Fri, 8 September 2006
While most citizens understand the need to replace our addiction to oil, too often the decisions we make come down to what we can afford. But in the case of energy, we need to realize it is a pay now or pay later issue: paying more now to create alternatives will mean we will pay less in the long run in money, pollution, health care and human costs.
But with old technologies already developed and working (not well, but...) where will the millions come from to bring biofuels and other newer products to market?
Well, ask no more. Like a knight in shining armor, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty is offering businesses, governmental agencies, public interest groups and individuals some of the money they need to create and use biofuels, hybrid vehicles and other fuel sources that may still be on the drawing board.
In this podcast, Jeanne Clark of PennFuture and Secretary McGinty give you the soup to nuts 411 on biofuels and funding. They discuss what biofuels are and how the Pennsylvania economy can benefit, what is on the horizon for Pennsylvania and what our state will gain by investing in bringing biofuels and other technologies to market. McGinty also shares her opinions about the June report from PennFuture on Governor Rendell's PennSecurity Fuels Initiative.
Finally, you will hear how you can apply for an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant to buy that hybrid you have your eye on.
This podcast follows up on our earlier one with Nathaniel Doyno, co-founder of the non-profit Steel City Biofuels.