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Advanced Busology 213: Course will cover intro and implementation of hybrid electric school buses across Kentucky

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• Testing Fuel Economy in NC • Green Operators in VA • Asheville Hybrid Buses • Meet Kansas City & Long Island Coalitions • Clean Cities TV • I-75 Green Corridor • Summit Posters

Get in the Info Loop A listing of social media for the southeastern Clean Cities coalitions.

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editor’s letter Proud to Support TEP – the Transportation Energy Partners My coalition, the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, as well as quite a few others nationally have been members of the Transportation Energy Partners, or TEP, for years. Simply, they are us: Clean Cities coalitions and some partners working to help the Clean Cities coalitions and the overall effort. TEP has been very helpful in providing a couple of basic services to coalitions, like 501(c)3 and tax (form 990) assistance. Just about 5 years ago, they took over handling Energy Independence Days in Washington DC, which is an annual opportunity to gather in DC, get together with industry partners and discuss state of affairs and opportunities, and—most importantly—visit with our members of Congress and give them updates on our progress towards achieving American energy independence and achieving energy security. I wanted to provide some information on TEP here and ask that you visit the Website to read more about the group and their efforts! The Transportation Energy Partners (TEP) is a nationwide effort of Clean Cities coalitions and their partners to: • diversify away from petroleum alone in the transportation sector, • put advanced vehicle technologies to work to improve fuel economy and reduce unnecessary oil consumption, • create green economy jobs in the U.S., and • improve local air quality and health and curb global climate change. • We accomplish this by supporting Clean Cities coalitions and educating policymakers and others about the impact that coalitions make. America needs solutions to energy dependence today. Local and statewide Clean Cities coalitions are effective champions of energy independence with proven track records of developing projects to deploy alternative fuels and energy-saving vehicles and transportation technologies and conducting educational activities at the local level. Through our collective expertise and cohesive networks we can leverage real-world solutions now, provided we have the resources to get the job done. TEP has a history of performing some basic functions for Clean Cities coalitions but is looking to add to that in the coming years. The Energy Independence Days event is just one example of what we hope to grow a portfolio of that are other efforts that help Clean Cities get their job done while helping move transportation energy change forward, quickly. For more information visit

THE FIX EDITORS Jonathan G. Overly East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Chelsea Jenkins Virginia Clean Cities THE FIX MASTER BUILDER Design & Mangement Guru Julie Weitzel The Southeastern Fuels Fix is published quarterly and produced by the DOE Clean Cities coalitions in the southeastern United States. Advertising information may be obtained by visiting the website. All advertising revenue goes to coalitions to help maintain activities focused on putting alternative fuel and efficient transportation technologies on the ground in the southeastern U.S.

TEP people from the EID event held in 2010: *Barry Carr, *me, *Chelsea Jenkins, *Francis Vogel, *Lee Grannis, Tom Gross, *Sam Spofforth, Peter Wolk and *Charise Stephens. (*Clean Cities coordinators that serve or assist with TEP.)

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Drive Green Save Green Workshop Charging into the Future On May 25th in Mt. Holly, NC, a small town just outside On November403,eco-minded 2010 Ford Motor Company and the Progress driving an all-electric car: of Charlotte, individuals attended Energy hosted the forum “Charging into the Future” at Drive Green Save Green Workshop put on by the North the McKimmon Center and in Raleigh, NC.Clean KathyFuels Boyer, I, Carra Herring personally rode and drove in the new Ford Carolina Solar Center Centralina Lacey Jane Wolfe, and Carra Herring from Triangle Clean Escape Hybrid and discovered that you can barely hear the Coalition together with Platinum Sponsors Carolina Cities attended the event to support Ford and Progress car when you turn it on. You also push a start/stop button Industrial Equipment, Crown Honda, Environmental Energy in their efforts. The purpose of the event was to to turn it on instead of using a key. The Escape offers the Defense Fund, N.C. Dept. of Transportation, and bring local organizations and members of the community same features as a petroleum car and provides a smooth ScanGauge and Gold Sponsors Piedmont Natural Gas, together to get their feedback on Ford’s introduction of their ride. I also got to drive the new all-electric Ford Focus. This Hendrick Honda, and AmeriGas. new all electric vehicle. Representatives from Progress is also a great car that offers a smooth ride and has a start/ Energy, NC State University, Ford, and the City of Raleigh stop button to turn on the car. The car also accelerates With rising gas prices and the summer travel season presented at the forum. just as fast as a normal car but without emitting harmful getting underway, many consumers are desperately pollutants. seeking the advice of industry experts on easy ways to David Finnegan, Electric Vehicle Marketing manager, Ford cut back on fuel expenses. Motor Company said, “there is an incredible excitement for electric vehicles the Raleigh area. To support the rollout And easy is whatinthey got. and acceptance of these vehicles in Raleigh and across the country, it is crucial to work with to make “Many consumers are astonished tolocal learnutilities how effortless sure the necessary electric infrastructure is ready to help Marcie Smith of Gaston County tests the Scan Gauge for saving money on gas and improving their drive efficiency consumers understand the technology choices they will accuracy and effectiveness. can be,” said Jason Wager of the Centralina Clean Fuels have available to meet their transportation needs.” Coalition.

The electric business has a long history. In the early Some of thecar facts that attendees learned included: 1900’s more than 27 companies were building electric cars and approximately a third of the cars on thethan roadstopping were and restarting the car • Don’t idle: Idling for 30 seconds is worse electric. In 1915 the Ward Motor Vehicle Company offeredof the engine under 2500 greatly improves gas efficiency • Take it easy: Keeping the revolutions per minute (RPM) an electric wagon for $875 on a one-year installment • Air conditioning can cut gas mileage by 30 percent. Driving under 40 mph? Roll down those windows plan for the vehicle and5 amph $10.50 rental fee for20the • Leave earlier: Every overmonth 60 costs an extra to 30 cents per gallon. A driver going 55 mph can save about 25 Edison Storage battery. These days, just about every percent more gas than someone going 70 auto manufacturer has either released or plans to release hybrid-electric or all-electric vehicles. During the half-day workshop, attendees even had the opportunity to put their newly learned driving tips to the test using a Scan Gauge. A Scan Gauge is a device that hooks up to the brain of car and displays instant and average mile per gallon In the US right now there are approximately 2,000 charging information. stations with most of them deployed in California. Each month around 300 5-mile new charging are beingthe added On a pre-mapped course, stations drivers attached Scan Gauge and drove the route as they would normally drive. After with up to 12,000 stations expected in the next 24 months. completing the course and reviewing the Scan Gauge data, drivers would then set out on an “eco-voyage” to utilize their knowledge. Many drivers found that even over the small distance, they were able to improve fuel economy by 10 to 20%. Julian Prosser, Assistant City Manager of Raleigh, announced would be celebrating the one opening “I wish I hadthat thisRaleigh tool at my disposal at all times!” attendee exclaimed. of its first public electric vehicle charging station on In addition to tips for individual drivers, attendees were treated to presentations from Karen King, the Director of November 2010 at 285 Hargett He alsoand saidDave Bryant, Vocational Sales Manager of Hybrid and Alternative Equipment23, Management forWthe City ofSt. Charlotte that the City of Raleigh plans to install a total of 30 public Fuels at Daimler Trucks North America. They shared practical information about simple systems that can be put in place electric vehicle-charging stations by next September. This dollars and what capabilities heavy-duty trucks possess today to by a fleet (e.g. oil sample testing) to save significant tax only adds to the excitement of having nearly 400 stations in help fleets better manage fuel use. North Carolina over the next two years. As gas prices remain high, you can be sure these Drive Green Save Green attendees are not only exercising their At the close but of the forum,it attendees had a chance to learn tips about improving their driving habits and saving money. knowledge, sharing with friends. They came to participate in a ride-n-drive. Herring, clean cities They left leaders of efficient Carra driving. Forum participants were privileged to drive the new allintern, gives this personal testimony of her first experience electric Ford Focus.


