Discover the Power of Alternative Fuels, Automotive Technology at Community Meeting

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The community is invited to attend a free public meeting regarding the future of alternative fuels, advanced technology for the transportation industry, and hydrogen fuel cell electric cars. The Long Beach Clean Cities Coalition (Coalition) is hosting the meeting on October 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm at 2600 Temple Ave., Long Beach.

“I know first hand that alternative vehicles are great for the environment and for your pocketbook as well,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “The more we use alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, the better.”

The meeting will feature:

  • Clean Energy Fuels discussing the benefits of deploying natural gas vehicles and projections about America’s Natural Gas Highway;
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership providing an update on the state of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles in California and the California Roadmap;
  • The California State University, Los Angeles EcoCAR2 team providing an update on their progress to modify a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu into a parallel through-the-road, plug-in hybrid electric and announce details about their plans to create a learning community for middle and high school; and
  • Information about the creation of an Alternative Fuel Village at the annual Wings Wheels & Rotors Event held at the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos Army Airfield on October 28, 2012.

Parking is available on Temple Avenue, north of Willow Street.

The Coalition was formed in 1994 under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program to advance environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. The City of Long Beach manages the Coalition, whose stakeholders include local representatives from governmental, private industry and nonprofit groups.

By using alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technology, Coalition stakeholders reduced 10.3 tons of green house gas emissions in 2011.

Learn how to get involved with the Long Beach Clean Cities Coalition at www.longbeach.gov/pw/longbeachcleancities; learn more about the U.S Department of Energy’s Clean Cities national program at www.cleancities.energy.gov.

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