Why incentivize electric and manual lawn equipment?

Gas-powered lawn equipment is highly polluting, emitting carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides (which cause smog and acid rain), and hydrocarbons (a carcinogenic gas that also causes smog). Because this equipment burns fossil fuels, it also adds CO2 to the atmosphere.

 This equipment is also very noisy. A gas-powered leaf blower can emit 80-100 decibels of sound, equivalent to an airplane taking off.

 Electric and manual equipment has no direct emissions and makes far less noise – better for people and better for nature!

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1. Why incentivize electric and manual lawn equipment?
2. What equipment is eligible?
3. What is the process?
4. How much funding is there for the program?