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Code Official Workshop, Budding Alt Fuel Scientist, and more! Code Official Workshop On April 9, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) conducted a half-day workshop course 4927 on National Electric Code (NEC) code on “Electric Vehicle Charging Systems”. Mark Ode with the Underwriters Laboratories presented on the NEC related to electric vehicle chargers. The course discussed how IAEI, UL and NEC are working together to help streamline permitting, installation and inspection of EVSE. Over 60 inspectors, electricians, and other organizations attended the workshop at Maitland Homeowner Association facility. More Cool Partners Talk about cool, the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRACCA) received a grant to provide Clean Diesel Rebates and conduct Diesel Emission Reduction workshops for their members with fleets. On April 21, Bill Young presented on “Exposure and Health Impacts from Diesel Emissions”. They have $225,000 in funds for rebates to upgrade off road diesel construction equipment to reduce emissions. Their program targets older (tier 0-2) equipment with the funds coming from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Looking for a New Career? Space Coast Clean Cities is a partner in a consortium of academic, workforce, economic development and industry partner in a program assist Floridians in gaining the necessary skills to become competent and effective workers in careers that focus on clean energy technologies. The Banner Center for Clean Energy has a component for clean transportation using alternative fuels. Coordinator, Bill Young, is an instructor at Brevard Community College, were he teaches EST-1820 a college level course “Alternative Fuel and Electric Vehicles”. Recent events included Alternative Energy Conference on April 21 at College of Central Florida where 8 speakers presenting to over 100 attendees. Also, on April 27, a Clean Energy Job Fair was hosted at the Florida Solar Energy Center where ten employers and 200 potential workers participated in a daylong event. Both events had AFVs on display and a Clean Cities booth. Budding Alternative Fuel Scientist Young people are discovering alternative fuels in a scientific way. Connor Watson, from Ronald McNair High School, completed a science fair project that was called “Fermentation of Fruit and Vegetable Waste and Ethanol Production” to win Space Coast Coalition first place award for Brevard County. Each year SC3 participates as a judge in the Brevard County Public School Science Fair and selects a student project that meets the technology and focus of Clean Cities and present a special award. The Florida Solar Energy Center conducts the “Exemplary Projects in Energy and Conservation” award program to honor bright students doing renewable energy related school science projects. The Coalition sponsors and assist with the program.


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New Pacific Pride Commerical Fueling Center Provides B20 Biodiesel Quality Petroleum of Alabama on Wednesday, June 1st announced the opening of a new Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling Center in Tarrant that will provide the option of biodiesel to customers. In addition, the facility will offer standard diesel fuel as well as EPA approved ethanol-enhanced unleaded gasoline. Open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, the fueling center is equipped with advanced computerized equipment and systems designed to help fleet managers to closely monitor and control fueling costs. This system also helps to protect its customers by preventing fraud and waste. The new Tarrant facility is Quality Petroleum of Alabama’s eighth Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling Center in Alabama. It’s the first large-scale commercial fueling center in the Birmingham-area to offer biodiesel to both private and municipal fleets. The site is fully automated and will accept most major fuel cards including Pac Pride, WEX, Comdata, Voyager, TCH, Fleet One, T-Chek, ComCheck and EFS and is networked with more than 1,000 other commercial fuel centers across the U.S. and Canada. Quality Petroleum of Alabama is a premier provider of commercial fleet fueling services for business and governmental fleets. Quality Petroleum of Alabama provides comprehensive fuel management programs designed to lower fuel costs and increase productivity. For additional information visit Official Station Name and Location: Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling Center

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SE Fuels Fix July 2011 Busology 213 Course Title


Advanced Busology 213

Course will cover introduction

and implementation of hybrid

Credit Hours


electric school buses across


History Students from 5 to 18 years old have ridden on them since the early 1800’s. Then they were horse drawn, becoming motorized in the early 1900’s while adopting the ever-recognizable shade of “school bus yellow”. Every state in America has school buses. Including Kentucky. In fact, we have 10,074 school buses transporting 386,000 students annually. Although national safety specifications for school buses have seen tremendous improvment, fuel efficiency and emissions have gone largely unaddressed. However, in 2010 hybrid electric technology was introduced in record numbers under the hoods of Kentucky school buses. Ketucky now operates the nation’s largest fleet of hybrid electric school buses.

Project Background

An initial partnership, between the U.S. Department of Energy, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition has resulted in an unexpected education

curve and a classroom on wheels. Federal funding enabled Kentucky’s 174 school districts the opportunity to request hybrid electric school buses. A total of 213 are available at no additional cost for the hybrid technology. To date, there are 123 on order or in operation. The balance will be ordered and in operation in late 2011.

Early Results Early performance data shows significant savings (nearly doubled by some) in fuel use when the proper route is chosen and the driver is trained and accepting of this technology.

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With all of the advanced technologies of today, we too often forget the most

basic element of success for projects such as this - the human factor. No technology will see success without a clear understanding and acceptance by those asked to use it. We knew we would be working with teachers and students to make the project inclusive of school bus riders. We could not have been more surprised to find this classroom on wheels would teach far beyond that targeted audience.

What We Have Learned Along the Way

Although we agreed from the beginning, to stay in our lanes of expertise,

the hybrid team is learning more about the roles each other plays than ever


The mere implementation of a project of this scope has revealed the necessity of strong management skills, interpersonal communications, and patience. The Valedictorian is surely the Kentucky Department of Education, followed by Salutatorians ThomasBuilt Bus and International Bus, as they continue to teach us all about the importance every mechanical/electronic piece of equipment has to each other. This includes software from various manufacturers that needs to communicate under the hood! No one person, company or part stands alone on this project. The Eaton Corporation no doubt has earned a Master’s Degree for constant attention to detail in educating technicians, first responders, drivers, transportation directors, and manufacturers. Upon delivery of each bus, an extensive training is provided on site at each school district. Now Eaton is stepping up to sponsor classroom curriculum for K-12 that will feature this technology. Eaton is also providing technical expertise for content, with the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project leading the writing team. This curriculum will be available nationwide following release across Kentucky. Doctorates are reserved for the transportation directors and technicians across the state that volunteered their districts and agreed to gather data and share performance. They enabled the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition/Commonwealth Clean Cities Partnership, to meet with school boards, delivery) to

superintendents, community leaders and organizations (prior to bus begin the education process, long before the first key was turned.

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Virginia Clean Cites Update Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) continues to strive towards a more energy and environmentally secure future here in Virginia and throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic areas. In addition to officially adding our Clean Cities University intern, Jamison Walker, as an official staff member and bringing the VCC team up to a total of 6 fulltime employees, we’ve crossed a few major programmatic milestones recently. We wanted to focus on two major projects for this issue, and include summaries of our National Clean Diesel Campaign Construction Repower project with Luck Stone Corporation and the Virginia Green Operators Program with the Port of Virginia. The Construction Repower project aims to reduce harmful diesel pollution and increase engine efficiency through the replacement and repower of 11 off-road construction vehicles and pieces of equipment operated by Luck Stone Corporation. These machines are located at several of Luck Stone’s quarries in Virginia and will be upgraded from Tier 0 to Tier 2 or 3 engine compliance. Not only will this project reduce emissions in a big way but it also has been such a fascinating engineering project for Caterpillar. In some cases, new engineering solutions were developed to achieve the replacement of engines that are in some cases more than 20 years old with engines that meet many newer emissions standards. Annually, the project will eliminate 30.85 tons of nitrogen oxide, two tons of particulate matter, 11.93 tons of carbon


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monoxide, and 2.74 tons of hydrocarbons from being emitted at Luck Stone plants. Luck Stone is a proven leader in efficiency and environmental sustainability in the aggregates industry, and we are very excited about continuing and expanding this successful program. Through the Virginia Green Operators program, Virginia Clean Cities and the Port of Virginia (VPA) have been working to establish a sustainable voluntary truck retrofit and replacement program that aims to reduce the amount of air pollution from drayage trucks in the state of Virginia. The Green Operators (GO) Program was launched in 2006 by the Virginia Port Authority and got a major kick-start in 2009 after the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality provided funding for owner-operators and trucking firms to retrofit or replace their older model trucks. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the amount of air pollution from drayage trucks in Virginia. This is achieved by replacing or retrofitting diesel engines in Virginia port drayage trucks with 2007 or newer technology that significantly reduces diesel exhaust and increases efficiency. The program offers up to $15,000 rebates to replace older trucks or up to $6,000 to retrofit trucks with emissions control devices. The program aimed to retrofit or replace 5% of the 2,700 trucks that operate in the Port over the last year but has actually exceeded this goal, resulting in funding emissions upgrades and replacements for 210 trucks. For the 2011 fiscal year, VCC and VPA have already established a substantial waiting list, established a program website, and added a new program hotline.

