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Press Release: Clean Cities Congress and Expo 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:  Robin Joyce, Joyce and Associates

702-813-3021, rhj@ja.lvcoxmail.com

 

 

Clean Cities Congress and Expo 2006

Fueling Economic Solutions for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies

 

Las Vegas, NV-April 3, 2006- Alternative fuels and advanced transportation
technologies will be featured in the largest industry event of its kind in
the nation, the Clean Cities Congress and Expo 2006, which will be held May
7-10, in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

The industry-sponsored event features a "who's who" of national and
international industry leaders and will bring together an expected 1,500
government and industry stakeholders who share the mission of reducing
petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.  Clean Cities has long
supported fuels such as natural gas, ethanol, biodiesel, propane and
electricity, and strongly promotes creating incentives for the use of
alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).

 

This year's Congress will focus on "Fueling Economic Solutions" with an eye
toward assisting fleets in decision-making that can result in cost savings.
"With oil prices nearing $70 a barrel, fleets are taking a financial hit,"
said Will Kleindienst, chairman of the 2006 Congress.  "Because of
substantial incentives in the energy bill and the new cost competitiveness
of alternative fuels, we're attracting potential customers who never even
considered using alternative fuels before."  

 

In addition to the many technical, product- and policy-oriented seminars to
be held during the Congress, an all-star lineup of 150 politicians, authors,
scholars, and entertainers are scheduled to appear.  Speakers include U.S.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who will officially open the Congress; Dr.
Robert Hirsch, an energy researcher and analyst in the area of oil supply;
Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix; Jim Kenzie, auto reviewer with the Toronto
Star; and Lori Weiss, ecological comedian.  Attendees will be entertained by
the nationally known percussion theatre troupe "Rhythm Express," sponsored
by General Motors.

 

Other unique perspectives will come in a general session that will focus on
the financial benefits provided in the Energy Bill.  Andrew Littlefair, CEO
of Clean Energy Fuels, will facilitate a discussion with the national
directors of the major fuel associations, which include the National
Biodiesel Board, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Natural Gas Vehicle
America, and the Propane Education and Research Council.  American Honda
will present the hybrid credits. 

 

The Congress will feature more than 80 exhibitors who will display products
and services currently available for purchase and use.  These exhibitors
will share with attendees the practical knowledge their companies have
gained through real-world applications of cutting-edge vehicles and
technologies.  Attendees will also enjoy an Expo Hall reception, exhibitor
Vendor Tracks and a Ride-n-Drive.  The Expo Hall will be open to the public
on Wednesday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

 

American Honda and General Motors are lead sponsors of the Clean Cities
Congress.  Additional sponsors include Advanced Fleet, Alloy Custom
Products, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Solutions, ANGI International, BAF
Technologies, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, City of Phoenix,
Clean Energy, Cummins Westport, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, Greenfield
Compression, ICF Consulting, IMW, John Deere, Logex, National Biodiesel
Board, National Ethanol Vehicle Council, PG&E, Pinnacle CNG Company, Propane
Exceptional Energy, Salt River Project, and Toyota.

 

For more information or to register for "Clean Cities Congress and Expo
2006: Fueling Economic Solutions," please visit
http://www.afvi.org/PhoenixCongress2006.