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03.03.15

 Special call has $100,000+ to award

On March 3rd, the North Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University announced a request for proposals for over $100,000 in federal funding to award to governments, business and/or non-profit applicants for propane Autogas related emission reduction projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project, a three-year initiative sponsored by the N.C. Department of Transportation. In addition to providing assistance for a wide array of emission reduction projects, the CFAT project focuses on activities that include a public education media campaign and developing clean transportation technology and policy training opportunities. Applications in response to this call for projects must be submitted to the NCCETC by April 1, 2015.

01.29.15

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University announced the results of a call for projects through the Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project. More than $1,340,000 has been awarded for transportation-related emission reductions. The projects in total will remove nearly 8.3 metric tons of pollutants annually. To put this into perspective, the reduction is equal to removing 108 vehicles from North Carolina roads. We would like to recognize and congratulate six of the fourteen CFAT grant awardees that are located in our nine-county region. 

  • City of Charlotte Fire Department 

  • Clean Energy Corporation

  • Gaston County

  • Mecklenburg County Air Quality

  • Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.

  • UNC Charlotte

Click here to read the full release.

 

01.01.15

Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition was recognized by the U.S. DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and demonstrating outstanding leadership by promoting and supporting workplace charging in 2014.

If you are interested in workplace charging or would like to join the Worplace Charging Challenge click here.Workplace Charging Challenge Logo

11.19.14

Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) seeks an energetic, self-starter for the position of Senior Planner-Sustainability to assist in the coordination of planning, energy, and environmental projects primarily relating to: sustainability, clean transportation/alternative fuels, energy, air quality, water quantity/quality, natural resources, and environmental issues.  A primary focus of this position will include coordination of the region’s US DOE Clean Cities program, the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition.

CCOG is an innovative regional planning agency located in Charlotte, NC.  CCOG has a membership that includes 60+ local governments throughout the Greater Charlotte Region and works on the major issues that transcend local and regional boundaries.

 

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11.03.14

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) 2013-15 project is currently in a third phase of support from the N.C. Department of Transportation with $6.2 million in federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) funding.

The CFAT project is focused on reducing transportation related emissions in NC counties that have air quality concerns. The 2013 to 2015 project is funded by the N.C. Department of Transportation and covers three broad areas: education and outreach, project funding, and recognition of exemplary activities (Mobile CARE). 

To discuss and receive support for potential projects in the Greater Charlotte Region, contact Jessica Hill at (704) 348-2731 or jhill [at] centralina [dot] org.  You can also download the RFP, application, and FAQs from our funding page.  Click here to read the press announcement for the 2013-2015 project.

09.03.14

NC Smart Fleet is an opportunity to join with other fleets across North Carolina to quantify, aggregate and celebrate all that NC fleets are doing for air quality and fuel efficiency.                

Annual fuel use and CO2 reductions are the primary metric for evaluation, while additional clean transportation activities provide opportunity to achieve the Champion level.

Find out more details here! 

09.03.14

The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will provide funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions. Awarded projects will begin (at the earliest) in January 2015 and must be completed by September 30, 2015.

 

Apply now at http://www.ncair.org/motor/DERG/ to be considered for 2014 Diesel Emission Reduction Grant funding.

Who is Eligible? Any private or public sector entity or individual is eligible. Priority for grants will go to diesel emission reduction projects in the following counties: Cabarrus, Catawba, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, Orange, Person, Rowan, Union, Wake, and parts of Chatham, Haywood, Iredell, and Swain County

Total Funding Available? Approximately $250,000 is available for all projects funded statewide. The DAQ expects to fund 2 to 5 projects.

Deadline for Applications? Applications must be received by e-mail or postmarked by Friday November 7, 2014 to be considered.

How Do I Apply? Select the application type (in the left-hand column) that best fits your project. If you have questions about which form to use, contact Anne Galamb 919-707-8423 or Anne [dot] Galamb [at] ncdenr [dot] gov.

Summary of Funding Offered Per Project Type

Project Type

DENR Amount Paid

Replacement of diesel vehicle chassis and engine

25%

Idle reduction technology on unregulated or Tier 0 locomotives

40%

Repower of old chassis with new cleaner diesel engine

40%

Clean Alternative Fuel Conversions, where the old chassis is retained but the engine is replaced or converted to an alternative fuel.

40%

Retrofits (exhaust type, e.g. diesel particulate filter)/td>

100%

  • No infrastructure projects will be considered.
  • No standalone offset of cleaner fuel costs unless combined with another clean diesel project on the same vehicle
03.26.14

Several weeks ago at the NASCAR Plaza in uptown Charlotte, officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, NASCAR, and Sprint announced their involvement in the DOE’s Workplace Charging Challenge, a collaborative effort to increase the number of US employers offering workplace charging.

03.14.14

Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition recently presented a workshop on the benefits of utilizing CNG for fleets at Southern Piedmont Community College.  The workshop was attended by fleet users, local government officials, and other interested parties and was a great opportunity to spread information and success stories about CNG fleets.

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9815 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

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