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Tulsa Clean Cities Announces $240,000 Funding for AFVs, Infrastructure

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  • Tulsa Clean Cities Announces $240,000 Funding for AFVs, Infrastructure

    by NGT Staff, Jun 22, 2016
    Tulsa Area Clean Cities (TACC), a coalition of local businesses and governments promoting alternative fuels, and Indian Nations Council of Governments have released a request for proposals (RFP) for local transportation projects that would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and the use [Read More]

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      Under the President s proposed 2018 federal budget, the DOE Clean Cities Program would be eliminated. (I would hate to lose access to the alternative fuel station map database maintained by Transportation Energy Partners is urging everyone to make a formal request to the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee to include the following in the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill:
      Within available funds, the committee recommends $50,000,000 for Outreach, Deployment and Analysis to support the Clean Cities Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Deployment Program. Within this amount, $40,000,000 is provided for deployment through the Clean Cities Program, including at least $20,000,000 for competitive grants to support alternative fuel, infrastructure and vehicle deployment activities. When issuing competitive grants, the department is encouraged to focus on awards that range from $500,000 to $1,000,000 each and include at least one Clean Cities coalition partner. The department is encouraged to ensure balance in the award of funds to achieve varied aims in fostering broader adoption of clean vehicles and installation of supporting infrastructure.

      Committee is chaired by Lamar Alexander and Dianne Feinstein.

      Republican members:
      Thad Cochran MS
      Mitch McConnell KY
      Richard Shelby AL
      Susan Collins ME
      Lisa Murkowski AK
      Lindsey Graham SC
      John Hoeven ND
      John Kennedy LA

      Democratic members:
      Patty Murray WA
      Jon Tester MT
      Richard Durbin IL
      Tom Udall NM
      Jeanne Shaheen NH
      Jeff Merkley OR
      Christopher Coons DE