In a move to reduce automobile pollution in Buckhead, the Buckhead Coalition is offering $5,000 grants to any and all of the 16 gas stations in the north Atlanta community that will install ethanol pumps. None of the 16 stations presently offers the alternative fuel.
The incentive offer from the nonprofit organization piggybacks on federal incentives of $30,000 and introduced state legislation that would authorize Georgia incentives up to $20,000 to each station.
The use of the alternative fuel provides clean air and energy security. New cars can use ethanol, but it has to be produced and made readily accessible. Georgia has one manufacturing plant in operation, one under construction and three planned.