March Flux Report – Hydrogen

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Virginia Clean Cities and Birch Studio, a brand agency located in Downtown Charlottesville, recently released its first edition of The Flux Report – an easy-to-read snapshot of green technology as it relates to specific industries. The concept of the report stems from the firm’s longtime commitment to promoting evolving technologies that reduce our carbon footprint and overall lesson impact on ...

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March 23rd – Fleet Innovation

On March 23rd, 2011 Virginia Clean Cities hosted a comprehensive workshop on fleet innovation, addressing the subject of EcoDriving, Electric Vehicles, and Hydrogen.  This workshop was held in Fairfax Virginia at the Fairfax County Government Center.

Participants learned About:

  • Update on Virginia Clean Cities efforts and stakeholders
  • Fuel Economy- with hands-on experience with driving methods to save fuel and money
    • Joe O’Neill, NC Solar Center
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February Question of the Month

Welcome to the February installment of the Clean Cities Technical Response Service (TRS) Question of the Month.

Question of the Month: What are Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), and how are they generated, transferred, and traded?

Answer: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses the RIN as a unit for tracking compliance under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) program. RFS2 requires obligated parties (refiners, blenders, and importers) to ensure that the conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel) sold or introduced into commerce ...

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Virginia Alt Fuel Report

For the year ending December 31, 2010, 80 Virginia alternate fuel and advanced technology fleets operated 11,500 clean special fuel vehicles in the Commonwealth.  Virginia is now home to 123 alternate fuel refueling stations, and Virginia biofuels producers made 1.7 million gallons of biofuels.  A full copy of the report is available on the Virginia Clean Cities website.

Virginia Clean Cities is now working with 80 Virginia fleets, which operate 11,500 vehicles in 2010.  This includes 5,029 biodiesel vehicles, 4,379 E85 ...

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ROUSH Autogas Demo Program – 2/16

At 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, Virginia Clean Cities and ROUSH CleanTech will launch a nationwide propane powered vehicle demonstration program at a luncheon and ride-n-drive. ROUSH Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Todd Mouw, will provide a briefing to attendees on ROUSH’s commitment to propane autogas, how propane powered vehicles have a compelling business case, and how attendees can borrow a propane powered vehicle to test as part of a ...

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Virginia Hydrogen Seminar @ JMU

Virginia Hydrogen Seminar @ JMU

Start Date: Feb 25, 2011

Start Time: 10 am
End Time: 3 pm

Join us at JMU in the Festival Conference and Student Center on February 25th, 2011 for a discussion of the landscape in terms of hydrogen research, deployment, and policy. In order to change the way we use energy and realize the vision of the hydrogen economy, not only will research and development need to persist by engineers ...

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January Question of the Month

Question of the Month: Which federal tax incentives were extended as a result of the recently enacted Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010?

Answer: On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed H.R. 4853, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Public Law No: 111-312). This Act extends and reinstates several alternative fuel tax credits through December 31, 2011.  See the Federal Incentives & Laws <>  Web ...

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Hydrogen 101: A Seminar for Decision Makers

March 11, 2011 – 9 AM to 3 PM – University of Maryland, College Park

DeWalt Seminar Room, Room 2164 Glenn Martin Hall (Bldg. 088)

Join us at the University of Maryland (UMD) in College Park on January 20, 2011 for presentations and discussion on the landscape in terms of hydrogen and fuel cell research, deployment, and policy at our Hydrogen Education Seminar.  The day will focus on ...

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December Question of the Month

Question of the Month: What information will be included on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy label for new and upcoming all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)?

Answer: Nissan and General Motors recently released the EPA fuel economy ratings for their new advanced vehicle models, the Nissan LEAF EV and Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle (EREV*). These announcements were made while EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) are finalizing regulations ...

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