Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    2:49 PM

GasBuddy News Article

31
votes
Businesses hoping to receive funding through natural gas grant

WJACTV -- On Dec. 1 it was announced that the Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania would be offering grants to businesses interested in purchasing or converting vehicles to use compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquified natural gas (LNG).

Through Act 13's impact fee, a new three year Natural Gas Energy Development plan was made available through the DEP.

Over the next three years, this new program will make $20 million in grant funds available for businesses to purchase or convert vehicles.

According to the DEP, the money will be allocated on a fiscal year basis.

During the 2012-2013 period, $10 million will be awarded. Officials said $5 million will be available for local transportation agencies.

Officials said during 2013-2014, $7.5 million will be awarded. Fifty percent


Read the Full Article

Submitted Dec 04, 2012 By: skb69sa
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Businesses hoping to receive funding through natural gas grant Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,310
Points:2,437,590
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 5:46:08 AM

build more stations. w/ one or two stations in a town and nothing for 100 miles, it's hard to decide to buy such a vehicle.
remay
Champion Author Houston

Posts:10,130
Points:2,932,065
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:56:26 AM

Funding??? Funding???

Here we go AGAIN!
Zonk
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:9,818
Points:2,904,100
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:18:40 AM

jkpsr, I fully agree.
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:5,138
Points:1,197,265
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:12:29 AM

Everybody likes Grants.
jkpsr
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:5,978
Points:1,638,420
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:09:20 AM

Someone needs to give a boost to the use of natural gas as a motor fuel.
Number43
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:12,194
Points:2,447,615
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:03:56 AM

Enough spending tax dollars.
bridgerunner
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:11,296
Points:1,815,610
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:03:47 AM

Just when you thought you had seen it all.
Dodge_Me
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:2,222
Points:1,179,040
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:30:33 PM

Wow, interesting way to spend the people's money
Cheepo
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:13,192
Points:3,926,275
Joined:Apr 2003
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:41:16 PM

Let the free market work!!!!!!!
condé
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,823
Points:2,333,920
Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:07:41 PM

NO MORE GRANTS.... Spending is out of control and this doesn't help.
BurtB
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:13,584
Points:2,043,180
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:02:24 PM

geezrtek is right.

Government choosing winners and losers is a recipe for Graft.

.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
P. J. O'Rourke

.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain (1940–45 and 1951–55)



[Edited by: BurtB at 12/4/2012 2:04:04 PM EST]
geezrtek
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,268
Points:926,650
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:03:18 PM

Converting to CNG/LNG good idea.

Gubmint "help" in the process bad idea.
hibsaw
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:11,449
Points:2,512,565
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:01:56 PM

Yes, that is our tax money being passed out.
swepson
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:9,295
Points:2,319,395
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:58:27 AM

CNG or LNG vehicles are a good idea for business. Not sure about the grant though.
NanookAK
Champion Author Anchorage

Posts:10,749
Points:2,268,990
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:54:09 AM

They should fund themselves.
MotoDad
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:1,858
Points:1,485,635
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:42:31 AM

Does it really help or is it wasteful spending?
Alfied
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:11,308
Points:2,583,185
Joined:Jun 2001
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:40:16 AM

Keep ou of it.
georged12
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:2,070
Points:183,440
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:29:20 AM

Why are the taxpayers paying for this plan? If it saves money , the business should pay for it, not another grant.
rippertoo
Champion Author Tacoma

Posts:9,145
Points:1,951,910
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:28:08 AM

Pocket change for cleaner air. GO EPA.
AcuraTSX
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:6,989
Points:2,939,895
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:23:44 AM

Will taxpayers pay for the grant?
Spread the tax around.
F81M
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,866
Points:1,589,380
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:21:47 AM

Why do I feel like this will even effect my wallet here in Indiana?
ntass1
Champion Author Edmonton

Posts:7,170
Points:1,537,505
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:19:50 AM

WHY does big oil get billions in tax breaks? WHO MAKE BILLIONS IN PROFITS.oh that's right big oil best friends of the REPUBLICANS PARTY
repeater1
Champion Author Topeka

