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Incentives

May 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
In the state of Big Oil, all types of electric cars, propane, and natural gas fueled vehicles qualify for a $2,500 cash incentive, thanks to a bill passed last year that broadens the current alternative-fueled truck program to light duty vehicles.
Fuel Fix
April 21, 2014, 5am PDT
Currently, California residents who purchase plug-in electric vehicles can receive up to $2,500, depending on the type of electric vehicle, with all-electrics receiving the maximum rebate. However, the Air Resources Board is proposing a change.
Capitol Weekly
April 12, 2014, 5am PDT
To create more active and economically healthy downtowns, cities are seeking development on parking lots.
Newsweek
July 24, 2013, 8am PDT
Ideally, the best way to encourage sales of non-polluting electric vehicles would be to price carbon emissions. But if that isn't possible, why not reward EV owners with perks such as free parking; or would that be a distortionary incentive?
UC Berkeley: Energy Economics Exchange
June 3, 2013, 2pm PDT
Since the 1990s, Maryland has been at the forefront of Smart Growth planning at the statewide level. However, a new study shows that the state's incentive-based approach may not be adequate for inducing the changes envisioned by planners.
The Atlantic Cities
October 21, 2011, 5am PDT
Under the "living building" pilot program, a handful of developments get to bypass the usual zoning for sticking to some of the most stringent building standards in the world. But one developer wants an additional 10 feet of height for it.
The Seattle Times
October 17, 2011, 7am PDT
How is the City of London incentivizing bike and ped commuters for helping improve the air? There's an App for that.
Fast Company
June 4, 2011, 7am PDT
New York City's policy that incentivizes luxury development has had deleterious impacts on the city's lower and middle classes, according to the new documentary "The Vanishing City".
The Architect's Newspaper
December 1, 2009, 9am PST
City officials in Austin are considering a new incentive for builders willing to include public spaces in new projects.
Austin American-Statesman
September 21, 2009, 11am PDT
Birdbath Bakery in New York has found popularity, and a niche, by offering a 25% discount to cyclists. As New York's bicycling infrastructure grows, businesses that cater to them may thrive.
The Village Voice
July 31, 2009, 1pm PDT
The Fed's "Cash For Clunkers" program, which set aside funds to give people an incentive to trade in old polluting cars for newer models, is already reportedly running out of money. (VIDEO)
ABC
June 21, 2009, 7am PDT
Next month, Vancouver will begin a two-and-a-half year incentive program to encourage developers to build affordable housing.
The Globe and Mail
March 28, 2009, 9am PDT
Though typically centered in bigger cities, this piece from Business Week looks at the best small cities to locate startup businesses in every state.
BusinessWeek
November 14, 2008, 1pm PST
New developments in Oakland and San Francisco are luring in eco-conscious homeseekers with free transit passes and discounts on carsharing programs.
San Francisco Business Times
June 19, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Today is "Dump the Pump" Day, an annual event created by the American Public Transportation Association to bring awareness to the benefits of public transit. Transit agencies across the country are offering free rides, including many in Florida.</p>
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