Pennsylvania Will Power 80,000 Homes with Waste Material
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell announced the commonwealth is investing $5 million in federal recovery money in eight innovative alternative energy projects that use biological materials such as sewage, animal and food processing waste to generate enough energy to power more than 80,000 homes.
The project is part of the commonwealth’s Green Energy Works! Biogas initiative, which is supported by Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and an additional $22 million in private investments. Green Energy Works! is also funding large-scale solar and wind projects.
All together, the eight projects receiving grants will generate more than 470,000 MW of electricity – enough energy to power more than 47,000 average homes in Pennsylvania for one year. The projects will also eliminate 237,000 tons of CO2 emissions.
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