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Upgrade or replace your refuse haulers!

The Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program is now accepting applications under the second round of funding with more than $41 million available to replace or repower vehicles configured to collect and transport municipal solid waste (refuse vehicles).Eligible vehicles include Class 7 and 8 refuse vehicles powered by a diesel engine of a model year 1992-2009.

Limited Time: Propane Vehicle Incentive Program from the Propane Council of Texas

Propane Vehicle Incentive FlyerDouble-sided Propane Vehicle Incentive Guidelines The Propane Council of Texas has a Propane Vehicle Incentive Program. The program is available statewide in Texas. The Council offers up to $7,500 per propane vehicle or propane conversion to cover the incremental cost to upgrade to propane for private and public fleets with $20,000 lifetime

Texas Clean Cities Coordinators Meet up at National Conference in Salt Lake City

Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance, as a part of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, participates annually in a national training session with approximately 90 Clean Cities Coalitions from across the nation. Our director, Elizabeth Munger, third from left, represented Central Texas along with the other 3 Texas Clean Cities Coordinators (Lori Clark, DFW;

Lone Star Clean Fuels Stakeholders Awarded VW Funds for School, Transit and Shuttle Bus Replacement 

Congratulations to Eanes ISD and Capital Metro!  Both entities successfully competed for funding from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program.  They were joined by Thorndale ISD, Liberty Hill ISD and a Bell County ISD in claiming the $5.7M made available to Central Texas in the initial funding round. Congratulations!

Member Spotlight- Fikes Wholesale Inc.

an Interview with Ed Youngblood and Jeff Clark This month we interviewed Ed Youngblood, General Manager and Jeff Clark, Fuel Supply Manager to learn more about Fikes and what they can do for their customers. Fikes, headquartered in Temple Texas, has been serving the fuel needs of Central Texas for more than 60 years. Fikes

Austin Energy and Electric Drive Tour and Presentation

As part of our EV series of site visits and educational tours, Lone Star Clean Fuels teamed up with Austin Energy for a program designed to assist municipalities and fleets which are tasked with adding electric but are uncertain how to proceed.  Cameron Freberg led the Austin Energy presentation and answered multiple questions from the