New PERC webpage showcases propane autogas solutions for paratransit fleets

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2022) – The Propane Education & Research Council launched a new webpage dedicated to educating paratransit fleets on the ways propane...
Six people stand in front of the entrance of Phil Long EV Outlet wearing masks. An electric vehicle is parked behind them with a blue balloon.

Denver Metro visits Colorado’s first used EV outlet

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The Denver Metro Clean Cities team recently visited the Phil Long EV Outlet, the first used car dealership of its kind in Denver and...

Propane school buses enjoy huge adoption increase in past five years

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Propane school buses have enjoyed tremendous national adoption in just the last five years alone, and that should only increase with the passage into...

Salt Lake City unveils EV roadmap, gets serious about electrification

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Pop-out doors, instant acceleration, electric bikes, autonomous electric ride-share programs; the future is exciting when it comes to electrified transportation. And, in many cases, the...

Blue Bird unveils electric vehicle platform at 2022 ACT Expo

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MACON, Ga., May 10, 2022 – Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today unveiled a unique Class 5-6 electric...

Wisconsin Clean Cities lauds sustainable transportation leaders

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MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin’s top sustainable transportation leaders were honored Thursday at the Wisconsin Clean Cities 24th Annual Stakeholder Meeting, the nonprofit announced today. “I continue...

Top 3 maintenance tips for propane vehicles

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Automotive technicians don’t need to worry when they hear the word “propane.” Aside from a few differences, propane autogas vehicles are much like gasoline-fueled...

OPINION: A different perspective on regenerative braking

There has been some debate recently on various electric vehicle websites regarding the use of regenerative braking (a.k.a. regen) and one-pedal driving. Most of the...

OPINION: Fuel economy only part of sustainable transportation puzzle

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Why are analogies always so hard on animals? Sayings such as “There’s more than one way to skin a cat,” or “You know how to...

Answering questions on transitioning to a propane autogas fleet

There’s something to be said about finding a good routine. It can bring reliability, predictability and peace of mind. But on the flip side,...

EPA/Sierra Club agree to partially settle lawsuit over ethanol fuel

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In late 2017, Sierra Club sued the EPA over failure to provide to Congress research on the environmental effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard...

Is propane autogas right for your fleet?

Each of us has personally felt the pain at the pump in recent months when it comes to filling up our tank. But for...
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Knoxville’s first electric transit bus

The local Knoxville community in Tennessee joined Knoxville Area Transit and other city leaders to see the first electric transit bus coming to KAT. Standing in...

SPONSORED: 1.3-million-mile evaluation proves 100% biodiesel effective at decarbonizing trucking

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PITTSBURGH, PA – The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100%...
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Five biodiesel myths busted

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition give five common biodiesel myths that are deceiving people about switching to biodiesel fuel. “Using biodiesel will void...

Palmetto Clean Fuels Launches Plug in SC Campaign to Promote Electric Vehicles

The Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) coalition launched its Plug in SC campaign on April 24, 2018 at Shealy Electrical Wholesalers headquarters. As part of...
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Clean Cities Coalitions: EV charging for multi-unit dwellings

Although PEV adoption is accelerating nationwide, apartment and condominium residents face difficulties in access to plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations, a problem that...

McGavic Outdoor Power: Zipping across Indiana University’s

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As students begin to return to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for the start of the Fall semester, they might notice something different about the...

Penske Truck Leasing & Shell team up for electric truck charging

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READING, Pa., May 9, 2022 – At the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Penske Truck Leasing and Shell Recharge Solutions North America announced a...

Kinetrex Energy renewable natural gas: From trash to treasure

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One of Kinetrex Energy’s goals since its founding in 2013, has been to provide a clean, cost-effective and practical diesel fuel alternative. Kinetrex Energy...

Tritium celebrates opening of first global EV fast charger manufacturing facility in the U.S.

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LEBANON, Tenn. August 23, 2022—Tritium DCFC Limited (Nasdaq: DCFC), a global leader in direct current (DC) fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), today celebrates the...

Gaseous fuel safety with John Davis of MotorWeek

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Join car expert and host and creator of MotorWeek, John Davis, to find out how a series of trainings can help public safety officials,...

Hydrogen powers fuel cell vehicles in California

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Watch how Sacramento County became one of the first to incorporate hydrogen fuel cell vehicles into their fleet.

RFA releases a closer look at the ethanol production process

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We've all heard of ethanol, it's a clean, affordable, domestic fuel, but what exactly is it? How does corn become a fuel? This video...
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Clean, green fuel stations see brisk growth in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – The number of biofuel stations in Minnesota grew at a remarkable pace in 2019, according to the American Lung Association...

