NAFA and CALSTART Sustainability Sessions, Online Energy Company Adds to Management Team, Kia Sponsors Teen Driver Safety Training

NAFA and CALSTART Offer­ing Spe­cial Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Ses­sions
At NAFA’s 2013 Insti­tute & Expo (I&E), which takes place April 23–26 at the Atlantic City Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, sus­tain­abil­i­ty edu­ca­tion will reach a new lev­el thanks to spe­cial ses­sions designed by CALSTART, an orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to the growth of a clean trans­porta­tion tech­nolo­gies indus­try. The pro­gram will include the fol­low­ing four brand new ses­sions: “Alter­na­tive Fuels and High-Effi­cien­cy Vehi­cles – Update for Fleets” – This ses­sion will pro­vide a valu­able ten-thou­sand foot overview of what these tech­nolo­gies and fuels can mean to fleet oper­a­tions. “Myths, Facts, and Mis­per­cep­tions – The Straight Scoop on New Fuels and Tech” – There are many ques­tions, myths, and mis­per­cep­tions that sur­round advanced vehi­cles and fuels. “Smart Alt Fuel and Tech Choice Work­shop — Mak­ing it Work for You” – As fleets imple­ment sus­tain­abil­i­ty and fleet green­ing plans, how do they make the best choice of fuel or tech­nol­o­gy that fits their oper­a­tion, geog­ra­phy, and vehi­cle mix? “Fleet Sustainability/Greening – The Key Steps to Plan your Path” – There are smart actions that fleets can take to put them on the right path, while sav­ing them time and mon­ey.
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Online Ener­gy Com­pa­ny Price­lock Builds Man­age­ment Team
Price­lock, a leader in online ener­gy auc­tions, announced today that Jeff Rosen­zweig, Zach Scott and Tim Leigh have joined the Price­lock team to sup­port the growth of Pricelock’s plat­form for trans­act­ing ener­gy and ener­gy-relat­ed prod­ucts includ­ing nat­ur­al gas, pow­er, dis­til­lates, coal, nat­ur­al gas stor­age and rail­car leas­es. “We are con­tin­u­ing to inno­vate and are fill­ing the gap for buy­ers and sell­ers of com­plex phys­i­cal and finan­cial com­mod­i­ty prod­ucts left by tra­di­tion­al exchanges like ICE and CME,” said Naveen Agar­w­al, Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer. “We are excit­ed to be joined by such a tal­ent­ed group of indus­try experts and are con­fi­dent that their knowl­edge will bring val­ue to our cus­tomers and dri­ve our con­tin­ued growth in this excit­ing and expand­ing mar­ket.”
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Kia Part­ners with B.R.A.K.E.S. on Teen Dri­ver Safe­ty Pro­gram
Kia Motors Amer­i­ca (KMA) recent­ly part­nered with B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Respon­si­ble And Keep Every­one Safe) Teen Pro Active Dri­ving Course to pro­vide more than 150 teenagers rang­ing in ages 15 1/2 to 19 with advanced train­ing to respond to real-world dri­ving sce­nar­ios. B.R.A.K.E.S., with KMA’s sup­port — which includ­ed a fleet of 2013 Kia Rios — pro­vid­ed the instruc­tion at no cost in an effort to pre­vent injuries and save lives by edu­cat­ing teens and their par­ents about the impor­tance of respon­si­ble dri­ving habits. The school offers near­ly four hours of hands-on train­ing and a very low stu­dent-instruc­tor ratio to ensure per­son­al atten­tion. The cur­ricu­lum includes an array of defen­sive dri­ving tech­niques and rais­es aware­ness of the dan­gers of dis­tract­ed dri­ving.
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