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Pinellas County Invests in Electric Buses

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority commissioners voted to buy two electric buses on Wednesday, February 24, beginning a pilot program for the technology in the county.

Bioenergy Technologies Office Notice of...

The U.S. Department of Energy‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million, subject to appropriations. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae. These projects will support the

DOE Announces $15 Million...

The Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles and demonstrate energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles as well as new transportation system models. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy seeks highly leveraged Alternative Fuel Vehicle Community Partner Project

DOE Announces Nearly $20 Million...

Today, the Energy Department announced $19.7 million, subject to appropriations, to support research and development of advanced vehicle technologies, including batteries, lightweight materials, and advanced combustion engines, as well as innovative technologies for energy efficient mobility. Investments in advanced, energy efficient transportation technologies and systems will improve our nation's energy security, support energy independence, re

Tampa in Top 10 Cities for Workplace Charging

With more than half a million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) quietly zipping around U.S. streets, the Energy Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge has been instrumental in helping provide PEV drivers a place to charge their vehicles while at work. Read the Challenge report summarizing workplace charging trends, highlighting top metro regions for the Challenge (including Tampa, FL), and recognizing the efforts of Challenge partners.

NHTSA and EPA Finalized Fuel Efficiency..

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Phase II fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for medium and heavy trucks in August 2016. These standards follow the Phase I standards set by the agencies in 2011, but are not directly comparable because several test procedures were changed to better reflect real world operation. There are four regulatory categories covered b

DOE Announces $30M Investment in Hydrogen

The Energy Department (DOE) announced approximately $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles. Selected projects will leverage national lab consortia launched under DOE's Energy Materials Network (EMN) this past year, in support

Polk County Schools Add Propane-powered Buses

More than 170 buses in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties run on propane. The Bluebird Bus Company says these vehicles emit 80 percent less smog. In Polk County, there are 10 of these new buses and five more are coming.

DOE Small Business Vouchers Webinar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot, which is part of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) National Laboratory Impact Initiative, in collaboration with national laboratories, supports small businesses to advance energy technology and help transform our biomass resources into commercially successful, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. To date, EERE’s Bioenergy Tech

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