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TBCCC Recognized for Clean Transportation

The Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) was recognized by the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the coalition's clean transportation and energy efficiency projects. The coalition was awarded a Future of the Region (FOR) Award in the Economy and Energy category for its work in promoting alternative fuels and other fuel reduction initiatives to improve regional air quality and energy security.

VW Settlement Updates - DEP Online Survey

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking public input to help inform the development of Florida's Mitigation Plan. The deadline to submit responses to the online survey is May 12, 2018.

Tampa Electric Plans 350-acre Solar Farm

Tampa Electric is proposing a 350-acre solar energy farm in rural Pasco County to produce 55 megawatts of electricity, part of the company’s plan to install 6 million solar panels in 10 sites over the next three years. The Pasco project represents a $75 million investment in solar energy, said Tampa Electric spokeswoman Cherie Jacobs.

DOE Announces $84.5M for Advanced Vehicles

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $68.5 million in available funding for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies that will enable more affordable mobility, strengthen domestic energy security, and enhance U.S. economic growth. Funded through the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, projects selected through this Vehicle Technologies Office funding opportunity will address

USF and City of Tampa Sign Smart Cities MOU

University of South Florida (USF) President, Judy Genshaft, and The City of Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on March 20, that signifies their willingness to work together to implement technologies that will improve the lives of its citizens and create a more effective and efficient government. "Every great city, every great urban area, has a research university. And a research university is a part of every bi

DOE Announces $19M for Fast Charging Research

he U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $19 million to support twelve new cost-shared research projects focused on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels, decreasing typical charge times to 15 minutes or less using a connector or wireless fast charging system.

AFDC Station Locator Overhaul

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) Station Locator has undergone a major makeover. Constant improvement is at the site’s core, which is why the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office is always striving to make the AFDC’s tools easier to use and the data more accessible. The updated Station Locator offers new features and an improved user interface built on the same reliable, comprehensive, and fuel-neutral data that our partn

Transportation Officials Convene for CV Tech

On Thursday, April 12, representatives of 18 transportation agencies from across the United States joined the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) for a demonstration of innovative connected vehicle technology that THEA is deploying to improve safety and mobility in downtown Tampa. Attendees rode in cars equipped with devices that “talk” to the roadway and other connected vehicles to help prevent crashes and keep traffic moving. The dem

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