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50x50 Commission Lays Out Challenges, Opportunities In Reducing Transportation Energy Use

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The Alliance 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency (“50x50 Commission”) published a foundational white paper Wednesday outlining the challenges to reduce energy use in transportation and the transformation occurring through increased use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, automation and shared mobility that can lead to significant reductions in energy use.

Road Fleets Demand More Sustainable, Low-Carbon Fuels for Freight

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Sustainable Fuel Buyers' Principles to Help Companies Drive Economic Growth and Emissions Reductions 

DERA Grant Funding Announced by EPA

2017 National Request for Proposals now open
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MADISON, Wis., May 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As a courtesy to our stakeholders, Leonardo Academy is excited to forward an available funding opportunity for Clean Diesel projects though the EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. The EPA anticipates awarding approximately $11 million in DERA funding to eligible projects​.

Smart Cities Will Depend on Smarter Movement of People and Goods

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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One of the challenges in smart city transportation is to be able to go from point A to point B, while reducing the number of cars on the market, and also being able to use existing public transportation. 

Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Clean Transportation and Alternative Fueling Infrastructure

Grant Application and Administration Support for State Level Funding Opportunities
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Do you own or operate a vehicle fleet in Ohio, Colorado, or Texas? A number of funding opportunities for reducing emissions and fueling station infrastructure are available in 2016 and 2017. Grant programs include the Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program, the Texas Clean Transportation Triangle (CTT) and Alternative Fueling Facilities Program (AFFP), and the Colorado Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program. Grant opportunities come up periodically in other states as well.

Volkswagen of America to Invest $10 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure by 2016

Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.
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February 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America, today presented Volkswagen’s holistic approach to e-mobility surrounding the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf, including a $10 million commitment to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016. During a presentation delivered at the 2015 Electric Drive Congress in Washington D.C., Sommer stated that Volkswagen believes continued legislative support is needed to reach the next level of electric vehicle adoption.

Beverage Company Truck Fleets Report 12.6% Increase in Fuel Efficiency - The Minute

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The nation’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by almost 13 percent since 2010. That’s the bottom line of a recent survey by the American Beverage Association. The data shows that the beverage industry, with the largest fleet of fuel-efficient, heavy-duty, hybrid commercial vehicles in North America, has increased fuel economy industry-wide by three percent a year since 2010, resulting in a 12.6 percent total increase in fuel efficiency projected through the end of this year.

GM Fuel Cell Fleet Tops 3 Million Miles

Chevrolet Equinox fuel cell vehicles driven in real world reach milestone
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Detroit, MI, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ fleet of fuel cell vehicles recently passed 3 million miles of hydrogen-powered, real-world driving. Some individual vehicles have accumulated more than 120,000 miles. By GM’s estimate, using hydrogen to power these vehicles, the fleet has avoided 157,894 gallons of gasoline consumption.

Honda Accord Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas Named to KBB.com's 10 Best Green Cars of 2014 List

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April 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Industry experts at KBB.com named the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid (http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-hybrid/) and the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas (http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/) to their annual list of the 10 Best Green Cars.

UPS: Delivering on Sustainability

With more than 300 packages being shipped every second at peak times, this Christmas will be UPS's busiest – but it remains up to the challenge of delivering those packages sustainably
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Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Or are you scurrying around online and hoping that your deliveries will come in time? It's more than likely the latter – after all, we know now that we can be trawling the web right up to the last minute, and retailers and logistics firms will make sure that our purchases are with us before Christmas Eve.

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