors' excise taxes and sales or use taxes paid for the construction of a new agricultural processing facility, which includes an expansion to an existing soybean processing facility if the expansion will be used for the production of biodiesel. The project cost must exceed $4.5 million in order to qualify for the refund. (Reference South Dakota Statutes 10-45B)

Alternative Fuel Refueling Infrastructure Tax Deduction

Expired: 01/01/2006

The state provides income tax deductions of $2,000 to $50,000, identical to the federal income tax deductions, for the installation of clean-fuel refueling property provided in the Energy Policy Act of 1992. For more information, please contact the Hawaii State Department of Taxation at (800) 222-3229 or see form N35 on the Department of Taxation Web site at www.state.hi.us/tax/tax.html. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 235-2.3, US Code Chapter 26 Section 179A, House Resolution 4520, 2004)

Alternative Fuel Refueling Station Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2006

A taxpayer is allowed a credit for the construction, installation or improvements to any alternative fuel refueling or charging station. The value of this credit is equal to the qualifying percentage of expenditures paid or incurred. The qualifying percentage of expenditures is 50% from January 1, 1999, to December 31, 2001, and 25% from January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2005. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 36, Section 5219P)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Exemption

Expired: 01/01/2006

Maine provides a partial tax exemption for the purchase of clean-fuel vehicles. For original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vehicles, the incremental cost of the sale or lease of a clean-fuel vehicle for which there is an identical gasoline-powered vehicle is tax-exempt. If there is no identical vehicle powered by gasoline, 30% of the sale or lease price of an internal combustion engine clean- fuel vehicle, and 50% of the sale or lease price of a clean-fuel vehicle either fully or partly powered by electricity stored in batteries, generated by a dynamic flywheel or generated by a fuel cell on board the vehicle, is tax-exempt. The tax exemption expires January 1, 2006. Clean-fuels include, but are not limited to, compressed natural gas (CNG); liquefied natural gas; liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); hydrogen; hythane; dynamic flywheels; solar energy; alcohol fuels containing not less than 85% alcohol by volume; and electricity. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 36, Sections 1752 and 1760-79)

Hybrid Access to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes

Archived: 12/01/2005

The state urges the President and U.S. Congress to take legislative action to allow single-occupant HEVs that achieve a fuel economy highway rating of at least 45 mpg, and conform to any additional emissions category of the federal Environmental Protection Agency or the ARB, or meet any other requirements identified by the responsible agency, to travel in the state's HOV lanes. (Reference AJR 74, 2004)

Biodiesel Committee and Pilot Program

Archived: 11/30/2005

The state established a committee, comprised of members of the state legislature, to study the use of biodiesel for use in vehicles, among other uses. The committee released the Final Report of the Committee to Study the Uses of Biodiesel for Home Heating and Vehicular Transportation in November 2005 with recommendations for encouragement of biodiesel production and use in the state, as well as biodiesel fuel quality standards. The study committee recommended that the state Department of Transportation undertake a pilot program in which a portion of the Department's diesel vehicle fleet would use a biodiesel blend that meets the ASTM D6751 standard. As a result of this report, the Department of Transportation installed a biodiesel refueling station in August 2006 for use by the Department and the University of New Hampshire. (Reference House Bill 152, 2005)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates

Expired: 11/01/2005

The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program (GPCCP) has Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding available for AFV rebates. The Clean Fueled Fleets Grant is designed to offer up to 72% of the incremental cost of purchasing AFVs. Up to $4,000 is available for light duty AFVs, up to $7,000 is available for medium duty AFVs, and up to $10,000 is available for heavy duty AFVs. Additionally, some of GPCCP's rebates also cover the costs of installing and purchasing AFV refueling stations. To qualify for these rebates, applicants must become members of the GPCCP and complete and sign an application, agreeing to certain terms and conditions, such as monitoring fuel use.

