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1 Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles: Resources for Fleet Managers April 12, 2011 NREL/PR-7A Ann H. Brennan National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, CO NREL Clean is a Cities national / 1laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

2 Agenda Resources for implementing alternative fuels & advanced vehicles Context and motivations Step 1: Learn about the options Step 2: See what others have done Step 3: Are there regulations or incentives that affect you? Step 4: Set baseline and goal Step 5: Explore options for your fleet Step 6: Get help Feedback & Discussion Clean Cities / 2

3 U.S. Dept. of Energy: Clean Cities Clean Cities Mission To advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the U.S. by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Sponsored by the DOE s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program Provides a framework for businesses and governments to work together as a coalition to enhance local markets Provides a way to coordinate activities, identify mutual interests, develop regional economic opportunities, and improve air quality Clean Cities / 3

4 U.S. Petroleum Trends Source: Annual Energy Review Energy Information Administration. Clean Cities / 4

5 Clean Cities Today 87 active coalitions in 45 states Coalitions cover 75% of U.S. population 8,400+ public, private stakeholders Coalitions generate 18:1 leveraging of Federal investment Clean Cities / 5

6 Gasoline and Diesel Prices Source: Clean Cities / 6

7 Motivation and Goals Besides cost, motivators include: Reducing emissions of air pollutants or greenhouse gases Meeting Federal or state mandates Responding to corporate goals Supporting regional economy Promoting green image Clean Cities / 7

8 Petroleum Displacement Strategies Reduce by promoting energy efficiency in vehicles through advanced technologies and more fuel efficient vehicles. Replace petroleum with alternative fuels and low-level blends. Eliminate by promoting idle reduction, combining or eliminating trips, and other mileage reduction measures. Eliminate Clean Cities / 8

9 Clean Cities Portfolio of Technologies Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Biodiesel (B100) Electricity Ethanol (E85) Hydrogen Natural gas Propane Fuel Blends Biodiesel/diesel blends (B2, B5, B20) Ethanol/gasoline blends (E10) Hydrogen/natural gas blends (HCNG) Fuel Economy Fuel efficiency Behavior changes Vehicle maintenance initiatives Reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) Hybrids Light- and heavy-duty HEVs PHEVs Idle Reduction Medium and heavy-duty trucks School buses Truck stop electrification Clean Cities / 9

10 Step 1: Learn About the Options cleancities.energy.gov afdc.energy.gov fueleconomy.gov Clean Cities / 10

11 Learn About Fuel Options Clean Cities / 11

12 Fuels Pages Clean Cities / 12

13 Learn About Vehicle Options Clean Cities / 13

14 Electric Drive Vehicle Section Clean Cities / 14

15 AFDC Light- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Search Clean Cities / 15

16 Find Alt Fuel Stations Near You Clean Cities / 16

17 Find Alt Fuel Stations Near You (example) Clean Cities / 17

18 Find Fuel On-the-Go Clean Cities / 18

19 Step 2: See What Others Have Done (part 1) Clean Cities / 19

20 Step 2: See What Others Have Done (part 2) Clean Cities / 20

21 Step 3: Are There Regulations or Incentives That Affect You? Clean Cities / 21

22 Are There Regulations or Incentives That Affect You? Federal Fleets Clean Cities / 22

23 Are There Regulations or Incentives That Affect You? State and Fuel Provider (Utility) Fleets Clean Cities / 23

24 Step 4: Set Baseline and Goal Inventory fleet: Types/classes of vehicles Number of each type/class Annual miles traveled Annual fuel consumption Annual CO 2 produced 19.4 pounds per gallon gasoline* 22.2 pounds per gallon diesel* Set goal for fuel reduction No new vehicle purchases? Next year s acquisitions? 10 year reduction? * Clean Cities / 24

25 Step 5: Explore Options for Your Fleet AFDC Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool Clean Cities / 25

26 Compare Fuel Economy FuelEconomy.gov Web Site Fuel economy information Side-by-side comparisons Fuel economy ratings Carbon footprint Average annual fuel cost Smart driving tips Clean Cities / 26

27 Compare GHG Impacts Clean Cities / 27

28 (Soon) Compare Costs AFDC Cost Calculator Side-by-side cost comparisons Operating costs Fuel consumption & cost CO 2 emissions In development live April 2011 Clean Cities / 28

29 Step 6: Get Help! Financial opportunities Information resources Newsletters Technology bulletins Technical assistance Local experts and resources Clean Cities Web Site Clean Cities / 29

30 Clean Cities Financial Opportunities Clean Cities / 30

31 Clean Cities Coordinators Start working with the Clean Cities coalition in your area. Clean Cities / 31

32 National Clean Fleet Partnership Charter Members: AT&T FedEx PepsiCo UPS Verizon Clean Cities / 32

33 Web Sites and Resources Clean Cities Web site Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center Web site FuelEconomy.gov Clean Cities Coordinator Contact Information and Coalition Web sites DOE EERE Information Center and Technical Response Service Web Site: Phone: EERE-INF ( ) Hours: 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. EST Clean Cities / 33

34 Web Sites and Resources Clean Cities Information Resources Data, Analysis & Trends Clean Cities Financial Opportunities AFDC PREP tool Fleets fleets/index.html Vehicle Search Publications Database Alternative Fuel Station Locator State and Federal Incentives & Laws TransAtlas Truck Stop Electrification Locator Conversions Clean Cities / 34

35 Other Federal Agency Web Sites Energy Information Administration (EIA) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Clean Cities / 35

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