Big news out of Virginia this week: Governor Bob McDonnell formally signed partner agreements with Alliance AutoGas and Clean Energy to switch the Virginia state fleet to propane autogas and compressed natural gas. Here’s more information, along with other major alternative fuel and fleet industry headlines from the past week:
- The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office showcased one of their clean-burning autogas cruisers at Gov. McDonnell’s press conference. Spotsylvania converted vehicles to autogas through Alliance AutoGas, with funding under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.
- Meanwhile, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said he expects a coalition of 22 states to agree to buying as many 10,000 CNG vehicles annually – that is, if U.S. automakers build them.
- October is Energy Action Month! What habits can you change to enhance our nation’s energy security?
- The West Virginia Board of Education is looking to revise a policy that currently prohibits the use of propane for school buses in order to convert their fleet to autogas.
- Several ROUSH CleanTech customers were recognized at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo this week as “Sustainability All-Stars.”
- Alliance partner Charter Fuels is teaming up with the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) to help fund breast cancer research. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.