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The Omaha Public Power District fleet consists of 1,441 vehicles and equipment. Mike Donahue, manager of transportation and construction, uses various methods to reduce fuel use. Photo courtesy of OPPD

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Omaha Public Power District Shutting Off Idling Engines

In the pursuit of fuel-cost reduction, engine idling is a bulls-eye target. An Omaha utility employs a number of measures to hit that target, including mobile power units and hybrid-electric technology.

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Utilities Recognized as Dow Jones World Sustainability Leaders for 2013

Entergy Corp, PG&E, and Sempra were among the companies named as sustainability leaders by Dow Jones for 2013.

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Austin Energy Employees & Fleet to Star in Live Dance Production

Featuring the employees and machinery of Austin's municipal power company, the massive outdoor production will consist of 20 utility poles, bucket trucks weaving in and out, cranes extending 100-plus feet into the air, and 50-plus linemen climbing and performing aesthetically sculpted choreography that intertwines their physical work.

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SoCalGas Establishes $1 Million Fund to Speed Clean Technology Development

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator have launched an effort to identify and help bring to market potential clean technology solutions in three key areas: fuel cells, renewable natural gas, and distributed natural gas products, including transportation fuels.

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American Water Report Highlights Sustainability Efforts

American Water Works Company issued its second biennial corporate responsibility report, covering performance for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years. The fleet has also grown this year via several acquisitions.

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J.J. Kane Holding Large Public Auction Sept. 21 in Indiana

Gary, IN – Auction items are being sold from area companies and utility services, such as Asplundh Tree Expert Co., ComEd, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and other consignors.

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NGVi Launches NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training Courses for Technicians

Designed for technicians with at least basic skills in vehicle repair, these courses prepare technicians to perform maintenance, diagnostics, and repair of natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

Boulder EV is offering on-site demonstrations of their vehicles performing real V2G bi-directional charging.

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Boulder Electric Vehicle Successfully Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder EV and Coritech Services will be providing demonstration units comprised of a charger and a truck to private utility companies beginning fall of this year.

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Alliant Energy to Sell Its Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas Distribution Businesses

The electric distribution business in the state will be sold to Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC), a combined group of 12 neighboring electric cooperatives. Alliant Energy’s Minnesota natural gas business will be sold to Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

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Shell Launches Fuel Card for Fleets With 80-Plus Vehicles

Shell, one of the largest fuel card providers in the world, launched the Shell Fleet Navigator Card, a highly flexible fuel card for large fleets.

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

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