Archive for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

City, contractor secure ‘clean diesel’ grants

October 28, 2009

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The city of Lawrence and a contractor from Eudora will receive federal money to help reduce emissions in their diesel-burning vehicles, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday.

The city will get $26,800 to retrofit some of its municipal vehicles to more efficiently burn the fuel.

Ernie Simon Backhoe & Excavating, Eudora, will receive $36,000 to install new engines in its fleet of fewer than five vehicles. The engines cut emissions by burning low-sulfur diesel.

The grants were among a dozen chosen by KDHE from among 47 applications received from across the state. Money comes from the Environmental Protection Agency through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Earlier this year, the Kansas Department of Transportation and Westar Energy also were approved to receive stimulus grants to reduce diesel emissions in their fleet vehicles.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years, 9 months ago

So even if our government cannot raise taxes through cap and trade legislation, it will still find ways to appease the enviornmental left - in this case by funding grants with deficit spending.

jafs 5 years, 9 months ago

STRS,

You'd prefer to continue to destroy the planet?

SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years, 9 months ago

jafs,

You're right. Our options are pretty stark. It's either huge new energy taxes, government mandates, deficit spending and earmarks for the environmental lobby or it's "destroy the planet."

All joking aside, I favor a sensible, realistic shift toward more efficient energy sources over time. I acknowledge that we'll need a combination of bio-fuels, wind, solar, coal, gas, nuclear, oil, etc. for decades to come.

lounger 5 years, 9 months ago

SHow some real progress and convert them ALL to BioDiesel!!!

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