Hydrogen Economy Prospecting

Archived: 11/01/2005

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Coalition, along with 70 leaders from industry, academia, and the public sector, met in April 2003 with the vision of creating an Illinois industry around future developments in the field of hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Based on the recommendations of the group, the Illinois Coalition and DCEO formed a public-private partnership, Illinois 2 H2. These activities led to the publication of a report in March 2004, "The Hydrogen Highway: Illinois' Path to a Sustainable Economy and Environment" which includes numerous recommendations including the establishment of a 'Hydrogen Highway,' a corridor of hydrogen energy demonstration projects situated around I-90, with the purpose of stimulating the Illinois economy and protecting the environment.

Transportation Technology Development

Archived: 11/01/2005

The Michigan Department of Transportation is directed to work with public agencies and private companies to facilitate the development of multi-modal transportation systems involving the use of magnetic levitation rail systems and solar-powered hydrogen production and hydrogen fuel cell technology. (Reference Public Act 162, 2003)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Incentives

Expired: 10/01/2005

The MWCOG administers the Advanced Technology Vehicle Program - The Clean Alternative, which is funded by the MDOT and offers flexible incentives to private companies and local governments to cover the incremental cost of dedicated CNG and other AFVs that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). In order to qualify for these incentives, interested businesses/organizations must meet certain criteria: the business/organization must have been in operation at least five years and have more than 10 vehicles in their fleet (exceptions may be made); fuel use must be greater than 3,000 gallons, or more than 45,000 miles traveled per year/per vehicle; and the vehicles must be registered in Maryland and operate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or the Baltimore metropolitan area. The exact amount of financial support is determined on a case-by-case basis, taking expected emissions benefits and other criteria into consideration.

Funding for NOx Reductions

Expired: 10/01/2005

The MWCOG administers the Advanced Technology Vehicle Program - The Clean Alternative, which is funded by the MDOT and offers flexible incentives to private companies and local governments to cover the incremental cost of clean-fuel vehicles that reduce NOx emissions. In order to qualify for these incentives, interested businesses/organizations must meet certain criteria: the business/organization must have been in operation at least five years and have more than 10 vehicles in their fleet (exceptions may be made); fuel use must be greater than 3,000 gallons, or more than 45,000 miles traveled per year/per vehicle; the clean vehicle being introduced should reduce NOx; and the vehicles must be registered in Maryland and operate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area or the Baltimore metropolitan area. The exact amount of financial support is determined on a case-by-case basis, taking expected emissions benefits and other criteria into consideration. For more information, please contact Daivamani (Siva) Sivasailam of MWCOG at (202) 962-3226, via email at siva@mwcog.org, or visit the Web site at www.mwcog.org/transportation/activities/clean.

Clean School Bus Pilot Project

Archived: 09/01/2005

Two school districts were selected to participate in a pilot project on the use of biodiesel with ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) in school buses, with blends of 80% ultra low sulfur diesel and 20% biodiesel (B20). The pilot project began in September of 2003, with emissions testing at specified intervals throughout the project. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is expected to submit a report of findings, including issues related to the maintenance of the vehicles, to the legislature by September 1, 2005. (Reference RCW 28A.160.804)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Purchase Requirements

Archived: 09/01/2005

Under the Texas Clean Fuel Fleet Program, clean-fuel vehicle acquisition requirements apply to certain mass transit, local government, and private fleets located in the state's non-attainment areas. Affected fleets are required to ensure that a certain percentage of their fleet vehicles are certified to meet the EPA's LEV standards. Fleets may use any vehicle/fuel combination that is certified by EPA standards. Beginning September 1, 2002, local governments with fleets of more than 15 vehicles and private fleets with more than 25 vehicles located in non-attainment areas are required to ensure that 70% of light-duty vehicle purchases and 50% of heavy-duty vehicle purchases meet LEV standards. Mass transit authorities are required to convert 50% of their total fleet to run on alternative fuels. Vehicles weighing over 26,000 lbs. are exempt. (Reference Texas Statutes Sections 382.131 to 382.142)