VCC has also engaged in extensive outreach and education efforts over the past few months, added nine new major stakeholder members and has held several successful stakeholder events focusing on electric vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cells, propane autogas, and biofuels. In addition to these events, we’ve also reached the public through several videos, including Motorweek segments. These videos have covered alternative fuels activities at James Madison University, emerging markets in hydrogen and fuel cells, and a Clean Cities TV video showcasing the City of Richmond’s natural gas program. We look forward to continuing our momentum as we enter the summer and fall months, including: • Hosting a hydrogen first responder webinar on June 30, 2011, • Wrapping up video production on the Luck Stone and Virginia Green Operator Program, • Hosting a biodiesel conference in August, • Issuing RFPs to add new fleets to our Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program and finishing up conversions on the over 1,100 gasoline to autogas vehicles participating in the program, • Wrapping up work on our Hampton Roads Transit diesel retrofit project and our Hydrogen Education for Decision Makers project, • Completing a strategic planning process and unveiling a new Virginia Clean Cities strategic plan, and • Celebrating our 15-year anniversary this fall! Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP) Launches New Website Virginia Clean Cities was proud to introduce the brand new website for the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP). SPADP is comprised of public and private partnerships throughout nine states in the Southeast U.S. and Washington, D.C. The program’s goal over its four tier span is to put over 1,000 clean autogas vehicles on the road and implement more than 25 autogas fueling stations throughout the Southeast. The program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the U.S. Department of Energy. VCC, along with the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy and James Madison University, manages and administers the project. The program is working hard to bring an internationally popular fuel technology to Southeastern U.S. fleets and to reduce dependence on imported oil, lower vehicle emissions and create American jobs. The website ( will increase awareness of the benefits of propane autogas and will

provide fleets with information about how to get up and running on this clean alternative fuel. Autogas is domestically produced, clean burning, and costs about a dollar less per gallon than gasoline. The website offers an array of tools and interactive forms to educate the general public as well as potential project partners. An on-site calculator can show you how much money your fleet could save by making the conversion to autogas. An interactive map gives you the address and directions to the fueling station or conversion center nearest you. Links are provided to the websites of all partners in the program, providing readers with valuable information regarding the program’s conversion centers, partners, and fleets. The website will be constantly updated with the latest news and information regarding the progress and successes of the program. We are very excited to launch this website, which not only highlights our fleet partners and successes, but also serves as a resource for fleet owners and managers who are looking for unbiased information about propane autogas vehicles and fueling. Autogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is domestically produced, so autogas fleets can feel good about their fuel choice while reducing their operating and fuel costs. We’d like to encourage private businesses and government organizations with vehicle fleets to explore the new site and find out what autogas can do for their fleets!

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ECO Travel Plaza Leads by Example In spite of the rainy weather, a few dozen people gathered at the Eco Travel Plaza in Crossville, TN on June 22 to celebrate the unveiling of its energy efficient remodel. Several key speakers, including included Crossville’s Mayor J.H. Graham III, Senator Lamar Alexander’s representative Evann Freeman, and Alan Jones from TDOT also came to the grand opening to congratulate the collaboration between the Eco Travel Plaza and the ETCleanFuels to create a more sustainable environment. ETCleanFuels submitted and won a $581,849 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the project partners in 2009. The funding was for installing truck stop electrification (TSE) equipment for all 50 of the site’s truck parking spots, so that truck drivers could reducing engine idling, sleep soundly, and save money while reducing pollution. Over the last year and a half, the project team collaborated with two separate TSE vendors to increase options for truck drivers. The AireDock system offers plug-in capability and window-type HVAC systems while the Shorepower pedestal system offers 20-amp and 30-amp electricity connections, and both systems offer WiFi access. From the team’s review, this is the first travel center in the U.S. that has all truck spots electrified and that uses a 35kW solar system to make most of the electricity used emissions-free power. Crossville is also the perfect community to provide a cleaner, quieter, and less expensive alternative for truckers traveling I-40 in Tennessee.

but we wanted to be more creative. We chose to add to the benefits of anti-idling technology by further reduce emissions by replacing grid electricity with solar. Then we sought to save other energy usage by replacing inefficient equipment. Our goal now is to further reduce our energy footprint, and become energy neutral,” said Don Demko, Eco Travel Plaza owner. In addition to the TSE equipment and solar system, the Eco Travel Plaza has implemented or is planning to implement 40 initiatives to increase the site’s overall energy efficiency, and provide cleaner, healthier options. Emissions reductions and eliminating unnecessary diesel fuel use are key parts of the effort. A few of these initiatives include: • LED exterior lights and energy efficient indoor lighting and HVAC • Automatic shut-off faucets, waterless urinals and water pressure reducers • Recycling of paper, glass, plastics onsite, and recycling used cooking oil for local biodiesel production • Power Controller to reduce electricity use and peak demand Two electric vehicle DC Fast Charge stations and an electronicsrecycling center are also planned. “America is clearly moving in a direction that is electrifying transportation,” said Jonathan Overly, East Tennessee Clean Fuels executive director.

“With the EPA grant we had an opportunity,

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Roger Southall gives a demonstration on how to use the AireDock equipment.

“This is a win-win situation with cost savings in the driver’s pocket and emissions and oil-use reductions for the U.S. This project hits the sweet spot. We simply have to win the truckers over and get them using these systems.”

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AireDock HVAC System Reduces Idling Across the U.S. AireDock® HVAC Honored for Excellence The Maine and Florida Turnpike Authorities have honored Craufurd Manufacturing, industry innovator in truck stop electrification (TSE) and HVAC technology, for its AireDock HVAC units installed in truck plazas in both states. Craufurd, recognized for its state-of-the-art engineering and advanced AireDock system, is partnering with state and local authorities across the country to satisfy a growing, and many believe necessary, national mandate to reduce toxic emissions, lessen fuel consumption and provide increased safety for commercial fleets. Craufurd, with new AireDock installations in Maine, Florida, Texas and Ohio, has now extended its reach along the I-40 Corridor, having installed AireDock in East Tennessee’s Crossville location, the Eco Travel Plaza, opening June 2011 as part of an initiative by the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Association to reduce emissions from tractor-trailers. The renaming of the Plateau Travel Plaza to Eco Travel Plaza An AireDock unit in use. is rooted in the commitment to sustainability: that energy efficient programs, when smartly enacted, will result in dramatically reduced energy costs and short- and long-term quality-of-life benefits. With its ultra-Green installation featuring AireDock HVAC anti-idling units, which deliver only fresh, filtered air and the Plaza’s installation of solar power, the Eco Plaza raises the ecological standard for truck stop environmental efficiency. AireDock – Literally a Breath of Fresh Air AireDock HVAC technology is the only fresh air system in the market, providing 100% fresh, filtered air inside the cab rather than recycled air, a recognized drawback among less advanced TSE systems. “If our collective goal is to reduce fuel consumption and lower pollution we also have to make sure we are providing safer, cleaner air quality for the driver inside the cab – no driver wants to hook-up his cab and breathe in recycled air, which may be full of second-hand smoke, fumes or other impurities. AireDock is the only equipment that uses smart, fresh air technology,” says Craufurd CEO Bill LaVelle. The fresh air HVAC feature and other innovations including an in-cab payment and Internet system, security provision, powerful heating and cooling mechanism, and an all stainless steel structure were developed out of Craufurd’s 60-plus years in HVAC engineering, an advantage that has contributed to the success of AireDock as the most advanced product in the market. Economic Benefit For the fast growing trucking industry, saving money and saving fuel is a real necessity. According to LaVelle, typically, a truck driver using AireDock five days a week will save roughly $5,000 per year in fuel and maintenance costs. “As anti-idling legislation continues to rise across the country, becoming Federal Law in 2013, reliable, benefit-driven TSE products will be essential for America to not only meet its environmental goals but to also conform to emerging legislation. Cost savings and delivering value are critical and obvious components to success. But it goes beyond that. As the industry transitions to non-idling as the national norm, truck stops must have driver-friendly equipment in place.

