Find the latest news about the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program and alternative transportation technologies.

September 16, 2015

Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Use in Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

The Energy Department on September 10 announced $11 million in available funding to support the development and demonstration of innovative fuel-efficient technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. For applicants, concept papers are due on October 8, and full applications are due on November 19. More

September 10, 2015

USDA Announces State Finalists for the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that 21 states will receive grants through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) to add infrastructure needed to supply more renewable fuel to America's drivers. More

September 3, 2015

Tennessee Transportation Champion Inducted into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Jonathan Overly is the latest inductee to be named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the Clean Cities mission of reducing petroleum use in U.S. transportation. More

September 3, 2015

Coordinator Trio Becomes Newest Clean Cities Hall of Fame Inductees

Three coordinators who lead the Lake Michigan Consortium—a collaboration between Chicago Area Clean Cities, Merrillville, Ind.-based South Shore Clean Cities, and Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Clean Cities—were the latest team to be named to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Hall of Fame.  More

June 11, 2015

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

The Energy Department announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. More

April 1, 2015

National Parks Move Forward on Sustainable Transportation in Partnership with Clean Cities

The Department of Energy is helping the National Parks Service fulfill its mission on every level by adopting alternative fuel vehicles, minimizing petroleum use, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation through the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative.  More

April 1, 2015

Energy Department Offers Conditional Loan to Alcoa for Automotive Sector

The Department of Energy announced a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan to Alcoa Inc., which, if finalized, would support the company’s Alcoa, Tennessee, manufacturing facility in producing high-strength aluminum for North American automakers.  More

March 9, 2015

Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

The Energy Department announced awarded millions for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning.  More

March 2, 2015

Energy Department's Clean Cities Program Releases an RFI for Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Purchasing

The Energy Department's Clean Cities program released a Request for Information about procurement and aggregating initiatives for alternative fuel and advanced vehicles. More

December 17, 2014

Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Defense Department's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  More

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