Monday, November 23, 2009

More Green Bucks

From Friday's inbox:

Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) announced over $1.2 million in federal funding for green energy initiatives in Bucks County . Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Rep. Murphy proudly voted for, Conservation Works! received $1,211,011 in federal grants to go toward green energy projects that will create jobs and lower energy costs for Bucks businesses and families.

“These green grants are exactly what Bucks County needs to continue to lead Pennsylvania and the nation in green technology,” said Rep. Murphy. “I’m proud to fight for funding that creates jobs and lowers energy costs for Bucks small businesses and families.”

The Conservation Works! grants were awarded to 4 sites in the 8th District: Richland Township , Lower Makefield, Warwick , and St. Mary Medical Center. Richland Township received $500,000 for the installation of 1,350 photovoltaic solar panels that will generate $119,346 in renewable energy credits; Lower Makefield Township received $250,000 to update current traffic and parking lights with new, high-tech LED models fixtures. Warwick Township received $211,011 to replace over 270 existing streetlights with energy efficient LED lights, and St. Mary Medical Center Foundation received $250,000 to improve the hospital’s chilled water plant to help cool outpatient care areas, which will result in a reduction of 25% of energy consumption and will reduce air pollution by 1.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year.

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