KCFC & Member News
Mangum, Kentucky Department of Education - Pupil Transportation,
Thomas Clark, Eaton, and Melissa Howell, Ex Dir KCFC were
in Atlanta Wednesday to accept the first Visionary Leadership
Award from the Southeast Diesel Collaborative group of EPA.
05.16.13 / KCFC's Green Fleets of the Bluegrass featured at the Kentucky Association of Manufacturer's
2013 Energy Manufacturers Conference! KAM web site.
The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition's Green Fleets of the Bluegrass program was featured as part of a
panel on Transportation and Fuel Technologies at the KAM Energy Manufacturers Conference on Tuesday,
May 14, 2013 in Lexington, KY. Emily Chandler, KCFC Project Specialist, discussed the Green Fleets
program and the new best practice resources now available on the Green Fleets of the Bluegrass
05.15.13 - Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill
05.10.13 - Interlake to convert ships to Shell LNG
05.09.13 - $9 Million Funding Opportunity for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
05.09.13 - Tesla Motors Model S electric car scored a very rare near-perfect rating from Consumer Reports.
05.03.13 - Indiana HB 1324 Passes - $15,000 tax credit for natural gas class 8 vehicles.
05.03.13 - Florida Legistature Approves Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives
05.02.13 - GreenTech Automotive to Develop All-Electric Sedan for North American Market.
04.29.13 - DOT has opened up public comments on the BuyAmerica program.
04.24.13 - Kentucky has added the first Electric Vehicles into the state fleet.
04.23.13 - Consumer Energy Alliance’s Trucking Safety issued guidelines for trucking energy hauls.
04.23.13 - PRESS
RELEASE - UPS Ramps Up Natural Gas Investment
04.22.13 / Shell and TravelCenters of America (TA) announced
today they have finalized an agreement to develop a U.S.
nationwide network of LNG fueling centers for heavy-duty
road transport customers. Last year Shell announced their
intention to collaborate with TA. Shell is also developing
LNG stations at Flying J truck stops in Alberta, Canada
- the first of which opened this year.
Click Here to learn more.
04.15.13 / (8) House Science Committee Approves Bill to
Revoke E15 Waivers (April 11, 2013) – By a vote of 18-17,
the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology marked
up and reported out H.R. 875, a bill that would halt the
use of mid-level ethanol blends, including E15 (and any
ethanol-gasoline blend containing greater than 10 percent
and up to and including 20 percent ethanol), pending the
outcome of a “comprehensive assessment” of the scientific
and technical research on the implications of the use of
such fuels compared to gasoline blends containing zero to
10 percent ethanol. Introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner
(R-WI), H.R. 875 requires EPA 1) no later than 45 days after
enactment, to enter into an agreement with the National
Academy of Sciences (NAS) to provide the assessment within
18 months after enactment and 2) not later than 30 days
after receiving the assessment from NAS, to provide a report
to Congress on the findings and whether or not EPA agrees
with each finding. In the meantime, all waivers EPA granted
to allow the sale of mid-level ethanol blends under Clean
Air Act section 211(f)(4) would have no force or effect
and EPA may not grant any new waivers until after it has
submitted its report to Congress. The Committee approved
by voice vote three amendments offered by Representative
Grayson (D-FL). One clarified that the bill applied to mid-level
ethanol blends intended for use in “any conventional gasoline-powered
onroad, nonroad, or marine engine or onroad or nonroad vehicle.”
Another amendment added that the NAS study “shall consider
the effect mid-level ethanol blends have on carbon emissions,
taking into account carbon emissions from their production,
as compared to gasoline blends containing 10 percent or
zero percent ethanol.” For further information: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113hr875ih/pdf/BILLS-113hr875ih.pdf
04.11.13 - 2013
Budget To Feature Alternative Fuels / Advanced Technologies In
03.28.13 - Natural
Gas Glider Kit Unveiled
03.26.13 - Mayor
Fischer Releases Final Sustain Report
03.24.13 - Natural
Gas Legislation - KY House Bill 212
03.22.13 - PRESS
RELEASE - M & M Cartage purchases first CNG semi truck
03.18.13 - Obama
pushes research fund, seeks common ground on energy policy
03.18.13 - PRESS
RELEASE - Louisville Garbage Trucks Cleaning up Their Act.
03.16.13 - Proposed
natural gas pipeline would run through Kentucky.
03.14.13 - ENERGY
VISION TURNING LOCAL ORGANIC WASTES INTO VEHICLE FUEL
03.11.13 - Waste
Management Named to 2013 Most Ethical Company List.
03.06.13 - PRESS
RELEASE - Crittenden County School Buses Getting Cleaner,
03.05.13 - Find
E85 stations with new mobile application.
02.05.13 - New
EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership ad targeted toward shipper
02.04.13 - KY
Agricultural Council unveils 2013-2018 Strategic Plan.
02.04.13 - EPA
Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards.
01.31.13 - 2013
Louisville Sustainability Report
01.17.13 - Lexington-Fayette
Urban County Government plugs up.
01.16.13 - BAF
Receives EPA & CARB Approvals for 2013 CNG Lineup
01.15.13 - PRESS
RELEASE - KCFC/KU Electric Vehicle Project Approved.
01.11.13 - Worldwide
Electric Vehicle Sales to Reach 3.8 Million Annually by 2020
01.08.13 - BIG
NEWS - WTS first CNG refuse truck completed a full day of pickups.
