Vermont Senators Propose Tax Credits for Energy Efficient Lawn Equipment!

Great Green News:

Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch have come together in drafting a bill that will give homeowners a 25% tax credit when they purchase alternative energy powered lawn, garden, and forestry equipment.  The legislators call it the “Greener Gardens Act” and say that it would reduce air pollution more than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because it would provide an immediate incentive for people to purchase clean and alternative machines that operate on little to no fossil fuel.

Similar to Cash for Clunkers, the government would give a credit of up to $1,000 to anyone buying the equipment that meets certain green requirements. The qualifying power sources would most likely include electricity, propane, natural gas, biodeisel, ethanol, methanol, compressed natural gas, and even gas-electic hybrids.

As Senator Leahy said, ““Building early consumer demand for cleaner technologies is a proven way to create a growing market that can harness American ingenuity to create new jobs and reduce our reliance on foreign oil”.

The bill encourages energy independence, promotes cleaner air, and drives development of new technologies and new products,  all being components we  will need to rely on in the future.

Senator Leahy

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