Posts:11,638
Points:3,176,060
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:18:50 AM

Another handout
NemoIL
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:5,894
Points:2,046,745
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:18:30 AM

This should be encouraged.
HyundaiOne
Rookie Author Maryland

Posts:72
Points:16,945
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:17:13 AM

Anything to get a finger in the pie.
Ticoman54
Champion Author Miami

Posts:8,103
Points:1,791,075
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:15:50 AM

More government spending...makes me sick! They just don't get it... However, this is the taxpayer's fault. They re-elected the same idiot that added $6 trillion to our national debt in 4 years.
firechief
Champion Author New York

Posts:4,528
Points:2,733,920
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:15:21 AM

too much goverment
TAT36
Champion Author Florida

Posts:10,246
Points:2,097,385
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:13 AM

If it is profitable, economical, practical and affordable to implement it will work without grants. Grants only assure one thing, the tax payers will be on the short end again.
comprof
Champion Author Houston

Posts:10,487
Points:2,163,990
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:14:01 AM

Government should not be trying to influence markets.
TXryder
Champion Author Texas

Posts:6,222
Points:1,144,240
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:13:17 AM

The gov will have to implement grants to get the NG running in autos. But not to worry, they will get it all back plus more after everyone has an auto that is dependent upon it. The gov will then stack fuel taxation on the NG so the retail consumer is ripped in the end.

[Edited by: TXryder at 12/4/2012 11:15:59 AM EST]
spotterFL
Champion Author Florida

Posts:8,294
Points:1,235,355
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:13:16 AM


Another government(taxpayer) giveaway?!!!
ciimike
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:4,773
Points:1,195,475
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:35 AM

Now may be the time to reduce grants and get governmental spending under control.
civicdutie
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:5,743
Points:1,550,175
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:13 AM

Government blowing our tax dollars away.
Cableman66
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,842
Points:1,320,500
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:12:13 AM

If its cost effective investments will be made by business anyway so why offer free money for something that will be done anyway.
greenfog
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:9,842
Points:2,436,385
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:10:47 AM

they always do that for business but why not set up something for the private citizen.
JunGleJimBo
All-Star Author Orange County

Posts:777
Points:434,770
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:10:34 AM

Anything to cut down how much oil is being used.

jimBo
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:8,905
Points:2,318,555
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:09:13 AM

More gummint giveaway.
JasTheAce
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:4,280
Points:996,085
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:08:50 AM

and in other news, clean water is a silly thing of the past
Jamer
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:9,479
Points:1,772,910
Joined:Jul 2002
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:08:21 AM

Sucking off the taxpayers teat as usual.
sit
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:8,423
Points:2,735,775
Joined:Feb 2006
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:07:58 AM

More money give-a-way.
BigOyl
Champion Author Wichita

Posts:3,251
Points:1,112,075
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:06:39 AM

Stimulating...
MBAcura
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:5,227
Points:1,467,965
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:06:26 AM

Interesting.
jpk13
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:11,965
Points:2,389,305
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:06:05 AM

Just more government interference in the free market.
DCbeachbum
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:3,701
Points:1,613,570
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:05:20 AM

The Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania sure is spending the people of Pennsylvanias money freely.
Bigtex09
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:6,625
Points:1,922,380
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:05:13 AM

interesting and strange.
peanutsMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:4,515
Points:1,079,270
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:05:06 AM

Here we go again.....
techque
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:11,793
Points:2,939,440
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:04:41 AM

nothing in this for you or me.
trekmanKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,296
Points:1,135,825
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:02:02 AM

Huh?
LuthierKS
Champion Author Wichita

Posts:7,548
Points:1,527,855
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:01:10 AM

If it is worth doing the government doesn't have to pay businesses to do this.
mpgmustang
Veteran Author Akron

Posts:448
Points:221,830
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:00:32 AM

I'd like the gov't to give me a grant to fill up my car
unicornpmb
Champion Author Buffalo

Posts:11,869
Points:2,462,320
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:00:09 AM

We pay for it one way or another.
Post a reply Back to Topics