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Lee Grannis Recognized with Benjamin Watson Award

Sept. 26, 2016

Grannis says he's honored to be in the company of fellow military veteran and friend Benjamin Watson.

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Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emissions Standards

Sept. 20, 2016

What are the current and future medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards?

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Two Coalition Leaders Inducted Into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

Sept. 1, 2016

Don Francis and Rick Price are 2016 Hall of Fame Award Winners

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Model Year 2017 and Beyond: Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards

Aug. 19, 2016

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

Photo of two young boys with backpacks walking past a school sign that reads "Children breathing - no idle zone. Turn your engine off."

Reducing Vehicle Idling Time at School Helps Kids—and Parents—Breathe Easier

Aug. 18, 2016

A Clean Cities project leader and community volunteers successfully address the problem of too many idling cars at a Denver-area school.

A close-up photo of a commercial truck driving down the road.

National Clean Fleets Partners Top Major Mileage Goals

Aug. 17, 2016

UPS, Ryder, and PepsiCo's Frito-Lay are the latest to demonstrate a commitment to operating their fleets more sustainably.

Photo of several men in national park uniforms gathered around a propane tank and electronic equipment attached to it.

Propane Helps Fuel Fleet of Historic Site

Aug. 12, 2016

The Clean Cities National Parks Initiative and local coalitions help a national historic site in Texas transition to alternative fuels.

A close-up photo of a vehicle's tires on asphalt in the summer time.

Key Considerations for E85 and Other Ethanol Blend Infrastructure

July 20, 2016

What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?

A graphic of a Class 8 truck with cabin climate-control technologies pointed out.

Climate-Control Technologies Increase Efficiency and Comfort for the Whole Cab

June 30, 2016

NREL's Class 8 truck climate-control package showcased in Automotive Engineering; saves fuel and maintains driver comfort.

A close-up photo of a vehicle’s tires on asphalt in the summer time.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Tire Strategies to Save Fuel

June 20, 2016

What vehicle tire strategies and technologies are available to save fuel?

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