Links and Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

State Laws

  • WV Code 17C-13A

    The Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act (West Virginia Code §17C-13A) limits regulated entities to no more than 15 minutes of idling per one-hour period, but does contain a number of exceptions including for public safety. This anti-idling statute is enforceable by a law enforcement officer defined by code (such as local police, county sheriffs and state police); these do not include West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection personnel.

Documents and Brochures

  • National Idling Reduction Network News

    Newsletter with information on idling reduction regulations, idling reduction grants, idling reduction general news, summary of state ani-idling regulations, and upcoming meetings and events.

  • US Dept. of Energy: Biodiesel Basics

    “Biodiesel Basics” by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program answers frequently asked questions about this renewable alternative fuel. Included is information on biodiesel production, use, cold weather performance, vehicle compatibility, and more

  • US Dept. of Energy: GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator

    “What is the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator?” by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program is a factsheet to walk fleet managers through the GREET Fleet tool. It describes what the tool measures, why fleets may want to use the tool, and the steps users take to enter their information into the tool.

  • WV Division of Air Quality Clean Air Forum Brochure

    Learn about alternative and renewable energy, electric utility net metering, household solar PV systems, geothermal heating, hydrogen as a fuel, and more.

Additional Resources

  • Argonne National Laboratory: Center for Transportation Research

    Argonne’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR) provides innovative solutions to challenges involving fuel efficiency, emissions, durability, safety, design and operating efficiency, petroleum dependence, interoperability, compatibility and codes/standards compliance and harmonization. The CTR is home to a well-balanced transportation research program staffed by world-class researchers and engineers, who are well known in the technical community and within industry, and are supported by the finest experimental facilities and high-performance computer modeling capabilities.

  • EPA: Clean Diesel Technology

    Reducing exposure to diesel exhaust from diesel engines is especially important for human health and the environment. EPA offers funding for projects that reduce diesel emissions from existing engines.

  • EPA: Making School Buses Cleaner

    Older buses are excellent candidates for replacement with newer, cleaner vehicles which will greatly reduce children’s exposure to diesel exhaust and provide considerable safety improvements. To see if there is a school bus replacement or retrofit rebate currently available, please visit DERA School Bus Rebates.

  • EPA: Reducing Diesel Emissions from School Buses

    EPA offers funding, as appropriated annually by Congress, for projects that reduce emissions from existing diesel engines. EPA also provides information on strategies for reducing emissions from older school buses. One of the easiest ways to reduce school bus emissions and save money is to reduce idling. Another effective method is to replace the oldest school buses in the fleet.

  • EPA: Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change

    Learn about pollutants from vehicles and engines that cause harmful health effects and climate change.

  • Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative

    The Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative (MDC) is a partnership between leaders from federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and environmental groups in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Collaborative is part of an overall national campaign to reduce diesel emissions.

  • National Biodiesel Board

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) partners with Brownfield Ag News to deliver farmer-focused radio segments to 294 stations across the Midwest. We invite you to listen in to these interviews with farmer leaders covering all the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry has to offer including environmental benefits, the industry’s mission and vision, feedstock production and growth, technical advancements and so much more.

  • Office of Energey Efficiency & Renewable Energy

    Last year, vehicles transported 11 billion tons of freight, more than $32 billion worth of goods each day, and moved people more than 3 trillion vehicle-miles. The U.S. Department of Energy's Vehicle Technologies Office provides low cost, secure, and clean energy technologies to move people and goods across America.

  • US Dept. of Energy: IdleBox: A Toolkit for Idle Reduction Education and Outreach

    IdleBox is an electronic education and outreach toolkit on vehicle idle reduction. The low-hanging fruit of fuel economy, idle reduction is a simple way to use less fuel and minimize engine wear, reducing costs along with pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • West Virginia University's National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)

    The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is a pioneer and national leader in developing, managing, and promoting programs to help improve our nation’s energy independence and encourage the use of cleaner transportation. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle training organization in the United States.​