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Nissan Offers $15,000 to Businesses That Install EV Charging Stations Before 2014
Business owners and nonprofit leaders in areas where electric vehicles (EV) thrive could save nearly 70 percent on charging station costs if they install one before the end of the year.
Nissan's EV Advantage program will reimburse companies by up to $15,000 if they install a CHAdeMO quick-charge station and offer it to the public by Dec. 31, according to Green Car Reports. The program offers $10,000 for those who install a charging station by March 31, with the $5,000 as an added bonus for getting a station up and running for before New Year's.
The automaker estimates that the average cost to install charger is about $40,000. In addition to $15,000 from Nissan, a business who installs a charger before Dec. 31 would also be eligible for the federal Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit, which can be worth as much as $12,000, depending on installation costs.
The net cost could be $13,000 or lower, depending on what local or state credits are available for the business owner.
Nissan's credit is mostly available in regions that have either a large concentration of Nissan LEAF owners or "where we see growth coming," Brian Brockman, Nissan's director of corporate communications, told Green Car Reports. He listed Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh-Durham, NC and St. Louis, MO as a few examples.
Nissan is most likely to accept proposals that are within a quarter-mile of commercial and residential areas where people frequently stop, like shopping centers, churches, banks and hospitals, Brockman said.
The company has invested more than $4 billion in its EV profile. Nissan sold 2,420 LEAF models in August.
Click here for more information about the program and how to apply.
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‘Companies Should Not Be Allowed to Use Hazardous Ingredients in Products People Use’: Michelle Pfeiffer Speaks Up for Safer Cosmetics
The beauty products we put on our skin can have important consequences for our health. Just this March, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some Claire's cosmetics had tested positive for asbestos. But the FDA could only issue a warning, not a recall, because current law does not empower the agency to do so.
Michelle Pfeiffer wants to change that.
The actress and Environmental Working Group (EWG) board member was spotted on Capitol Hill Thursday lobbying lawmakers on behalf of a bill that would increase oversight of the cosmetics industry, The Washington Post reported.
By Julia Conley
Scientists at the United Nations' intergovernmental body focusing on biodiversity sounded alarms earlier this month with its report on the looming potential extinction of one million species — but few heard their calls, according to a German newspaper report.
The climate crisis is a major concern for American voters with nearly 40 percent reporting the issue will help determine how they cast their ballots in the upcoming 2020 presidential election, according to a report compiled by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Of more than 1,000 registered voters surveyed on global warming, climate and energy policies, as well as personal and collective action, 38 percent said that a candidate's position on climate change is "very important" when it comes to determining who will win their vote. Overall, democratic candidates are under more pressure to provide green solutions as part of their campaign promises with 64 percent of Democrat voters saying they prioritize the issue compared with just 34 percent of Independents and 12 percent of Republicans.
President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a $19.1 billion disaster relief bill that will help Americans still recovering from the flooding, hurricanes and wildfires that have devastated parts of the country in the past two years. Senate Republicans said they struck a deal with the president to approve the measure, despite the fact that it did not include the funding he wanted for the U.S.-Mexican border, CNN reported.
"The U.S. Senate has just approved a 19 Billion Dollar Disaster Relief Bill, with my total approval. Great!" the president tweeted Thursday.
"There was a lot of devastation throughout the state," Governor Mike Parson said at a Thursday morning press conference, as NPR reported. "We were very fortunate last night that we didn't have more injuries than what we had, and we didn't have more fatalities across the state. But three is too many."