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05/14/15 by Staff Writer

EPA Seeks Proposals for Clean Diesel Funding

EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News made this announcement May 4, 2015.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for the Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2015 funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.  The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $13.5 million.  The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on www.grants.gov.  The RFP and additional information is also posted at http://epa.gov/cleandiesel/prgnational.htm#rfp .

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04/22/15 by Staff Writer

Gerry Wood Auto Dealership Goes Solar

The Gerry Wood Auto Group announced on April 22 – Earth Day – that it now produces more solar power than any other dealership in North Carolina.

Its three dealerships on Jake Alexander Boulevard South in Salisbury recently installed 322.5 kilowatts of solar production on its roofs. Only three other automotive groups are listed by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association as solar producers, and none has the capacity of the Gerry Wood Group.

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03/13/15 by Juanita Teschner

North Carolina One of Top States for Solar Energy

North Carolina has been ranked among the Top 10 statesin the nation for solar energy, according to the 2014 Solar Market Insight Report.

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01/29/15 by Guest Writer

Solar Project Under Way at Catawba

By Catawba College News Service

Catawba College is making a bold move in the area of solar power that will propel it ahead of all other North Carolina colleges and universities. Catawba will have the distinction of having the second-largest campus solar energy installation in the Southeast and will produce more solar electricity than all the other N.C. colleges and universities combined.

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01/16/15 by Juanita Teschner

76 SCHOOL BUS FLEET OWNERS SELECTED FOR EPA FUNDING

EDITOR’S NOTE: The EPA Clean Diesel News released this information on January 15, 2015.)

EPA announces the school bus fleet owners selected by lottery to participate in the 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding Opportunity.  EPA will provide rebates to 76 fleet owners across the country to replace more than 200 older diesel school buses.  To view the list of selections, individuals may visit www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/dera-rebate-schoolbus.htm#2014 . 

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