Building upon two standout years in Southern California, Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA) announced that the annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America's largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies event, will move to Washington, D.C. for the 2013 conference. The 2013 ACT Expo, taking place June 24 – 27, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) innovative Clean Cities initiative, which has played a significant role in developing the market for alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies.
"The move to Washington, D.C. for ACT Expo 2013 is in acknowledgement that the alternative fuel vehicle movement is gaining ground nationally," said Erik Neandross, chief executive officer of GNA, conference organizers for the ACT Expo. "Having the industry get in front of policy makers is going to be important to keep the momentum that's been building over the last few years going."
ACT Expo 2013 will gather thousands of alternative fuel industry leaders from across North America to showcase the economic, environmental, and energy-security benefits of alternative fuel use in transportation. The conference program will showcase success stories from clean vehicle deployments, details on funding programs, regulatory and policy updates, an exhibit hall with the latest advanced vehicle technologies, networking receptions, and a ride and drive event. An alternative fuel vehicle caravan to the Capitol will also take place in acknowledgement of the DOE's support of and commitment to encouraging the development and use of clean, alternative fuels.
The U.S. DOE Clean Cities program represents more than 10,400 stakeholders with participation in nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions across the country. Clean Cities coalitions work to build partnerships with local and statewide organizations, businesses, and consumers to adopt alternative and renewable fuels to reduce petroleum use. Launched in 1993, the Clean Cities program is responsible for displacing three billion gallons of petroleum.
ACT Expo conferences are widely recognized for providing strong educational value and positive results for transportation professionals that are responsible for procuring and maintaining their private and public fleet operations, as well as for industry stakeholders looking to make investments in these advanced technologies and alternative fuel opportunities. Additional details for the 2013 ACT Expo including the conference program, registration rates, and speakers will be available at www.actexpo.com.