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all-day Public Works Expo (PWX) @ Orange County Convention Center
Public Works Expo (PWX) @ Orange County Convention Center
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day
Public Works Expo (PWX) @ Orange County Convention Center | Orlando | Florida | United States
PWX draws thousands of public works professionals from all over the world. If you’re like many, you have limited resources for professional development, so you’ve chosen APWA’s PWX 2017 in Orlando as your preferred venue[...]
10:00 am Join The EVolution! National Dri... @ Denny Park
Join The EVolution! National Dri... @ Denny Park
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join The EVolution! National Drive Electric Week -- Seattle  @ Denny Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
Get plugged in at Drive Electric Week in Seattle Interested in never paying for gas again?! Have questions about electricity-powered cars? Join us September 9, 2017 at Denny Park from 10 AM to 2 PM to learn[...]
all-day Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Techno... @ Halls A-B-C Suburban Collection Showplace
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Techno... @ Halls A-B-C Suburban Collection Showplace
Sep 12 – Sep 14 all-day
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo @ Halls A-B-C Suburban Collection Showplace  | Novi | Michigan | United States
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation. The show highlights advances right across the powertrain and across a wide range of vehicles from passenger[...]

Helping Local Schools Get On Board With Propane Autogas

You might say propane autogas and school buses go together like peanut butter and jelly. And like all dynamic duos, each side harmonizes with the other to make something even better. Due to its clean-burning properties and tremendous cost-effectiveness, propane...

4 Things You Should Know About Renewable Diesel

Lately there has been a fair amount of buzz about renewable diesel, an emerging diesel fuel alternative also known as “green diesel.” When a new technology like this first hits the market, many people want to know what exactly the new product is, who can use it, where...

New Washington State EV Contracts Equal Huge Price Savings

Good news for public fleets in Western Washington interested in electric vehicles! The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) recently completed a new bid for the 2016 Nissan LEAF and the 2017 Chevy Volt. Why is this important? It means that...

Electric Vehicle Rundown: What’s Available and Coming to Washington

  Now that 2016 is upon us, it’s time to get excited for a new wave of electric vehicles (EVs) hitting the market in Washington! As one of the stronger EV markets in the country, several manufacturers release their EV offerings here before many other states....

Washington State’s Tax Incentive For Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicles

We often receive questions from members and other soon-to-be car owners along the lines of “What kind of incentives are out there to help me invest in a clean car?” Many are surprised to hear how much they can save, all while acquiring the green car of their dreams....

All About Biodiesel

Biodiesel’s Lesser Known Benefit | Diesel Particulate Filter Performance There are numerous benefits to using biodiesel. Beyond its ability to reduce harmful emissions in diesel vehicles, biodiesel supports our region’s economy and also requires little to no vehicle...

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

Are you curious about all of the new electric vehicles (EVs) offered by car companies? Interested in finding out if an electric vehicle is right for you and your family? Now is your chance to learn more about EVs, as this year’s National Drive Electric Week is here!...

Emerging Fuels: Dimethyl Ether

Washington State recently passed legislation to include an exciting and innovative new energy source into our definition of “alternative fuel.” Dimethyl ether, also known simply as DME, now qualifies by definition as a “clean alternative fuel” in Washington. This...

Idle Reduction: A Win for Everyone

Energy efficiency is sometimes referred to as the “fifth” fuel, the “invisible” fuel, or the “cheapest fuel,” because one of the most effective ways to cut fuel costs is to simply cut the amount of fuel wasted. One way to waste less is to curb unnecessary engine...

Can you convert a diesel truck to run on natural gas?

Yes, you can! Western Washington Clean Cities is currently working with Omnitek Engineering Inc., American Strategic Group, and Adtra Inc. to demonstrate the conversion of diesel truck engines to compressed natural gas (CNG). Through a pilot project funded by the Port...

Why propane and school buses are perfect for each other

Across the country Clean Cities coalitions are making strides in reducing petroleum use, but we know there’s always more that can be done. That’s why we were happy to see a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) which shows the real-life benefits of an...

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: To Charge or Not to Charge?

For those of you who missed our October EV charging Policy workshop, you can still get some great tips on EV charging. Our event partner MRSC wrote a great follow up article about best practices for workplace charging within public organizations. The below blog post...

A Billion Gallons Saved – And Counting

Clean Cities coalitions across the nation recently reached a significant milestone: we collectively reduced one billion gallons of petroleum – in 2013 alone! This in turn also prevented the production of 7.5 million tons of greenhouse gases – the equivalent to...

Zero Emissions, Zero Regrets

This week marks the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week, a commemoration of the many benefits electric vehicle transportation brings all of us and even a chance to test-drive an electric vehicle near you! Check out local events over the weekend in Issaquah and...

Get the most out of Nissan Leaf

Fleets occasionally ask us questions  about the batteries in all-electric vehicles — and how to get the most performance and longevity from them. Based on our research and the experience of our members we’ve put together some tips for getting the most out...

Western Washington Clean Cities partners with EcoCar2 teams

  Western Washington Clean Cities has recently kicked off exciting new partnerships with the EcoCAR 2 teams from the University of Washington and University of Victoria, British Columbia. The EcoCAR 2 competition is a US Department of Energy sponsored challenge...