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April 4, 2012
This Month on Energy Savers: March 2012

We also covered some driving tips to help save money at the pump, ideas for new parents, and unveiled how you can connect with energy savings tips on the go.

March 20, 2012
Police cars in Tallahassee, FL are using EECBG funding from the Recovery Act to reduce idle time and save fuel and taxpayer money. | Courtesy of Tallahassee Police Department.
Saving Gas While Fighting Crime in Tallahassee

To help reverse the trend of letting police cars idle (and waste fuel), the City of Tallahassee, Florida’s Fleet Management Division has designed and built its own Less Idle Time (LIT) package and has installed the equipment in 27 police cars using EECBG funding through the Recovery Act.

March 19, 2012
America's Clean, Efficient Fleets: An Infographic

Check out our brand new infographic on how the National Clean Fleets Partners are significantly reducing their petroleum use.

March 19, 2012
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We Want to Hear From You: Live Twitter Q&A Tuesday at Noon

Join us at 12PM ET on Tuesday, March 20, for a live Twitter Q&A with Mark Smith from the Energy Department’s Clean Cities program

March 16, 2012
Energy Savings Tips on the Go: Check Out the New Energy Savers Mobile Site

For years, many of you have found energy-saving tips about how to save money and energy at home, in your vehicle, and at work on our EnergySavers desktop site.

March 14, 2012
Driving Green: Spring has Sprung, but don't 'Spring Ahead'

With gas prices skyrocketing, it may be time to evaluate your driving habits.

March 12, 2012
Idle Free System's frame rail unit mounted onto the chassis rail of a truck. Idle Free produces battery-powered, idle-elimination systems that lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions while retaining power to a truck’s cab. | Courtesy of Idle Free Systems.
"Idle Free Systems" Does Not Stand Idly by

How can truck drivers who spend nights on the road avoid the fuel and maintenance costs that occur with discretionary idling? One Recovery Act-funded Wisconsin business has the answer.

March 9, 2012
With their presence in almost every neighborhood and community, refuse trucks, like the one shown above, can benefit from alternative fuels and advanced technology. | Photo courtesy of Veolia Environmental Services.
Veolia and Johnson Controls Get the Job Done with Clean, Fuel Efficient Fleets

Representing more than a million vehicles nationwide, National Clean Fleets Partnership are reducing their vehicle's petroleum use.

March 8, 2012
Andy Mitchell, Public Works Project Manager for the City of Oklahoma City, refills a vehicle at the new fast-fill CNG fueling station located at the city's main maintenance facility. | Courtesy of the City of Oklahoma City.
CNG in OKC: Improving Efficiency at the Pump and on the Road

In order to reduce vehicle emissions, public fuel costs and save time on refueling, the City of Oklahoma City used funding from the EECBG program to install a fast-fill CNG fueling station at the town's main maintenance facility.

March 6, 2012
Secretary Steven Chu with Kellie Walsh and Cris Dorman of Greater Indiana Clean Cities at the Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, IN, in front of a display describing the coalition's Recovery Act-supported project. | Photo by Trish Cozart, NREL.
Best Buy and PG&E's Commitment to Clean Fleets

Learn how Clean Fleets corporate partners such as Best Buy and PG&E are committing to reducing their petroleum use.