On November 19, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding for 20 new projects that will help states and local governments develop infrastructure, training, and planning to increase the demand for cars and trucks running off of natural gas, electricity, and propane.
Some of the cities and funds projects are listed below:
Accelerating Alternatives for Minnesota Drivers
The project is led by the state’s American Lung Association and plans to develop plans for statewide natural gas implementation and more.
California Fleets and Workplace Alternative Fuels Project
The project is led by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and will develop templates for an AFV refueling infrastructure and more.
Southeast Regional Alternative Fuels Market Initiatives Program
The project is led by the Center for Transportation and the Environment in Atlanta and will help municipalities obtain alternative fuel vehicles, technician training for the vehicles, and more.
Central Texas Fuel Independence Project
The project is led by the city of Austin and Austin Energy and hopes to expand an alternative fueling infrastructure through training and workshops.
Michigan Fuel Forward
The project is led by the Clean Energy Coalition in Ann Arbor and will recommend changes of codes, regulations, and permit requirements to encourage alternative fuels and AFV options.
Fast Track to Ohio AFV Adoption
The project is led by Clean Fuels Ohio in Columbus and plans to speed up state and local processes needed to develop alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and supporting infrastructure.
Pennsylvania Partnership for Promoting Natural Gas Vehicles
The project is led by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in Philadelphia and plans to work with municipalities and school district to convert buses to run off of natural gas and more.
Removing Barriers, Implementing Policies, and Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in New England
The project is led by the Greater Portland Council of Governments in Portland and plans to make alternative fuels more available across New England States excluding Connecticut. The project will pull together permits for alternative fuels, create safety protocols, and develop standards for fuel assessments and labeling.
Advancing Alternative Fuel Markers Adoption and Growth
The project is led by the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, Inc in Washington D.C. and plans to develop fire and building codes for alternative fueling, creates uniform signs for alternative fuel, and more.
Unlocking Private Sector Financing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure
The project is led by the National Association of State Energy Officials in Alexandria, Virginia and plans to create statewide energy planning guidelines for alternative fuels, vehicles, and infrastructure. The project hopes to further explain the benefits of alternative fuels to state energy officials.
Advancing Alternative Fuel Markets in Florida
The project is led by the University of Central Florida and plans to develop model codes, ordinances, guidelines for purchases and training programs, and more. The project intends to develop a plan for statewide alternative fuel infrastructure.
You can view the whole list of funded projects on the DOE’s website. The smallest amount of funding went to St. Paul ($248,788), and the most went to San Francisco ($1,000,000).
Source: Department of Energy