Charleston County’s Annual Earth Day / Palmetto Clean Fuels Odyssey Day Festival
Date: Saturday, April 15th
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Riverfront Park, North Charleston
Details: A fun filled day of energy and alternative fuels, including educational activities and live entertainment.
Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) is an initiative of the South Carolina Energy Office and is part of the Clean Cities program, one of nearly 100 designated coalitions in the United States. The Department of Energy approved the application for PCF’s designation in 2003, recognizing the commitment of our stakeholders to building an alternative fuels market in South Carolina as a statewide coalition in 2004.
email • (803) 737-0411
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
University of South Carolina’s Educational Fair outside the Russell House on Greene St
Sponsors/Partners: South Carolina Energy Office, The Spinx Company, Palmetto Gas, GreenProFuels, Carolina Energy Distributors, South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance, Center for Hydrogen Research, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control – Bureau of Air Quality, City of Rock Hill, Clemson University, International Center for Automotive Research, York Technical College, Plug In Carolina, Midlands Biofuels, University of South Carolina and the USC Green Quad, AireDock Technologies, EnergyExtreme, Thurso Power Systems
Attendance: 85 industry experts, fleet managers, municipal leaders, consumers
Event Highlights: The 2010 Odyssey Week: Alternative Fuels Seminar was a four-day event in South Carolina with activities in Columbia, Sumter, Rock Hill, and Greenville. It served as a venue for dialogue between industry experts, fleet managers, and the general public. Each location started with the same introductory theme – The Business Case, a session targeted toward the local business community and municipal leaders who own and operate their own fleets. Industry experts presented the primary issues of investing in alternative fuel vehicles, focusing on the operational cost savings of certain alternative fuels for specific fleets. On the closing day, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation of Gaffney, South Carolina, unveiled the All-Electric Walk-In Van, which is replacing old delivery vehicles at companies like FedEx and UPS. Secondly, State Senator Thomas Alexander, on behalf of the Governor of South Carolina, proclaimed October 2010 Energy Awareness Month.
Contact: Andrew Epting, Grants Coordinator