Adopt the greenhouse gas tailpipe standards to be implemented in California and the requirements California has established for conventional pollution reduction in autos as well.
Launch an effort to replace aging power plants with new capital plant and equipment, and put in place greenhouse gas limits for the new plants as a binding condition in their operating permits.
Launch a major effort to replace conventional vehicles with hybrid vehicles.
Bring on line the nation's first coal gasification/liquefaction plant that will produce sulfur-free diesel fuel.
Continue the green building program for new construction and to retrofit and implement energy efficiency in all of our existing buildings.
Undertake a comprehensive effort to bring to fruition our path-breaking solar energy mandate and enable solar power to become a real player in energy markets.
Further expand achievement in wind power by providing financing for wind farms.
Bring on line the nation's first-ever fuel-injected biofuels station and to build a fully integrated biofuels production capacity.
Pennsylvania is working hard to build and deploy clean energy technologies. The state's alternative energy portfolio standard, which ensures that in 15 years, 18% of all energy generated comes from clean, efficient sources, will avoid 6.5 million tons of CO2, 50,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, and 14,000 tons of nitrogen oxides each year. Other benefits of the portfolio standard include billion in increased output for Pennsylvania, billion in additional earnings and between 3,500 and 4,000 news jobs for residents over the next 20 years. The Rendell Administration is committing substantial resources to building a clean energy future, including: up to billion in tax-free bond financing to build renewable and efficient power plants and fuel production facilities; up to million in grants, loans and loan guarantees for clean energy and fuel projects; up to million in grants for the purchase of hybrid or alternatively fueled vehicles; and up to million annually for renewable energy projects with special emphasis on farm-based bioenergy initiatives.
Our objective is to continue to develop partnerships with colleges and universities, industrial partners, and the agricultural sector to facilitate off-take agreements and to develop clean energy projects.