Saturday, October 14, 2006

PA does it again

Pennsylvania's Governor Edward G. Rendell recently announced another $5.1 million dollars to be invested in the state's Energy Harvest Program, supporting 27 clean energy projects across PA. Projects include solar power, wind, biomass, geothermal, and energy efficient buildings.

PA is already recognized around the world as a leader in clean energy technology and investment. Their programs and policies have been showcased at the United Nations, and it was the only state given an opportunity for a keynote address at the WindEnergy 2006 conference in Germany.

Their Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard is one of the most agressive in the nation, mandating that 18% of all retail energy come from renewable and efficient sources by the year 2020. It's the largest state purchaser of green electricity in the nation, and is seemingly coming out of nowhere to soon being the leading producer of biodiesel within the year. Hats off to you, PA!

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