Energy Department announces $4.5 million to expand usage of alternative fuels
In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program.
Springdale gasoline filling stations to offer compressed natural gas
Within a few months two gasoline refueling stations will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) in the city of Springdale, Arkansas.
 
 
Capital Area Transit System to add alternative fuel buses
The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is looking at the cost-effectiveness of adding alternative fuel buses to its fleet in Louisiana.
Free CNG shuttle service approved for Palm Springs
The Palm Springs City Council, in California, unanimously approved a new shuttle service that will transport residents and visitors around the city for free. The new compressed natural gas powered trolley is called the “Palm Springs Buzz”.
 
           
  New Flyer Industries Inc. announced that Long Beach Transit has awarded New Flyer a contract for 13 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior® articulated compressed natural gas buses.     Piedmont Natural Gas opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station just off Spence Lane in a largely industrial section of Nashville.     The Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced that $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.  
   
       
   
       
 
     
 
 
 
  While much of the progress toward a sustainable energy future has been driven by governments and the renewable energy industry, individual companies can also play a role promoting sustainability.
 
 
  Kenworth Truck Company announced that its industry-leading, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine.
   
 
 
  CEO of Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, spoke recently with DC Velocity Senior Editor Mark B. Solomon about the benefits of natural gas conversion, the challenges, and what carriers, shippers, and private fleets need to do to make it all work.
 
 
  Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC), a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, will host the inaugural Future of Alternative Fuels in Wisconsin Workshop and Showcase on Tuesday, July 29.