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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Question of the Month: How are conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings determined and reported?
Answer: It’s important to understand the who, what, when, where, and why (and how!) of fuel economy testing and labeling. In particular, you may be interested in the recent changes described below (see “When” section).
JOHN DAVIS: MotorWeek: Our success story this week takes us to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the tide is turning towards a cleaner fuel. Almost half of Tuscaloosa city school buses are now powered by propane.
Each bus drives about 90 miles per day, putting a big dent in the reduction of harmful tailpipe emissions. But the most noticeable difference for drivers and students on board is the reduction in noise pollution. These propane buses are over 50% quieter than a diesel bus.
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