Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Arlington County Board is "Environmentally Challenged"

From the Washington Post on February 25th:

Grants Available for Solar and Wind Power

The D.C. government announced yesterday that residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations and private schools can apply for grants of as much as $33,000 to install equipment for making energy from the sun or the wind.

The program will provide as much as $2 million citywide, drawn from taxes on the use of electricity and gas. It will be parceled out based on the capacity of the renewable-energy system installed: an installation of solar panels large enough to produce 3,000 watts would qualify for $9,000 in assistance, at $3 per watt. Systems that can produce 3,000 to 10,000 watts will qualify for $2 in assistance per watt, and those that produce 10,000 to 17,000 watts will qualify for $1 per watt.

The program applies only to those installing solar-or wind-powered systems. In the future, the D.C. Department of Environment said, it will offer grants for geothermal systems, those burning biomass and those relying on recovered methane.

For more information, and to download application materials, go to greenenergy.dc.gov.

16 Comments:

At 04 March, 2009 , Anonymous Interested Reader said...

So, like, when does the Arlington Government put out grants like this?

 
At 04 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On February 21st the County Board approved the construction of a large mixed-use residential/commercial building in Pentagon City which includes 509 new parking spaces, laughable energy "efficiency", and no renewable energy on-site. Developer is one of the area's wealthiest corporations. No renewable energy on-site. Does that answer your question?

 
At 05 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More of the same on the way, for East Falls Church, Clarendon, Rosslyn, Pentagon City, Columbia Pike, and Lee Highway. Don't forget the I95/395 HOT lanes which will bring as many as 50,000 more vehicles into Arlington every weekday.

 
At 05 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, why don't you do a thread on the County's new recycling program which will collect, sort, and recycle plastics into landfills?

 
At 06 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what we get for re-electing Favola, Fisette, and Zimmerman - tax money goes for recreation and entertainment, and pet projects like trolleys.

 
At 07 March, 2009 , Anonymous 22205 said...

We are facing TOTAL GRIDLOCK in 10 years and what do the urban village idiots who run Arlington do? Approve the construction of more luxury infill with huge parking garages.

 
At 07 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Westover and people here are getting apprehensive about the redevelopment of East Falls Church. Also, everyone is going to drive to the new library-education complex (another CB fiasco). BTW, no renewable energy on the library-education building. So it goes.

 
At 07 March, 2009 , Anonymous Dump Fisette said...

DUMP FISETTE

DUMP FISETTE

DUMP FISETTE

DUMP FISETTE

DUMP FISETTE

 
At 08 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, where are the Greens already?

 
At 09 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Greens are attending the solar brewed biomass beverage conference and workshop in Key West this month.

 
At 09 March, 2009 , Anonymous Don N. Clare said...

DUMP FAVOLA

DUMP FAVOLA

DUMP FAVOLA

DUMP FAVOLA

DUMP FAVOLA

DUMP FAVOLA

 
At 11 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Challenged? County Staff made the decisions about how the federal stimulus money is going to be spent. Half of them don't live in Arlington!

Renewable energy in Arlington? Yeah, solar panels on bus shelters.

 
At 13 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The five Urban Village Idiots aka Arlington County Board are ready to give developers "bonus density" for putting solar panels on commercial buildings. When do we get environmental grants to put solar panels on our homes?

 
At 13 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zimmy, get a job!

Zimmy, get a job!

Zimmy, get a job!

Zimmy, get a job!

 
At 21 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they gave the developers bonus density for environnmentaly friendly buildings. When will we see solar panels installed in commercial buildings? They are out of excuses.

 
At 21 March, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the Greens showed up at the last County Board meeting to complain about the Greens' pet project, a housing authority, being voted down by the Yupublicratic Elitists.

 

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