Southeast Diesel Collaborative 13th Annual Partners' Meeting

Date: September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Location: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Southeast Diesel Collaborative 13th Annual Partners' Meeting

September 26th-27th, 2018
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Register Now for the SEDC Conference!

On September 26th and 27th, the Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC) partners in eight southern states in agriculture, construction, transportation, shipping, energy and the environment will come together at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina to hold the 13th Annual Partners Meeting. Learn how to save green by going green in presentations on sustainability, fuel efficiency, alternative fuel use, and freight movement.

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On September 25th, there will be a Funding Workshop, where you will learn more about grant opportunities for your clean diesel project.

There is a room block set aside for SEDC attendees. The room block rate is $192 per night for a standard harbor-side room. This rate includes the $18 daily resort fee that is normally charged. Ask for the SEDC or Southeast Diesel Collaborative room block. The cut-off date for the room block will be August 25th. Reserve a room now by calling (843) 856-0028 or by visiting their website. Please note that for hotel guests there is a $12 per day parking fee.

Reserve a Room Now!

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Stan Williams at

Register Now for the SEDC Conference!

Southeast Diesel Collaborative – EPA Region 4 Contacts

Dale Aspy                        (404) 562-9041
Alan Powell                      (404) 562-9045
William Carnright             (404) 562-9202
Southeast Diesel Collaborative
Strategic Planning Contact: 
Brian Barnes (SC DHEC)



Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association Annual Meeting & Equipment Show

Date: September 16, 2018 - September 19, 2018

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center 5055 International Boulevard North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

The 26th Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association Annual Meeting & Equipment Show will be September 16 - 19, 2018 at the North Charleston Convention Center and Embassy Suites..

The Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association has been serving professional fleet managers since 1993. This organization has grown to over 950 members which include fleet and public works managers, supervisors, purchasing and support personnel. Members represent cities, counties, state, public service and school districts, colleges and universities. In 2005 the organization realized there was a need for the expansion of this organization to include, not only South Carolina, but the entire Southeast.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Cente
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
843-747-1882 or 1-800-EMBASSY | Group Code: GFM

National Drive Electric Week Event - Aiken

Date: September 15, 2018

Location: Union Street and Park Avenue SE Aiken, SC 29801


Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Aiken Train Depot
Union Street and Park Avenue SE
Aiken, SC 29801

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 Come and see the future of the automotive industry when Cafe Scientifique Aiken wii host Aiken's third annual electric vehicle show on September 15th from 11am-1pm at the Aiken Railroad Depot on the corner of Park Avenue and Union St.  This is will be a kid friendly event and in free for all.


National Drive Electric Week Event - Columbia

Date: September 5, 2018

Location: 1227 Main St Columbia, SC 29201


Day: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9am - 1pm
Location: Soda City Market (Main St between Lady & Gervais)
1227 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201

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Part car show, Part science fair, Part tailgate party


Come to Columbia's 5th annual Drive Electric Week Event September 22, 2018 on Main St, Columbia, SC 29201 from 9am - 1pm.  We'll be at the end of the Soda City Market and right in front of the State House!  

We'll have plug-in cars from Hyundai, BMW, Tesla, Chevrolet, Audi, Porsche, and many others.  Private car owners will share their experiences and show their cars.  Dealers will have brand new plug-ins available for your review!  Plus, this year's event being adjacent to Soda City Market makes many lunch options will be available.  Again this year, all proceeds from sponsorships will go to local charities, so come and join us for a kid friendly, educational, community event.
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Autogas Answers: Propane Autogas as a Transportation Fuel

Date: August 29, 2018

Location: 475 Fairforest Way Greenville, SC 29607

Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) is excited to announce its upcoming Autogas Answers: Propane Autogas as a Transportation Fuel event to be held on August 29, 2018 at the Greenville Department of Public Works. 

Join public and private fleet managers, current autogas users, environmental representatives, and propane industry experts to learn more about using propane autogas as a transportation fuel.

This FREE event is sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), and lunch will be provided.

Topics will include:

  • an overview of the propane market in the US,
  • how propane works as a transportation fuel,
  • Volkswagen Settlement funding opportunities,
  • procuring propane vehicles, and
  • success stories and lessons learned.



Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

Date: August 22, 2018 - August 23, 2018

Location: Durham Convention Center

Palmetto Clean Fuels is joining other Clean Cities coalitions and regional organizations to plan the 2018 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference.
August 22-23, 2018
DurhamConvention Center
Durham, North Carolina
Discover the latest and greatest in sustainable fleet technology, operations, and implementation.

Are you looking for ways to reduce your fleet's emissions or operations costs? The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference will showcase the latest and greatest technologies in the biofuels, electric, natural gas, and propane arenas. The conference will also have a strong focus on data driven decisions and technologies.

Join us to learn more, see the latest technologies, and network with professionals.

Register to attend or learn more about sponsorship opportunities at
Discount pricing for Clean Cities Stakeholders is available. Contact Allison Carr ( at the NC Clean Energy Technology Center for additional information.

A Look at Air Quality, Sustainability & Energy Innovation in the Upstate

Date: August 17, 2018

Location: TD Convention Center

August 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TD Convention Center
1 Exposition Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Join the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee and Ten at the Top on August 17th, 2018 for A Cleaner Future: A Look at Air Quality, Sustainability & Energy Innovation in the Upstate presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.

