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$10,000 Discount on Nissan All-Electric Leaf

EarthKind Energy, in partnership with Sustainable Westchester, has secured a special offer for a $10,000 discount on the 2017 all-electric Nissan Leaf.

This program is available to all who live, work, or do business in Sustainable Westchester communities, including students or employees of Westchester colleges who live outside the county.

The Sustainable Westchester Board also voted to extend their Fleet Discount to ALL New York State college students and employees, and all employees of New York municipal governments.

Combined with state and Federal tax credits, the total discount comes to over $19,000.

$10,000 off MSRP* (Sustainable Westchester discount)
+$1,700 New York State rebate
+$7,500 Federal Tax Credit
= $19,200 Total discount on a NEW 2017 Nissan Leaf
How to participate:

1)  Go to www.sustainablewestchester.org.

2)  Click on “Electric Vehicles”

3)   Fill out the contact form

4.   Download the discount flyer

5)   Bring the discount flyer to one of the participating dealers.

It’s easiest if you live in Westchester, as you can just bring the flyer and your utility bill to Nissan New Rochelle.

College students & employees, and employees of NYS municipalities outside of Westchester must show their college or municipal ID to one of the 3 participating dealers (New Rochelle, Kingston, Rochester). Your Leaf can be delivered to your home or workplace.

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The program ends when the remaining ~400 Leafs in New York State are sold

The 2017 Leaf gets 107 miles per charge, which is “only” good for 90% of most commuter & local travel.

The All Electric Vehicle saves you 50% to 70% on “fuel” compared to a gas vehicle. You plug it in at night, and every morning you have a full charge.

Or, for the first 2 years, use the manufacturer’s card for 2 years of free charging.

If you’re in ConEd utility territory, you can earn up to $400 per year by charging at night.

The all-electric Leaf lets you skip gas stations and periodic oil or transmission fluid changes. It comes with an 8 year, 100,000 mile battery warranty, and of course you will have the satisfaction of driving a clean, zero emissions vehicle.

If you have any questions, contact Ron Kamen @ 845-266-3723. Ron@EarthKindEnergy.com.

Or call Sustainable Westchester at (914) 242-4725.

More about electric vehicles:

How much money can you save with an Electric Vehicle? Click on this link:
https://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/savings-calculator

To see how “The Future is Electric” – watch “The Fuel Station of the
Future”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLs7YOjC2mE

Volvo to go 100% EV by 2025

Volvo’s dramatically announced the end of its combustion engine era on July 5th, with a goal to sell 1M electric or hybrid cars globally by 2025.

While they are the only major automaker other than Tesla to make the 100% EV commitment – the trend is becoming clearer…

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3277029-volvo-draws-notice-ev-commitment?app=1&uprof=15#email_link

 

Westchester Power!

New York’s first Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program Westchester Power, founded by Sustainable Westchester, reached its first year anniversary and was covered in this excellent article: https://westfaironline.com/90137/one-year-in-westchester-power-pushes-a-new-era-of-clean-energy/ EarthKind Energy is proud to be the Clean Transportation Project director for Sustainable Westchester, leading ground-breaking efforts to move toward emission free Electric Vehicles.

National Grid & SunRun Announce Partnership


As the solar industry matures, we are beginning to see the emergence of new partnership models. The latest announcement is between National Grid – who owns an electric distribution utility in Massachusetts & upstate New York – and SunRun, one of the leading funders of residential solar installations in the country. As the article notes: “The partnership will also include research on how distributed energy resources can be aggregated to balance and optimize the grid, a service which is currently provided by centralized generators.”  Read Here.

Happy 2017!

Through this Season’s Longest Night, We Remember that

Every Candle Illuminates the Deepest Darkness

And Each Day’s New Dawn Heralds the Return of the Light…

As Solar, Wind, Water, & Biomass Renewable Energy

continue to become the least cost sources of energy,

We wish You & All of Yours a Bright & Hopeful New Year –

Filled with Good Health, Peace, Joy, and Abundance.

USA Electric Grid Vulnerable For Attack

Wall Street Journal Grid attack

The Wall Street Journal has recently done a in depth study of our nations electric grid system. The bottom line is our electric grid is not safe. Not at all. Billions of dollars would need to be poured into the system to make it safe. Are micro grids an alternative to pouring more tax payer dollars into an already archaic system?  Read about the article here. There is also a video about the report you can access here on our Facebook page.

Clean Energy Means Clean Jobs

Renewable-Energy-You

One of the most important drivers of the economy is jobs.  And today with many jobs going overseas Americans need to create more and better jobs for today’s workers. In this week’s Poughkeepsie Journal   I had the opportunity to write a column regarding this very issue.  Clean energy is one of the answers to this lagging jobs market,  very simply clean energy creates clean energy jobs.  Clean Energy jobs are at a all time high growth rate,  outpacing many other sectors.

Coal Tax?????

coal-companies

This is certainly one of the dirtiest and generally nasty things talked about in the energy field today. The coal industry in the US is on it’s way out. This is a fact. And it is a fact that there are communities of people suffering because of that. A coal tax could be a answer to get the coal industry on the move. A move toward development of renewable energy and if instituted the socially responsible way could help this communities back on their feet. Read an article about this in USN.

Canada and US Working Together for Climate Comitments

us & canada flags

 

It is good to see that there is a lot that goes on off the radar on working on climate change.  The US and the Canadian governments have been hard at work since Paris. Trudeau and Obama have been working together and have many common goals. As the writer of this article states “By shifting the discussion from pipelines to power lines, the leaders made some progress today”. It is a good thing. Read Here.