Expired, Repealed, and Archived Alabama Incentives and Laws
The following is a list of expired, repealed, and archived incentives, laws, regulations, funding opportunities, or other initiatives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, advanced technologies, or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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)