Urge Your PA Legislators to Support Continued Funding for the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):

Funding for AFIG is critical to Pennsylvania remaining a national leader in the development of alternatively fueled vehicles such as biodiesel, electric vehicles (EVs) and compressed natural gas (CNG). Our environment and our economy cannot afford to lose this important incentive.

Please act now to let your legislators know you support continued funding for AFIG.

What’s good about AFIG:

Alternatively fueled vehicles help reduce our use of imported oil, clean our air and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In a time of high and volatile gasoline prices, the Commonwealth should be investing in a wide range of alternatively fueled vehicle and refueling infrastructure. Now is not the time to cut this crucial funding.

AFIG has supported hundreds of alternative fuel projects across the state. Each dollar of state investment leverages considerable additional outside investment in these emerging technologies. Pennsylvania needs to move forward, not backward, by continuing to fund future projects through AFIG.

Contact your legislators today!

Fortunately, you get a say in the debate. Please help continue alternatively fueled vehicle development by contacting your legislators today at https://secure2.convio.net/penn/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=877.

Maybe — someday soon — you’ll cruise around in your own environmentally friendly vehicle.

AFIG projects:

  • Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities is using AFIG funding to build the Energy Corridor 376 project that will establish 45 electric vehicle charging stations along and near Interstate 376. Expected annual savings: 79,463 gallons of fuel, 916,046 pounds of greenhouse gases, 1,571 pounds of nitrous oxide and 1,026 pounds of particulate matter
  • Our friends at the Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania (the energy co-op) have used AFIG funding to help 12 school districts purchase and use 1.8 million gallons of blended biodiesel and 280,000 gallons of cleaner burning B100 biodiesel blend.
  • Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. received funding to convert four vans to CNG. This will significantly reduce meal-delivery costs, ensure the home-delivered meals program is sustainable and strengthen the agency’s capacity to serve older adults. Expected annual savings: 3,804 gallons of fuel and nearly 49 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 350 Green LLC received $450,000 to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure on the turnpike. Expected annual savings: 3,857,423 gallons of gasoline and nearly 37,734 tons of greenhouse gas emissions
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