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.
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October Question of the Month: What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?
Heavy-duty vehicle idling, or running a vehicle’s engine while it is not in motion, occurs for a number of reasons, including temperature control during required rest stops, powering electronic equipment, and to avoid cold starting the vehicle. According to Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), more than 6 billion gallons of diesel and gasoline fuel are wasted by vehicle engine idling—with half from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles alone.
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
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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