Did you know? In 2014 the transportation sector was the third largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in PA. As our climate changes due to these emissions, existing diseases and conditions worsen and new pests and pathogens are being introduced into new regions and communities. In addition to GHGs, the use of fossil fuels for transportation emits air pollutants like sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, fine particulates, and precursors to ozone, all of which have local and regional negative health and environmental impacts.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program: Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebates
This PA DEP program provides rebates to consumers for the purchase of new plug-in hybrid, plug-in electric, natural gas, propane and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Projects
This PA DEP program promotes and builds markets for advanced, renewable and alternative energy transportation technologies. Pennsylvania is currently working on initiatives to expand the number of alternative fueling sites such as the turnpike and other strategic locations.
What can you do to reduce your environmental impact from transportation? You can help by considering options such as bike riding, public transportation, carpooling, driving a fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicle and energy-efficient driving.
Learn how to save money and the environment through energy efficiency tips for operation and maintenance of your vehicle.