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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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 21:20:28

MotorWeek: Upcoming Clean Cities Segment

Episode #3404
Airing starting the weekend of September 27, 2014
On PBS and Discovery


North Carolina City Expands Alternative Fuel Fleet

This week's Clean Cities success story takes us to Asheville, North Carolina, where the city uses a variety of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles in its fleet. Asheville recently added four CNG refuse trucks to its fleet—and working with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, the city also received funding for 25 CNG pickup trucks, including some used by the local fire department.

Produced by Maryland Public Television's MotorWeek program, this segment will air on PBS stations nationwide starting September 27, 2014. For show times in your area, check the MotorWeek and Discovery Channel websites. MotorWeek is also available in high definition on Velocity by Discovery.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014 - 20:11:17

Watch Industrious Productions of Western North Carolina's Biofuels Video

WNC Biofuels -1 from Industrious Productions on Vimeo.

WNC Biofuels - 2 from Industrious Productions on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:41:00

Renewing Commitments to Clean Transportation and Sustainable Energy

By Mai N. Gum, The Biltmore Beacon (original article)

“Twenty years ago, air quality experts with the national parks service and forest service sounded the alarm that our region had some very significant air quality issues,” said Bill Eaker during the Clean Cities Partnership Celebration on July 30 at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville.


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Friday, August 01, 2014 - 09:44:34

Alliance Autogas Receives Clean Air Excellence Award

Congratulations to Alliance Autogas for receiving the Clean Air Excellence Award from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency!

July 31, 2014- Swannanoa, NC- - Asheville-area based Alliance AutoGas (AAG) recently received from the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) a Clean Air Excellence Award the Special Award category. Board chairman, Brit Loving presented the award to Tom Cheatham, business development manager with Alliance Auto Gas and Matthew Parsons, business development specialist with Alliance AutoGas.

[photo, left to right: Mathew Parsons, Business Development Specialist Alliance AutoGas, Tom Cheatham, Business Development Manager, Alliance AutoGas, and WNCRAQA Board Chair Brit Lovin.]


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:23:10

NC’s Mountain to Sea EV Readiness Planning Project featured in Green Fleet

From reducing fuel costs to exploring alternative energy solutions, Green Fleet Magazine shows you how the fleet industry is saving money and the planet by going green.

Green Fleet recently featured NC’s Mountain to Sea EV Readiness Planning Project in their July/Aug 2014 issue. Read the issue and check out our feature on page 21!

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 11:35:34

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 - 14:08:52

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 - 19:01:20

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 - 15:04:10

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 - 14:43:31

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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