Key Fleet Operators will share their successes in reducing vehicle emissions and the use of petroleum fuel. The meeting will be held at the VSCCC SkySong facility, November 15 – 9:00 AM to Noon. It will feature presentations from Coca-Cola, UPS, the City of Phoenix and other major fleet operations.
This round table meeting is geared to share hands-on experience from the front line operators who are delivering positive results in reducing harmful emissions.
Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition has been selected to host an all-day training meeting sponsored by the National Fire Prevention Association. It will be held November 30 at the ASU SkySong facility.
This important meeting is structured to bring Fire Fighter first responders up to date on best practices for responding to a crash of alternative fuel vehicles: Electric, Compressed Natural Gas and Propane.
Clearly, the procedures for handling damaged alt-fuel vehicles can vary widely from those of traditional gasoline of diesel vehicles. VSCCC welcomes a projected 100 Arizona and New Mexico Fire Fighters.
NFPA Training Outline: nfpa-training-outline-vs3-4-29
Valley of the Sun Clean Cities will coordinate an alternative fuel vehicle display at the bi-annual convention of Fleet Pros on February 24th at the SRP PERA Club. A full scope display of Clean Fuel vehicles will also feature ride-and-drive opportunities for the Fleet Operators attending the convention.
We are dedicated to advancing the environmental, energy and economic security of Central and Northern Arizona by advocating and participating in practices that promote clean domestic energy and reduce dependence on conventional petroleum based fuels.
The Maricopa Association of Governments joined the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program in 1997. The Clean Cities Program was created by the federal Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) to support voluntary efforts by government and business to reduce our country’s dependence on foreign oil. There are now over eighty coalitions nationwide.
In July 2001, Maricopa Association of Governments handed over the Clean Cities operation to a group of independent stakeholders representing local industry and government. This group was re-chartered by DOE under the new name, Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition. This new and improved coalition emerged with an innovative vision and strategic plan for cleaner air and a future less dependent on petroleum. Today, the coalition’s stakeholders represent more than sixty government, utility, and business organizations.
The VSCCC’s stakeholders operate nearly 7,000 alternative fuel vehicles and displace some 51 million gallons of petroleum fuel annually with alternative fuels such as natural gas, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, and electricity. According to a 2010 survey, this represents 10% of the annual consumption of alternative transportation fuel in the U.S.
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