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Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Thursday September 30th 2021
Pennsylvania farms and agricultural operations may be eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency projects through a new program offered by Pennsylvania DEP.  Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as...
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2021 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 23rd 2021
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications. This is an excellent way for Pennsylvania small businesses to reduce their environmental impact while reducing operating costs and become more...
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Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection will open the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program on March 1, 2014. An estimated $8 million in grants will be available for the purchase or conversion of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,0...
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USDA Funding for Energy Projects in Rural Areas

Tuesday April 2nd 2013
Does your small business operate in a rural area? You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.   The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants,...
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West Penn Power Energy Efficiency Rebate Workshops

Thursday March 21st 2013
 If your business operates in the West Penn Power service territory, free workshops are available to help you take advantage of Act 129 Energy Efficiency programs. Many programs also apply to Penn Power, MetEd and Pennelec customers....
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AFIG Reopens October 5th

Friday October 2nd 2009
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department), Bureau of Energy, Innovations and Technology Deployment, announced an opportunity to apply for grants under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (Program) to improve this...
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Funding for Renewable Energy Facilities

Friday August 21st 2009
With all the recent activity in the renewable energy arena, some clients are thinking about starting their own renewable energy generation businesses. Now, a new fund offers up-front funding (rather than a tax credit) to help support the...
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2009 Greenovation Competition opens

Wednesday August 12th 2009
Do you think you have the next great "green" product idea?  Then you need to enter the 2009 Greenovation Competition of Central PA! What are the criteria to consider my product idea "green"? Inventors (must be residents of Central PA...
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New tax credit available for alternative energy production projects

Monday July 27th 2009
Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the availability of a new tax credit to help Pennsylvanians in their quest to create renewable sources of clean, alternative energy and their battle against higher energy costs. The Alternative Energy...
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Federal grants for renewable energy projects available soon

Thursday July 23rd 2009
Under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The Department of the Treasury will be offering grants for renewable energy installations. Previously, incentives were in place that offered tax credits on renewable...
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