WOODBURY - LIPA is trying to spark interest in green technology by offering a rebate to buyers of plug-in hybrids.

LIPA says the money for the rebates comes from the Efficiency Long Island program, a 10-year, $900 million initiative to help customers save energy and lower their bills.

LIPA claims that as more Long Islanders buy electric cars, the benefits of the rebate will eventually reach all of its customers.