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Welcome to The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition!

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC), a nonprofit membership-based organization, is the state's principal coordinating point for alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. ACFC is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. The promotion of clean, renewable, domestic energy sources helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil, improves local air quality, and increases economic development investments in our local communities.

The Latest News

Alabama Prisons Adopt Propane, Establish Fuel Savings for Years to Come

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)

Sept. 14, 2016

“Propane is a cleaner, inexpensive fuel that allows the Alabama Department of Corrections to reduce its dependence on imported oil. Additionally, the state's work release center staff and inmates like the convenience of having the propane fueling stations onsite, which reduces the amount of time that would be required to fuel the vehicles at commercial gas stations.”      

Andy Farquhar, Alabama Department of Corrections Industries, former Director, Montgomery, Alabama


MotorWeek Features Virginia Transportation CNG Car Haulers

 

 

Our success story this week takes us to Talladega, Alabama, where one company is hauling clean with CNG. Virginia Transportation Corporation moves new vehicles from railroads, ports, and plants.  This 100 percent CNG dedicated fleet trailers 1200 SUVs, pickups and minivans per day from the nearby Honda assembly plant to the railhead right next to their brand new CNG station.

Wendy Ferguson: “we designed, we built, we own, we operate, we maintain this station, so we’re completely self-sustaining and that’s a great feeling.”

By using CNG, this fleet will displace about 475,000 gallons of diesel per year, reducing CO2 emissions.

With partners like the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Virginia Transportation is committed to clean energy for the long haul.


Question of the Month: What are the Current and Future Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Question: What are the current and future medium and heavy-duty vehicle standards? We have the answer!

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (collectively, HDVs) are expected to surpass light-duty vehicle (LDV) emissions by 2030. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish fuel efficiency standards for HDVs.

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Energy Symposium Slated for Birmingham!


Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

Question of the Month: What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?

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 According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in the United States. In 1975, Congress enacted the Energy Conservation and Policy Act, which directed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The goal of the CAFE program is to reduce national energy consumption through fuel economy improvements. Specifically, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of DOT, develops annual fuel economy requirements for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks. Fuel economy is measured based on the average mileage a vehicle travels per gallon of gasoline, or gallon of gasoline equivalent for other fuels.


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