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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 15:09:04

Asheville’s Zero-Emission Electric Buses Coming This Spring

Original Post from Asheville City Source.

In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).

The Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition was pleased to assist with the $633,333 FTA Low No Emissions Reduction grant.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 13:53:25

The 2019 Fuel Economy Guide Is Now Available!

Just in time for the beginning of the new year, the 2019 Fuel Economy Guide is now available at FuelEconomy.gov. The Guide is published annually by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and offers data on current model year (MY) vehicles.

This year’s guide provides fuel economy ratings for more than 1,000 light-duty vehicles.

FuelEconomy.gov is federal government website that helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own.

FuelEconomy.gov is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy with data provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The site helps fulfill DOE and EPA’s responsibility under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide accurate fuel economy information to consumers.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 17:50:00

Clean Cities just got their own superhero

Originally posted on FuelsFix

Introducing "The Air Avenger!"

Wow, Clean Cities Coordinators sure are dedicated folks! They will do just about anything to promote alternative fueled vehicles and improve air quality! That includes becoming “The Air Avenger” superhero and educating hundreds of citizens attending Western North Carolina’s holiday parades.


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Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 15:23:39

Propane AutoGas Answers Event

Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Biltmore Estate - Deerpark Lodge Room
One Lodge Street
Asheville, NC 288803

Learn about the savings and other benefits of using propane, hear the latest on autogas vehicles and fueling systems, listen to case studies by local fleets and learn about the VW Settlement and other funding opportunities. View Propane Autogas Vehicles outside.

Register Here

Contact
Bill Eaker
Land of Sky Regional Council
828-734-7434
bill@landofsky.org

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 14:03:00

State submits Volkswagen Settlement Phase 1 Plan

Raleigh, NC
Aug 22, 2018

North Carolina has submitted its plan for the state’s $92 million share of a national settlement with Volkswagen for unlawfully cheating on vehicle emissions. The Volkswagen Mitigation Plan details how the state will invest the first 33% of the funds in Phase 1 on projects to significantly reduce NOx emissions and improve air quality.

At the direction of Governor Roy Cooper, the Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) worked with stakeholders and people across the state to shape the proposed plan for Phase 1. Based on public feedback, there was overwhelming support for replacing school buses with new, more efficient models.


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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 11:06:18

FLEETFIX: Town of Waynesville, NC

Check out the Case Study on the Town of Waynesville for the latest issue of the Fuels Fix.

Case Study Details

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 13:16:06

2018 Free Electric Car Show

Sunday, September 9, Noon - 4pm

Asheville Outlets

• Owner and Dealer cars on display including the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt
• See the latest plug-in electric car models
• Electric Vehicle charging station demonstrations
• Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club
• Get answers to all your questions about costs, range, charging, and more!

Register, Volunteer, or More Info

Contact:
Rudy Singh • 828.505.9517 • blueridgeevclub@gmail.com • driveelectricweek.org

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 07:59:45

2018 Western NC Air & Water Quality Conferences

Presenters include representatives from the WPCOG, NC Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, NC Division of Water Resources, Mecklenberg County Stormwater, UNC Charlotte, NC State University, Appalachian State University, Charlotte Regional Transit System (CATS), Centralina Council of Governments, and the City of Hickory.

When
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
-to-
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM EDT

Where
Belk Centrum Lenoir-Rhyne University
625 7th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601


Contact
Johnny Wear
Western Piedmont Council of Governments
828-485-4283
john.wear@wpcog.org

Online Registration

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Monday, March 19, 2018 - 07:41:15

Annual State of Our Air Briefing and Press Conference

Monday, March 26, 2018
2:00 to 4:30 PM
Land-of-Sky Regional Council Office
339 New Leicester Hwy – Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28806

DRAFT AGENDA


Light Refreshments and Pre-Event Media Interviews (1:30 – 2:00 PM)

Welcome and Introductions – Bill Eaker, Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) (10 minutes)

State and Federal Air Quality Issues Update (Air Quality Conditions/Trends/Programs) –
Mike Abraczinskas, Director, N.C. Division of Air Quality (20 minutes)

Local Agency Air Quality Update (Air Quality Conditions in Buncombe County) – Ashley Featherstone, Permitting Program Manager, WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (20 minutes)

Break (15 minutes)

A Smarter and Cleaner Energy Future for WNC – Jason Walls, District Manager and Lang Reynolds, Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy (20 minutes)

Efforts to Reduce Emissions from Motor Vehicles in the Region – Bill Eaker, Coordinator, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and Ritchie Rozzelle, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator, LOSRC (15 minutes)

It’s Our Air Curriculum – Keith Bamberger, N.C. Division of Air Quality (15 minutes)

Question and Answer Session – The Press (30 minutes)

Closing Remarks – Bill Eaker, LOSRC (5 minutes)


Sponsors: Regional Clean Air Campaign, N.C. Division of Air Quality,
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

Thanks to Buncombe County Government TV for their support!

For more Information, Contact: Bill Eaker, LOSRC, 828-734-7434 cell

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 14:09:16

UNCA builds new electronic vehicle charging stations

[original article]

by Annabel Gibson, News Staff Writer, The Blue Banner

As electric vehicles grow in popularity, UNC Asheville has added to charging stations to the P12 lot on campus.

The charging stations were made possible by a $10,000 grant from Duke Energy, as part of its $4.4 million investment in environmental projects and donations in agreement with the government to end their Clean Air Act litigation.


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