EV Charging Initiative Summit: Partnering to Make an Impact

Wicked is a word often used to describe the sustainability challenges facing us.  Installing a national network of EV chargers and making historic changes in behavior in a short amount of time to meet critical climate targets is a wicked sustainability challenge. However, the EV Charging Initiative understands what it will take to get us there: Collaboration.

Collaboration was a word often heard ...

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Virginia Alternative Transportation Fuels Report 2021

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For the year ending December 31, 2021, the Commonwealth of Virginia saw an increase in the number of tracked alternative fuel fleet vehicles by 4.6%. At 28,889 vehicles in 101 green fleets, the current percentage of alternative fuel vehicles used in tracked clean fuel Virginia fleets is 44.3 percent of their vehicles. Ethanol, biodiesel, electric, hybrid electric, and propane ...

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Energy Independence Summit 2022: The Nation’s Premier Clean Transportation Policy Summit

This exciting annual event provides a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to build partnerships with each other, and with key Congressional and Biden Administration decision-makers in Washington, DC. Our 2022 event will feature opportunities to:

  • Learn the latest information about the tens of billions of dollars the federal government will invest in ...
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An Easy Way to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions – Stop Idling

If your new year resolution involves improving your health and saving money which, by the way, are two of the top 10 new year’s resolutions, why not make an anti-idling pledge to help you on your way!  

Each year in the United States idling from personal vehicles wastes 3 billion gallons of fuel and generates 30 million tons of Carbon dioxide.  Eliminating unnecessary idling could be the same as taking 5 million cars off the road!  

Reducing idling is not only good ...

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EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Standards for Passenger Vehicles, Paving Way for a Zero-Emissions Future

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WASHINGTON (Dec. 20, 2021) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever. The final standards, for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026, leverage advances in clean car technology to unlock $190 billion in net benefits to Americans, including ...

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Robin Jones Recognized with Virginia Energy Public Service Award

On December 16, 2021, VCC’s Alleyn Harned recognized Robin Jones of the Virginia Department of Energy with a special award to honor her decades of commitment to advancing clean transportation in the Commonwealth.

Harned presents Jones with the school bus trophy at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Jones has worked as an energy program manager for many years at Virginia Energy. Her knowledge ...

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Virginia Clean Cities Presents its New Solar Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station

On Tuesday, December 14th, Virginia Clean Cities unveiled its new solar powered electric vehicle charging station to the public.

Made possible through federal grant funding, the Beam EV Arc is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Electrification Partnership, a three-year, $6 million project funded by the Department of Energy to create an ecosystem for electric vehicles in the region. The charging station is located at VCC’s office in Harrisonburg VA and is free to the public.

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Virginia Supports Medium & Heavy-Duty Zero Emissions Vehicles Memorandum of Understanding

Virginia has pledged today that at least 30 percent of all new trucks and buses sold in the commonwealth will be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, and 100 percent by 2050. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have already signed onto the Multi-State Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Memorandum of Understanding.

“We have seen the potential of these technologies and are deeply supportive of getting off of diesel for these trucks” said Alleyn ...

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