01.08.13 - General
Electric has downshifted its 2010 EV pledge
01.02.13 / Great news for the alternative fuel industry!
Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was just passed by the
U.S. Congress and is currently pending final Presidential
approval. This act included the following tax credit extensions
for alternative fuels:
* Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property credit.
This provides a 30% credit for all alternative fuel infrastructure
up to $30,000 per facility. Extended to December 31, 2013
and retroactive to infrastructure installed after December
* Alternative Fuels Excise Tax credit. This provides
a $.50 per gallon tax credit for propane autogas sold for
use or used as a fuel to operate a vehicle. Extended to
December 31, 2013 and retroactive to gallons purchased after
December 31, 2011.
Both of these tax credits include propane
autogas, which means customers may be able to accelerate
their payback for this alternative fuel.
12.17.12 - NYTimes:
A Big Bet on Gas-to-Liquid Technology
a South African company, plans to take advantage of a glut
of cheap gas to make diesel and other refined products at
competitive prices in Louisiana.
12.14.12 - NGV_Americia
Newsletter - Ford LNG engine for marine.
12.12.12 - Clean
Cites launches YouTubeTV Channel
- Representatives from all 16 KCTCS
schools receiving training on hybrid vehicle technology.
12.05.12 - ECO-SHOPPING
GUIDE scores UPS tops in shipping
UofL establishes $50,000 prize for renewable energy award
11.14.12 - Owensboro
Grains' John Wright Elected to Serve on National Biodiesel Governing
Receives UPS Foundation Gift
November 13, 2012 - KCFC treasure Vic peek
receives a check for $5,500 from UPS Vice President Bill
Jacob. The funds, made available from The UPS
Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS will be used toward
alternative fuels and technology resources and training
10.31.2012 - DEDI
Energy Research Grants Available
Cycle 6 Hybrid School Bus RFA Now Available
Clean Diesel Funding Announced
09.27.2012 - National
Parks Team in the Rockies
09.26.2012 - KCFC
Receives USDOE Outstanding Idle Reduction Program Award
09.19.2012 - Louisville's
TARC Awarded $4.4 Million Grant for All-Electric Buses
09.12.2012 - City
of Somerset Move to Compressed Natural Gas will Save $500,000
08.31.2012 - Final
Round of Funding Awarded for Hybrid School Buses
08.29.2012 - KCFC
and Bob Hook Chevrolet Team to Educate about Electric Volt
08.07.2012 - KCFC
Receives First Visionary Leadership Award
08.01.2012 - Waste
Management Clean N' Green Refueling Site in Louisville is Open
07.31.2012 - Compelling
Case for Natural Gas Vehicles Workshop a Success; KCFC Leaders
07.25.2012 - AEP
River Operations Video to Feature It's "Green Boat,"
the Donna Rushing
07.13.2012 - KCFC
Electric Vehicle Team Meets
07.09.2012 - KCFC
Fort Knox Military Base
Reaps Benefit of Propane-Powered Landscape Maintenance
Kentucky Farmers Promote
American Ethanol with NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway
06.26.2012 - Westport
LD Celebrates Grand Opening of Westport Kentucky Integration Center
06.08.2012 - State
Collaboration Works to Attract Natural Gas Vehicle Manufacturing;
Request for Information is First Step
05.23.2012 - Westport
LD in Louisville Shipping CNG Ford Trucks
05.22.2012 - Ky
Department of Education Announces Cycle 5 RFA for Hybrid School
05.18.2012 - Land
Between the Lakes Installs First Ethanol Blender Pump for Fleet
05.01.2012 - Bullitt
Co. Public Schools Receive Hybrid-Electric School Buses
04.27.2012 - First
USDOE/National Park Alternative Fuel Partnership Launched in Kentucky
Funding for Electric
Vehicles in Kentucky Announced
Mammoth Cave National
Park celebrates alternative fuel fleet during National Park Week
04.20.2012 - Join
Green Fleet Leaders From Across Kentucky
04.17.2012 - Mammoth
Cave's "Green" Efforts Make National News
04.04.2012 - Waste
Management CNG Refueling Site Under Construction
04.02.2012 - “Compelling
Case for NGVs” Workshop Confirmed for Louisville
03.30.2012 - Meade
Co. Receives Hybrid-Electric School Bus
03.29.2012 - Mammoth
Cave's Patrick Reed announces his retirement
03.23.2012 - Freedom
Waste in Western Kentucky to Install CNG Refueling
03.22.2012 - City
of Somerset Adds CNG Fueling for Growing Fleet
03.18.2012 - Renewable
Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Featured at Conn Center
03.16.2012 - KCFC
Members Tour Kentucky Motor Fuels Lab in Frankfort
03.12.2012 - KCFC
Members Tour Future Site of Westport LC in Louisville
KCFC Members Tour ThomasBuilt in High Point, NC
KCFC Executive Director Melissa
Howell inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame
- Melissa Howell is a cornerstone of Clean Cities. She has
been with the program since its beginning in 1993, when
she helped found Kentucky's Commonwealth Clean Cities Partnership.
Ever the consummate professional, Howell's dedication to
reducing petroleum use in transportation has weathered all
manner of political and economic conditions. Howell is known
for her persistence in inspiring fleets to action, and she
brought several high-profile stakeholders to the alternative-fuel
table, including Mammoth Cave National Park, Fort Knox military
base, UPS, and the World Equestrian Games. And thanks to
Howell's leadership, thousands of children across the state
of Kentucky ride to school on hybrid electric and biodiesel