Alternative Fuel Fleets As Clean Air Strategy Focus Of Houston Conference

The Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Clean Cities Coalition and Clean Vehicles programs will host a clean fleet conference on June 5th in Sugar Land, Texas.

Dedicated to helping transportation fleets conserve fuel and reduce air pollution through the use of alternative fuels, technologies, and retrofits, this year’s conference features engaging discussion from industry, academic and governmental experts  on varied topics, such as:

  • Creating a Clean, Sustainable Fleet
  • Growth of Alternative Fuel Fleets and Infrastructure Networks
  • Transitioning Your Fleet to Alternative Fuels
  • On the Road: One Fleet and Multiple Fuels
  • Driving Ahead: Alternative Refueling Infrastructure
  • Texas’ Alternative Fuel Advantage

Dan Frakes, manager of Advanced Technology and Vehicle Fuels Policy for the Public Policy Center of General Motors, is the keynote speaker. Vic LaRosa, president of TTSI, an EPA SmartWay truck company at the Port of Houston, is speaking as well. Vic’s company is one of the partners in Houston’s hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid truck demonstration project.

The two H-GAC programs responsible for bringing these key stakeholders together work collaboratively to spur momentum for innovative air pollution reduction strategies.  The Clean Cities Coalition mission is to reduce air pollution through the displacement of petroleum, by promoting and facilitating the usage of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, and fuel conservation initiatives.  The Clean Vehicles program incorporates a three-phase project management system to assist organizations in trying to secure funding for transportation solution projects.

As we’ve stated many times before, solutions for improving Texas air quality emerge from a variety of sources and cooperative efforts. We are encouraged that discussions in forums such as this one continue to take place, and we applaud the efforts of H-GAC in making it happen.

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