The Southeast Diesel Collaborative is a voluntary, public-private partnership involving leaders from Federal, State and Local government, the private sector and other stakeholders throughout the southeast working to reduce diesel emissions.
Ferrari Red Goes IMSA Green Risi Competizione Wins Back-To-Back DEKRA Green Challenge Awards Risi Competizione is celebrating today’s Earth Day by proudly displaying the back-to-back trophies for winning the DEKRA Green Challenge Award at both Sebring and Long Beach. While the No. 62 Ferrari F458 Italia of Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer finished second in…Continue Reading
Entrepreneur supplies biodiesel to NC school buses By Elena Novak – firstname.lastname@example.org Starting this fall, some school buses in Durham, Johnston and Pitt counties will run on a unique fuel source: used cooking oil. The three school systems are among the first to sign on to an alternative energy program called Biodiesel 4 Schools, which…Continue Reading
BNEF: Proterra Is A 2015 New Energy Pioneer April 26th, 2015 by James Ayre One of Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s ten 2015 New Energy Pioneers is Proterra, a zero-emissions battery electric bus company based in South Carolina. Furthermore, at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City, those in attendance dropped a vote…Continue Reading
EPA: Light-Duty Automakers Surpassing Emissions Standards For the second consecutive model year, the light-duty automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Overall industry compliance in model-year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 mpg – better than…Continue Reading
Georgia School District Debuts Propane Autogas Bus Valdosta City Schools (VCS), located in Valdosta, Ga., has received its first propane autogas (LPG) school bus. According to VCS, the Blue Bird bus features a Ford engine with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system, and propane supplier AmeriGas has partnered with VCS to provide on-site refueling. VCS says…Continue Reading
Pushing the Envelope: Big Rigs for More MPG Daimler_SuperTruck From a large Class 8 tractor to a small light-duty pickup, advance technology programs are demonstrating the potential to significantly cut fuel economy and improve emissions. No, these achievements are not attributable to a new emerging alternative fuel or to the introduction of new hybrid systems.…Continue Reading
Over the past decade, our coalition has been involved in one way or another with the SEDC. It is an excellent collection of people who are interested in making air quality in the southeastern U.S. better!
All kinds of different technologies, fuels, fleets come together through focus groups and the annual meeting in late summer -which is not to be missed. It’s even possible for different mascot breeds like Volunteers and Gamecocks to get along at the meetings!
In each of the eight states covered by the Southeast Collaborative, schools, local governments, fleets, ports and communities have benefited from the diesel modernization and replacement projects supported by the Collaborative and EPA.