Ethanol and Biodiesel Fuel Production Grant

Expired: 08/31/2005

The Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office administers a grant program for ethanol and biodiesel fuel producers. In order to be eligible for a grant, ethanol and biodiesel fuel producers are required to register with the state and contribute $0.032 per gallon, up to 18 million gallons per producer, to a fund. Additionally, the state contributes $0.168 per gallon produced to the fund. A producer is then entitled to receive a grant of $0.20 per gallon from the fund, up until the 10th anniversary of the date production from the plant began. For each fiscal year a fuel producer may not receive a grant for more than 18 million gallons of fuel ethanol or biodiesel produced at any one registered plant, regardless of total gallons produced. This incentive expires August 31, 2005. (Reference Texas Statutes, Agriculture Code, Chapter 16)

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Loan Fund

Expired: 08/01/2005

The Business Environmental Clean-Up Revolving Loan Fund offers loans for working or development capital to businesses that convert gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles to run on alternative fuels. In order to qualify, a business must meet the following four criteria:

  • Have been in business for at least two years;
  • Have gross revenues under $3 million in its most recent fiscal year or have less than 150 employees;
  • Derive at least 75% of its gross revenues from motor vehicle fuel conversion activities; and
  • Demonstrate that it is unable to obtain financing from conventional sources on reasonable terms or in reasonable amounts.

(Reference C.G.S. 32-23z)

Electric Vehicle (EV) Lease Program

Archived: 07/01/2005

EVermont coordinates the Vermont Electric Vehicle (EV) Lease Program, leasing EVs to Vermont businesses and institutions. Vehicles used in the lease program are primarily Solectria's E-10 (a converted, fully electric Chevrolet S-10), and Solectria's Force (a converted, fully electric Geo Metro). The average annual lease is $4,000 for EVs and includes complete technical support, all maintenance, liability insurance, license plates and registration fees, and promotional support. For more information, please contact EVermont at (802) 828-4039, or visit the Web site at http://vtccc.w3.uvm.edu/.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Refueling Infrastructure Loans

Expired: 07/01/2005

The Missouri Energy Center has developed an administrative plan for implementing a loan program that provides financial assistance to political subdivisions for establishing the use of alternative fuels in their vehicle fleets. The loans can be used toward the purchase of new AFVs, conversion of gasoline motor vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, or construction of alternative fuel refueling stations. The loans will be available for a maximum of $2,000 for the incremental cost of purchasing a new AFV or the conversion of a new or existing vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, and a maximum of $100,000 for the construction of an alternative fuel refueling station. There is currently no appropriation for the implementation of this legislation. (Reference Missouri Revised Statutes 414.353, 414.356, and 414.359)

Ethanol and Biodiesel Blends Tax Reduction Decal

Repealed: 05/01/2005

The following was repealed: Retail pumps that dispense ethanol or biodiesel blends must have a decal designed and produced by the state Department of Transportation. The department shall provide the decals, which must be affixed to both sides of the fuel pump and state that the price of the fuel reflects a 15% reduction in the amount of state taxes when compared to gasoline or special fuels. The penalty for each violation is $100 for each fuel pump. (Reference Montana Code Annotated 15-70-245 and 15-70-370)

AFV Purchase Incentive for Fleets

Expired: 04/01/2005

Funded through Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incremental Cost Incentive Program is available to local businesses, governments, and authorities throughout the 13-county Metropolitan Atlanta area. The program provides an incentive for fleets to purchase alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) by offering funding to offset the incremental cost difference of AFVs from comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to use alternative fuels and all vehicles must operate full-time on the alternative fuel. There is a 20% matched dollar requirement for each project.

Economic Development Fund

Expired: 04/01/2005

The Mississippi Ace Fund (Ace Fund), administered by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), is a program that provides grants to Economic Development Entities (Local Sponsors) to assist in funding economic development opportunities to promote economic growth in the State of Mississippi (State). Local sponsors are encouraged to use these grants in connection with other State and federal programs. Projects, which are eligible for assistance, must be related to the construction, renovation, or expansion of a new or expanded industry. The maximum amount of ACE funds, which may be provided for any one project, is $150,000.

