More grants in Texas for CNG equipment in 2013

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Blog/News

There are plenty of grants in Texas for CNG !

In Texas and across the nation, air pollution is a problem. Many cities and communities in the eastern half of Texas, along with El Paso, are not meeting the air quality standards that have been established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Other cities in the eastern region of our state are on the verge of failing to meet these EPA standards.

Everyday activities, such as driving a vehicle and operating industrial equipment, contribute to the creation of two types of pollutants—nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants combine readily in hot, stagnant air to form ground-level ozone, which, in high concentrations, can cause shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea, and throat and lung irritation.

Texas strongly support the implementation and promotion of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure development and have committed serious money through a number of TERP programs like Alternative Fueling Facilities Program, to offset the initial price tag. We see lots of grants in Texas for CNG equipment purchase and CNG fueling station development.

The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) was established by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, through enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 5 . The TERP includes a number of voluntary financial incentive programs, as well as other assistance programs, to help improve the air quality in Texas.

The goals of the TERP, as set forth in SB5, are to:

  • assure that the air in this state is safe to breathe and meets minimum federal standards established under the Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. section 7407);
  • develop multipollutant approaches to solving the state’s environmental problems; and
  • adequately fund research and development that will make the state a leader in new technologies that can solve its environmental problems while creating new business and industry in the state.

In addition to these general goals, a primary purpose of the TERP is to replace, through voluntary incentive programs, the reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen that would have been achieved through two mandatory measures that SB5 directed the TCEQ to remove from the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) and Houston-Galveston (HGA) ozone nonattainment areas. Those reductions totaled 35.2 tons per day (tpd), to be achieved in 2007.

Besides TERP funds for CNG fueling stations and CNG conversions local organizations introduce grants to stimulate the interest which can greatly help to get a shorter term ROI on your investment.

If you are looking for a grants in Texas for CNG equipment purchase and station development please give us a call so that we can advice availability of State and Federal government funding in your area.

Other States also have numerous inventive programs to stimulate CNG station development and we can assist you with properly locating all that may be applicable for your project.

See the latest list of Grant Table 06-3-13 (make sure to tap on the different pages at the bottom of the file to change the view of current and future grants)