Posted by NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Playbook for Sustainable Fleet Management

The Playbook for Sustainable Fleet Management is a comprehensive ‘best practices’ event to help fleet managers and transportation professionals implement clean transportation technologies into their fleets to become more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective.

The topics of the event will include:

  • Motor Pool Management and Right-sizing
  • Telematics and Data
  • Propane Vehicles and Infrastructure
  • Natural Gas Vehicles and Infrastructure
  • Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure


Each of these topics will be covered by a North Carolina fleet that has successfully implemented the technologies/practices into their daily operations.  Vendors will also be on hand and will be able to answer any questions associated with the technologies.

The Playbook for Sustainable Fleet Management event will also serve as a venue for the NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s 10th Annual MobileCARE Awards.  The awards are an opportunity to recognize exemplary individuals and organizations that have successfully reduced transportation related emissions, promoted fuel diversity, and encouraged efficiency through clean transportation technologies.  The awardees will be recognized during an awards luncheon ceremony hosted by NCDOT Chief Deputy Secretary Walt Gray.

This event will be held on Wednesday, October 19, from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center.

Register today!

Posted by 100 Best Fleets/NC Clean Energy Technology Center


Please join us on October 6th at 2pm EST to hear the latest on the VW EPA settlement with $4.7 billion slated for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure.  Be prepared to take advantage of this opportunity.  In addition, we will be discussing cutting edge fuels and technologies that some of the top fleets in the country are using today.

The 2014 #1 Best Fleet Winner will be discussing their Smart Cities Program and the $140 million raised through public and private partnerships to support it.

The 2013 #1 Green Fleet Winner will be discussing how to handle big data with new dash boards, as well as their experience using renewable natural gas and renewable diesel fuels.

The 2015 #10 Green Fleet Award Winner will be discussing their experience with renewable diesel fuel.

Additional technologies will be covered.

Sponsored in part by XL Hybrids and Neste.

Register for this upcoming webinar here.

Eastern NC Sustainability Summit

The 4th Annual Eastern North Carolina Sustainability Summit is coming soon!  Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at Halifax Community College from 8:30 am to 5 pm.  The event is open to everyone and general registration is FREE thanks to the generosity of partners, grantors, and sponsors.

This Summit is for everyone interested in learning about the concepts and practices of sustainability and how it can improve the economy, create job opportunities, and improve quality of life for communities now while preserving resources for the next generations.  It offers sessions from noted speakers and experts on renewable energy, the local food economy and agriculture, water, alternative fuel vehicles, and more.

The event plans to include local food trucks, exhibitors, and an alternative fuel clean vehicle show with automobiles that run on electricity, compressed natural gas, ethanol, propane, and biodiesel from a variety of manufacturers and dealers.

Please register at and please share this announcement with your staff and your networks.

Posted by NC Clean Energy Technology Center

MobileCARE Nominations Open

Do you know an outstanding person, business, organization, or fleet dedicated to reducing their transportation related emissions?  Nominate them for a Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) award!  The MobileCARE awards are an effort to recognize exemplary individual and organizational efforts in North Carolina aimed at reducing transportation related emissions, promoting fuel diversity, and encouraging efficiency through clean transportation technologies.  Nominations are open until September 21 and winners will be announced in October. To nominate, find out more information, or see previous winners, visit the NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Mobile CARE Awards page.  Questions or completed nominations can be sent to Matt Abele.


Homepage photo courtesy of NREL.

Posted by Triangle Clean Cities

Drive Electric Cary

All across the country, EV enthusiasts will come together to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. Join Triangle Clean Cities in Cary to see the latest electric vehicles up close, talk to dealerships and drivers and learn more about the newest technology. Educational tables will be out on display for residents interested in learning more about these new technologies, along with dealers and local EV drivers onsite to answer questions about the driving experience behind the wheel of an electric vehicle.

Event will be from 11 am – 1 pm at the Mayton Inn in downtown Cary 301 S Academy St, Cary, NC. Those interested in learning more can register for the event here, or contact Mary Sell ( or 919.558.9400) for more information.

Posted by Novozymes/Growth Energy

The Bachelor of Biofuels

Chris Soules - Twitter pic

This weekend (August 26-28), join Growth Energy, The Bachelor’s Chris Soules and WomenAutoKnow’s Audra Fordin at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte, North Carolina to hear about how biofuels – like ethanol – are keeping our air cleaner, cars performing better and wallets a little heavier. More importantly, learn how North Carolinians can soon benefit from higher blends of ethanol at Sheetz gas stations around the state. Soules and Fordin will be giving a special presentation on Saturday, August 27 at 3:00pm and the Novozymes Zymobile (a car that runs on blends of biofuels will make an appearance) – don’t miss out!


The Details:

Southern Women’s Show – Charlotte Convention Center Hall A

501 South College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

*Show is open from 10am-7pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.


For more information or to buy tickets, check out:

Posted by NCSU Office of Sustainability

Sustainable Transportation Showcase

On Sept.14, NC State University, the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center, and Advanced Energy are teaming up to host a Sustainable Transportation Showcase on the Brickyard at North Carolina State University from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. This fun, interactive car and bike show will be an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to encounter sustainable transportation options. The showcase will feature electric, natural gas, propane, and biofuel vehicles along with many other sustainable transportation technologies.  To find out more about the Sustainable Transportation Showcase here.

Posted by NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Become an Affiliate

Are you involved in the clean transportation industry and interested in getting the word out about your efforts?  This is the perfect place to do so.  Fuel What Matters is designed to be a campaign that connects North Carolina citizens with the clean transportation options most applicable to them.  As part of these efforts, we want to highlight your activities and drive some of our traffic to your upcoming events or campaigns.  Featured content of your choice will be featured right here and at the top of our homepage.  The best part: it’s free.  All you need to do is sign up to become an affiliate of the campaign.  To sign up, contact Heather Brutz at

Photo courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Posted by Fuel What Matters

Fuel What Matters: 2.0

Fuel What Matters is back and better than ever.  Our brief bit of radio silence gave us a chance to listen to our stakeholders and develop a new website that is more useful and interactive than ever before.  As you can probably tell, we’ve incorporated a lot of new and exciting features to help connect website visitors with the clean transportation options that are best for them.  On top of that, we wanted everyone to get a taste of what was going on in the clean transportation industry across our state.  That’s what our new ‘featured content’ section allows us to do.  We can now use this space to cover any and all clean transportation events and activities that are taking place from border to border in North Carolina.  Aside from the new ‘featured content’ section, we’re also excited to announce a new clean transportation commitment widget!  This tool allows visitors to the website to show off their use of clean transportation technologies to everyone else visiting the website. In return for ‘committing’ to use clean transportation, visitors will receive free Fuel What Matters swag in the mail.  To find out more about the new and improved Fuel What Matters, check out the website for yourself or contact Matt Abele,