Utah Clean Cities Coalition, 2012 Edition 12
Clean Fuel - Clean Air - Clean Strategies
Idle Free Fleets Conference: Register Now!
Join Utah Clean Cities and Kennecott Utah Copper to learn how to
implement Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free in your fleet. The conference will
include a keynote address from Governor Gary R. Herbert, an introduction
to Kennecott Utah Copper's new Idle Free Tool Kit, and panel discussions
with representatives from business, industry, government and education
who have embraced anti-idling in their fleets. REGISTRATION IS FREE!
This is an excellent opportunity for fleet, business and operations
managers to come together and learn how to successfully implement Idle
Free into their day-to-day operations. More information
2013 Governor's Energy Development Summit
The field of energy is continually expanding, evolving, and influencing the
way we live. During the Governor's Energy Development Summit in 2013,
the latest technologies, processes, and hot topics that affect your business
will be discussed. The Summit is on January 10-11, 2013 at the Salt
Palace Convention Center. This two day event is the largest energy event
The Summit sold out early last year with over 1,100 attendees.
Participation included representation from 21 states and several
international companies. This year attendance is projected to expand
beyond 1,500 attendees.
For the agenda or more
information please visit the
GOLD Stakeholder Spotlight:
CNG America Opens New Station in Lehi UT!
On Tuesday December 11th State Representative Kay J. Christofferson
and Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson, commended CNG America President, Kim
Hugie on moving alternative fuels forward in their community. This is the
16th new CNG station opened in the State of Utah as part the $14.9
million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant awarded
to Utah Clean Cities in 2009. Funds were used to further alternative fuel
vehicle deployment and infrastructure development. As a result, Utah's
CNG fueling capacity has increased by more than 300 %.
UTA Doubles its Commuter Rail!
Utah Transit Authority made Commuter Rail a reality for our neighbors to
the south this month. December 10th marked the official opening of the
new 45 mile line - following a public free fare day Saturday, Dec 8th. The
new line will run about 50 trains a day, and it is expected to service 6,800
Utahn's each day. Public Transit is a great alternative to driving. We
commend UTA for working towards a more sustainable Utah!
In the News:
FrontRunner South opens, brings changes to North Line
FrontRunner officially opened in Utah County
National News & Alternative Fuel Highlights
Clean Cities TV now on Youtube!
Clean Cities TV YouTube channel has been launch! It is a great resource
for learning about Clean Cities projects all over the country and the
Upcoming Events benefits alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. It also houses the
MotorWeek collections. Check it out at: www.youtube.com/cleancitiestv
Are you looking to find out what events are MAP-21 Webinar Online
happening around the state in the next
couple of months? Maybe an opportunity Transportation Energy Partners hosts a webinar series to help provide
to display your company or learn more policy support to the nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions and their 10,400
about alternative fuels? stakeholders across the US. The October webinar, MAP-21: What the
New Transportation Law Means for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, was
Visit the calendar on our new website! Or enormous well received with more than 150 clean energy leaders from
get the latest UCC news on: across the continent participating. If you missed it, watch the webinar
UCC Facebook online here.
UCC Blog The Cross Country Freightliner Natural Gas Tour
For the month of October we follow the Clean Across America and Back
TRS Question of the Month CNG Roadtrip to highlight the availability of CNG refueling. Light-duty
vehicles are not the only ones making this voyage. This summer,
Freightliner drove a CNG-fueled Cummins Westport ISX12 G-powered
Clean Cities Technical Response Cascadia 113 day cab with a 32,000 lb cargo of cardboard bails coast-to-
Question of the Month: coast. Learn more about the trip, and how much they saved here.
Which states have adopted the California Tesla Model S Winner of Motor Trend's Car of the Year
Air Resources Board (CARB) aftermarket
conversion certification requirements? Tesla Model S was named Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year, one of the
Answer Here automotive industry's most coveted awards. This is the first non-gasoline
powered automobile to win "Car of the Year," which has been awarded
Contact Information almost every year since Motor Trend's inception in 1949. The Model S
garnered a unanimous vote from the panel of Motor Trend judges and
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR guest judges, making it the first unanimous winner in the award's history.
