Solar-energy systems exempted from sales tax
by Matthew Spina
NY State and Erie County will not charge sales tax on the purchase and installation of residential solar-energy systems. Other incentives include state energy grants, property tax exemptions for structural improvements, and the ability to sell surplus electricity to local utility companies. To read the report, click here.
Home grown wind power
What are the options for using a small windmill to produce electricity at home? To find out, click here. See also Wind Power for Homes in the Side Panel for links to further information.
Bill Nowak from the Wind Action Group recommends the following local contacts involved in small wind installations:
Richard Meyers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amherst company, Greennorth: email@example.com
Lake Effect Energy, c/o Dave Bradley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expanded Metro Rail offers many benefits
by Joseph H. Radder
"Electrified inter-city rail and electric intra-city light-rail rapid transit will take millions of cars off the road and, in time, save billions of gallons of oil, not to mention the dramatic reduction in air pollution." Click here.
We need to act now to save our planet
by Louis DeRosa
"When will we, as a collective, make the decision to save our own lives and the lives of future generations?" Click here.