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Government Fleet Co-Hosts Best Practices Seminar in SoCal

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine, Clean Cities, MEMA, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America are co-hosting a seminar March 18 for fleet managers and their team members called, "Implementing Best Business Practices: What Smart Leaders Do in Difficult Times." The seminar, which features guest speakers and panel discussions, will be held in Inglewood, Calif.

Alameda County Gets Funding for Recharging Stations

OAKLAND, CA - Alameda County, in Northern California, recently received an $84,760 grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for 40 electric vehicle charging stations which will be mainly used to recharge county and local agency vehicles, the Oakland Tribune reports.

The ROUSH propane-powered Ford F-250 pickup

CARB Approves ROUSH Propane-Powered Ford Pickups

These alternative-fuel vehicles meet the strict emission standards of California and can now be sold and operated in all 50 states.

Clean Energy Announces Expansion of Southern California LNG Fueling Infrastructure

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. plans to expand its existing network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations in Southern California this year beyond its current two LNG stations located at the Los Angeles/Long Beach ports complex.

Propane Council to Highlight Latest in Propane Technology

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) will host the 2010 Propane Engine Fuel Summit - highlighting a comprehensive program in on-and-off road propane vehicles and applications as well as the latest developments in propane technology.

Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 30 Million Miles of Service Worldwide

KALAMAZOO, MI - Eaton Corporation announced customers using the company's hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 30 million miles of clean, reliable service throughout the world.

In Memoriam: Peter LeFort

IRVINE, CA - Peter LeFort, one of the founding members of the California Hydrogen Business Council, passed away Feb. 12. He was 79.

Verenium and BP Extend Ethanol Program

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Verenium Corp., a developer of cellulosic ethanol and specialty enzymes, said it has extended its joint development program with partner BP for an additional month until April 1 of this year.

EV Charging Network Demonstrated at CeBIT Show

HANNOVER, GERMANY - Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, demonstrated the features and capabilities of its ChargePoint Network application services for utilities and drivers of electric vehicles at the CeBIT 2010 show in Hannover, Germany.

L.A.'s Clean Truck Program Headed to Court in April

LOS ANGELES - A U.S. District judge on Feb. 25 denied all summary judgments in the ongoing dispute over the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.

Protec to Bring More E85 Stations to South

BOCA RATON, FL - Protec Fuel Management, which offers retailers a turnkey option in ethanol infrastructure, said it has received Department of Energy funding to open 30 E85 stations throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

CNG System for Ford Transit Connect Draws EPA OK

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corp. in North Carolina said its dedicated 2010 Ford Transit Connect compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system has drawn a certificate of conformity from the EPA.

Ford Develops Electric Vehicle Plans for Europe

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Ford Motor Co. this week said its global electric vehicles plan is extending to Europe. Ford will offer five full-electric or hybrid vehicles across its C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges for European customers by 2013.

Daimler to Invest in EVs for Chinese Market

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Speaking before reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week, Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche said he expects to easily invest ero100 million ($135 million) in its electric car joint venture with Chinese automaker BYD Co.

Clean Energy to Add More Calif. LNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it plans to expand its network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fueling stations in Southern California this year.

VW Reveals Electric Car, Hybrid Plans

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - Volkswagen AG said it will introduce a hybrid version of the Jetta in the U.S. market in 2012.

Mercedes-Benz Confirms Launch of First Diesel-Electric Hybrid Later in 2010

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz' E300 BlueTec hybrid, the carmaker's first ever diesel-electric hybrid car, will soon be launched.

Facebook Teams Accepted Volvo Cars' Challenge: DRIVe Around the World in 80 Days

ROCKLEIGH, NJ - Volvo Cars' "DRIVe Around the World" challenge became the most installed branded application on Facebook in 2009. The winning team - Volvo's fan page - will have 15,000 EURO placed in their name for a clean energy project within myclimate.

Wisconsin Tax Credits Would Boost Use of Hybrid Vehicles

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin State Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) wrote a Feb. 19 column in in support of his new bill which would abolish the state's automobile emissions tests and encourage Wisconsin residents to buy next-generation vehicles.

High-End Corporate Vehicles in Germany Go Green

But many employees still want something that says status and has a strong resale value.

UC-Irvine Study Shows Turfgrass to be Positive Sequester of Carbon

BLOOMINGTON, MN - Scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California - Irvine recently published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that adds significantly to the body of knowledge documenting the carbon benefits of turfgrass.

Canyon County Taking Action to Green Fleet

CALDWELL, ID - In addition to two new hybrids already in operation, the county fleet is currently upfitting 13 new patrol cars capable of running on E-85.

Construction & Utility Fleet Trucks Go Green

SEDONA, AZ - Green Fleet LLC introduces IdleOff, a renewable energy idle reduction device that reduces a fleet's carbon footprint, the need for fossil fuel, and saves significant money for any size fleet.

Baytech Receives 2010 Certifications for CNG Vans & Pickups

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained model-year 2010 Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas fueled General Motors full-size vans and pickups.

Hybrid Truck Brings Savings to California Food Bank

SANTA CLARA & SAN MATEO, CA - When Second Harvest Food Bank delivers fresh fruits and vegetables with its new Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid tractor, expected fuel savings could enable the food bank to provide an additional 14,000 meals annually.


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