435-634-4361 Electric Charging Corridor in AZ
Robin.Erickson@UtahCleanCities.org Arizona is driving the golden spike for electric transportation at Picachco
Peak. Electric Vehicle travel between Tucson and Phoenix is now
possible, with a 20-minute pit-stop at Bowlin Travel Centers Picacho Peak
NORTHERN OFFICE Plaza. Scottsdale based start-up, GOe³ is celebrated the 1st of 26 planned
publicly accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charge Stations in Arizona,
Irene Rizza on December 8th. They are blazing the trail of a 1000 unit Electric
801-535-7736 Highway that will make fuel-free coast-to-coast travel a reality by 2015.
c. 801-824-8380 Read More
Communications & Northern Coordinator
Cellulosic Ethanol to hit the Market in 2013
Carly. Ferro@utahcleancities.org Energy security, climate change and local economy are the three driving
forces of UCCC's mission. Those same issues drive congressional
policies on biofuels, but their vision goes further than corn ethanal - which
SOUTHERN OFFICE has sparked the food vs. fuel debate. Rather, their sights were sent on
was cellulosic biofuels - derived from corn residue, wheat straw or other
Robin Erickson - Southern Coordinator biomass. The EPA's 2005 Renewable Fuel Standard calls for 1 billion
gallons of ethanol produced from non-food plant matter, rather than grain,
Natassia Burgess - Intern
in 2013. Several plants are currently under construction so cellulosic
Natassia.Burgess@utahcleancities.org ethanol is poised to hit the commercial market sometime in 2013, though
far under the EPA estimated 1 billion gallons. Read More.
To learn more about Biofuels in America, check on the National Biodeisel
& Ethanol Conference in Nevada this February (see events calendar
Fuel Cells, commercially successful?
Ever found yourself pondering the commercial success of fuel cells? Well
ponder no more. The Dept. of Energy (DOE) has published an update on
the commercial successes of its Fuel Cell Technologies Program. It details
the advanced fuel cell technologies the DOE has supported and how they
are helping American businesses reduce their energy costs and drive new
market opportunities in the USA.
In all, 36 commercial technologies supported by the DOE have entered
the global market and an additional 65 emerging technologies have the
potential to expand US leadership in the growing global fuel cell industry.
'Pathways to Commercial Success: Technologies and Products Supported
by the Fuel Cell Technologies Program' compiled by the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, is available for free download from the DOE's Office
of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
Fleet Managers and Drivers:
GoNatural CNG's New CNG Training Schedule
Go Natural has created a college accredited curriculum including a 150 page text book. The purpose of the course is to
create a pool of compliant, well-trained technicians to safely and accurately service, repair and build Go Natural CNG fuel
systems. Their five day class is taught by expert technicians, and is specifically designed for those new to CNG. It is a
hands on instruction on Go Natural's CNG Kit, and O.E.M Natural Gas Vehicles. The course concludes with students fully
converting a vehicle to run on Go Natural's CNG kit, as well as prep for the CSA fuel systems inspection test. The winter
January 7-11 Woods Cross, Utah
January 17th Boise, Idaho (this is a one day class, call for pricing)
January 21-25 Tulsa, OK (Tulsa Tech)
February 11-15 Woods Cross, Utah
For more information contact GoNatural CNG: 801-281-4766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New CNG Honda Civic Perk:
Honda announced it will be providing a $3,000 fuel card with every sale of its 2012 Civic Natural Gas. Honda has 199
dealers across 36 states that sell and service the Civic Natural Gas. This program, will start at 19 dealers in California,
Washington, Utah, Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio, and will continue until January 2, 2013.
The growing price differential between gasoline and natural gas has already lead to record sales of the 2012 Civic
Natural Gas - Honda has sold 1,576 units since last October. The goal of this new incentive is to reduce incremental cost.
In theory the $3,000 Clean Energy fuel card will translate into two to three years of not paying for fuel.
Ken Garff Honda - Downtown and Ken Garff Honda - Riverdale are now offering a special savings to customers
purchasing a 2012 Civic Natural Gas. Customers can choose from a prepaid debit card that can be used to purchase
$2,000 worth of free compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel at any location or a $3,000 fuel card that can be used at Clean
Energy CNG fueling stations around the country. This is in addition to the Utah State Tax Credit of $2,500! For more
information contact participating dealers.
Mark Your Calendar
Utah Governor's Energy Development Summit
Salt Lake City, UT: January 10th - 11th, 2013
Idle Free Fleets Conference
West Valley City, UT: January 15th, 2013
World LNG Fuels Conference 2013
George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX: January 21-23, 2013
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
Las Vegas, NV: February 4th - 7th
National Ethanol Conference
Las Vegas, NV: February 5th - 7th
2nd Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition
Houston, TX: February 25th - 26th, 2013
Green Truck Summit & Work Truck Show 2013
Indianapolis, IN: March 5th - 8th, 2013
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) Conference & Annual Meeting
Washington DC: June 10th - 12th
Washington DC: June 24th - 27th, 2013
Western Energy Policy Research Conference
Portland, OR: September 5th - 6th, 2013
Utah Clean Cities Coalition
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