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Washington County Cuts Ribbon on Five New Propane School Buses, Alternative Fuels Program

On August 26, 2020, Washington County Schools (WCS) celebrated the addition of five new propane-powered school buses to their fleet through a ribbon-cutting and “big check” presentation event. In late 2019, WCS applied for and won $102,500 towards their efforts to replace older diesel buses [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:14:46+00:00August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TDEC releases VW Settlement EMT Funding for Class 4-8 Trucks

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has released its third solicitation for projects under the Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Settlement EMT). The purpose of the trust is to execute environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:18:58+00:00August 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Meet Carla York, East Tennessee Clean Fuels Board President

Carla York has been involved with East Tennessee Clean Fuels for 20 years but has had a passion for alternative fuels and their benefits for even longer. From implementing electric buses in several cities including Sevierville, Tennessee to serving as the new Board President for [...]

By |2020-07-31T18:39:58+00:00July 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tennessee Tech unveils new DCFC Unit in Cookeville as part of “EV Testbed” Project

On July 22, Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech, or TTU) unveiled a new Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) station that will serve a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project started in 2019, as well as the greater Cookeville area as part of its EV Testbed Project. [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:29:25+00:00July 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

U.S. House to vote on Moving America Forward Act, clean transportation

The House of Representatives will vote on the Moving Forward America Act, a major alternative fuels bill this week, and we need your help! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives announced H.R. 2, the Moving America Forward Act, which will GREATLY AFFECT the future [...]

By |2021-01-25T19:33:58+00:00June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New DCFC station fills Alt Fuels Corridor gap in East Tennessee

Tennessee's newest Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) station was activated yesterday in Baileyton and is now available to charge for those in need of some electric juice along the state's I-81 Corridor to contribute to the alt fuels corridor project. The new DCFC station, a [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:03:20+00:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ETCleanFuels Digital Media Coordinator receives journalism award for work investigating climate change and virology

Ainsley Kelso, a student studying journalism at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, joined the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) at the beginning of June as their Digital Media Coordinator.  The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) is an opportunity for students across the [...]

By |2020-08-31T21:44:52+00:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TDEC announces grants for three major Tennessee cities

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced in May its three awardees of the Transit and Shuttle Bus Grant Program. The total award amount among the three entities equals approximately $5.7 million. According to a TDEC news release, this grant program is the [...]

By |2020-12-01T16:21:53+00:00June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Town of Greeneville Essential Workers Finding Success with Alternative Fuels

In 2018, Todd Smith, City Administrator for the Town of Greeneville, TN, wanted to reduce the town’s expenses as well as their impact on the environment. Smith started to research the potential benefits of adding an autogas program to the town’s fleet, and found that [...]

By |2021-01-25T21:15:17+00:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.     DOE announced up to $133 million in new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. This funding supports research that will lead to [...]

By |2020-01-24T18:57:40+00:00January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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