Rebate for Shuttle and School Buses

Expired: 04/01/2005

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has a limited amount of money to help offset the purchase of alternative fuel shuttle and school buses. The rebate will pay up to $10,000 of the incremental cost of purchasing an alternative fuel shuttle bus. After purchasing a qualified vehicle, submit the receipt or invoice to MEA along with documentation of the incremental cost. This rebate does not apply to vehicle fleets mandated to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct).

Vehicle Acquisition Requirements for Universities

Archived: 04/01/2005

When possible, any vehicle purchased or leased by a state university in Mississippi shall be an alternative fuel or a hybrid-electric vehicle. (Reference Senate Bill 3141, 2002)

Rebate Fund for Converting Vehicles

Expired: 03/01/2005

The Arkansas Department of Economic Development established a rebate fund for the cost of converting vehicles to operate on alternative fuels. The fund provides a 50% rebate of up to $2,000 for each vehicle converted to operate on CNG, LNG, and electricity, and up to $1,000 for each vehicle converted to operate on LPG, methanol, and ethanol. The 50% rebate is also available for the incremental cost of purchasing an OEM AFV, with a maximum of $2,000 per rebate. Local governments and private individuals are eligible for these rebates; however, fuel suppliers and state governments are not.

Alternative Fuel Program Support

Archived: 01/31/2005

The Texas Energy Planning Council, facilitated by the Railroad Commission of Texas, was created in November 2003 to advise the Governor on a balanced plan to provide the energy needed to fuel Texas' future economic growth and prosperity. The final report, Texas Energy Plan 2005: Energy Security for a Bright Tomorrow, was submitted to the Governor in January 2005. The report identifies gaps between the state's energy supply and energy demand and recommends a plan to close or minimize these gaps. The Council explored ways to diversify future energy supplies via liquefied natural gas, nuclear, and clean coal technology as well as through renewable energy sources such as wind power, biomass, and fuel cells. (Reference Executive Order RP 29, 2003)

Alternative Fuel, Electric, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

Expired: 12/31/2004

New York's Alternative Fuel (Clean Fuel) Vehicle Tax Incentive Program offers tax credits for the purchase of new HEVs, EVs, AFVs, and the installation of clean fuel vehicle refueling property. Purchasers of qualified HEVs are eligible for a tax credit of $2,000. To qualify, a vehicle must draw propulsion energy from both an internal combustion engine (or heat engine that uses combustible fuel) and an energy storage device; and must employ a regenerative braking system that recovers waste energy to charge that device, and, for model year 2004 and later, must meet or exceed the California LEV II emission standard. Purchasers of EVs are eligible for a tax credit of 50% of the incremental cost, up to $5,000 per vehicle. Purchasers of AFVs are eligible for a tax credit worth 60% of the incremental cost of the vehicle. The maximum value of the incentive is $5,000 for vehicles with less than 14,000 pounds (lbs.) gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), and up to $10,000 for vehicles over 14,000 lbs. GVWR. The tax credit for clean-fuel vehicle refueling property is equal to 50% of the cost of the property. This includes property for storing or dispensing a clean-burning fuel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by that fuel, as well as property used for recharging electric vehicles.

EV and HEV Tax Credits

Expired: 07/01/2004

The Maryland Clean Energy Incentive Act provides tax credits up to $2,000 for electric vehicles (EVs) and up to $1,000 for qualifying hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Credit amounts for HEVs vary according to the portion of maximum power and energy supplied to the rechargeable energy storage system.

High Tech Business Exemption

Expired: 07/01/2004

Qualifying high technology businesses are exempt from state sales and use taxes. The definition of high technology businesses includes developers of alternative energy resources. The exemption is 100% with no limit and expires on July 1, 2004. (Reference RCW 82.63)

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credit

Expired: 07/01/2004

The Maryland Clean Energy Incentive Act, effective July 1, 2000, through July 1, 2004, provides tax credits against the 5% vehicle excise tax, up to $2,000 for EVs and up to $1,000 for qualifying HEVs for model year 2000 and later. The credit values for HEVs are:

