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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


Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:35:34

Regional Biofuels Educational Workshops

Interested in switching to biofuels, learning more about biodiesel, or hearing about related business opportunities? Attend one of these Regional Biofuels Educational Workshops.

All workshops are free and include lunch.


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Monday, June 23, 2014 - 17:08:52

The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles Workshop

Learn about all aspects of using natural gas vehicles in your fleet and how you can save money, the environment and help our nation achieve energy independence.

Thursday July 17, 2014
8:45 AM to 5:00 PM EDT


WNC Agricultural Center - Asheville
765 Boylston Highway
Boone Building
Fletcher, NC 28732

Public and private fleet, purchasing, energy and sustainability managers, natural gas industry representatives and others will benefit from this workshop.




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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 22:01:20

New Belgium Joins Coalition!

Thanks to New Belgium Brewing for becoming a Sponsor of the Coalition! We look forward to working with them on greening their fleet as they open their new east coast brewery in Asheville. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of the Coalition, contact Bill Eaker at 828-734-7434 or Bill@LandOfSky.org. Contributions are tax deductible.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 18:04:10

Field to Fryer to Fuel: Advancing WNC’s Clean Energy Future

By Frances Figart (original article on The Laurel of Asheville)

If you see a beautiful yellow field in Western North Carolina this spring, you may be looking at canola, a second crop harvest option for area farmers. Canola plays a major role in Field to Fryer to Fuel (F3), a project creating biodiesel from locally grown feedstock. F3 seeks to reduce WNC’s dependence on imported fuels and achieve North Carolina’s clean energy goal of replacing 10% of imported oil with local biofuels by 2017.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 17:43:31

Clean Fuel Advanced Technology Project Funding Announced

Raleigh, N.C. – The North Carolina Solar Center at N.C. State University announced the results of a 2014 call for projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. The $6.2 million initiative, focused on reducing transportation related emissions, is supported with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funding from the N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT). The CFAT project operates in counties that do not meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards. More than half of North Carolinians live in counties that have unhealthy air, and transportation-related emissions are a primary contributor to the state’s air quality concerns. With this announcement, over $1.5 million in federal funding is being awarded for sixteen projects to a variety of public and private entities.

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Thursday, May 08, 2014 - 16:26:56

Ozone Kickoff 2014

The Land of Sky Regional Council hosted the 2014 Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference on March 27, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Regional Clean Air Campaign, NC Division of Air Quality, WNC Regional Air Quality Agency and Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition. Speakers include Sheila Holman, NC Division of Air Quality Director; Ashley Featherstone with WNC Regional Air Quality; Jason Walls, District Manager with Duke Engery and Bill Eaker, Clean Vehicles Coalition Coordinator. For the daily Ozone Forecast, visit NCAir.org.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014 - 20:02:33

EPA Announces Funding Availability to Clean Up Diesel Engines Nationwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines.


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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:59:56

UhaulCarShare Kicks into Gear with the City of Asheville

UhaulCarShare, the City of Asheville and the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) are partnering up to bring North America’s most advanced car-sharing service to Asheville. The UhaulCarShare Program Kickoff will introduce UhaulCarShare to the residents of Asheville, NC and surrounding areas while also recognizing the partnership with the City of Asheville and the UNC Asheville.


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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 21:01:41

New Dual-Fuel Propane, Natural Gas Option Coming to U.S. Market

by NGT News (original article)

Blossman Services Inc. and BL Energie Inc. have formed a joint venture aimed at bringing dual-fuel propane autogas and natural gas conversions to the U.S. Class 7 and Class 8 trucking market.

BL Energie says it has converted more than 150 Canada-based trucks to run on a propane/diesel blend over the last two years. The company performed these conversions on a number of different engine platforms, including Volvo, Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Caterpillar.

"We are offering an alternative to carriers interested in converting new or existing trucks to propane autogas, LNG or CNG," says Yvon Boisclair, president of BL Energie Canada.

Through the new joint venture, BL Energie USA, the companies will work together to develop, certify and market EPA- and CARB-certified dual-fuel systems based on the proprietary DieselBlend technology from Prins. The system enables heavy-duty trucks to operate on a blend of diesel and propane or natural gas to reduce fuel costs by approximately 20%.

BL Engerie USA's first target for certification is based on a 14-liter Detroit Diesel engine platform.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 20:32:52

Asheville Area Drives Clean Air Movement

Originally published in The Laurel of Asheville. See the original story here.

One reason Asheville is often found in lists of great places to live is the quality of the air we breathe. It’s good— for now. But the struggle to attain clean air was not easy, and we still face challenges.

“Ten years ago, we were in crisis mode,” says Bill Eaker, coordinator for Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, part of Land-of-Sky Regional Council, a multi-county, local government planning and development organization.

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