The Central States Air Resource Agencies (CenSARA), through its Blue Skyways Collaborative, is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a Green Gas Stations Pilot Program.
The program was created to encourage voluntary air emissions reduction in North America’s heartland, is offering The Green Gas Station Request for Projects, which makes funding available for fueling stations/convenience store owners to improve their environmental impact, contribute to the expansion of the infrastructure for alternative fuels, improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy at fueling stations/convenience stores and to provide a learning experience for motorists to reduce their environmental footprint.
$15,000 is the maximum amount of funding available per Green Gas Station project. Depending on the number and type of projects received, CenSARA anticipates awarding between three and five projects.
The idea for Blue Skyways Collaborative started in 2004 with the help of CenSARA and the EPA and its first meeting was held in February of 2006.