Pennsylvania allocates $1 million to support deployment of clean fuel vehicles

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $1 million in grants for nine clean energy vehicle projects in south-western Pennsylvania. The funding, which comes from the state’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants programme, supports the replacement of older shuttles, school buses and waste-hauling trucks with cleaner vehicles, as well as the installation of fuelling stations for such vehicles.

The projects are expected to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5,745 metric tonnes and include McCandless Township Sanitary Authority that will receive $31,200 to acquire five Autogas bi-fuel vehicles, and DMJ Transportation, which will get $151,555 for 17 Autogas school buses to service the Mt. Pleasant Area School District.

“Every alternative-fuel vehicle that replaces a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle not only saves owners money but moves Pennsylvania a bit closer toward a cleaner, healthier environment,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “Reducing emissions is essential to slowing climate change and its negative health and safety, economic, and environmental impacts on our communities.”

The AFIG programme supports markets for advanced, renewable, and alternative energy transportation technologies to stimulate opportunities that will better manage Pennsylvania’s fuel resources to improve the environment, support economic development, and enhance quality of life. For more information, please visit this link.

23 May 2019