NCSU is all Charged Up! – according to Marcy Bauer of the NC Solar Center, Clean Transportation team at NC State.
Electric Vehicle owners can now get their charge on while visiting the McKimmon Center, Solar House, Joyner Visitor Center (JVC), and Centennial Campus.
Check out some of the photos from the ribbon cutting below!
Recognizing Excellence at the 6th Annual NC Mobile Care Awards
The constellation of North Carolina’s clean transportation partners recognized four leaders through the 6th NC Mobile CARE awards on April 19th 2012. The awards were given as part of the Eco Driving to Electric: Clean Transportation Opportunities Abound session at the 9th annual sustainable energy conference hosted by the NC Dept. of Commerce State Energy Office. The two day event featured sessions organized by the NC Solar Center’s (NCSC) Clean Transportation program on eco driving, propane and natural gas success stories, Mountains to Sea electric vehicle planning project update). The Center also helped organize an alternative fuel vehicle display and electric vehicle charging station ribbon cuttings at the McKimmon Conference center parking lot in front of the Solar House and around the corner at the Joyner Visitor Center.
Over two dozen NC Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy CARE) nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges from the NC Dept. of Transportation, NC Division of Air Quality and the State Energy Office. The annual recognition awards are sponsored by the NC Dept. of Transportation as part of the NCSC’s Clean Fuel Advanced Technology project to salute efforts in reducing transportation related emissions. Ted Vaden, Deputy Secretary for Internal & External Affairs for the NC Dept. of Transportation presented the awards for leadership in four categories. The recognition for Individual achievements was presented to Jeff Barghout, Director of Transportation Initiatives at Advanced Energy for his pioneering efforts in growing the electric transportation market. Captain Mike Phillips accepted the Fleet award on behalf of the Iredell County Sherriff’s Office for their success in converting 29 police cruisers to operate on cleaner burning, domestically produced propane. Long time biofuels distributor Holmes Oil was recognized in the Fuel/Technology category. Since 2004 the company has provided over 1.5 million gallons of E85 (85% ethanol/15% biodiesel) and B20 (20% biodiesel/80% diesel) to the motoring public at three locations in the Triangle. The Policy/Organization award was given to the Center of the Environment at Catawba College for a variety of Campaign for Clean Air initiatives including Gas Cap and No Idle Toolkits to help drivers reduce harmful emission and save money. A more complete description of the four award winner’s accomplishments is available here.