Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York County

first_img July 28, 2017 Energy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today helped celebrate the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at a Shipley Energy fleet fueling facility in Spring Garden Township, York County. The CNG station, located at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Route 30, is a partnership between Shipley Energy of York and Clean Energy Fuels Corp of California. The CNG station and five Shipley Energy CNG fleet vehicles received nearly $600,000 in state incentives.“Using CNG to power vehicles for business fleets is not only environmentally smart, it also makes strong economic sense for the companies that take advantage of this Pennsylvania resource,” said Governor Wolf at the ribbon cutting. “Projects like this enable Pennsylvanians to benefit from our tremendous natural gas resources which has significant impact on the commonwealth’s economic well-being and creates jobs.”Shipley Energy, which owns the fueling station, received a $181,000 grant through the Natural Gas Energy Development Program from the Department of Environmental Protection to help with the cost of switching five fleet vehicles to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas.  The commonwealth has invested more than $13.8 million to reimburse grantees statewide for the purchase or conversion of 713 heavy duty vehicles, displacing over 8.9 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Fleet vehicles from Shipley Energy and other companies can use the CNG fueling pumps.“We are excited to be the vanguard of deployment of CNG for fleets to diversify their fuel recourses and to be more environmentally conscious,” said Matt Sommer, Shipley Energy President and COO. “CNG is cleaner, less expensive, and locally produced.”Clean Energy Fuels Corp, which operates similar facilities across North America, received a $409,523 grant through the Alternative and Clean Energy (ACE) Program from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for construction of the pumps. The authority has approved 46 compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas station projects through the program since 2013 for a total investment of nearly $25 million.Pennsylvania has 83 open natural gas fueling stations and an additional 40 stations are under construction or proposed.“As the largest provider of natural gas fuel for the transportation industry, we understand the importance of partnering with companies like Shipley Energy, and states like Pennsylvania, which understand how important alternative fuels are in moving our nation’s freight,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels. “Natural gas offers significant greenhouse gas reductions over diesel, and because of the significant grant programs offered here, along with the Governor’s commitment to economic development, we believe that natural gas fueling in Pennsylvania is here to stay.”In addition to the support, the Wolf administration is offering other tools to encourage the use of alternative fuel vehicles. The Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG), awarded by the Department of Environmental Protections, has provided $10.6 million to 91 awardees to support the purchase or conversion for light and medium duty natural gas vehicles as well as propane and electric fleet vehicles of any size. The program has disbursed $3.8 million for the purchase or conversion of 563 vehicles, displacing over 1.7 million gasoline gallon equivalents per year.Additionally, the Department of Transportation launched an innovative public private partnership mechanism to expand CNG fueling stations for transit agencies. When completed these CNG fueling stations will supply gas to more than 1,600 CNG buses at participating transit agencies, and will be open to the public. Governor Wolf Celebrates Opening of Compressed Natural Gas station in York Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Kumble steps down as coach after fallout with captain Kohli

first_imgBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – Anil Kumble has stepped down as India coach after falling out with skipper Virat Kohli, a top source in the country’s cricket board told Reuters yesterday.Kumble’s original contract expired with the team’s Champions Trophy campaign, but the former captain was tipped to get an extension after enjoying a successful run during his year in charge.“While the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) had endorsed an extension to his tenure as head coach, Anil Kumble has decided not to continue as the coach,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.Last year the BCCI formed the CAC, comprising former players Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, who chose Kumble for the job.The source confirmed the 46-year-old Kumble, who was put in charge last June, decided to step down after the breakdown of his relationship with Kohli.Local media has reported that Kohli found Kumble’s brand of coaching a bit too assertive and their relationship was beyond repair.The BCCI invited applications for the role last month and Kumble had re-applied for the same.“We wish to place on record our sincere appreciation for the immense contribution by Anil Kumble to the team which enabled India to attain the No.1 Test position,” acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement.“Indian cricket needs his continued contribution in various capacities and wishes him all the best in his future endeavour.”In the last one year, the former leg-spinner, also India’s most successful bowler, led the country to 12 victories in 17 Tests with just one loss.He also guided India to one-day international series wins over New Zealand and England with losses coming only in a Twenty20 series against the West Indies and in last week’s Champions Trophy final, where they lost to Pakistan.Kumble is also the chairman of the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee and has stayed back in London for the world governing body’s meeting this week.He decided not to travel with the Indian side for a limited-overs tour to the West Indies, where they will play a five-match ODI series and a T20 game in the Caribbean starting on June 23.“The BCCI will continue to seek the assistance of the Cricket Advisory Committee in its search for a new head coach for the senior India men’s cricket team,” the board added.“In the interim, the BCCI has dep+uted MV Sridhar, General Manager Cricket Operations to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour.”Batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R. Sridhar will continue in their role, the BCCI informed.last_img read more