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Prospectus Blog Federal Grants Spur Adoption of New Transportation Technologies in Northwest

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Cascadia Center’s TransTech Energy conference began this morning at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. Co-sponsors include Microsoft, Clean Cities, Ford, Idaho National Laboratory and the University of Washington. This is the sixth conference focusing on the combination of transportation, technology and energy. Three years ago, Cascadia Center hosted a pioneering session to examine the potential of plug-in electric vehicles, and the conferences have continued to grow in scope and influence.
This morning, Clean Cities is hosting panels with biofuel and electricity experts to discuss the future of local, sustainable alternative fuel in our region in the context of a “100 Mile Fuel Diet.” Before noon, there will be a certification presentation for the Evergreen Fleets Certification and the announcement of a $15 million petroleum reduction grant. Sessions later today and tomorrow morning will cover upcoming legislation and the potential impact to fleets in Washington State, a discussion of the Sustainable Communities Initiative, and a look at the future of mobility hubs.
Click here to see the release announcing the conference.