Category Archive: News

Mar
27

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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Mar
16

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council. The council measured sales of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including OEM dedicated and aftermarket conversions. Over the past four years, the total number of propane autogas vehicles on …

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Mar
08

Aggregated Procurement Opportunity – Reduce AFV Costs

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the National Association of Regional Councils, is participating in a regional procurement initiative designed to consolidate bulk orders of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure to make their purchase more affordable. Known as “F4F” for Fleets for the Future, …

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Feb
28

Most of the new electricity generating capacity in 2016 came from wind, solar & natural gas

More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacity gain of nearly 15 GW, the largest change since 2011. These …

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Feb
24

VCC Receives Green Supporting Partner of the Year Award

Virginia Clean Cities at JMU Award with First Lady

Virginia Green Announces 2016 Green Travel Star & Green Travel Leader Award Winners! Awards were presented on February 17th at the 4th annual Virginia Green Travel Conference held at the UVA Darden School Conference Center RICHMOND, VA. — The Virginia Green presented the Virginia Green Travel Star Award to nineteen (19) Virginia tourism businesses for …

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Feb
24

Buying an electric vehicle? A growing list of states will charge you extra yearly fees.

Electric vehicles serve the public good — they reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. But these social benefits are not reflected in the price of the vehicles, which remain, at this stage of market development, somewhat more expensive than comparable internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. That is why EVs are the target of …

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Feb
07

BMW Releases Details of Expanded ChargeNow by EVgo Program

BMW of North America has announced details on the expansion of the ChargeNow by EVgo programs, including ChargeNow DC Fast, to more than 50 metro areas in the U.S., encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. With this expansion, more than 92% of BMW i3, …

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Jan
31

Blue Bird to Use $4.4M DOE Award to Develop Electric School Bus

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corp., a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, Ga., was presented the largest amount at $4.4 million in order to develop …

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Jan
26

Washington Auto Show to Feature ‘Green’ Diesels

With recent major announcements of new clean diesel engine options in the U.S. sedan, SUV and pickup truck markets, the Washington Auto Show will give policymakers and consumers an opportunity to see how diesel technology fits in the future plans of automakers and consumers. “Last year was a record-setting year for light truck and SUV …

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Jan
24

Ford Launches Plug-In Hybrid Van Transit Project

Ford Motor Co. is launching a major project designed to help improve air quality as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles (EVs) scheduled for introduction in the next five years. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom …

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