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Newport News Public Schools Adds Clean-Operating, Propane-Fueled Blue Bird School Buses

School district adds 24 alternatively fueled buses, cuts greenhouse gas emissions in the Tidewater area

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (May 3, 2017) — For more than a decade, Newport News Public Schools has increased its focus on environmentally friendly and practical actions that reduce carbon emissions and ensure energy efficiency. The purchase of 24 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses supports this initiative by reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by nearly 30,000 pounds ...

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Chesapeake – #1 in 100 best fleets

Please join VCC and TAFMA in congratulating George Hrichek and the City of Chesapeake being named the #1 fleet in the 2017 edition of 100 Best Fleets. The judges review criteria such as accountability, collaboration, use of technology and information, creativity, and performance recognition. George and his team beat many well-funded fleets that also have top notch leadership, as an example, others on that list include State Fleets, large counties, and even massive organizations like the NYPD. Congratulations George, you ...

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Sustainable Fleet Expo – North Carolina

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Join us to learn more about fleets and fuels, network with professionals, and see the latest vehicles and technologies.

You will discover opportunities for increasing efficiency and reducing transportation related emissions. Conference sessions and speakers will focus on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, policy topics, and data solutions.

Speakers, exhibitors, vehicle displays, and a ride & drive event will highlight the latest tools and topics for fleets and ...

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BMW Partners with Clean Cities to Install 100 Charging Stations at National Parks

BMW of North America has partnered with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to bring up to 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to national parks and nearby communities across the country.

During a press conference yesterday at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the site of Edison’s West Orange, N.J., laboratory and home, the partners switched on the first of those charging stations.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the next 100 ...

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EPA Announces New DERA Funding Now Available

2017 Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program

Deadline for Proposals – June 20, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to announce the availability of $11 million in Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) funds to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines. Under this competition, between 20 and 80 awards are anticipated to be made to eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants include regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities, with jurisdiction over ...

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Ford in Pursuit of Electric Vehicles

Ford is releasing details today of its $4.5 billion drive to field no fewer than 13 new electric and/or hybrid electric vehicles globally in the next five years. The eye-catcher is a hybrid-electric police car, said to be the first hybrid ever to be pursuit-rated.

“The plans are part of Ford’s expansion to be an auto and a mobility company, including leading in electric and autonomous vehicles, and new mobility solutions,” states a release. The new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan ...

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Virginia Clean Cities Announces Governor’s Green Fleet Award Recipients

On April 6, 2017 at the 4th Annual Rally at the Raceway, Virginia Clean Cities announced the recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Green Fleet Awards.
These awards recognized governments and fleets that excelled in the adoption of alternative fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emission, and reducing petroleum use.

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Dominion Resources was inducted into the Governor’s Green Fleet Hall of Fame for petroleum reduction.
Dominion has been ...

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Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program

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Refueling propane autogas vehicles is now easier than ever. Filling up a vehicle with new, quick connect nozzle technology is a very similar experience to refueling with gasoline and diesel – reducing the learning curve for fleets when transitioning to propane autogas. The nozzles:

May be operated with one hand.
Do not require the user to wear protective eyewear or gloves.
Are unable to be cross-threaded.
Release fewer ...

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Employer Considerations for Workplace Charging

Question of the Month: What factors do employers need to consider when establishing a workplace charging program?

While there is not a one-size-fits-all solution for workplace charging, there are a number of resources available to help employers design, implement, and manage the right program for their organization.

Assess Demand
Employers considering whether workplace charging is right for their organization will want to start by assessing employee demand with an employee survey ( Once this assessment is complete, employers may set goals ...

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Small Business Jobs Grant

The Small Business Jobs Grant Fund provides financial assistance to companies that are creating new jobs through expansion or start-up. The grants range anywhere from $500 to $2,000 per job created.

To qualify for the program, the company must be:

· A Manufacturer;
· A Distributor;
· A company involved in Research and Development;
· ...

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