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Alternative Fuels

Funding Opportunities

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE USA) Website - Provides comprehensive up-to-date state, federal, and local incentive and grant information.

Fuel Storage Tanks

DEP Website

Website contains information on regulations for aboveground and underground storage tanks. Specific program responsibilities include the following: tank registration and payment of an annual registration fee, certification of tank handling and inspection individuals and companies, permitting of tanks, establishment of technical and operational standards for aboveground and underground storage tank systems, and procedures for reporting of releases and corrective action by tank owners.

Energy Generation

Methane Digesters

The New Math of Energy Production: Cows + Manure = Gas + Electricity
6,800 dairy cows in Blair and Bedford counties could soon be producing 2.5 megawatts of electricity a day, enough to power over 1,700 homes. More

U.S. EPA Anaerobic Digestion Website - FAQ, Tools, Projects and Resoures

Penn State School of Dept. Agriculture & Biological Engineering - Biogas & Anaerobic Digestion 

Windmills

Online PA Wind Energy Resource
The Pennsylvania Wind Working Group, a partnership between government agencies, nonprofit groups and private businesses, has launched a web site to serve as a resource on wind energy in Pennsylvania.  The site includes a "Landowner Resources" section for farmers and landowners interested in developing their land for wind power. 
 
The site also contains a link to a model ordinance, unveiled by Governor Rendell on April 24, 2006.  The ordinance, intended to help local governments decide how to direct the location and development of wind turbines within municipal borders, lays out several considerations of which farmers and landowners should be aware when contemplating wind energy contracts.