As a follow-up to the discussions around Air Quality this past spring, this informative and interactive workshop was created to feature keynote discussions and breakout sessions focused around innovations that are helping to improve air quality in our region, while also providing financial benefits for an individual, business or local government. Attendees will have the opportunity to self-select into breakout sessions that best fit their interest: Home, Car/Travel or Business. Each breakout session will address energy innovations as they relate to air quality for their respective focus area.

Individual tickets (including lunch) are $20 and advance registration is requested.

More information can be found at


2018 Region 2 AAMVA Conference

Date: June 18, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Location: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel 2101 N. Oak Street | Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The 2018 Region 2 Conference provides a terrific opportunity for attendees to discuss today’s relevant motor vehicle and law enforcement related issues. As with every AAMVA conference, the ability to network is one of the most beneficial experiences and this year's regional conference provides several networking opportunities as well as many valuable interactive and learning sessions. Jurisdiction attendees will learn about the successes and challenges of others, share ideas, build relationships, and discover the many products and services provided by our industry partners that can assist in achieving your organizational goals. Industry attendees will have the opportunity to meet with members of the motor vehicle and law enforcement community. 

For more information and to register, visit:

SC Alternative Fuel Corridor Convening

Date: June 13, 2018

Location: 1401 Main Street, Suite 800 | Columbia, SC 29201

Join PCF for an Alternative Fuel Corridor Convening on June 13, 2018 from 10am-2pm. This will serve as a precursor to the Southeast regional discussion in conjunction with Southeast Diesel Collaborative in September of this year.

The convening will feature four sessions to define key strategies to increase alternative fuel infrastructure along existing and signage pending corridors in South Carolina.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in these round table discussions lead by members of the PCF Advisory Board in the following categories:

  • Financing
  • Location
  • Identifying Anchor Fleets
  • Sustainability Goals

Due to limited space registration will be capped at 45 people.


PCF Alternative Fuel Webinar Series- Register Today!

Date: June 11, 2018

Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) would like to invite you to its first ever webinar series. PCF will host a series of four, one-hour webinars during 2018. Call in information will be emailed to registrants the week preceding each webinar.
Webinar Schedule:
Alternative Fuels 101: Monday, June 11, 2018: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Tools and Technical Assistance: Monday, September 10, 2018: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Reporting: Monday, December 3, 2018: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Please register for the quarter two webinar by Friday, June 8th.

Connecting our Future: Idea Exchange

Date: March 19, 2018

Location: The Michelin Conference Center 517 Michelin Road, Bldg. 18 Greenville, SC 29605

Connecting Our Future is a year long effort with a goal of creating a regional vision for improving mobility and connectivity in the ten county Upstate of South Carolina.
The Connecting Our Future effort is led by a coalition of Upstate stakeholders representing education, transit systems, local governments, economic development organizations, healthcare, conservation groups, and Upstate businesses.
Connecting Our Future Goals:

Reduce Congestion 
Increase Connectivity & Mobility in the Upstate 
Move People & Freight Across the Region Safely
Improve Quality of Life & Health of Upstate residents by Reducing Emissions



2018 Annual Training Event Vendor Expo & Bus Roadeo

Date: March 15, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Location: Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive Myrtle Beach SC 29572

Annually the Transportation Association of South Carolina holds a conference for the purpose of training new members, showcasing the latest in industry products and services available, and to provide opportunities for networking. The TASC conference attendees are transit service provider executive directors, human service directors, councils on aging, education officials, and their staff, which include the following areas of management: human resources, procurement, finance, maintenance, training, vehicle operators, and quality assurance. Local, State, and Federal Officials are also in attendance each year.

For more information and registration, visit

iMAGINE STEM Festival Midlands​

Date: March 3, 2018

Location: 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201

10:00am - 2:00 pm

S2TEM Centers SC and South Carolina's Coalition for Mathematics and Science looks forward for the second annual iMAGINE STEM Festival. 

Festival includes:
- Free admission
-limited free parking
-Free interactive STEM activities that show all South Carolina has to offer!

The mission of iMAGINE  STEM Festival Midlands is to create meaningful experiences that promote engaging discussions, collaboration and information sharing to meet workforce needs now and in the future, with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), in South Carolina. iMAGINE STEM Festival - Midlands is a program of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science (SCCMS) at Clemson University.​



First Responder Clean Transportation Demonstration Day

Date: February 28, 2018

Location: NC Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR) 310 Technology Drive Garysburg, NC 27831

Join North Carolina State University on February 28, 2018 for a first responder clean transportation demonstration day at NCCAR. Learn about alternative fuel vehicles and clean transportation technology applications specific to law enforcement, fire and rescue, and emergency medical services. The event will include classroom instruction with real world case study results, hands-on product static review, closed course ride and drive, and lunch. See and learn about available technologies that can save money, improve efficiency, and extend vehicle service life. Targeted technologies will include:
·         LPG vehicles
·         CNG vehicles
·         PHEV vehicles
·         Idle reduction technologies
o   Auxiliary power units
(electric and internal combustion)
o   Calibration software
o   Electrified parking
o   Start-stop technologies
Registration is free with lunch provided.