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Welcome from Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities!

Published on January 28, 2009 by in Uncategorized

Hello and welcome! Here’s some information on what Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) is and what we’re working to accomplish.

PRCC is a nonprofit membership organization designed to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Build and support the infrastructure needed for a strong alternative fuel and alternative vehicle market in Western Pennsylvania.
  2. Serve the needs of its member organizations through education, business consulting, development and grant writing and management of federal and state-funded projects.
  3. Serve as the designated regional organization for all U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program initiatives, including project funding.
 
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Semi-Annual Stakeholder Meeting

Published on April 10, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is hosting its semi-annual stakeholder meeting at the Community College of Allegheny County, West Hills Center. The meeting will feature announcements, committee updates and training. The AFIG Grant Assistance Workshop will take place during the stakeholder meeting. It will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, contact Rick Price: (412) 735-4114 or Jan Lauer (412) 874-7193.

 

To register for the meeting, click here.

 
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Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant Assistance Workshops

Published on April 4, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Join us for an Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant Assistance Workshop. The workshops will feature a review of AFIG grant program requirements, followed by a live demonstration of the online application process. Department staff will be available to provide one-on-one assistance to potential applicants. The workshops are free and open to eligible applicants only. Seating is limited so early registration is encouraged.

WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITIES: 

If interested, please provide attendee’s name and organization to Geoff Bristow in DEP’s Northwest Regional Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance  by emailing gbristow@pa.gov, or calling 814-332-6681 for the classes below:

- Thursday, April 10, from 10:00 AM – 12 PM: the DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335

Tuesday, April 15, from 10:00 AM – 12 PM: the CNG Education Center located at 228 Allegheny Blvd, Brookville, PA 15825

- Friday, April 18 10:00 AM – 12 PM: the Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road Cranberry Township, PA 16066

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

Please provide attendee’s name and organization to Maggie Hall in DEP’s Southwest Regional Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance by emailing mahall@pa.gov, or calling 412-442-4137 for the classes below:

 - Tuesday, April 22, from 10:00 AM – 12 PM: the Greene County Fairgrounds 107 Fairground Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370

  Wednesday, April 23, 10:00 AM – 12 PM: the Community College of Allegheny County – West Hills Center 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA (*Note: this will be combined with thePittsburgh Region Clean Cities Stakeholder Meeting)

  - Tuesday, April 29, 10:00 AM – 12 PM: JARI-Johnstown Area Regional Industries, 160 JARI Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904

For more information on the AFIG Program and on how to register, click here.

 
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25 Grants Awarded for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion

Published on March 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized
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Governor Tom Corbett recently awarded 25 companies and organizations $7.7 million in Act 13 funding for converting their heavy-duty fleet vehicles to natural gas. Act 13 was implemented to boost the drilling industry, create more jobs along with improving the overall air quality. Natural gas is a highly attainable, affordable alternative energy source throughout Pennsylvania that will help our country strive closer toward energy independence. This act revolutionized the state’s Oil and Gas Law. It improved protections for private water supplies and incorporated a hydraulic fracturing fluid disclosure law. The act also enabled the Department of Environmental Protection to create the Natural Gas Energy Development program, which was funded by impact fees paid by natural gas operators. Over a three-year-period, the program allocates close to $20 million in grants. This money goes toward heavy-duty natural gas fleet vehicle purchases and conversions.

DEP received 37 applicants requesting more than $10 million in grants. As specified in the act, local transportation organizations got a part of the funding. Eligible vehicles for the program include compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or bi-fuel vehicles weighing 14,000 pounds or more. Grants requested may be no more than 50 percent of the incremental purchase or retrofit cost per vehicle or a maximum total of $25,000 per vehicle.

For more information on grant programs, click here.

 
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Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles Course

Published on March 25, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The Community College of Allegheny County will be holding a spring Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles course to introduce students to fuel system components used on light duty natural gas vehicles. This course will highlight natural gas properties, safety, conversion planning, high pressure fittings and tube bending. There will be a day class April 1 and 2, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A night class will be offered April 2, 3, 9 and 10, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The class will be held at the West Hills Center Campus. Grading will be on a pass or fail scale. For more information, click here. If you’re interested in the course, contact Bob Koch at 412-788-7378 or rkoch@ccac.edu.

 

 
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Corbett Administration Announces $8 Million in Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Grants

Published on February 27, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the opening date  for the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG), which will be March 1. About $8 million in grants will be available for the purchase or conversion of alternative fuel vehicles. Candidates eligible to apply include school districts, municipal authorities, political subdivisions, incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations and limited liability companies or partnerships registered to do business in Pennsylvania. Grant funds are available for the conversion or purchase of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,000 pounds or less, as well as the conversion or purchase of electric, propane or other alternative fuel vehicles of any size.

Applicants interested in purchasing or converting one or two alternative fuel vehicles are encouraged to partner with other eligible applicants to aggregate vehicles into a single application, which will satisfy the grant’s five vehicle minimum. Grant applications will also be accepted for innovation technology projects that include research, training, development and demonstration of new applications or next phase technology related to alternative transportation fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

Applications are due May 30, 2014 by 4 p.m. Grants will be awarded in the fall. Potential applicants are encouraged to participate in a related webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

 
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Tri-State Alternative Fueling Expo & Conference

Published on January 23, 2014 by in featured

Kelly Simon Event Management is hosting the first Tri-State Alternative Fueling Expo & Conference. This event will highlight the natural gas industry, propane industry and a variety of energy resource uses. Alternative energy technology continues to decrease America’s dependence on foreign energy sources.

Topics will include how alternative fuel technology benefits the workplace, economy and transportation. A keynote address will be given by the speaker of the PA House of Representatives, Sam Smith. Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities will host a petroleum reduction workshop. Presentations will also be given by PIOGA, ANGA and CNG expert Bob Beatty from “O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems.

It will take place at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA., Feb. 18-20.

For more information, click here.

 
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Tank Inspector Prep Course

Published on January 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The Community College of Allegheny County will be holding a Tank Inspector Prep Course on January 29th and 30th, 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. An evening class will also be offered on April 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th, 6:30p.m. to 10:30p.m. Please contact Bob Koch for more information: rkoch@ccac.edu or 412-788-7378.

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Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles Course

Published on January 22, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The Community College of Allegheny County will be holding a Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles course to introduce students to fuel system components associated with light duty natural gas vehicles. Fuel properties and safety will be emphasized along with planning conversions. Additional topics include high pressure fittings and tube bending. The class will be held at the Oring Training Facility in Brookville, PA on April 1-2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional classes will be held April 1, 2, 9 and 10 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Participants will be graded on a pass or fail scale.

For more information, click here.

 
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