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“Our AireDock unit caters to that human factor – we want AireDock to be readily available therefore we deliver a superior installation that site owners can rely on, and we want drivers to use the system so we built AireDock with use in mind. Our experience is that once truckers try it, they will come back again and again. With legislation already in place and growing, our partner sites will all be ahead of the curve,” adds LaVelle. Summer 2011


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Chesapeake Energy to Invest $150 Million in Clean Energy In a major alliance supporting the growing transition by major shippers and trucking operators from diesel to natural gas fuel, Chesapeake Energy Corp., the nation’s second largest natural gas producer, is investing $150 million in Clean Energy Fuels Corp., North America’s largest provider of natural gas fuel for transportation. The investment is dedicated to help fund the development of approximately 150 LNG truck fueling stations at strategic truck-stop locations along major trucking corridors to form the backbone of “America’s Natural Gas Highway.” Chesapeake is the sole investor in the transaction, and will make the investment in Clean Energy through its newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary, Chesapeake NG Ventures Corp. “With the advent of new natural gas truck engines wellsuited for heavy-duty, over-the-road trucking, it is time to build America’s Natural Gas Highway,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy. “The investment by Chesapeake will help us accelerate the development of this important fueling network.” “This new initiative is in addition to our growing development program of stations serving local fleets in the refuse, transit, airport, municipal and regional trucking markets around the country,” added Littlefair. The investment is in the form of convertible debt issued in three tranches of $50 million each that will provide the funding for a newly formed subsidiary of Clean Energy that will be dedicated to the LNG station build out. The first $50 million investment closed July 11, 2011, and the second and third tranches are expected to close in June 2012 and June 2013, respectively. The debt carries an interest rate of 7.5 percent and is convertible at CNGV’s option into Clean Energy’s common stock at a 22.5 percent premium to the volume-weighted average closing price of the 20-day period prior to the initial closing. In addition, Clean Energy can, under certain circumstances, force conversion of the debt if its common stock is trading at a 40 percent premium to the conversion price. The entire principal balance of each note is due and payable seven years following its issuance, and Clean Energy may repay each note in cash or shares of its common stock.


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Aubrey K. McClendon, chief executive officer of Chesapeake commented, “There is clearly ample demand for the benefits of abundant, affordable and American natural gas among consumers who face the high costs of OPEC oil at the fuel pump every day, especially America’s truckers and goods and product shippers. We are investing our capital in Clean Energy to accelerate the delivery of the natural gas fueling infrastructure needed to assure truck operators that they can transition away from high-priced diesel, the cost of which is set by foreign oil, and choose a better road powered by American natural gas.” Many of the LNG fueling stations will be co-located at Pilot-Flying J Travel Centers already serving goods movement trucking across the country. Clean Energy has an agreement with privately held Pilot Travel Centers LLC of Knoxville, Tenn. to build, own and operate public access, compressed and liquefied natural gas fueling facilities at agreed-upon Pilot-Flying J travel centers. Pilot-Flying J is the nation’s largest operator of travel centers with over 440 retail properties in more than 40 states. Littlefair concluded, “Deployment of new and innovative heavy-duty natural gas engines by world-class engine manufacturers and original equipment truck manufacturers such as Cummins-Westport, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Navistar, Freightliner and Caterpillar, combined with Clean Energy’s LNG fueling station construction expertise through our NorthStar subsidiary, the strategic locations afforded by Pilot-Flying J and the investment by Chesapeake, should serve to quicken the transition to natural gas fuel as a game-changer for heavy-duty trucking.”

Currently priced $1.50-$2.00 per gallon lower than diesel or gasoline (depending upon local markets), the use of natural 7:46:28 gas fuels reduces greenhouse gas emissions up5/13/11 to 30 percent in light-duty vehicles and lowers emissions by approximately 23 percent in medium to heavy-duty vehicle applications. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that 98 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States is sourced in the United States and Canada, making natural gas a secure North American energy choice.

The EV Project Unveils Knoxville’s First Level 2 Charger On June 13, 2011, the Crowne Plaza Knoxville hosted The EV Project, local partners and interested attendees and the media to unveil the first two commercial, public, electric-vehicle recharging locations in Knoxville! The equipment, called “EVSE” or electric vehicle supply equipment, are manufactured by ECOtality and are the first set of 2 EVSE of many that will open in the greater Knoxville area over the coming months. Both systems are Level 2 meaning they utilize standardized equipment and recharge on AC (alternating current) at 220 volts – very similar to the power draw that a clothes dryer has in your home. The systems come to the Crowne Plaza thanks to the DOE EV Project which is helping build recharging capability for electric vehicles (EVs) in the major partner states of California, Arizona, Tennessee, Oregon and Washington. The project is funding and installing commercial public, municipal public and private residence Level 2 EVSE as well as a fewer number of DC Fast Charging systems that will all be placed along corridors between major cities involved in the project. In Tennessee, that means between the central state triangle cities of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

John Craig shows several attendees his Nissan Leaf.

The Level 2 systems will take about 8 hours to recharge an “empty” Nissan Leaf while other EVs including the Chevy Volt will take a shorter time period because of battery size (the Leaf’s is larger). Future versions of the Leaf and other vehicles will be able to recharge faster because of their internal recharging rate will increase. The DC Fast Charging systems will completely refuel a Leaf in about 25 minutes and will enable corridor travel for EV owners. Several Leaf owners or owners-to-be were at the grand opening and were excited about the project and the future of the electric vehicle. Knoxville resident John Craig brought his to the event, and Maryville resident Lee Pierce was on-hand to witness the first station going in. The recharging at the Crowne Plaza will be no cost to the driver other than the basic cost of parking in the Crowne Plaza garage.

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Stephanie Cox of ECOtality speaks to the attendees and media.

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Asheville Transit Goes Hybrid The City of Asheville Transit System recently bought five 30-foot 2010 Gillig Diesel-Electric Hybrid buses. The buses cost $525,000 each and were financed by the Federal Transit Administration section 5309 (80 percent, and by local and state government (10 percent each). The buses have so far averaged 5.7 mpg, compared with 2006 diesel buses, which average 3.7 mpg. Another great environmental benefit of the hybrid is that it reduces brake dust. Since it uses the braking system to generate electricity, the brakes will last many times longer than with a standard brake system. The less the regular brakes are used, the less brake dust is produced. The system also reduces NOx output with improved engine design, including the use of diesel emission fluid to react with the exhaust gases to produce N2 and water. The bus engines are also quieter. The engine is at least in idle mode at all times so that all the electrical systems of the bus have plenty of energy (air conditioning, lighting, etc.). The bus typically can go from 0 to about 23 mph on the electric engine, and beyond that point, the diesel engine

powers the bus. Asheville Transit plans to buy two additional diesel-electric hybrid buses this year, bringing its fleet total to seven. This means that at certain times of the day, one half of the bus fleet on the road will be hybrids. For more information contact Norman Schenck with Asheville Transit at

