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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
Blue Ridge Parkway National Parks Initiative In progress Sep 2015

States impacted:

  • Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway has worked with the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles coalition to cut petroleum use in the park. Blue Ridge is acquiring four hybrids and four propane pickup trucks to replace less-efficient vehicles dating back to model year 1989. The vehicles are helping raise awareness of sustainability among the park's visitors. The park is also installing a propane refueling station.

Learn more about the National Parks Initiative.


  • Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (Western North Carolina)