Raleigh, N.C. (October 30, 2014) – The 8th annual N.C. Mobile CARE (Clean Air Renewable Energy) awards conducted by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) and N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) to recognize outstanding transportation related air quality leadership were announced as part of the inaugural Southeast Alternative Fuel Conference & Expo held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Nick Tennyson, NC DOT Chief Deputy Secretary made the presentations as part of an awards breakfast on October 24th.
NCCETC and N.C. DOT recognized organizations and individuals across the state that are helping to lead the way to reduced transportation-related emissions and increased efficiency. This spring, the NCCETC announced the Smart Fleet Initiative, a new branch of N.C. Mobile CARE recognition program exclusively focused on fleet commitment and accomplishments in reducing petroleum use, thus reducing CO2 emissions and other harmful emissions. North Carolina based fleets (both public and private sector) join N.C. Smart Fleet on 1 of 3 levels by completing an application.
In its inaugural year the following organizations were recognized at the awards event:
NC Smart Fleet Champions:
BuildSense, Epes Transport, Town of Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte
NC Smart Fleet Leaders:
City of Fayetteville, Gaston County, Greenleaf Nursery, Orange County, Piedmont Biofuels, Town of Cary
NC Smart Fleet Supporters:
City of Charlotte- Solid Waste, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, City of Concord, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, Town of Apex, Town of Kernersville, Town of Knightdale
“In order to reduce emissions and enhance transportation efficiency it’s essential to account for fuel use and undertake efforts to conserve and use more low carbon fuels. We are proud in our inaugural year to be recognizing 18 fleets for their initiatives in reducing fuel use and increasing fuel diversity,” said Anne Tazewell, transportation manager at NCCETC.
To learn more about the N.C. Smart Fleet Participants click here.
About the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center
The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, as part of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University, advances a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies. It serves as a resource for innovative, green energy technologies through technology demonstration, technical assistance, outreach and training. For more information about the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center, visit: http://www.nccleantech.ncsu.edu. Twitter: @NCCleanTech