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6 New Corporate Partners Join the National Clean Fleets Partnership The following is from the Clean Cities Website from July 5, 2011. Furthering the Obama Administration’s goal to cut U.S. oil imports by one-third by 2025, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners—Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder, and Staples—operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide. These new partners have already begun taking action to develop and implement fuel-efficiency projects in their fleets, including: •

Coca-Cola, which has the largest hybrid delivery fleet in North America, has deployed hybrid delivery trucks and trained drivers in ecodriving techniques. The company also expects to deploy additional hydraulic hybrid vehicles this year. Enterprise Holdings—which includes Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo Car Rent A Car, National Car Rental, and WeCar—currently offers Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs to consumers for rentals and expects to further

expand its fleet. General Electric has committed to convert half of their global vehicle fleet and will partner with fleet customers to deploy a total of 25,000 electric vehicles by 2015. Ryder recently celebrated the opening of its first natural gas vehicle maintenance facility, which will deploy hundreds of heavy-duty liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, include two LNG fueling stations and two additional maintenance facilities. This project is expected to save 1.5 million gallons of diesel fuel per year. Staples has increased the fuel economy of its fleet by more than 20% since 2007 through fuel-saving steps such as automatically limiting truck idling to no more than 3 minutes and limiting the top speed of its vehicles to 60 miles an hour. The company is also in the process of testing all-electric delivery trucks in Ohio and California. OSRAM SYLVANIA aims to replace 10-12% of their fleet annually with more energy-efficient vehicles. This year, they will replace more than one-fifth of their utility trucks with more efficient ones that reduce the need for idling.

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Ag Secretary Vists Nashville to Discuss Flex Fuel & More U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack came to Nashville on May 23 to talk about the need to increase the production and consumer acceptance of alternative fuels with members of the press.Vilsack chose to speak at a Thorntons gas station; it is one of Middle Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition’s valued stakeholders. Located on Charlotte Pike in Nashville, this particular station is one of its new E85 locations in middle Tennessee. Vilsack discussed the need to depend less on imported oil and said the nation’s economic recovery is affected by the U.S. appetite for Middle East crude because it is harder to keep a recovery going while energy costs increase. “If Americans embrace a higher ethanol content fuel, it can help the country wean ourselves off a reliance on foreign oil,” Vilsack said. Vilsack outlined three important and necessary steps: look for greater efficiency in the vehicles that we currently have so that we use our energy wisely; drill for more oil and natural gas domestically, and expand the use of biofuels. The Obama administration has set a goal of installing 10,000 flexible fuel pumps nationwide within five years.When Vilsack was asked whether using corn as the source of ethanol will become a “food or fuel” issue, he said that production of corn ethanol is capped at 15 billion gallons per year and production has already reached about 13 billion gallons. With television station recorders rolling, Vilsack recalled his youthful days pumping gasoline and proceeded to dispense E85 into a sport utility vehicle that brought him to make the speech. Getting drivers to use this fuel depends largely on education and availability,

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Vilsack said. The need to find other sources is being researched and funded through UDSA grant programs, Vilsack said. The USDA is providing incentives for station owners to install pumps that will deliver the fuel. Noting Congress’s cost-cutting mood, Vilsack said he hopes legislative leaders will look at how the money is used. “You can cut your way out (of recessive times) or you can grow your way out,” said Vilsack. One source is switchgrass and a demonstration-scale biorefinery is operating in Vonore, TN. Vilsack also cited the use of woody plants, farm byproducts such as corn cobs and animal wastes and other sources that he said could provide additional income to farmers while further reducing dependence on imported petroleum. After the press conference, Secretary Vilsack participated in a live energy program “Home Grown Energy – Fueling America’s Future” which was televised by RFD TV to promote renewable energy. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Installs Blink EV Stations A major milestone for the EV Project occurred on June 13 when the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in downtown Nashville opened their 4 Blink EV Pedestal charging systems to the public. This is the first public charging station opened through the EV Project within the state of Tennessee. “Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and Office Complex is pleased to have the opportunity to join ECOtality and the EV Project partners in looking toward the future with the installation of our charging stations.” said Thomas Negri, managing director for the hotel. “While playing a minor role, we are proud to be part of the new infrastructure, which will enable our guests and community members alike to be part of a greener future.” The speakers at the media event included Stephanie Cox, ECOtality; Molly Cripps, Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development; Chris Bowles, City of Nashville; Tom Negri, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, James Ellis, TVA; Carla Nelson, Nashville Electric Service; Tracey Woodard, Nissan and Atha Comiskey, Middle TN Clean Fuels Coalition. ECOtality began installations of its Blink Level 2 wall mount charging stations in EV Project regions nationwide last December, and has since installed more than 1,200 commercial and residential chargers. The company aims to deploy approximately 2,500 residential, commercial and DC fast charging stations in the state of Tennessee by the end of the year.

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Clean Cities-Atlanta Opens Lunch & Learn Series On May 18, Clean Cities-Atlanta kicked off the first Lunch & Learn workshop, a new four-part series educating on alternative fuels and vehicles. The first event, sponsored by Georgia Power, featured presentations from Richard Palmieri of Siemens Industry, Inc., Mobility Division and Michael Granoff of Better Place, as well as a Chevrolet Volt display for attendees to experience firsthand. Mr. Palmieri spoke about electric vehicle infrastructure and its impact on the smart grid and Mr. Granoff spoke about mass adoption of electric vehicles including the challenges, a working model, and opportunities for 21st century American leadership and prosperity. The lunch also featured an update from the Mayor’s Office about how the City of Atlanta is encouraging widespread EV adoption. Following the presentations, Attendees were encouraged to ask questions and network with the corporations, fleets, and emerging EV industry companies in attendance. The overwhelming success of the first event has left the coalition excited to present the other alternative fuel topics remaining in the series. Future Lunch & Learn sponsors include: AGL Resources, Coca-Cole Refreshments, and General Electric. For further information about the Lunch & Learn series and other events, please visit

Michael Granoff of Better Place addresses attendees.

Program Focus

The Green Operator Program The Virginia Port Authority initially launched the Green Operator Program in 2006 as a program that offered trucking firms and owner-operators lowinterest finance options to aide in the retrofit or replacement of older model trucks as a means to clean up the air. In 2009, the program was kick-started through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding as well as support by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency. The funding allowed for the contribution of financial incentives in the form of rebates to further encourage the retrofit or replacement of older model trucks. There were several truck programs being implemented at ports throughout the United States at the time of GO’s launch. Many of these programs came in the form of mandates to the trucking community. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) was hoping that a voluntary program, which included a robust publicprivate partnership model, would be just as successful at encouraging local action to upgrade trucks to cleaner Happy Green Operators Willie Black (top) and Curtis & Crystal Simmons. emission standards. Within a year of the formal launch, VPA was proving that a public-private voluntary model was indeed possible. Rebates paired with lowinterest finance options, the recognition of participants, and hands-on local support seemed to be the right combination and the program took off. In just over a year, the program had successfully retrofitted or replaced almost 200 trucks and amassed a waitlist of over 200. In addition to several very important first adopter leaders in the trucking community, GO’s management partnership is key to the success of the program. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality are key federal and state agencies which provide critical funding support to allow for rebate offerings. The MidAtlantic Regional Air Management Association provides administrative support and ensures programmatic compliance with state and federal terms and conditions. Virginia Clean Cities is “the boots of the ground” and interacts one-on-one with the truck drivers and owners of trucking firms to assist them in completing paperwork, taking the necessary actions to ensure compliance with the program, maintains the website and GO hotline, and helps promote the program. Other partners include financial institutions, truck vendors in the community, emissions control device vendors, and other local and state agencies and organizations. In 2011, program support and reach expanded through an award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Innovative Finance Program to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (UMD-EFC). The Program is titled the “Mid-Atlantic Regional Dray Truck Initiative” and includes similar concepts as GO, with a revolving loan program component, but covers four ports in the region including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, in addition to Virginia. This new funding support is assisting in the continuation of GO’s momentum as the Virginia Port Authority, with the support of Virginia Clean Cities, continue to build partnerships and evolve the GO Program. More information: GO Hotline: (757) 255-TRUK Summer 2011


DON’T BE Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (Stony Brook, NY ) At the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC), we are dedicated to expanding the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel. The five main technology areas we’re involved in are: Alternative Fuels & Vehicles, Fuel Blends, Fuel Economy, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Idle Reduction. In doing so we hope to improve air quality, as well as facilitate energy independence and encourage economic growth.

