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Attendance for this year's conference numbered more than 350 fleet industry professionals.

2nd Annual Green Fleet Conference Examines Budget-Conscious Environmental Initiatives

CHICAGO - More than 350 fleet industry professionals attended the conference, which offered solutions and resources to help fleet managers continue environmental initiatives in budget-challenged times.

Plug-In Vehicles: Will We Have Enough Electricity?

Utilities must work closely with public policy makers, private organizations, and automakers to make sure a charging infrastructure is in place as sales of plug-ins rise.

Fuel-Smart Driving Tools Help Fleets Reduce Cost and Emissions

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) offers driver best practices and trainings online at no cost.

Public Sector Winners Present at Conference Award Ceremony

Awards Recognized Green Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. "Greening" a fleet will improve its impact on the environment by reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

National Guard Bureau Orders 800 Off-Road Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will spend $2.4 million on the purchase of Polaris RANGER 800 CREW Side-by-Sides.

APWA President-Elect Crombie Named to Climate Ready Water Utilities Working Group

KANSAS CITY, MO - President-Elect George Crombie was a driving force behind the creation of the APWA Center of Sustainability, a newly created initiative to promote principles of sustainability within the public works profession.

Environmental Group Develops Fuel-Smart Driving Tools

CHICAGO --- During Green Fleet Conference 2009 in Chicago yesterday, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) unveiled a new set of online tools and materials designed to help fleet managers cut fuel costs and emissions.

Old Dominion's Algae-to-Biodiesel Project Advances

NORFOLK, VA --- The algae-to-biodiesel research project at Old Dominion University has been boosted by three key developments in recent months, and Patrick Hatcher, the chemist and science professor in charge of the initiative, said new milestones are in sight.

Hewlett-Packard Tops Green U.S. Companies for 2009

PALO ALTO, CA - Newsweek ranked the largest U.S. companies based on their actual environmental performance, policies, and reputation in the annual Green Rankings for 2009.

Fleets Cut Maintenance Costs Utilizing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.

Hybrids Dominate Fuel-Economy Leaders List

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Nine of the top 10 vehicles in the government's fuel economy rankings for the 2010 model year are hybrids, and the Toyota Prius again tops the list.

U.S. Foodservice Fleet to Cut Idling & Fuel Use

FORT MILL, SC - U.S. Foodservice - Fort Mill is working to reduce fleet idling time and increase fuel efficiency as part of its latest environmental efforts.

Auto Truck Group Begins CNG Conversions

BARTLETT, IL --- Auto Truck Group, a leading builder of work trucks, has partnered with two major CNG conversion companies to convert Ford and GM work trucks to operate on compressed natural gas.

Calif. Fines Humboldt Transit for Emissions Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board fined Humboldt Transit Authority $24,000 this month for failure to inspect its diesel truck fleet for smoke emissions during 2007 and 2008.

Senate Restores Hydrogen Car Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Senate on Thursday, Oct.16, voted to restore nearly all of the government funding for hydrogen car research that the Obama administration had proposed to cut, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Coskata Starts Up Flex Ethanol Plant in Pa.

MADISON, PA --- Coskata Inc., a major biofuels developer, said it has successfully started up its semi-commercial flex ethanol facility located in Madison, Pa.

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Planned for Mississippi

IRVINE, CA --- BlueFire Ethanol Fuels Inc., which produces ethanol from non-food cellulosic wastes, has decided to relocate its second planned biorefinery to Fulton, Miss.

Infiniti Confirms M35 Hybrid Production

FRANKLIN, TN - Infiniti confirmed its first production hybrid vehicle will be part of the recently announced line of 2011 Infiniti M luxury performance sedans, scheduled to go on sale in spring 2010 at Infiniti dealers nationwide.

NYC’s Growing Fleet Causes Some Concern

NEW YORK - With a near-record of 29,687 vehicles, the increase of motor vehicles to New York City's fleet may translate into more carbon emissions, reported the New York Post.

Russell Named Alt-Transportation Coordinator for Energy Division

BOSTON - Stephen Russell, former fleet superintendent for the City of Keene, N.H., has been named alternative transportation program coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Energy Resources.

Personal Use of State Vehicles Not Reported

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit released Oct. 14 revealed numerous West Virginia state employees failed to properly report use of state vehicles.

U.S. Postal Service on Track to Meeting Emissions Goals

WASHINGTON - Although exempt from the recent Executive Order establishing energy guidelines, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) voluntarily determined its greenhouse gas emissions, making it the only federal agency to publicly report them.

Pittsburgh Cuts Garbage Truck Fleet Emissions

PITTSBURGH - The City of Pittsburgh has retrofitted 14 garbage trucks in its city fleet with pollution controls that reduce the amount of soot emissions by 90 percent.

ComEd Awarded $4M to Expand Green Efforts

CHICAGO - The company has been awarded a total of $4 million in federal economic stimulus funding to expand its alternative-fuel fleet.

ARI’s Mack Available for CARB Emissions Compliance Questions at Green Fleet Conference

MT. LAUREL, NJ - ARI Manager Environmental & Fuel Strategies, John Mack, will be present in booth #37 of the expo to talk with fleets about their diesel emissions compliance needs.

 
 

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