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Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, Inc. (GPCC) is one of nearly 90 coalitions of public-private stakeholders sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
News and Updates
On March 20, 2012, fleet owners and operators are invited to join us for an educational event concerning compressed natural gas (CNG) and its use as an alternative fuel. Presentations from industry experts, including a prominent keynote speaker, will cover everything from CNG costs _ savings, vehicle performance, fuel supply, vehicle conversions and much more!
Following the event stay for our infamous networking luncheon and ride‐_‐drive where you can test out natural gas vehicles, tour the race car museum, and speak with like minded colleagues.
When: Tuesday March 20, 2012
In partnership with Natural Gas Vehicles for America, Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, and Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, we’re happy to announce Central Penn Business Journal’s fourth-annual Energy Symposium. This year’s event, coming up next month, focuses on natural gas vehicles and features presentations from industry and policy leaders. Anyone interested in natural gas as an alternative fuel is invited to attend this exciting event. For more information, see the full event announcement here.
What: Central Penn Business Journal’s Energy Symposium 2012
Where: Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA
When: 2/6/2012, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued new technical guidance clarifying that conversion systems for compressed natural gas vehicles can be certified under EPA or CARB standards. The option to use systems certified by either standard makes it easier for vehicle-owners to convert from gasoline or diesel to CNG.
See the DEP’s press release for more information about the new technical guidance. For more information about driving with CNG, check out the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuel Data Center.
Beginning in 2011, the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program has been involved in a number of projects planning for and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The availability of charging infrastructure is an important factor for consumers thinking about buying electric vehicles and many would-be buyers say “range anxiety” is a big reason for not choosing emission-free vehicles. The GPCCP has been working with partners in the region to make sure Southeastern Pennsylvania can support consumers who want to drive electric vehicles.
In one project, we’re working with partners PECO, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the City of Philadelphia to plan for public charging stations and to streamline the installation process for private chargers. In a separate project, we’re working with Parkway Corporation to install public charging stations in five parking garages in Center City Philadelphia.
The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program has supported and helped install a handful of public charging stations around Philadelphia. With our partners’ help, we can make our region a national leader in electric vehicle adoption!