Firefighters listen to John Frala discuss fuel characteristics
With alternative fuel vehicles becoming more popular on the market, it is important that first responders are prepared to deal with these vehicles in case of an emergency. So through a grant from the Department of Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition hosted a first responder training on alternative fuel vehicles for firefighters at the City of Milpitas on October 3rd. The training was conducted by John Frala of Rio Hondo College, located in Whittier, California, and he trained 15 firefighters on how to safely respond to accidents involving alternative fuels and topics, such as:
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities Program and its nearly 100 coalitions across the nation reached a major petroleum-reduction milestone -- reducing one billion gallons in 2013 alone. This keep the Clean Cities program on track to meet its ambitious petroleum-reduction goal of 2.5 billions gallons a year by 2020.
DOE launched the national program in 1993, and Silicon Valley Clean Cities (SVCC) has been a key contributor to the program's mission in the Silicon Valley since it's founding in ____. From breaking the Guinness World Record for most electric vehicles in a rally and hosting the 2014 National Biodiesel Summit,
Keith Kerman, New York City Deputy Commissioner, gives a presentation on fleet sustainability utilizing biodiesel.
On Tuesday, October 7th, The Bay Area Clean Cities Biodiesel Summit was held in the San Francisco Main Library. The summit was a joint event that was put on by the San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and East Bay chapters of the Clean Cities Coalition. The event was highly successful, with over 60 individuals from all over the country in the private and public sectors participating.
Notable highlights of the morning session included talks from Scott Fenwick and Shelby Neal of the National Biodiesel Board discussing the future of biodiesel in both technology and
SVCCC intern Morgan is standing with the SVCCC booth
On October 11, the Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition (SVCCC) celebrated National Odyssey Day in collaboration with Breathe California, the Electric Transportation Development Center (ETDC), and the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Pacific Rim Tour at the annual Breath of Life Walk in Saratoga. The event was very successful and drew over 200 participants! Odyssey Day is a nationwide celebration created by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) to promote the use of, and educate the public on, alternative fuel and
Bob Garzee holds an educational session on the electric school bus.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, Silicon Valley broke the Guinness World Record for the largest number of electric vehicles gathered in one place with a total of 507 EVs, thus shattering the record of 481 EVs set earlier this year in Stuttgart, Germany. The Green Team (Silicon Valley Clean Cities, Breathe California and ETDC) helped organize EV contributors to make this World's Record possible, including 10 THINK EVs.
The Green Team of Silicon Valley generated a large amount of public interest in the all-electric school bus, converted under the Health Trust grant from diesel to electric by ADOMANI for the Gilroy Unified School District, where it is now being tested.
Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition is excited about the launch of the re-powered electric school bus at Gilroy Unified School District. The video describes the disruptive innovation project of seven Silicon Valley firms coming together to solve an American problem - school buses, the key players include Breathe California, ETDC, CH Reynolds, and ADOMANI. Click here to watch the video and learn more about the electric school bus and what it means for the future of alternative fuel transportation.