The European Commission Intelligent Energy Initiative (IEE) has set up a three-year Clean Fleets project, offering public authorities and fleet operators assistance with the implementation of the EC Clean Vehicles Directive (CVD). Now integrated into national law in all EU Member States, Directive 2009/33/EC aims at a broad market introduction of green propulsion vehicles, including those fueled by natural gas.
The ICLEI-led project will provide support with tendering, modular training, opportunities for information exchange and specific advice to those organisations who must comply with the Directive.
The project will also assist those who wish to go further than compliance, with innovative ways to purchase or lease clean and energy-efficient vehicles. As part of the project, an online discussion forum will be created and materials such as case studies, guidance and tools will be developed – along with regular newsletters. In addition, direct support for public authorities and fleet operators is also available.
The Clean Fleets Project is funded by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (formerly ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’), and runs through to September 2015.
To learn more about the project, sign up for future news or register your interest to receive free support, follow the link to ICLEI’s sustainable procurement resource centre – call for interest.