Harrisburg, PA [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell continued his state’s push toward renewable energy by announcing plans for projects that will generate renewable energy.
The 28 projects announced will benefit from a total state investment of $5.4 million through the state’s Energy Harvest program. Governor Rendell launched the Energy Harvest program in 2003 to promote awareness and build markets for cleaner or renewable energy technologies. The grants will leverage almost $14 million in private investments.
Including the projects announced today, Energy Harvest has invested almost $26 million and leveraged $66 million in private investments. This new round of projects includes investment in solar, wind and biofuel technologies.“Rather than continuing to rely on oil supplies that may come from politically unstable or hostile nations, or electricity derived from dirtier fossil fuels, we’re investing in our future by supporting the development of alternative and renewable energy technologies that will strengthen our economy, create new jobs, and protect our environment,” Governor Rendell said.