VCC Hosts Secretary Vilsack

Virginia Clean Cities
Contact: Georgiana Ball
(804) 714-6791
gball@hrccc.org
For Release: July 15, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Showcases Propane Autogas Vehicle Conversion Program as Part of Obama Administration’s ‘Recovery Summer’

Secretary Vilsack participated in an event highlighting progress on the largest U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Recovery Act alternative fuel project, the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program

July 15, 2010 – Harrisonburg, Virginia – Today Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack attended a media event and facility tour of Baker Equipment ...

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Virginia Get Ready – July 14 Meeting and Materials

Get Ready Virginia: July Meeting

July 14, 2010

9-12

VCU Admin Building

1050 Oliver Hill Way, Richmond Virginia 23298

Parking may be limited so please plan accordingly or use the call in number.

http://www.maps.vcu.edu/mcv/physicalplantadmin/index.html

Mapquest link

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Richmond&state=VA&address=1050+Oliver+Hill+Way&zipcode=23298-5074&country=US&latitude=37.542559&longitude=-77.424265&geocode=ADDRESS

Presentations:

1 Get Ready Presentation

2 Nissan PGR OEM July Presentation

3 GM PGR OEM July presentation

4 FORD PGR presentation (Removed per Ford request)


At this meeting we will hear from Rocky Mountain Institute Project Get Ready – Ben Holland, we will learn more ...

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Virginia Electric Vehicle 'Get Ready' Efforts Endorsed by Governor

Governor McDonnell recently endorsed and announced Virginia Clean Cities and stakeholder’s collaborative efforts to plan and address issues for facilitating vehicle electrification in the years ahead.  Working together, state and local government entities, fleets, universities, utilities, civic organizations, vehicle manufacturers, and businesses are represented in the Virginia electrification effort with Virginia Clean Cities through the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Project Get Ready.  During his campaign, McDonnell made transportation and innovative energy issues a priority, including emphasis on transportation fuel alternatives like ...

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Virginia Biodiesel Workshop 6/16

Clean Cities hosted the Tidewater Area Fleet Manager’s Association monthly meeting June 16th from noon to 2:00 pm in the Potomac River and York rooms at the Old Dominion University Webb Center. The focus was biodiesel, the state of biodiesel, supply chain, use and implementation, quality control, specifications and manufacturer support, and incentives and funding programs. It was free to all registrants and around 80 fleet managers and other parties attended. Click here for the agenda. Click here for the VCC_Biodiesel Presentation.

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VCC/Argonne Internship

We would like to introduce our new intern, Jamison Walker. As the basis for his part-time internship, he took on the data acquisition and analysis part of our Anti-idling pilot project in Virginia Beach and Gloucester County school systems, which will also serve as his senior thesis. Find out more about the anti-idling project under the Cleaner Transportation Options tab.

Argonne National Laboratory awarded us funding for a full-time intern this summer, which Jamison also took on. As part of his summer intern he ...

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The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles – 5/26

Virginia Clean Cities hosted a comprehensive one-day workshop for public and private fleet operators and clean-air/clean transportation policymakers.  This event was co-hosted by the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Department of Environmental Quality, and James Madison University.

Around 100 attendees learned:

  • How converting your fleet to NGVs can save you money
  • Environmental, energy security and economic market drivers
  • NGVs 101 basics review
  • Best NGV applications and why
  • Light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles available from ...
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VCC Co-Hosts Alternative Fuel Education Workshop

On May 20th,  Virginia Clean Cities co-hosted an Alternative Fuels Workshop with the national trade associations of the alternative fuels industry. The event was held in Chantilly, VA at the headquarters of TV Worldwide. There were a wide range of presentations from experts in several alternative fuels including propane, ethanol, CNG, and biodiesel. There was also a discussion on various alternative fuel use incentives and next steps for those interested. The event was well attended and broadcast live from the ...

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