One of the pumps at the new EES CNG station in Middle Country.

Among those in attence at the opening was Congressman Tim Bishop.

Since GLICCC’s establishment by the US Department of Energy as the 51st Clean Cities organization on October 18, 1996; we have awarded more than 10 million dollars of Federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) and New York State Energy Program (NYSERDA) funding to various organizations in both Nassau and Suffolk County. Additionally, through the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA), GLICCC was awarded approximately 15 million dollars which has since been distributed amongst several recipients including: private companies, water districts and authorities, school districts and utilities, Long Island townships, counties and villages, as well as Long Island based federal and state agencies. In fact, the implementation of GLICCC funded projects has resulted in the replacement of more than 350 Long Island based fossil fuel powered fleet vehicles with alternative fuel vehicles. Furthermore, to support these new environmentally friendly fleets, we have funded the construction of 17 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations at various locations across Long Island. Throughout all of this we are proud to report that GLICCC has managed to displace approximately 11 Million gallons of petroleum based fuels each year and boast an average emission reduction per project per year of 40 tons of pollutant. It is our top priority to educate and help apply for funding to assist businesses and municipalities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties to make the transition to cleaner burning alternative fuel vehicles to reduce harmful emissions and help Long Island become more compliant with the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990. GLICCC’s Program Coordinator, Rita Ebert, is confident that “By increasing the demand for clean fuels and technologies, Long Island will benefit from a growing economy, cleaner air and a sustainable future.” Our most recent major project has been the Grand Opening of the Engineered Energy Solutions CNG Station, funded by the ARRA. In the coming months, an additional four CNG stations will open on Long Island and 139 Heavy Duty CNG vehicles will be deployed. In addition to finalizing all current ARRA projects, we will focus some of our energy towards electric vehicle infrastructure planning and implementation.

Frank Morgigno and Pat McClave, Managing Partners of Engineered Energy Solutions.

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In addition, GLICCC will continue to hold its annual workshops and outings including First Responders Safety Training and an Electric Vehicle Workshop, as well as hosting our annual Advancing the Choice Conference to help promote what we strive to accomplish as an organization; the continued effort to collaboratively work with government and private fleets to develop and increase the usage of alternative fuels throughout Long Island, making it a cleaner and safer place to live, work, and grow.

OTHERS Kansas East Bay CityClean Regional Cities Clean Coalition Cities(EBCC) Coalition (Kansas City, MO) The Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition was designated in 1998 and is administered by Metropolitan Energy Center, a private nonprofit company whose mission is energy conservation. The coalition has grown into a network of more than 225 local, state, and federal agencies and private partners seeking to build the awareness and use of alternative fuels in fleets throughout the Kansas City region. Outreach efforts span from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, through Western Missouri and the state of Kansas.

On June 10, 2011, Project partners Happy Cab and Metropolitan Utilities District opened a public CNG station in Omaha, the first in Nebraska, with a commitment for 50 taxicabs and 8 transit buses to fuel up at this station and another to be completed later this summer.

Metropolitan Energy Center was a recipient of funding for the Midwest Region Alternative Fuels Project, a Clean Cities grant activity (DOE award DE-EE0002538) funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As the coalition’s largest project, it uses a lot of its staff resources for the following activities: • Demonstrate a diversified approach to petroleum reduction through a targeted deployment of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and infrastructure; • Spur economic activity and investment in long-term economic growth by creating a sustainable alternative fuel market in Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska; and • Support the alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology markets across the U.S.

Photo Caption: The Lee’s Summit School District became the first district in the nation to deploy the first all-electric delivery truck fleet August 4, 2010.

The Project’s partners are 17 varied public and private entities, which are procuring alternative fuel vehicles or building refueling stations. They are installing CNG, electric, biofuel, and propane technologies. The objective is to have 333 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles deployed, with 36 alternative fuel and electric charging stations supplying fuel to them and to the public. As of March 31, 2011, orders had been placed for 158 vehicles and another 44 have been deployed. Also at the end of the quarter, design and site work was in various stages at 27 alternative fuel stations with six other stations already open.

Photo Caption: The largest fleet of CNG school buses in the Midwest debuted March 16, 2011, as the Kansas City, Kansas School District opened its private time-fill refueling station.

The Coalition administers and participates in other programs and work groups, including those described below. • Mid-America Green Fleets provides fleet consultations, data analysis, and public recognition for fleets going green. It is based on a data-driven system developed by Clean Fuels Ohio. • The Midwest CNG Task Force assembles and coordinates resources throughout Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska to promote the use of and help establish an infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. • The Greater Kansas City Plug-in Readiness Initiative is a joint effort of The Mid-America Regional Council, the local metropolitan planning organization, and KC Clean Cities, using the framework of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Project Get Ready. • The Propane Autogas Task Force is assembling resources in Missouri and Kansas to promote the use of and help establish an infrastructure for propane autogas vehicles. More information on the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition is available at aspx.

Left: Lineup of Kansas City, Kansas CNG buses. Right: Lee’s Summit School District electric delivery. Spring 2011



Summer 2011

10-20% > than pretax 93 octane gas

No incremental cost

Diamler Chrysler minvans, Ford Explorer, Taurus, Ranger, GM Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Chevy S10 Ford F150 pickup, Chevy Express & GMC Savanna vans

Many LD vehicles available as flex-fuel (FFV) capable of runnin gon either E-85 or gasonline

LD passengermedium duty delivery trucks

Fed tax .05 < than gasoline

Often less than gasoline

E10/E-85 have .053 excise tax reduction

90-97% 50-75% 35-60% 90-97%

40% 15% 10% 20%

CO 30-35% HC 20-40% NOx 15-99% PM 80-95%


Potential zero emissions for EVs if solar charged, HEVs offer significant emission reductions over conventional


B20 B100 CO 12.6% 3.2% HC 11% 6.3% NOx +/-2% 10% PM 15% 70%

Emission Reductions

$10-$12,000 costs often parid for by fuel provider

Use existing infrastructure w/ modifications-e.g. rubber hoses and nozzles to prevent corrosion

NEVs are charged in 110 outlets. For transit applicaton fast charge 220 volt available.

For home and small-med fleets: $1,000-$90,000 Large fleet refueling: $250,000+

Easily blended in existing diesel pumps and tanks

Refueling Infrastructure


33% less No Fed & State tax

Range from $6,500 for GEM to $450,000 for Transteq 116 passenger CNG/ hybrid electric bus

General Moters, â&#x20AC;&#x153;GEMâ&#x20AC;?, Ebus, TransTeq, Orion, Advanced Cehicle Systems

Fed tax .11< per GGE

Neighborhood EVs (NEVs) for campus & planned communites, alt fuel HEV & Electric transit & shuttle

10-25% < than pre-tax wholesale gasoline

Compared to pretax wholesale diesel costs

B20 +.-3-.40 B100 +.50-1.00

From +$3,600 for Honda Civic to +$60,000 for 40 ft CNG/LNG transit bus

No incremental cost

All major OEMs of LD & HD vehicles offer bi-fuel & dedicated CNG models, engine retrofits common

All diesel engine manufactures

Approximate Fuel Cost*

LD fleet vehicles, buses, mid-HD truck, LNG appropriate for HD longs distance vehicles

Light duty (LD) and heavy duty (HD) diesel vehicles.

Applications Manufacturers Vehicle Costs

*Fuel prices are subject to fluctuation. These numbers are estimations.

