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Energy financing authority has $12.5M for clean energy projects



Starting June 14, the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority will begin accepting pitches for $12.5 million in funding available to advance alternative fuels, alternative energy research and manufacturing.

Of the total, $10 million is specifically slated for renewable energy projects through grants and loans to companies, nonprofits, schools or municipalities.

In prior years, such funding has been used to help Chatham University install geoexchangers at one of its buildings; finance a Consol Energy Inc. project to generate power from waste methane in Washington County; and help New Castle-based Axion Power International develop a 0.5 megawatt energy story system called PowerCube.

Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority is an independent financing entity created in 1982 and revived in 2004.

The authority will accept applications until 4 p.m. on Aug 15 through its eGrants system at www.grants.dcnr.state.pa.us. There also will be a webinar for applicants on June 24, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. To register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and enter Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority in the keyword field.

Anya Litvak: alitvak@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1455.

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