The State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program offers workshops in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Sustainable Federal Fleets and Clean Cities programs to provide information about Energy Policy Act (EPAct) topics and to facilitate collaboration among fleet personnel and industry experts.
Workshops for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Stakeholders
EPAct workshops bring together regulated fleet representatives, Clean Cities stakeholders, and fuel providers to identify opportunities to improve the availability of alternative fueling infrastructure.
|Location||Date||Clean Cities Website|
|New Orleans, Louisiana||May 22, 2012||Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Sept. 13, 2011||Philadelphia Clean Cities|
|Boston, Massachusetts||Oct. 14, 2010||Massachusetts Clean Cities|
|San Francisco, California||Sept. 16, 2010||San Francisco Clean Cities|
|Salt Lake City, Utah||Aug. 26, 2010||Utah Clean Cities|
|Puget Sound, Washington||July 28, 2010||Western Washington Clean Cities (Seattle)|
|Chicago, Illinois||May 19, 2010||Chicago Area Clean Cities|
|San Diego, California||Feb. 19, 2010||San Diego Regional Clean Cities|
|Miami, Florida||Sept. 17, 2009||Florida Gold Coast Clean Cities|
|Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas||Aug. 18, 2009||Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities|
|Denver, Colorado||Aug. 5, 2009||Denver Clean Cities|
|Williamsburg, Virginia||June 16, 2009||Virginia Clean Cities|
The one-day EPAct workshops cover information about EPAct, other requirements for regulated fleets, and Clean Cities resources. Fuel providers present information about their fuels and the criteria they use to site alternative fueling infrastructure. After a working lunch, attendees break into small groups based on geographic location to discuss specific vehicle and refueling infrastructure opportunities in their areas. Advanced mapping tools from the Alternative Fuels Data Center help attendees pinpoint existing alternative fuel infrastructure, fleet locations, and potential demand.
- Federal, state, county, and city government agencies
- Fuel providers
- Nonprofit organizations
- Branches of the U.S. military
- School districts
- Private companies
Participant feedback has been positive, and partnerships created at the workshops have resulted in new alternative fueling infrastructure.
For areas not covered by the workshops above, a toolkit will be available in 2012 in the Clean Cities Coordinator Toolbox to help Clean Cities coordinators host their own EPAct workshops.
Workshops for Alternative Fuel Retailers
EPAct workshops bring fuel retailers together with experts and leaders from DOE, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the alternative fuel industry to provide current information on alternative transportation fuels, from production and blending to distribution and deployment.
|Dallas, Texas||Jan. 10, 2012||Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities|
|Garden Grove, California||Feb. 3, 2011||Workshop Agenda|
- Educating public fuel retail store owners and business managers on alternative fuel production and distribution, from feedstock to tank
- Providing an overview of the requirements for installing alternative fuel infrastructure, from permits to tanks
- Explaining how offering alternative fuel can increase a store's inside sales revenues
- Explaining statutory and regulatory alternative fuel and vehicle use obligations
- Facilitating partnerships between fuel retailers and fuel providers