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January 31, 2002

Pennsylvania Gov. Schweiker Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Available in Alternative Fuels Grants

Schools, Local Governments, Transit Authorities and Nonprofit Groups Encouraged to Apply

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary David E. Hess has encouraged school districts, local governments, corporations, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and residents to apply for nearly $10 million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG).

"The AFIG program has funded some exciting projects that use alternative fuel sources, which reduce air pollution and our dependence on foreign oil," Secretary Hess said. "Previous recipients have used these grants to convert bus fleets to run on compressed natural gas, to install recharging stations for electric vehicles, and even to purchase hybrid-electric vehicles."

To date, DEP has awarded more than $19 million to fund 260 projects in 34 counties.

The AFIG program pays for up to 20 percent of the applicant's eligible costs.

Alternative fuels include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquid propane gas (LPG), ethanol (E85), methanol (M85), hydrogen, hythane, electricity, coal-derived liquid fuels and fuels derived from biological materials.

Secretary Hess also noted that the department again is offering $1,500 to people for the purchase of cleaner, fuel-efficient hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs). During the last funding cycle, DEP awarded grants for the purchase of 30 HEVs.

Studies show that alternative fuels emit no particulate matter, less carbon monoxide and fewer pollutants that contribute to ground-level ozone, or smog, than conventional gasoline and diesel fuel. A third of Pennsylvania's ozone pollution comes from gasoline-powered vehicles and refueling operations.  


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