DOE to Expand Partnership with National Parks

February 28, 2011

Photo of a 1930s red and black bus driving on a road in Glacier National Park.The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative today announced the expansion of the ongoing collaboration with the National Parks Service’s Climate Friendly Parks program. The goal of this new partnership is to reduce air pollution and preserve the environment and the National Parks’ natural resources. Clean Cities has been working with the National Park Service since 1999 to support the use of renewable and alternative fuels, electric drive vehicles, and other energy-saving practices to help preserve air quality and promote the use of domestic energy resources in the parks. The expansion includes additional support and pilot projects at three national parks. The Department will provide technical assistance in developing project proposals which then can be submitted to the National Parks Service for potential funding.

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Picture inset One of Glacier National Park’s propane-powered historic Red Buses.

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