As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
The United States airline industry uses 23 billion gallons of fuels on passenger and cargo airlines annually, and globally, the international airline industry was the source of 777 million tons of carbon emissions in 2013.
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.
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.