You won’t believe the size of Waste Management’s CNG fleet in Nashville, TN

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition partners with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation to manage the allotment of state EPA funding that...

Hino Trucks to join hydrogen demo study in California ports

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NOVI, Mich. – Hino USA announced that it has been awarded a grant provided by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO),...

National Drive Electric Week event in Nashville is a big success

National Drive Electric Week is a celebration of the variety and availability of electric vehicles and showcases all the benefits that come with plug-in...
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey stands behind a brown podium with a microphone speaking. There is a white, "Alabama Graphite" poster board to her right.

Alabama governor plans for first US graphite processing plant

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced on June 22 that Westwater Resources Inc. plans to build a first-of-its-kind advanced graphite processing plant in Coosa County,...

Propane & Small Engines: What do they have in common?

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Both propane and small combustion engines were introduced into the U.S. market in the early 1900s. Walter Snelling is credited for introducing propane as...

Monetizing carbon emissions to incentivize change (pt 2)

Listen to John Thornton, President of Clean Future, discuss how carbon emissions can promote green incentives. If you missed part one...

Hyundai Motor plans expansion into US market, hydrogen-powered XCIENT fuel cells

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California, May 9, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Company emphasized its plan to ramp up the U.S. commercial vehicle market entry with XCIENT Fuel Cell...
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A guide to understanding the electric car

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The Electric Power Research Institute has released a comprehensive consumer guide for understanding the ins and outs of the electric car and more. ...
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Propane VS diesel: Why fleets should make the switch

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Propane vs diesel? Well, more and more school districts are choosing propane autogas service as a cleaner, more reliable fuel to power their buses....
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Wisconsin Propane Autogas Answers set for Pewaukee July 18

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Wisconsin Clean Cities is partnering with the Wisconsin Propane Education & Research Council for a half-day workshop focused on the multiple...

East Baton Rouge school system transitioning to cleaner school buses

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After the August 2016 floods wiped out about 110 school buses in East Baton Rouge Parish, the school system seized the opportunity to transition...
A Blue Bird Vision bus powered by Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG). There are over 10,500 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses in operation across North America.

Four myths about “clean” diesel school buses

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Fiction: Diesel is clean and has the lowest carbon footprint over the operational life of a school bus. Fact: Modern diesel emissions are much cleaner...

Northern Colorado Clean Cities supports hydrogen tech with Toyota Mirai

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Did you know that Mirai means “future” in Japanese? Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC) got a glimpse of the future on a tour and...
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Hit the road with Drive Electric Ohio, Sustainably

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Drive Electric Ohio has been working hard to create insightful and engaging ride and drive content, despite the roadblocks caused by COVID-19. Our team,...

Electric buses hit the streets in Kentucky

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Learn how Lexington, Kentucky, diversified its fleet with all-electric buses.

How biofuels can help develop a more circular economy

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Residents and business owners are transitioning away from fossil fuels using biofuels. The transition can help individuals achieve global sustainability goals. In 2015, the...

E15 in Indiana thanks to South Shore Clean Cities collaboration

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Rensselaer, Indiana -- Jasper County, Indiana will soon have its first E15 fueling station thanks to efforts from two farmer-owned cooperatives, the U.S. Department...

The Oklahoma EVolution

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What do you get when a state creates a tax incentive to build alternative fuel filling stations and a major auto manufacturer is forced...

South Shore Clean Cities members awarded $206,000 in Indiana Volkswagen grants

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ST. JOHN, INDIANA — South Shore Clean Cities partners at two metropolitan planning organizations in Northern Indiana were awarded $206,000 in Indiana Volkswagen Environmental...

NC Clean Cities Coalitions and stakeholders gather for the NGV Technology Forum Meeting at...

This year, NC hosted the the Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) April 16-17, at the Agility Fuel Solutions Training Center in Salisbury, NC. This meeting...

Virtual Tour: City Hendersonville, Dominion Clean Vehicles

The Clean Vehicles Coalition is a Clean Cities program of the Land of Sky Regional Council in the Western North Carolina area. We were...

Porter County Sheriff’s Office receives new hybrid squad cars

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BY THE NUMBERS Eleven Ford Police Interceptor Hybrid SUVs38% less fuel use44,622 fewer gallons of gasoline per yearGreenhouse gas emissions reductions equal to removing 85...
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OPINION: Sustainable fuels and disaster preparedness go hand in hand

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Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities and vice president of Legacy Environmental Services, discusses how sustainable transportation fuels, vehicles and equipment...

Magic in a Tank: ODOT’s Journey to One of the World’s Lowest Carbon Fleets

The Oregon Department of Transportation uses a next-generation biofuel. It operates better than fossil diesel and costs almost the same. That saves ODOT and...