Propane (LPG)

Ethanol (E-85)

Electric- (EV) & Hybrid Electic (HEV)

Compressed/ Liquefied Natural Gas (CNG/LNG)


Fuel Type

Alternative Fuel Comparison Factsheet

Alternative Fuel Comparison Factsheet

Need the basics? Here it is. Print me...dude.

Thanks to the Triangle Clean Cities Coaltion who created a similar version years ago. Good job!

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1 Biodiesel Dispenser at Pacific Pride Commercial Fueling Center in Tarrant, AL 1 Alternative Energy Conference at the College of Central Florida (Ocala). 2 A presentation on “Exposure and Health impacts form Diesel Emissions” for Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors 1 A Chevrolet Volt on display during Clean Cities Atlanta’s Lunch & Learn workshop for Attendees to experience 1 Middle Georgia Clean Cities Intern Greta Woods has completed her internship and special thanks to Dept of Energy for their support 2 Charise Stephens with Wheego Cars at the annual kickoff meeting!

2011 Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit Southeastern Coalition Updates The 2011 Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit provided a forum for collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities coordinators, and national and local stakeholders to discuss the short- and long-term opportunities, challenges, and strategies for greater adoption of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, and other petroleumreduction practices in the transportation sector. The following are posters coaltions in the Southeast put together to give attendees of the Summit a snap shot of what they have been doing.


2011 Stakeholder:

The Clean Cities program began in Florida in 1993 with the creation of the Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition by Executive Order of the Governor and the subsequent designation by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Coalition is managed by the South Florida Regional Planning Council, which is a regional, public agency whose mission is to work with South Florida’s public, private, non-profit, and civic leadership to create a better future for the region.

Miami-Dade County operates the largest municipal hybrid fleet in the State of Florida and has the third largest municipal hybrid fleet in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Since April 2009, all vehicles in the County’s fleet have used 5% biodiesel, displacing over 1,300,000 gallons of diesel fuel. In addition, the County utilizes a variety of electric vehicles (including 457 hybrid-electric sedans, three plug-in hybrid electric sedans and 38 diesel-electric buses). In September 2010, the County acquired six hybrid, hydraulic diesel waste collection vehicles, which are part of the first in the County fleets. “This recognition coupled with GreenPrint and our ongoing sustainability efforts, demonstrates Miami-Dade County’s serious commitment to protecting our environment and creating a healthier community,” said Susanne M. Torriente, Sustainability Director.

The Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition is a public-private partnership composed of local representatives of government and the private sector concerned with alternative fuel technology and programs. The role of the Coalition is to provide a fuel-neutral policy direction to maximize the use of vehicles operating on clean, alternative fuels throughout the region of six million people living in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties that hug the Southeastern Atlantic coastline of the nation.

Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition Chair: Vice Mayor Patricia Asseff Coordinator: Christine Heshmati

2011 Emerald Sponsors: Florida Power & Light (FPL) Miami-Dade County TECO Peoples Gas Jurisdiction Broward County Martin County Miami-Dade County Monroe County Palm Beach County

Upcoming Activities: • Tour of the FPL’s Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Indiantown, Florida.

Key Stakeholders:

Amerigas Broward County Car Charging Group Clean Energy Fuels Ferrellgas Florida Public Utilities Greenberg Traurig, P.A. Greenwave Biodiesel, LLC City of Dania Beach Knapheide Truck Equipment Company Martin County MC2 Natural Gas Monroe County OpConnect Palm Beach County P.H.A.T. Fuel Systems State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection Ultra Green Energy Services Wise Gas, Inc.

• Continued outreach to public and private fleet managers • Autumn meeting with local car dealerships including alternative fuel vehicle display

• Community readiness and regional planning for plug-in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure that will feature a “hands-on” market launch in Miami-Dade County enabling motorists to rent and experience driving and charging-up electric cars [should funding be awarded]

Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition with satellite offices in Rome and Tifton Georgia Charise Stephens, Executive Director Introduction Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition is a non-profit, membership based coalition of federal, state and local agencies, public interest groups, and public and private fleets who have joined together in a coordinated effort to promote the purchase and use of clean, American Fuels (AF) and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV). We are a 501(3)(c) corporation, a TEP member and, as a result, your Membership/Contribution is tax deductible. We need you to be successful!

• Georgia Power • Flint Energies • Davis Oil Company • Central Georgia Technical College • Walthall Oil Company • Riverside Ford

Designated in 2003

In this capacity, she created the Extra Mile Awards, Drive Clean and Green Across Georgia, Middle Georgia CAN! TV Show and Clean Cities Kids. She helped bring the first statewide Biodiesel 101 conference, Propane Road Show, Honda CNG Demonstration Project, and the first public E85 station to Georgia.

How We Work!

Started with partnership of the City of Macon and Robins Air Force Base.

Local businesses and governments work together to create a local coalition of people interested in using alternative fuel vehicles. Here are some of the hard working people behind Clean Cities:

Housed at GTEC in downtown Macon, GA



Charise Stephens became executive director of the award winning Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition in 2003.

• Robins Air Force Base


We are your neighbors in the middle Georgia metropolitan statistical area. This includes Bibb, Crawford Jones, Peach, Houston, Monroe and Twiggs Counties in partnership with Robins Air Force Base. We are the second such coalition, after Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. We also have satellite offices in Rome and Tifton Georgia and serve many communities outside the metro Atlanta region.

Executive Director

Key Stakeholders • City of Macon

MGCCC has been in partnership with Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition (MGCAC) since 2004. MGCAC are the elected officials in the 7 county 13 cities region that work regionally on clean air projects. MGCAC rep sit on the MGCCC board. MGCCC is a member of Transportation Energy Partnership (TEP), Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC), and SE Clean Cities Council.

Ms. Clean Air says together we can clean the air!

Successes (partial list) • Removal of Bibb and Monroe Counties from the Air Quality Non-Attainment List 2007-2009 • 1-75 Green Corridor Project Partner • EV Readiness Group • Creation of only GA's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training Program (NAFTC) at Central GA Tech

Middle Georgia Clean Cities Coalition Ga Transportation and Environment Center 682 Cherry Street, Suite 1110 11th Floor Macon GA 31201 Phone: (478) 803-2506 Fax: (478) 751-9168 E-mail:

• Grand Opening of the Georgia's first public-access E85 ethanol pumps, First Macon E85, First Houston County E85, and First Savannah E85 dispensers. • Heavy –Duty Hybrid Electric Truck Project with Robins AFB, APTO and City of Macon

Local Action! National Impact! Atha Comiskey, Coordinator 80 Riverpoint Pass Nashville, TN 615-884-4908 Office

Clean Cities of Middle Tennessee Atha Comiskey, Coordinator

Advisory Board

Clean Cities of Middle TN

What’s Next

Chairman, Doug Fox, Nashville Auto Diesel College Vice Chair, Gail Bost, American Lung Association Secretary, Mick Henderson, Commonwealth Agri-Energy Treasurer, Mickey Randolph, Randolph Accounting Resources

Middle TN is surrounded by beautiful mountains but this picturesque setting is disturbed by air pollutants, particularly NOx and PM which not only cause smog but also air related health issues, making middle TN a non-attainment area CCMT covers 40 counties in the middle TN region and was established as a Coalition in 2001 under the direction of Dave Pelton. CCMT was placed under the incubation of Trust for The Future which holds the nonprofit status for the Coalition. Atha Comiskey came on board as Coordinator in 2009 and has since steered the Coalition toward establishing their own 501(c)3 with the IRS.

