New Program Focuses on Alternative Fuels, Fleet Efficiency

The North Carolina Solar Center, an organization within North Carolina State University that focuses on clean energy technologies, has launched N.C. Smart Fleet, an initiative designed to recognize North Carolina fleets for their clean transportation technology efforts and policies.

The group says N.C. Smart Fleet provides an opportunity for both public and private fleets to quantify and aggregate what they are doing for air quality and fuel efficiency. The program will track fleets' annual fuel usage, outreach activities and internal fleet procedures, emphasizing the deployment of alternative fuels, reduction of petroleum fuel use and implementation of idle reduction technologies.

‘The N.C. Solar Center is pleased to have the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Department and Waste Industries join N.C. Smart Fleet as inaugural members and look forward to other fleets, both large and small, joining throughout the year,’ says Anne Tazewell, transportation program manager at the N.C. Solar Center.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No previous experience with alternative fuels or commitment to reduced fuel use is required.

More information is available here.

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