Tucker Perkins of Richmond conveyed a valuable opinion in a Richmond Times-Dispatch column on April 7, 2023. Please click this link below for a read. All industries in Virginia and the nation are in a rush over the decades ahead to totally decarbonize energy and fuel sources we use today with zero emissions, biofuels and synthetic options. Beyond the federal, state and local community goals, there is another Environmental Social and Governance Goals (ESG) adopted by many Virginians in their ...Continue Reading →
Virginia is moving into the fast lane on electric vehicles (EVs). The Commonwealth approved measures to adopt new vehicle emissions standards and EV sales targets; legislators are looking for ways to fund EV adoption incentives; and, a recent study by ACEEEE gave Virginia the highest marks of any state in the southeast on transportation electrification. ...Continue Reading →
On Thursday, April 6th, VCC honored numerous stakeholders for their outstanding work in clean transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The awards ceremony was a part of the the annual “Rally in Richmond” event held at the Richmond Main Street Station. These individuals’ dedication ...Continue Reading →
The 2023 Rally in Richmond began with a workshop on federal transportation grants and tax credits. Presentations and notes are posted below. Virginia Clean Cities stands by to assist localities and eligible entities on submissions for grants or to aggregate smaller projects into a state application. Please see our page here for information on ...Continue Reading →
On March 16th, Steve McCoy with Alliance Autogas, the autogas arm of Blossman Gas, joined Virginia Clean Cities for the Technology Happy Hour. Steve McCoy, Vice President of Business Development, shared a presentation covering the benefits and uses of propane Autogas.
During the session, Steve joined us to talk about the benefits of propane autogas and renewable propane, highlighting the benefits of landfill diversion, reduced fleet costs and carbon reduction! During the session, Steve also shared an exciting announcement of ...Continue Reading →
March 31, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS released proposed guidance on the new clean vehicle provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act that will lower costs for consumers, build a resilient industrial base and spur manufacturing in the U.S., and strengthen supply chains with like-minded partners that are vital for energy security. Since the Inflation Reduction Act was enacted, at least $45 billion in private-sector investment has been announced across the U.S. clean vehicle and battery ...Continue Reading →
Want to join a great team? VCC is hiring for a Program Coordinator! The Program Coordinator will act as the project manager for Virginia Clean Cities efforts and coordinate various local events and initiatives to best leverage resources, increase the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road, and increase alternative fuel use to facilitate petroleum reduction. The Program Coordinator will ...Continue Reading →
GoGreen Communications Inc, the leader in idle reduction behavior modification involving corporate fleets of vehicles, is launching a pilot of its program with fleet operations at City of Raleigh, North Carolina. This will involve multiple departments across the city under the guidance of Vehicle Fleet Services.
“In an organization as large as Releigh’s municipal fleet operation, there is great potential for reducing costs, greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality with IDLE FREE for our kids® for Fleets eLearning program,” ...Continue Reading →
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced program guidance for planning grants under the $5 billion Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program, which is a part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The two-stage program will encourage states, air agencies, municipalities, and tribes to create and implement comprehensive climate ...Continue Reading →
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this year launched a new up to $50 million program to help communities across the country transition to clean energy systems that are reliable, affordable, equitable, and reflective of local priorities. The Clean Energy to Communities program (C2C) will connect local governments, electric utilities, community-based groups, and others with the innovative modeling and testing tools developed at DOE’s world-class national laboratories to transform their clean energy goals and ambitions into reality.