Omni Richmond Hotel Case Study

The Omni Richmond Hotel has installed the first charging station at a hotel in Richmond. The $2,000 charging station installed at the Omni Hotel has already paid for itself in revenue generated by guests that have selected the hotel based on access to an electric vehicle charging station during their stay. In addition to successfully generating revenue, the Omni Richmond Hotel ...

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Virginia Clean Cities

The purpose of Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) is to assist in the improvement of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s air quality, increase U.S. national energy security, and promote economic opportunity in Virginia, primarily by promoting and facilitating increased use of alternative fuels and vehicles. VCC is part of a network of almost 90 coalitions that operate under the umbrella of and derive guidance from the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program.

VCC provides a forum for members to leverage resources, develop ...

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Propane Autogas Richmond Demo

Tuesday December 6, 2011 – Tuesday December 6, 2011

University of Richmond
Jepson Alumni Center
Quigg Room
101 College Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173

View MapMap and Directions | Register


Learn How Propane Autogas Can Help Your Fleet

Join representatives from ROUSH CleanTech, Virginia Clean Cities, Propane Education and Research Council, and Phillips Energy to learn about the benefits of ...

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New Tidewater E85 Station – Jefferson Ave

CONTACT: Amber Thurlo Pearson

(573) 268-6853,


Airport BP Offers E85 to Holiday Travelers in VA’s Tidewater Area

Airport travelers, drivers can feel warm and fuzzy about their holiday AND fuel

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Airport patrons picking up a flex-fuel rental vehicle, as well as those FFV drivers retreating to the beautiful Tidewater, Va., area this week can now fill up with E85 at Airport BP. Airport BP, a full-service auto repair center and convenience store near Newport News-Williamsburg International ...

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2011 Plug-In Vehicle Strategic Planning Update

This report is designed to provide a snapshot in time for Virginia Electric and Plug-In Vehicle readiness. This is intended as a brief update and addendum to the October 2010 Virginia Get Ready Electric Vehicles plan, and can also be used as a resource for the 2012 Richmond Electric Vehicle Initiative final report. This effort encompasses ...

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Richmond CNG Case Study

As part of the Green Richmond Initiative, the City of Richmond’s Department of Public Utilities and VCC launched a CNG project. The Green Richmond Initiative was launched by the City of Richmond to build on its past efforts and implement new programs to further Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ triple bottom line goals of sustainability. The project has fostered a more efficient use ...

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ROUSH CleanTech Hires Former Clean Cities Executive Director as Region Fleet Sales Manager

Chelsea Jenkins joins expanding outside sales force of alternative fuel vehicle company

LIVONIA, MICH. (October 25, 2011) — ROUSH CleanTech, the industry leader in propane autogas vehicle technology, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Chelsea Jenkins as eastern region fleet sales manager. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Jenkins will work with East Coast-based public fleets, propane companies, and school districts to market ROUSH CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas technology and educate companies about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles.

“Due to ...

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Top 10 Resources

Question of the Month: What are the top 10 resources for reliable and unbiased information about alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and other petroleum reduction strategies?


Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC):
The AFDC is a comprehensive clearinghouse of data, publications, tools, and information related to alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, fuel economy, and other petroleum reduction strategies. The AFDC Tools page ( is a one-stop-shop for links to tools, database searches, calculators, and interactive maps available through ...

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Ford, in Partnership with Virginia Clean Cities Brings the "Power of Choice" in Clean Driving Options to Roanoke

Ford’s Power of Choice tour will be rolling through Roanoke in partnership with Virginia Clean Cities to highlight Ford’s fuel efficient lineup and the new electrified vehicles that will be available in North America by 2012 and Europe by 2013.

CONTACT:               David Bass

WHO: Pete Hardigan, Ford’s Manager of Environmental Policy
Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities Program Coordinator
Beverly Fitzpatrick, Jr., Executive Director, VA Trans. Museum
WHAT: Power of Choice Vehicle and Technology Tour

WHERE: Roanoke Civic Center
710 ...

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Question of the Month: What is the status of E15 implementation now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted the recent Clean Air Act (CAA) waivers?

Answer: In March 2009, EPA received a formal CAA waiver request from the ethanol industry to raise the allowable ethanol content in gasoline for conventional passenger vehicles from 10% (E10) to 15% (E15). In October 2010, after an extensive evaluation, EPA granted a partial waiver for the use of E15 in Model Year (MY) 2007 and newer light-duty vehicles. In January 2011, EPA granted a second partial waiver for the use of E15 in ...

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