Mississippi Development Authority – Jackson


Sponsors/Partners: Alliance Autogas, CenterPoint Energy

Thursday, October 18, 2012
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Event Location:
Mississippi State Capitol
Mississippi Street
Jackson, MS

Event Highlights: The Mississippi Development Authority celebrated National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey at the Mississippi State Capitol, with a panel of speakers and vehicle display.   The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Division and the regional representative of the American Lung Association discussed the impact cleaner fuels have on emissions and our air quality.  Representatives from NGV solutions represented the natural gas industry and the natural gas vehicle market. Charlie Stafford of Blossman Gas, displaying a map of 241 propane
stations as a visual aid, talked about successful propane conversions.  Will Hegman of Mississippi Solar discussed
the market for electric vehicles in Mississippi and shared photos of the
charging station installed at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson.  Next members of the roundtable Mike Horton of
North East Natural Gas District and Commissioner Mike Chaney, of State Fire Marshal’s office gave their reasons for adding natural gas and propane, respectively, to their fleets.

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