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MotorWeek features CVC in the Smoky Mountains

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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


Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:01:51

One Billion Gallons Saved in 2013

Thanks to all of your efforts in 2013, Clean Cities has hit yet another major milestone. For the first time, we have collectively saved more than a billion gallons in a single year. Whereas not so long ago we were celebrating a billion cumulative gallons, we managed to save that entire amount in 2013 alone. Congratulations!

Want more information? Download the factsheet!


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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 13:18:49

MotorWeek Clean Cities: Blue Ridge Parkway



Our success story this week takes us to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the 469-mile scenic highway that winds its way from the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. Thanks to the Department of Energy clean cities national parks initiative, the parks recently added 4 Ford C-MAX hybrid-electric vehicles, and 4 Ford F-250 propane-fueled pickups, to help reduce pollution in the parks.

MIKE MOLLING: I think we need to tell the public what we’re trying to do to conserve energy…and show them that we are actively involved in reducing our carbon footprint...and for them to understand what steps we’re taking…

JOHN DAVIS: The parkway works closely with the land of the sky clean vehicles coalition to promote the use of alternative fuels for both the park staff and the millions who travel this iconic “all-American Road.”

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:16:03

MotorWeek Clean Cities: Asheville, NC



Our success story this week takes us to Asheville, North Carolina which has recently added 4 compressed natural gas refuse trucks to its fleet. They fuel up overnight at these time-fill posts. Working with the Land of the Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition—the city also received funding for 25 CNG pickup trucks-including this Ford F-150 used by the fire department. The city’s Chevrolet Volt extended range electric car uses solar energy to recharge at this public access station. Their fleet also includes Segways and zero emission EVs like this gem. And, residents are taking notice.

MARK STEVENS: it’s just that constant reminder which ultimately we hope will reduce the fuel consumption as well as the general public seeing what we’re doing, and that’s a good thing.

JOHN DAVIS: Asheville also uses B20 BioDiesel to fuel diesel vehicles. All told, a significant step in the green direction for Western North Carolina’s premiere city.

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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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