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August 15, 2014
Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy on August 14 announced the investment of more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate the research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

August 6, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

August 6, 2014
A UPS delivery truck is refueled with compressed natural gas. UPS plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas vehicles. | Photo by Pat Corkery, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Special Delivery for Sustainability: Clean Cities Supports UPS in Expanding Natural Gas Operations

With support from the Energy Department's Clean Cities program, United Parcel Service plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas trucks, making it the biggest private fleet of its kind in the United States.

August 5, 2014
Republic Services is one of three new companies participating in the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The company aims to have more than 2,500 trucks running on alternative fuel by 2015. | Photo courtesy of Republic Services
New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability

Energy Department welcomes three new fleets to the National Clean Fleets Partnership: Republic Services, Time Warner Cable, and CHS. The Partnership helps the country’s largest fleets reduce their petroleum use by switching to alternative fuels, adopting advanced technology vehicles, reducing their idling, and implementing other fuel saving techniques.

July 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

July 17, 2014
May 2014 National Idling Reduction Network News

The May 2014 National Idling Reduction Network News has information about current funding opportunities, recent awards, new technologies, and other news related to reducing unnecessary vehicle idling.

July 17, 2014
Vehicle Technologies Office’s Research Recognized by R&D 100 Awards

The 2014 R&D 100 Awards recognized four projects supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office for their technical significance, innovation, and usefulness.

July 16, 2014
Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.

June 30, 2014
Drivers refuel at a station along the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor in Lexington, Kentucky. | Photo by East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition
I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to one of the Nation’s Longest Highways

With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world’s longest biofuels corridor.

June 25, 2014
Vehicle Technologies Office Recognizes Leaders in Advanced Vehicle Research, Development and Deployment

The Vehicle Technologies Office recently recognized 10 leaders in research, development and deployment for their contributions to the DOE's efforts to improve advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles.