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Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Thursday September 30th 2021
Pennsylvania farms and agricultural operations may be eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency projects through a new program offered by Pennsylvania DEP.  Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as...
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2021 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 23rd 2021
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications. This is an excellent way for Pennsylvania small businesses to reduce their environmental impact while reducing operating costs and become more...
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SelecTrim Corp Finds Success with Environmental Upgrades

Tuesday April 23rd 2013
Based in Williamsport, PA, James Wood started SelecTrim in 1977 as a small woodworking business. Strategically located in the heart of Pennsylvania hardwood country, the company is able to draw much of its resources from local forests. The...
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USDA Funding for Energy Projects in Rural Areas

Tuesday April 2nd 2013
Does your small business operate in a rural area? You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.   The USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants,...
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West Penn Power Energy Efficiency Rebate Workshops

Thursday March 21st 2013
 If your business operates in the West Penn Power service territory, free workshops are available to help you take advantage of Act 129 Energy Efficiency programs. Many programs also apply to Penn Power, MetEd and Pennelec customers....
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Thinking and $aving Green - Environmental Strategies for Your Business

Tuesday October 13th 2009
In this economically challenging environment, it's more important than ever to keep a close eye on everyday operations that can impact your bottom line. SCORE, Montgomery Cty PA and the Pennsylvania SBDC's Environmental Management...
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DOE Small Business Research Programs Funding Opportunity Announcement Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and U.S. Jobs

Friday July 31st 2009
The Department of Energy will soon accept Phase I grant applications from qualified small businesses for an upcoming Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Solicitation.  A total of...
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Yellow Springs Farm Saves With Solar

Thursday July 30th 2009
Yellow Springs Farm promotes land stewardship through the propagation and sale of native plant species. The farm came to the Kutztown University SBDC with a broad vision of becoming energy efficient. EMAP consultant Jeremy Hancher met...
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Pennsylvania’s Environmental Management Assistance Program Helps Small Businesses Find the Green to Go Green

Thursday July 30th 2009
PHILADELPHIA—Fifty-four small businesses in the Commonwealth are becoming greener this year, thanks to help from the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) and the Pennsylvania Department...
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Investment in energy efficiency has provided Local Market with long-term advantages

Friday July 24th 2009
Your Hometown Market is a well-established grocery store located in central Pennsylvania.  Michael Herritt, co-owner of Your Hometown Market, became increasingly concerned with the efficiency of the market’s heating, ventilation, and air...
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