South Shore Clean Cities brings first electric school bus to Indiana

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Carmel, IN — Carmel Clay Schools on June 24 welcomed the first all-electric school bus to Indiana, project partners announced. This is a part...
Two people stand taking a selfie in front of their blue Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle. The car is parked in front of three green and white tall DC Fast Charging units.

Mustang Mach-E Road Trip: Denver to Santa Fe

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Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition program Drive Electric Colorado recently featured travelers Patrick and Liv’s Mach-E EV road trip adventure. Here they discuss their...

A crash course on renewable natural gas

Renewable energy is an increasingly important part of California’s clean energy future. You’ve probably heard of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, but...
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Aviation industry developing alternative fuel options

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The eco-conscious movement is influencing various industries. As more electric vehicles hit the roads and solar panels fuel residential energy uses, other sectors search...

Liquefied natural gas trains make the grade in Florida

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John Davis, creator and host of MotorWeek, investigates how liquefied natural gas powers trains in Jacksonville, Florida. For more news about LNG in Florida,...

Love’s Travel Stops, Trillium collaborate with Cummins to enhance low, zero carbon fuel

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HOUSTON, May 4, 2022 – The Love’s Family of Companies, and Cummins Inc. recently agreed to work together to help customers use alternative fuel and zero-emission technologies. Trillium, a...

OPINION: Wisconsin charging ahead with electric vehicles

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February was a big month for electric vehicles across the nation and in Wisconsin. Foxconn announced in late February its plans to assemble vehicles for...

Illinois EV sales growing at rapid clip

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Sales of plug-in electric passenger vehicles have grown exponentially in Illinois over the past few years. The chart, "EVs in the State of Illinois,"...

Lightning Systems set to convert Via Mobility diesel bus to zero-emission vehicle

Lightning Systems, developer of zero-emission powertrain solutions for commercial and government fleets, is partnering with the City of Boulder, Colorado, and Via Mobility Services...

Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc. hosts open house

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Zeus Electric Chassis, Inc. invited fleets to their future headquarters and vehicle development facility in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. About...

SPONSORED: Cleaner, greener public transit

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B20 Club Member Spotlight: Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS) It’s no secret that public transit helps the environment. But the Muncie Indiana Transit System, also...

SPONSORED: Biodiesel for Sustainable Transportation: Cook-Illinois Corporation

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Even while electrifying part of its fleet, a Chicago-area transportation contractor continues to rely on biodiesel as its go-to fuel option for sustainable operations....

State EPA funds in Tennessee help put propane on the road

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition met with the vehicle maintenance manager at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Bus Facilities to talk about their switch to...
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DeKalb County Fleet Management named “Best Fleet”

DeKalb County Fleet Management earned first place out of 38,000 public fleets while employing CNG, propane, and electric transportation. Last year Robert Gordon,...
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Electric transportation in Utah

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Watch Motorweek's John Davis discuss how Salt Lake City, Utah is implementing electric transportation solutions to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality. Watch more...

FLEETFIX: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program

Fleet Name: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program Program Name: SOCKET Vehicles: 13 Nissan LEAFs (2,2013; 1, 2014; 10, 2017) Domicile site: Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee Fleet purpose:...

EV REVolution: Louisiana Clean Fuels hosts annual meeting

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Last Thursday, LCF held our Annual Stakeholder Meeting at the BRCC Automotive Technology Center in Baton Rouge. With an attendance of around 50 people,...

Argonne National Laboratory tool estimates EV charging station construction employment impacts

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Argonne National Laboratory has launched JOBS EVSE, a tool designed to allow users to quickly estimate the economic impacts associated with the development, construction and operation...
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FLEETFIX: Ace Recycling and Disposal

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Fleet Name:  Ace Recycling and Disposal Home Office:  West Valley City, Utah Service area:  Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber, Tooele and Summit Counties in Utah and Uintah county...
One of the MCI Motorcoaches that is being fueled with renewable diesel at INL (notice the fuel sticker towards the bottom of the white part of the bus).

INL switches to renewable diesel and idle reduction technologies in buses

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) operates the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest bus fleet with 100 commuter buses and is a regional and national...
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Need to find an electric charging station? Use Google Maps.

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Google Maps just made owning an electric vehicle (EV) even easier by identifying electric charging stations. Users now have the ability to search for...
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The largest electric school bus initiative in the US

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– Zero-emissions electric school buses will improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions– School districts will pay no added cost, see reduced operational and maintenance...

Going the extra mile with a propane fleet

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The Propane Education & Research Council shows how the propane fleet is paving the way in innovation, and why this alternative fuel has reliable...

St. Landry Parish turns garbage into renewable natural gas

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See how St. Laundry Parish, Louisiana, creates renewable natural gas to fuel its vehicles.

