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Florida and Georgia to Diversify Fuel Economy

By: Department of Energy Release Email
By: Department of Energy Release Email

US Department of Energy Release

Washington, DC– November 20, 2012

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced that University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a new project to help cut red tape and develop the infrastructure, training and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity and propane.

This project is part of a broader $11 million investment that builds on important steps the Obama Administration has taken to expand the transportation options available for businesses and communities and improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in the market today and for years to come.

“Building a clean and secure U.S. transportation system that leverages our domestic energy sources will give American families, businesses and communities more options and reduce fueling costs,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “At the same time, these projects will help lead the way to further reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and protecting our nation’s air and water.”

Through the Department’s Clean Cities initiative, this project address a range of community infrastructure and training needs, such as providing safety and technical training for fleet operators, mechanics, first responders and code officials; streamlining permitting and procurement processes; and helping public and private fleets integrate petroleum reduction strategies into their operations.

Based in Orlando, Florida, University of Central Florida will conduct safety and training programs for first responders, service technicians, mechanics and fleet managers on alternative fuel vehicles as well as develop as strategic plan for deploying alternative fueling infrastructure across the state.

Since 1993, the Energy Department’s Clean Cities initiative has supported community-led efforts to deploy vehicle and infrastructure technologies across a broad portfolio of alternative fuels from biofuels and natural gas to propane and electricity, helping to limit pollution and save money. More information on this work is available on the Clean Cities website.


US Department of Energy Release

Washington, DC – November 20, 2012

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced that the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta, Georgia, has been awarded a new project to help cut red tape and develop the infrastructure, training and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity and propane.

This project is part of a broader $11 million investment that builds on important steps the Obama Administration has taken to expand the transportation options available for businesses and communities and improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles in the market today and for years to come.

“Building a clean and secure U.S. transportation system that leverages our domestic energy sources will give American families, businesses and communities more options and reduce fueling costs,” said U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. “At the same time, these projects will help lead the way to further reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and protecting our nation’s air and water.”

Through the Department’s Clean Cities initiative, this project address a range of community infrastructure and training needs, such as providing safety and technical training for fleet operators, mechanics, first responders and code officials; streamlining permitting and procurement processes; and helping public and private fleets integrate petroleum reduction strategies into their operations.

The Center for Transportation and the Environment will provide first responder and vehicle maintenance technician training as well as assist municipalities in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee prepare for alternative fuel vehicles.

Since 1993, the Energy Department’s Clean Cities initiative has supported community-led efforts to deploy vehicle and infrastructure technologies across a broad portfolio of alternative fuels from biofuels and natural gas to propane and electricity, helping to limit pollution and save money. More information on this work is available on the Clean Cities website.


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