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Energy Department Invests Millions to Speed Alt-Fuel Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $18 million in support of five projects for research, development and demonstration of new plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct-injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen,

Ford Details New Electrified Vehicles, Expands EV Plant

by NGT News  Ford has confirmed seven of the 13 new electrified vehicles (EVs) it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S.; a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe; and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300

Understanding Fuel Economy Labels and Testing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the EPA makes some adjustments to account for different vehicle technology and fuel energy content. By tailoring AFV

NGVAmerica, Industry Leaders Endorse Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

This week, NGVAmerica commended the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Rick Perry, the former Gov. of Texas, as the next Secretary of Energy. As a leader in domestic energy production and job creation, he has fostered an era of greater energy independence in Texas. “Governor Rick Perry is a strong choice to serve

Calculate Your Emissions

The Capital Area Council of Governments(CAPCOG) developed an emissions calculator to help estimate Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) emissions from some typical activities in your day-to-day life, including: Commuting Driving for other purposes Electricity usage Natural gas usage Propane usage Water consumption Gas-powered lawn equipment NOx emissions are the primary driver of regional Ozone Pollution. Check out the calculator

Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security

From National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel industry recently welcomed the release of new standards to support American jobs and energy security. The group applauded the Administration for working to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The real winners with this announcement are American consumers who

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