PRINCETON, NJ, March 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- NAFA Fleet Management Association will conduct a congressional briefing on alternative fuels and federal fuel policies next week in Washington, DC. A live webcast of the briefing will be broadcast Tuesday, April 1, from 8:30 am to 10 am in the Capitol Visitor Center Auditorium.
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 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
• Jeffery L. Jeter, Fleet Manager, Chesterfield County, Virginia and Treasurer of NAFA.
• Steven W. Saltzgiver, Vice President of Fleet Management, Republic Services Inc., and Chair of NAFA's Government Affairs Committee.
Following the briefing, the NAFA contingent, along with NAFA's U.S. Legislative Counsel Patrick O'Connor, will meet one-on-one with Congressional leaders and staff.
The briefing will be available via live stream at eesi.org/040114altfuels#stream.
To attend the briefing, please this website to expedite check-in: eesi.org/040114altfuels#RSVP.
The entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center is on the east side of the U.S. Capitol building, near the intersection of First and East Capitol streets. The nearest metro stations are Capitol South (orange/blue lines) and Union Station (red line). Food and drink are not permitted and identification may be required. Security (consisting of a walk-through metal detector and x-ray for bags) usually takes 5-10 minutes so please plan accordingly.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit nafa.org.
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