Patrick Brennan, Ingram Barge Glen Craig, Hollingsworth Oil Eddie Davidson, Piedmont Natural Gas Alan Jones, TN Dept. of Transportation Todd Mouw, Roush CleanTech Rodney Todd, City of Jackson Rick Warren, FerrellGas Tracy Woodard, Nissan-USA Scott Phillippi, UPS

Key Stakeholders Hollingsworth Oil Commonwealth Agri-Energy Tri Star Energy City of Jackson Elk River Public Utility Nashville Electric Roush Cleantech, LLC ETEC Thornton's, Inc. TN Fuel & C-Store Assoc. United Parcel Service Piedmont Natural Gas Nissan USA

New Pilot Station B20/E85 fueling pumps in Dickson, TN

Odyssey Day 2010

Propane Ride & Drive

Propane Mower Workshop

Film Screening for the Public

Organizational Changes as of July 1, 2011 Same Coalition – different governing body – 501(c)3 Status

Partnering with the TN Propane Gas Association to form a state-wide Task Team

1st Public Charging Station in Nashville

Working with IdleAir on Truck Stop Electrification in Middle Tennessee First Responder Safety Training

50 - Total stakeholders 40 - Fueling Sites in Middle TN 415,524 - GGEs Displaced in 2010


Public Natural Gas pump in TN

Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack speaking at Thornton’s new E85 pump in Nashville


Nissan Leaf delivered In Nashville

Holding additional First Responder Training throughout the year

Centralina Clean  Fuels  Coali.on   Cleaner  Cars,  Brighter  Future   /ntroduc.on   Designated  in  2004,  the  CCFC  is  governed  by     the  Core  Stakeholder  Group  advisory  board  and   comprised  of  21  public  and  private  sector   stakeholder  posiAons.   With  the  growing  interest  in  alternaAve  fuels,   CCFC  has  been  integral  in  educaAng  its     members  on  ways  to  decrease  reliance  on   standard  fossil  fuels.  


Key Stakeholders   Central  Piedmont  Community  College   Charlode  eruck  Center   City  of  Charlode   City  of  Concord   City  of  Gastonia   City  of  Monroe   Coca  Cola   Duke  Energy   Gaston  County  Schools   Gaston  County  Solid  Waste  &  Recycling   Hendrick  Honda   Mecklenburg  County     Piedmont  Natural  Gas   University  of  North  Carolina  Charlode   Western  Piedmont  COG   And  more…  

Centralina Clean    Fuels   Coali.on  7a8or  Pro8ects   Carolina  Blue  Skies     $12  million  from  DOE  for   NC  &  SC   •   Provide  support  for   alternaAve  fuel  vehicles   and  infrastructure  projects   •   3.7  million  gallons  of  gas   displaced  per  year  aber   project  compleAon   •   300+  jobs  created  and   retained  

The M2S  Project  ↑     Drive  Green   $ave  Green   Workshop  

Coali.on Sta.s.cs  

9-­‐county Centralina  region:    Anson,   Cabarrus,  Gaston,  Iredell,  Lincoln,   Mecklenburg,  Rowan,  Stanly,    &  Union     Z[20\  of  NC  populaAon]  

Jason Wager  and  Emily  Parker   CCFC  Co-­‐Coordinators   525  N.  Tryon  Street,  12th    Floor   CharloJe,  NC  2K202  

GGE Reduced:    4.5  million  in  2010   GHG’s  Reduced:  14,252  tons   2,947  AlternaAve  Fuel  Vehicles   Fueling  Sites:    5  public,  1O  private  EV  staAons   Fuels  UAliQed:  CNG,  EO5,  Electric,  Siodiesel,  LPG  

What’s Next…   Greater  Charlode  Region’s  resource  for  all   things  related  to  PEVs.     CCFC  is  the  lead  coordinator  of  this  project.  

Truck Stop   ElectriUca.on   44  TSE  spaces  at   Derrick  Travel   Center  Truck  Stop   Rowan  County   2nd  in  NC   →  

The Compelling Case for NGVs Workshop – 7/12/11 – Concord, NC

The future  of  PEVs  is  here.   Raleigh,  NC  •  July  2011   NASCAR’s  Ethanol   IniAaAves,  a  major   presence  in  the     Charlode  region  

Jonathan G. Overly, Director 311 Conference Center Bldg Knoxville, TN 37996

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Leave the World a Better Place than You Found It

Key Stakeholders

Introduction / History

 About 50 partners helped start coalition in 2002  501(c)3 w/ Board of Directors  Early biodiesel work; have branched out to work on more diverse range of fuels and projects

ETCleanFuels Major Projects

I-75 Green Corridor Project

UT Biofuels Initiative Tennessee Valley Authority Eastman Oak Ridge National Lab Tennessee Gas Association Pilot Oil

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Tennessee Team for NGVs  Collaboration of Clean Cities & Tennessee Gas Association

 Partnership with 6 states

 More EV / EVSE work!

 Adding 25-30 E85 and B20 pumps

 Seeking g and planning p g funded projects, collaborations  Further expanding fleet outreach

2010 Survey S IInfo f

 Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Miami, FL!

 Advance CNG in Tennessee through 4 avenues:


 Adding staff

 Purpose - to facilitate travelling the entire corridor on one of those biofuels

Major Collaborations

• • • •

Our Future – What’s Next

Education Fleet Meetings Legislative Tariffs

 89 stakeholders    

Crossville TSE Project  Electrifying 50 truck spaces

16 E85 pumps 17 biodiesel locations 1 CNG station EVSE growing big big-time time in 2011

 Over 2,000 AFVs in region  717,268 GGEs displaced

 Significant onsite push to get t k tto use trucks equipment

 2,933 tons GHGs reduced

Alabama The Beautiful! Adding solar! “Leading the Charge for Change”



ACFC Key Members & Stakeholders

Lakes, Mountains, Streams

Three ACFC Projects City of Hoover, Alabama ACFC Provided Grant for E85 infrastructure n To date: City fleet of 187 FFV’s have travelled 17.2 million miles using E85 n 88% of Hoover’s fleet vehicles use alternative fuels n E85, B20, B100, Propane & Electricity

What’s Next n

Participate in EV Readiness efforts across region n Partner with States, Municipalities, Military Bases, Recreation areas to implement EV infrastructure n Communicate the EV story across the state n Work to incorporate EV incentives into State and Local Laws


Continue successful educational workshops / webinars on all alternative fuels Aid State Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Departments to implement Green Fleet initiatives enacted into Alabama law in 2009 Increase outreach to major fleets regarding alternative fuel choices in Alabama Build Member and Stakeholder base for Coalition Continue to increase State reductions in petroleum usage through expansion of alternative fuel availability and awareness Receive and provide grant funding for worthwhile alternative fuel infrastructure projects Participate in all Clean Cities and U.S. Department of Energy initiatives to help reduce dependence on foreign petroleum, increase economic development and improve air quality in Alabama


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The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC) was incorporated in 2002 as a 501(C)3 Alabama non-profit Corporation ACFC became a designated Clean Cities Coalition in 2009 An elected Board of Directors governs ACFC The Coalition serves the entire State of Alabama n 67 Counties n Population 4.7 Million Alternative Fuel Stations –Public & Private n E85 Ethanol –18 n B20 Biodiesel –5 n CNG –7 n Propane –128 n Electric –4 150,000+ Registered Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) in State

America’s First Biofuels Corridor n



Coalition Coverage

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Partnered with IN, KY & TN on $1.3 million DOE grant to install Biofuels along I-65 from Great Lakes to Gulf of Mexico Project Objective: Open 31 stations offering E85 & B20 Biodiesel Project Outcome: Opened 32 stations. 26 E85 & 6 B20 Biodiesel Project Sales: 3.9 M Gal of E85 and 1.4 M Gal of B20 Alabama stations sold 1.6 M Gallons!

Plug-In-Alabama December 1, 2010 held ACFC facilitated EV Readiness Workshop n Over 130 attended n Established Working Groups for Infrastructure, Communication and Policy n Have engaged all segments to ensure Alabama’s readiness for EV’s


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Alabama Flag & Motto


131+ Stakeholders and Growing! Mark Bentley, Executive Director 2131 Data Office Drive, Suite 240 • Birmingham, AL 35244 205.402.2755 •

“We dare maintain our rights.”


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