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The Hubcap: April 2019

SC Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust - Request for Applications, Round 1

The South Carolina Department of Insurance, as the lead agency for the State of South Carolina, has issued a Request for Applications (Round 1) and is seeking to award up to $10 million in funding under the state’s allocation for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT).  Below are the documents related to...

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Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Flag Program: Spring Challenge

In May, organizations across the US are challenged to recruit schools and other organizations (hospitals, fire houses, adult day care centers, health departments, etc.) to adopt an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Quality Flag Program.

The Air Quality Flag Program helps to protect people’s health by...

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World Energy Launching New Hampton County Operations

World Energy, one of America’s largest suppliers of biodiesel, announced plans to locate its new production facility in Hampton County. The company’s $5.4 million investment is projected to create 30 jobs over the next five years.

With more than 20 years...

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Charging up: A Review of Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging

The United States hit an electric vehicle milestone late last year. In October, we crossed the threshold of 1 million plug-in electric vehicles sold. Electric vehicle sales are forecasted to expand even faster as new models become available to consumers. You would think that this means only positive environmental and...

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Light-Duty Vehicles Accounted for the Majority of Transportation Energy Consumption

In 2016, light-duty vehicles accounted for 58.5% of transportation energy use while medium/heavy-duty trucks and buses accounted for 23.9%. Air transportation was the only other mode accounting for more than 5% of transportation energy use. The majority of fuel used in transportation was gasoline and diesel fuel, used...

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