NGT News: Nebraska Passes Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

To promote the use of cleaner fuels in the state, Nebraska has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for the conversion of motor vehicles to alternative fuels.

State Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha introducedL.B.581, officially titled the Nebraska Clean-burning Motor Fuel Development Act, in January. The state legislature passed the bill following a 41-4 vote on May 29, and Gov. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., has signed it.

The legislation will put aside $500,000 for the rebate program, which will offer the lesser of $4,500 or 50% of the cost of a vehicle conversion to compressed or liquefied natural gas, propane autogas, hydrogen fuel cells, or gasoline containing 15% ethanol or more. See original post here.