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Alternative Fuel Accident Training

Training for first responders to deal with alternative fuel vehicle accidents.

MotorWeek features CVC in the Smoky Mountains

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Welcome to the Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

The Clean Vehicles Coalition is a Clean Cities program of the Land of Sky Regional Council in the Western North Carolina area. We were designated by the US DOE on July 26, 2012 as an official Clean Cities program for the five county area surrounding Asheville including Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania counties.



CVC News & Updates


Monday, June 19, 2017 - 16:47:06

Electric Commercial Mower Demo at UNCA Riverside Warehouse

You are invited to a special demonstration of several Mean Green Electric Mowers on Wednesday, June 21 at 11am at the UNCA Riverside Warehouse at 1414 Riverside Drive in Woodfin (not on Main campus).

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 06:08:33

June 17 Workshop: Does An Electric Car Make Sense For You?

Saturday, June 17
9am - 1pm
OLLI - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville
Reuter Center, CPO #5000, One University Heights, Asheville
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Your next car could be an electric model! Many new and used “plug-in” hybrid and full electric models are now available.

Learn the basics of electric cars, range and charging considerations.

Discover which features are important to consider and assess their particular worth to you.

See some electric cars close up and talk to owners.

A pre-class survey of your driving habits will enrich in-class understanding. During the workshop, you will clarify your needs and walk away with the key facts that you need to go online or visit dealerships.

The fee is a modest $50 payable to UNC-Asheville. Registration is open to any member of the public.



A person has to create a login the first time that he/she uses the website to register. (If they have any problems with this, they can contact UNC-Asheville OLLI administrative assistant, Caitlin Han at 828-251-6140).

Instructors: Joe Baum is a retired automotive product development executive. Joe and Lenore Baum have owned an electric car for over three years and now own a second. They recharge it with solar energy and are charter members of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 09:02:40

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Celebrates Further Greening of Fleet

With support from local U.S. DOE Clean Cities Coalitions, GRSM adds Propane Autogas Infrastructure and Vehicles

Contacts:
Dana Soehn
Dana_Soehn@nps.gov
865-436-1207

Jonathan Overly
Jonathan@etCleanFuels.org
865-974-3625

Full Press Release

We are very proud to be helping the Great Smoky Mountains National Park move forward toward their 2020 goal of 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 levels. The new propane equipment will help them achieve this goal.

For more information about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities National Parks Initiative, please visit the national CCNPI website.

About Tennessee Clean Fuels

Tennessee Clean Fuels (TNCleanFuels), comprised of two non-profit organizations, works across the state of TN to reduce petroleum use and subsequent air pollution and emissions. Since 2005, TNCleanFuels and its many partner fleets have collaborated to reduce the use of over 49 million gasoline gallon equivalents, and, since 2009, have prevented over 219,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being generated in the state.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:45:59

Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference

You are invited to the Annual Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference!

Local, state and federal government air quality officials will discuss air quality conditions, trends and programs. Duke Energy representatives will present on their energy efficiency initiatives and other emission reduction programs. And hear the latest on efforts to reduce emissions from vehicles across the region.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:28:55

North Carolina Sheriffs and Police Chiefs: Alternative Fuel Training Conference

For North Carolina Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and Staff

Alternative Fuel Training Conference

At Alliance AutoGas, we believe it is our duty to educate individuals on the benefits and effectiveness of autogas, therefore, we are holding an Alternative Fuel Training Conference for North Carolina Sheriffs and Police Chiefs!

At the training, you will learn in depth about autogas as an alternative fuel and what it can do for your fleet. Attendees will have the opportunity to test drive vehicles and learn one-on-one from our autogas experts. You will receive a certificate of completion and lunch will be served.

According to Mike Phillips, former Captain of Criminal Enforcement and current Municipal & Law Enforcement Specialist for Alliance AutoGas, “Alternative fuels are an excellent way for law enforcement agencies to cut operational costs and to reduce emissions in their jurisdictions. This training will inform departments about how to start a successful program and help them determine the best alternative solution for their agency.”

Please RSVP here.

EVENT DETAILS:

April 7, 2017 – 9am-5pm
Alliance AutoGas Research and Development Center
170 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Admission: Free *Lunch included (Please provide any food allergies or dietary restrictions.)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Biltmore East and there is a special rate for attendees of this event. Contact Mark Roebke 828. 298. 5611 to reserve your room.

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Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:17:17

WNC Air Quality Accepting Nominations

Through the annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Program, the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) will recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made valuable contributions to air quality in Buncombe County. The awards recognize unregulated improvements to air quality emissions or voluntary actions benefiting the air quality in the area.

In order to nominate your company (or another organization) for a Clean Air Excellence Award, please download the application form and include a brief summary describing what the organization has done to improve air quality for Western North Carolina.

Examples of voluntary pollution prevention measures include:

  • significant energy efficiency upgrades,
  • switching to more environmentally friendly and lower emitting solvents and cleaners,
  • installing renewable energy systems,
  • upgrading fleet vehicles to more fuel efficient or lower emitting models.


We ask that nominations be submitted to our Agency by March 10, 2017.

For more information contact:

Ashley Featherstone
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency
200 College Street, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 250-6778
Email: ashley.featherstone@buncombecounty.org

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:57:32

Compressed Natural Gas in the Asheville Area

Check out Fueling The Future, page 8 of Fall, 2016's Insights, Download the PDF here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 14:38:32

New Brightfield Solar Charger Installation

The latest Brightfield installation at Earth Fare in Asheville. This GE charger equipped Brightfield has 2.4kW of solar, enough to generate 14,000 miles of solar fuel annually.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:46:23

Richard Louv to speak at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain September 22nd

Click here to purchase tickets for this event.

On Thursday, September 22, Richard Louv, author of nine books about the connections between family, nature and community including Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and, most recently, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life, will speak at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. The title of his talk is “The Hybrid Mind: The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” The event will be held at 7:00 pm in the Washburn Center. The program will also include a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Vitamin N, his latest book, will be available for purchase at the event.


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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:06:13

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies and EV committee Meeting

Please join the Land-of-Sky Regional Council's Clean Vehicles Coalition Electric Vehicle Committee on September 9th for two DC Fast Charger ribbon cutting ceremonies and a committee meeting.

11:30am – DC Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting at the Asheville Outlets (at the 2 new DCFCs installed by Brightfield TS in back of mall).

12:30pm – DC Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting at the Biltmore Park Town Square (at the DCFC installed by BTS across the street from the Hilton Hotel in the small parking lot).

1:00-3:00 pm – LOS Clean Vehicles Coalition EV Committee Meeting in the Hilton Hotel. All interested are invited!

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