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Alternative Fuel Conference Scheduled in April

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Alternative Fuel Conference Scheduled in April

Anthony Fontanelle
February 15, 2007

Vehicles play a major role in the current drive of the global community to decrease the dependency on fossil fuels in an effort to protect the environment much like an EBC Pad affects the stopping power of a car. Automotive vehicles running on gasoline or diesel is one of the major sources of harmful gases released into the atmosphere. Currently, different governments are addressing the problem that has become a major threat to the environment. In connection to this, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute will be hosting the thirteenth annual Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo which will be held on April 1to 4 this year in Anaheim, California. The conference will be an event that will be attended by different sectors which are dedicated to the promotion of alternative fuels.

Different experts on their fields will be present to tackle the future of the alternative fuels. Representatives from different sectors like truck manufacturers, fuel suppliers, government agencies, and parts manufacturers will be present at the said conference. The topics that will be discussed during the gathering are focused on different areas but all pertains in the development of the alternative fuel. Legislation regarding the use of alternative fuels will be tackled as well as EPA engine standards. Climate change, plug-in hybrids, ports, biofuels updates, and electric drive advances are some of the issues that will be addressed during the said conference. One of the objectives of the gathering is to provide knowledge to the different sectors how to make the transition to alternative fuels of different fleets more cost efficient.

During the alternative fuel summit, former CIA Director James Woosley and environmental policy expert Dr. Terry Tamminen will deliver the keynote addresses. Jim Kenzie, the chief auto reviewer for the Toronto Star will also grace the event. The event will be the place for decision-makers to have a feel for where the alternative fuel industry is going. The topics that will be tackled during the summit will give them a great view of what is in store for this blossoming industry. The information they may gather from the said event will be a great help in formulating new strategies in the production and development of new cars.

The event will also feature an Expo Hall where a wide range of vehicles, parts, and services which is connected to alternative fuels will be shown. A “Funding Pavilion” will also be featured to help agencies find the right tools in order to bring down the costs of transition to alternative fuels. The conference will also let the attendees have the chance to drive some of the vehicles shown at the Expo Hall to give them a feel how an alternative fuel powered vehicle performs. The final day of the event will be dedicated to showing the public what are the advances being made in the alternative fuel industry. This is an effort to get the public involved in the development of a better alternative for fossil fuels.

The organizer of the said event is an entrepreneurial organization that works as a bridge between the people who are looking for ways to incorporate transportation technologies to their products and those that can provide the said technology. The organization is backed by different companies in the hosting of the annual event. Among their prominent sponsors are Toyota, Honda, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, and Ford Motor Company. The dedication of these car makers in the development of alternative fuels is further shown in their lineup of cars that are now starting to acknowledge the importance of using alternative fuels.

Source: Amazines.com



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