Alternative fuel program launched in Pennsylvania

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State announces new program to support clean vehicle adoption The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced that is has begun accepting new applications for the state’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program. The alternative fuel program offers financial backing for those interesting in purchasing alternative fuel vehicles, including those powered by hydrogen. The program itself is designed to promote these vehicles among businesses, many of whom are being pushed to comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations to help Pennsylvania combat climate change. Funding will help companies embrace clean cars The…

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Pennsylvania has a new plan for solar energy

Governor announces new initiative to support solar energy in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has plans to boost solar energy production in his state, hoping to increase sales and generate additional revenue. The Governor plans to launch a new initiative at the beginning of 2017, but will be meeting with other government officials, businesses, and environmental experts before it can be fully enacted. Through the new initiative, several renewable energy groups and government organizations will meet throughout 2017 in an effort to find the most efficient and effective way to…

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Solar energy market in the US to be driven forward by 10 states

10 states are leading the way in the adoption of solar power Solar energy is growing throughout the United States, but 10 states are leading the way in the growth of this sector of clean power. These states have been showing more support for this form of renewable energy in recent years, providing incentives for solar developers designed to ensure that their projects are successful. Currently, the entire country only derives 0.65% of its energy from solar power, but this is beginning to change thanks to the efforts of some…

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Researchers make a breakthrough in sustainable hydrogen fuel production

Penn State researchers have developed a new photo-catalyst that can efficiently produce hydrogen Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University have made a breakthrough in the sustainable production of hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen is becoming more important as an energy resource, especially in the transportation space where automakers are making vehicles equipped with fuel cells. Conventional hydrogen production is heavily reliant on fossil-fuels, however, which makes fuel cells less environmentally friendly than other forms of clean power. The researchers from Pennsylvania State University have found a way to leverage renewable energy in…

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Wind energy will help states comply with the Clean Power Plan

Wind may be the best solution to reduce emissions throughout the US Wind energy may be the most suitable form of clean power to promote compliance with the Clean Power Plan in the United States. According to a report from the Energy Information Administration, wind energy has become the most inexpensive solutions for states looking to reduce emissions production. Some states have been showing more support for natural gas or nuclear power as a way to reduce emissions, but wind power has proven to be more economically viable. Clean Power…

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Pennsylvania extends its clean transportation rebate program

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program has been extended in Pennsylvania by the Department of Environmental Protection Tax credits offered by the U.S. government to those purchasing clean vehicles have been allowed to expire. In Pennsylvania, however, lawmakers have decided to extend tax credits for those interested in clean transportation. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection has announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program. This program provides rebates to those purchasing conventional electric vehicles and those that are powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Up to $2,000 in rebates…

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Recycling technology enables asphalt to be reused

Paving machine demonstrates how it can save money and lower carbon footprint. Last week, in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, city officials were given a demonstration of how recycling technology could make asphalt reusable for patching potholes and they watched a Bagela portable asphalt recycler transform old broken asphalt into a fresh hot asphalt mix in a matter of minutes, which was then used on a cracked area of North Poplar Street that was in need of a patch. The machine offers the city several cost effective benefits. Frank Vito, a Hazelton highway…

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Air Products receives grant to further hydrogen fuel infrastructure projects

Funding provided to Air Products to further current projects Air Products, a leading producer of chemical gases, has been awarded a grant from Pennsylvania concerning its efforts in developing a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. Like other chemical gas producers, Air Products has played a major role in infrastructure projects in the U.S. The company has provided hydrogen production technology to some of these projects, making it possible for a working infrastructure to take form. This infrastructure is important for the auto industry’s plans concerning hydrogen-powered vehicles. Grant will aid in the…

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Plug Power provides more fuel cells to Procter & Gamble

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  Plug Power announces new deal with Procter & Gamble Plug Power, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been the subject of growing popularity recently. Last month, the company was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for an ambitious hydrogen fuel-based project. Now, the company is receiving more attention from the retail industry, which is has served extensively over the past several years. Plug Power has announced that Procter & Gamble, one of the world’s largest retail companies, has submitted a new order for the company’s GenDrive…

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Pennsylvania lawmakers to consider new energy efficient building codes

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Pennsylvania lawmakers are facing a new legislation that would change the building codes and regulations for the whole state. The legislation seeks to establish building codes that require future construction projects to use energy efficient practices and materials as a way to ensure that future buildings do not require an inordinate amount of energy to operate. Building codes regarding energy efficiency have proven to be the most effective method of reducing energy consumption in states like New York and Maryland. Pennsylvania legislators, however, may not be inclined to make changes…

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Fuel cell back-up system employed at SCTE headquarters

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) will be installing several hydrogen fuel cells units at their headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania. The organization, well known for their technical works in the non-profit field, will be using the units as a back-up power solution. Fuel cells have been used in this way before and are becoming increasingly popular for this purpose. President and CEO of SCTE Mark Dzuban says that in using the fuel cells, the group wants to show large businesses that such technologies can be used in their daily…

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