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The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $400 million to fund hundreds of projects across the country that advance affordable, domestic transportation fuels and technologies.


Project Initiative/Award Awardee Status Date
Virginia EV Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Complete Sep 2011

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Virginia EV

The activities of this planning project laid educational and policy groundwork for electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure installation in the Richmond, VA region. A strategic plan was developed to identify and foster policies to expedite infrastructure implementation specific to the area and prepare the Commonwealth for successful deployment of plug-in electric drive vehicles.

Learn more about the Electric Vehicle Community Readiness.

$429,051 Award

$40,486 Local matching funds

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Missouri

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Located in Missouri, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River, allowing visitors to experience one of the best-preserved battlefields in the nation. Working with the Kansas City Clean Cities Coalition (KCC), the park plans to add a propane pick-up truck, four propane lawn mowers, and propane refueling infrastructure to its fleet. The park is also collaborating with the coalition to demonstrate how these technologies can help preserve the historic landscape. This project is estimated to help the park reduce its annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4 million tons of CO2 and displace the use of nearly 660 gasoline-gallon equivalents of petroleum per year.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.


  • Kansas City Regional Clean Cities
Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards Wisconsin Department of Administration, Division of Energy Services, State Energy Office Complete Dec 2009

States impacted:

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WCTP) was a four-year initiative aimed to significantly reduce petroleum consumption and emissions in Wisconsin by increasing the use of alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicles and the installation of supporting infrastructure. The WCTP also aimed to maximize the preservation and creation of jobs by investing in the technology and training necessary to continue to develop a strong alternative fuels industry. The project deployed 177 light-duty vehicles, 200 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and installed 3 publicly accessible and 19 private alternative fuel stations.

Learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Awards.

$15,000,000 Award

$17,047,478 Local matching funds


  • Bayfield County
  • Barnes Inc.
  • Barnes Power Equipment
  • Bestway Limousine LLC
  • Brown County
  • Chippewa County Highway Department
  • City of Bayfield
  • City of Durand
  • City of Madison
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Monona
  • Contract Transport Services LLC
  • Dane County
  • Dart Transit Co.
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Fun Times Bounces
  • GO Riteway
  • Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kenosha County
  • Lamers Bus Lines Inc.
  • Madison Gas & Electric
  • Marquette University
  • Marshfield Utilities
  • Milwaukee County
  • Milwaukee County General Mitchell Airport
  • Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District
  • Oconomowoc Transport Company
  • Pope Transport
  • Remy Battery Co Inc.
  • Roehl Transport Inc.
  • Sheehy Mail Contractors Inc.
  • Stoughton Utilities
  • SunPower Biodiesel LLC
  • Time Transport
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Veriha Trucking
  • Waste Management of Wisconsin Inc.
  • We Energies
  • Wisconsin Department of Administration
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • WPPI Energy
Yellowstone National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is deploying a plug-in electric vehicle and installing publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations. The project supports a broader effort to expand clean transportation options within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The park has already deployed an electric utility vehicle, hybrid electric vehicles, and a hybrid electric bus. With help from the Yellowstone-Teton Clean Energy Coalition, the park is also enhancing public outreach for idle reduction efforts.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.


  • Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities Coalition
Zion National Park National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Utah

Zion National Park

In 2000, Zion National Park introduced a fleet of 21 shuttle buses, which are all powered by propane. By getting visitors out of their cars, the shuttles eliminate more than 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year. Utah Clean Cities is working with park officials to expand Zion's use of alternative fuels by replacing three gasoline-powered vehicles with all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and installing 10 electric vehicle charging stations, five of which will be available for public use. The project also includes an idle-reduction education and outreach initiative.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.


  • Utah Clean Cities