Dear members, colleagues and friends:

Al Ebron electric car

Excitement at the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) just keeps growing! Our organization recently purchased a 2011 Chevy Volt, and we have already used it as a training tool at our members’ Professional Development Meeting July 27-29 at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine. The event also featured instruction on Eaton’s Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. Thanks to all the members and industry partners who participated in a successful meeting.

You will notice that eNews is now featuring “Clean Cities Corner” – a new section highlighting activities of the Clean Cities Program and coalitions across the United States and how the NAFTC is working with the Clean Cities Program. In this monthly report, you will find updates on what is going on at the NAFTC in general and with the Clean Cities Learning Program. We hope that Clean Cities Corner will provide relevant and helpful information about training announcements, curriculum updates and Clean Cities’ news. Please check it out and give us your feedback!

In addition, welcome to our newest members – National Training Center, New Mexico State University Alamogordo in Alomogordo, N.M.; Associate Training Center, James B. Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C.; and small business member, Transfer Flow Inc. in Chico, Calif. Other NAFTC Updates include Kevin Herdler’s appointment to the Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program Advisory Committee, the NAFTC’s beta Propane Vehicle Training, the promotion of electric vehicles throughout West Virginia and Northeast Texas Community College’s Solar Photovoltaic Installer Course.

The latest Industry Headlines consist of FedEx’s additions to its fuel efficient fleet, the National Clean Fleet Partnership’s six new partners, the U.S. Postal Service’s green initiatives and Chesapeake Energy’s major investment plans for natural gas and biofuels.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of us at the NAFTC if we can be of assistance.


Al Ebron
NAFTC Executive Director

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