Propane autogas: Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G

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Take a closer look at the Freightliner Custom Chassis S2G with factory-installed autogas propane power provided by Agility's 488LPI. NEXT: Battery expert Bob Galyen &...
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Shift to alternative fuels at Vicinity Energy

Speaking at CampusEnergy2020, Bill DiCroce, CEO of Vicinity Energy, explains the company's plans to accelerate the use of alternative fuels in its plants. Converting...
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EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil

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On July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and...

Greeneville Police Department in TN add 3 propane autogas vehicles to their fleet

As of January 1, 2019, there are three Greeneville Police Department patrol cars that are now fueled by propane. The move marks the next...

Ethanol Plant Construction Project Summit agenda announced

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Ethanol Producer Magazine and BBI International announced this week the agenda for the Ethanol Plant Construction Project Summit, taking place June 10th, 2019 in...

Propane shines for North Carolina transportation system

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Like a lot of paratransit organizations, there was a well-defined transportation department goal for Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) in Newport, North Carolina,...

Drive Electric Colorado announces Drive Electric Earth Day events

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Drive Electric Earth Day (DEED) is a national campaign to support electric vehicle (EV) education and experiences during the month of April. Drive Electric...

Pace Suburban Bus named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities

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Pace Suburban Bus has been named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-vehicles and clean-air...
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UPS utilizes RNG to help reach sustainability goals

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UPS says it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to...
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Transit and shuttle bus grant funding available

$16,000,000 in EMT funding for a transit and shuttle bus grant is available for eligible Class 4-8 Transit and Shuttle Bus projects. The Tennessee Department...
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Alternative fuel corridor signage on the horizon for Louisiana

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In 2018, Louisiana submitted a proposal to the FHWA to have Alternative Fuels Corridor signage installed along our interstate highways. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says in their March...

PHYCO2 algae pilot program with MSU reaches new milestones

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PHYCO2 LLC reached a new milestone in its three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, announcing the operation of its new, scalable algae production technology...

North Carolina Volkswagen Settlement awards announced

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On July 29, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality announced the Phase 1 awards of North Carolina's beneficiary mitigation plan from the Volkswagen...

Tennessee State Parks, Rivian partner on EV charging stations

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced it is partnering with electric vehicle (EV) automaker and automotive technology company Rivian to install Rivian...

What does it cost to charge an EV in Colorado?

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Electric vehicle (EV) owners have multiple options for charging their vehicles. From plugging your car in at home to using a direct current (DC)...
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Battery Recycling Prize winners announced

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 15 winners of Phase 1 of the Battery Recycling Prize, a prize that aims to reclaim...

Natural gas school buses offer district fuel savings and clean air

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Every day, Utah’s fleet of 2,987 school buses provide transportation to 195,000 children. Out of this amount, which includes 41 school districts and charter...

Empire Clean Cities highlights advancements in alternative fuels

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On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, Empire Clean Cities will be holding its 11th Annual Stakeholder Meeting at the Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadow Corona...

Michigan to Montana I-94 Clean Fuel Corridor project launches website

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Commercial fleet managers and passenger vehicle owners have a new tool to help them learn more about efforts to increase clean fuel and electric...
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EV Bike: University of Virginia pilots an electric bike

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University of Virginia (UVA) in August 2019 began a pilot for an EV bike for on campus activities.  This vehicle replaces a diesel grounds...

The History of Electric Vehicles

Forms of electric vehicles (EVs) have been around since the early 1800s and have gained major traction within the vehicle industry in the last 10 to...

Greeneville TN’s new propane autogas station is a home run

Candace Gump of NET Trans and Happy Fox of Alliance AutoGas talk about Greeneville’s newest propane refueling station for propane autogas vehicles. The new station is a public-private...
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Yale University fleet switches to alternative fuel vehicles

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The Yale Fleet — a group of official University vehicles that are registered in Connecticut — now boasts 77 alternative-fuel vehicles, including LPG-powered transit...
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Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council partner

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The promotion of alternative fuels in Indiana is strong, thanks to a growing relationship between Greater Indiana Clean Cities and the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the...

OPINION: Debunking EV myths key to widespread adoption

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With the rapid pace of information — and misinformation — sharing these days, perception often becomes reality. It’s a struggle we at South Shore Clean...

Franklin County Engineer switches to biodiesel

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The Franklin County Engineer’s Office has become the latest to make the switch to blended biodiesel for fleet operations, joining several other Central Ohio...

Navistar unveils the NEXT Experience Trailer, announces tour dates

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LISLE, Ill., March 2, 2022 – Navistar has unveiled its NEXT Experience Trailer to highlight the company’s commitment to lead zero-emissions technology adoption for commercial vehicles. The...