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Alternative Fuel Accident Training

Training for first responders to deal with alternative fuel vehicle accidents.

MotorWeek features CVC in the Smoky Mountains

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:45:59

Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference

You are invited to the Annual Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference!

Local, state and federal government air quality officials will discuss air quality conditions, trends and programs. Duke Energy representatives will present on their energy efficiency initiatives and other emission reduction programs. And hear the latest on efforts to reduce emissions from vehicles across the region.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:28:55

North Carolina Sheriffs and Police Chiefs: Alternative Fuel Training Conference

For North Carolina Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, and Staff

Alternative Fuel Training Conference

At Alliance AutoGas, we believe it is our duty to educate individuals on the benefits and effectiveness of autogas, therefore, we are holding an Alternative Fuel Training Conference for North Carolina Sheriffs and Police Chiefs!

At the training, you will learn in depth about autogas as an alternative fuel and what it can do for your fleet. Attendees will have the opportunity to test drive vehicles and learn one-on-one from our autogas experts. You will receive a certificate of completion and lunch will be served.

According to Mike Phillips, former Captain of Criminal Enforcement and current Municipal & Law Enforcement Specialist for Alliance AutoGas, “Alternative fuels are an excellent way for law enforcement agencies to cut operational costs and to reduce emissions in their jurisdictions. This training will inform departments about how to start a successful program and help them determine the best alternative solution for their agency.”

Please RSVP here.

EVENT DETAILS:

April 7, 2017 – 9am-5pm
Alliance AutoGas Research and Development Center
170 Sweeten Creek Rd. Asheville, NC 28803
Admission: Free *Lunch included (Please provide any food allergies or dietary restrictions.)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Biltmore East and there is a special rate for attendees of this event. Contact Mark Roebke 828. 298. 5611 to reserve your room.

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Friday, February 03, 2017 - 08:17:17

WNC Air Quality Accepting Nominations

Through the annual Clean Air Excellence Awards Program, the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) will recognize businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made valuable contributions to air quality in Buncombe County. The awards recognize unregulated improvements to air quality emissions or voluntary actions benefiting the air quality in the area.

In order to nominate your company (or another organization) for a Clean Air Excellence Award, please download the application form and include a brief summary describing what the organization has done to improve air quality for Western North Carolina.

Examples of voluntary pollution prevention measures include:

  • significant energy efficiency upgrades,
  • switching to more environmentally friendly and lower emitting solvents and cleaners,
  • installing renewable energy systems,
  • upgrading fleet vehicles to more fuel efficient or lower emitting models.


We ask that nominations be submitted to our Agency by March 10, 2017.

For more information contact:

Ashley Featherstone
WNC Regional Air Quality Agency
200 College Street, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 250-6778
Email: ashley.featherstone@buncombecounty.org

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12:57:32

Compressed Natural Gas in the Asheville Area

Check out Fueling The Future, page 8 of Fall, 2016's Insights, Download the PDF here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 14:38:32

New Brightfield Solar Charger Installation

The latest Brightfield installation at Earth Fare in Asheville. This GE charger equipped Brightfield has 2.4kW of solar, enough to generate 14,000 miles of solar fuel annually.

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Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:46:23

Richard Louv to speak at YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain September 22nd

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On Thursday, September 22, Richard Louv, author of nine books about the connections between family, nature and community including Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and, most recently, Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature Rich Life, will speak at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain. The title of his talk is “The Hybrid Mind: The more high-tech our lives become, the more nature we need.” The event will be held at 7:00 pm in the Washburn Center. The program will also include a question and answer session followed by a book signing. Vitamin N, his latest book, will be available for purchase at the event.


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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 09:06:13

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies and EV committee Meeting

Please join the Land-of-Sky Regional Council's Clean Vehicles Coalition Electric Vehicle Committee on September 9th for two DC Fast Charger ribbon cutting ceremonies and a committee meeting.

11:30am – DC Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting at the Asheville Outlets (at the 2 new DCFCs installed by Brightfield TS in back of mall).

12:30pm – DC Fast Charger Ribbon Cutting at the Biltmore Park Town Square (at the DCFC installed by BTS across the street from the Hilton Hotel in the small parking lot).

1:00-3:00 pm – LOS Clean Vehicles Coalition EV Committee Meeting in the Hilton Hotel. All interested are invited!

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Monday, January 04, 2016 - 14:51:38

Coalition supports Alliance Autogas and Fuel What Matters Campaign

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Monday, November 02, 2015 - 12:28:52

Brevard College teams up with Tesla Motors:
Tesla Destination Charging now offered on campus

BREVARD – Brevard College has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide an increasingly desirable amenity to the Brevard community: Tesla Destination Charging. The College will unveil one of its two Tesla Electric Vehicle charging stations on Monday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Photo (L-R): BC Geology Professor Jim Reynolds, Bob Harris - Black Bear Solar Institute, SGA President Steve Olson, Brevard resident and EV owner Jim Hardy, and VP of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Scott Sheffield conduct official ribbon-cutting.

Brevard College is now the first College or University in the U.S. to offer Tesla High-Speed High-Power Wall Connector and standard J1772 units for free public-access Electric Vehicle charging and is the first location in Transylvania County to offer EV charging stations. Tesla High Power Wall Connectors add 58 miles of range per hour to Model S, charging the vehicle overnight and replicating the convenience Tesla owners are accustomed to at home.


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Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 19:13:21

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Celebrates New Alternative Fuel Equipment for Use by Park and Visitors

GRSM Becomes First National Park to Install Public Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Equipment

Gatlinburg, TN – On September 30, 2015, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) held not one but two ribbon-cutting ceremonies to unveil over 10 new pieces of alternative fuel equipment. The events were held at Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee in North Carolina and at Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg in Tennessee.


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