Portion of Maximum Available Power Supplied
by Rechargeable Energy Storage System

Amount of Credit
5 to 10% Up to $250
10 to 20% Up to $500
20 to 30% Up to $750
At least 30% Up to $1000

The maximum credit amount as detailed above may be increased for HEVs that actively employ a regenerative braking system that supplies to the rechargeable energy storage system at least 20% of the energy available from braking in a typical 60 miles per hour (mph) to zero mph braking event:

Portion of Energy Available Supplied to Energy Storage
System by Regenerative Braking System

Additional Credit Allowed
20 to 40% $125
40 to 60% $250
At least 60% $500

The vehicles must be four-wheeled, registered in Maryland, original equipment manufactured (OEM), and not more than 8,500 pounds (lbs.) unloaded Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). They must also meet the current vehicle exhaust standards set under the National Low Emission Vehicle Program for gasoline powered passenger cars. In order to claim a credit for an EV, the owner must first meet any state or federal laws or regulations governing clean-fuel vehicle or EV purchases applicable during the calendar year in which the vehicle is titled. (Reference Annotated Code of Maryland, Section 13-815 of the Transportation Article)

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

Expired: 06/30/2004

Organizations or individuals located in non-attainment areas are eligible for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program vehicle rebates for dedicated Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs): $2,000 per dedicated light or medium-duty AFV and $4,000 per dedicated heavy-duty AFV. There is a limit of five vehicles per fleet per calendar year, and mandated fleets are not eligible. Each participant must pay a minimum of 20% of the incremental cost. Rebates are also available for hybrid electric vehicles and low speed vehicles operating within a fleet. This rebate program expires June 30, 2004.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research and Development Support

Archived: 03/01/2004

The legislature of New Mexico has resolved that, during the 2003 legislative interim, the secretary of economic development be requested to appear before the appropriate interim committee and report on the economic development department's plan for hydrogen and fuel cell research and development in New Mexico, as well as on any suggested legislation. This declaration was made to support New Mexico in its readiness to take a national leadership role in research, development, manufacturing and integration of hydrogen energy technology products and systems, and its position as a world leader in hydrogen and fuel cell research and development. (Reference HJM 6, 2003)

Alternative Fuel Sales Tax Exemption

Repealed: 01/01/2004

The following was repealed by House Bill 1665, 2004: Fuel blends that contain at least 10% alcohol fuel blended with petroleum fuel, and 100% alcohol fuel, are exempt from the 4% state excise tax on retail sales. (Reference Hawaii Revised Statutes Section 237-27.1)

Grant for Senior Citizen Vans

Expired: 12/31/2003

The state is administering a $100,000 grant program for the incremental cost of purchasing an alternative fuel Senior Citizen Para-Transit van. A limited amount of funds remain in this program, and the program is set to expire December 31, 2003.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Acquisition Requirements

Repealed: 07/01/2003

The following was repealed: At least 80% of all vehicles purchased or leased by state agencies and local governments must be capable of being fueled by alternative fuels, or any fuel that meets or exceeds federal Clean Air Act standards. Exemptions may apply to a state agency or a local government that provides evidence that a central refueling station for alternative fuels is not available, or that projected net costs will exceed those associated with continued use of traditional gasoline or diesel fuels over the expected useful life of the equipment or refueling facilities. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 33:1418 and 39:364)

Policy on Promoting Alternative Fuel Markets

Expired: 07/01/2003

Minnesota policy states that it is in the long-term interest of the state to promote the development and market penetration of alternative fuels, and to develop additional markets for indigenous crop-based fuels. This section expires in July, 2003. (Reference Minnesota Statutes ?216C.40)

Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Archived: 12/15/2001

Maryland's Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency was created to study energy conservation in Maryland, and to make recommendations for reducing energy consumption in various sectors, including transportation. Representatives from industry, energy consumers and energy efficiency experts made their report to on December 15, 2001; the recommendations could influence legislative energy proposals, regulatory changes and budget spending. (Reference Executive Order 01.01.2001.07 and Energy Conservation and Efficiency Task Force Report)