NAFA Goes to Washington


NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion (NAFA) will con­duct a con­gres­sion­al brief­ing on alter­na­tive fuels and fed­er­al fuel poli­cies this week in Wash­ing­ton, DC.

The brief­ing, titled “Con­vert­ing Vehi­cle Fleets to Alter­na­tive Fuels: Fed­er­al Poli­cies Key for Reduc­ing U.S. Depen­dence on For­eign Oil,” is host­ed by the Envi­ron­men­tal and Ener­gy Study Insti­tute (EESI) and pro­duced in coor­di­na­tion with Trans­porta­tion Ener­gy Part­ners (TEP) and NAFA.  The brief­ing takes place Tues­day, April 1, 2014, from 8:30 am to 10 am in the Capi­tol Vis­i­tor Cen­ter Audi­to­ri­um.

The pur­pose of the brief­ing is to demon­strate to con­gres­sion­al lead­ers and staff mem­bers the strides pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor fleet man­agers in near­ly every state are mak­ing in con­vert­ing to alter­na­tive fuels (e.g., bio­fu­els, elec­tric­i­ty, nat­ur­al gas, propane). More than 100 elect­ed lead­ers and staff, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives from fed­er­al agen­cies, state/local gov­ern­ment, for­eign gov­ern­ment, pub­lic inter­est groups, indus­try, acad­e­mia, and media are expect­ed to attend.

Four NAFA mem­bers, rep­re­sent­ing cor­po­rate, gov­ern­ment, util­i­ty, and uni­ver­si­ty fleets from across the Unit­ed States, will speak at the brief­ing. They will talk about why they are con­vert­ing their fleets, the chal­lenges they face, and the impor­tance of fed­er­al and state incen­tives in over­com­ing these chal­lenges. Speak­ers at this brief­ing are:

•         Claude T. Mas­ters, CAFM, Man­ag­er of Acqui­si­tion and Fuel, Flori­da Pow­er & Light, and Pres­i­dent of NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion

•         Richard Bat­ters­by, CAFM, Direc­tor of Fleet Ser­vices, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Davis, and Vice Chair of NAFA’s Fuels & Tech­nol­o­gy Advi­so­ry Coun­cil.  Bat­ters­by is also Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, East Bay Clean Cities Coali­tion, CA and a Board Mem­ber of Trans­porta­tion Ener­gy Part­ners



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