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REFUEL January 2014 | Wisconsin Clean Cities | Monthly Newsletter

HAPP Y NEW YEAR!

“Driving Wisconsin Forward” for 20 Years! In This Issue: Page 2 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7

Wisconsin Clean Cities Recognizes Members 20th Anniversary Celebration Question of the Month Fuel Economy Guide Meet our Board of Directors Members in the News Mark Your Calendars!


WISCONSIN CLEAN CITIES MEMBERS We look forward to serving you in the coming year!

DIAMOND

PLATINUM

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WISCONSIN CLEAN CITIES MEMBERS SILVER

BioCNG, LLC - Cornerstone Environmental Michels Corporation Odyne Systems, LLC. Transit Express, Inc. Veolia Water Milwaukee, LLC.

BRONZE

Blu. (Transfuels, LLC.) Charter Fuels, Inc. City of Milwaukee Endpoint Solutions Corporation Ferrellgas Harters Quick Clean Up, Inc. Hribar Trucking, Inc. Inland Power Group American Lung Association in Wisconsin Interstate Energy, LLC dba Como Oil & Propane Barnes Green Energy, Inc. Madison Gas & Electric Boehlke Botteled Gas Corporation Milwaukee County Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation Probe Alternative Fuel Services City of Port Washington Police Department Time Transport, Inc. Dane County Dept. of Public Works, HWY & Transportation Washburn County Diesel Outfitters Wisconsin Bus Sales, LLC. Dual Fuel Systems, Inc. E.H. Wolf & Sons, Inc. Espar Heating Systems Go Riteway Bob Brylski International Motorwerks, Inc. Bradlee Fons Maxx Air Group Dr. George Corliss Midwest Green Solutions.com LLC Eric DeBruin Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Jeffrey Bach Oconomowoc Utilities Jeffrey Deutschlander Outpost Natural Foods Lisa Geason-Bauer PST Cylinders George Stone Remy Battery Co., Inc. Robert Behling SunPower Biodiesel Tony Hartmann Thermo/Cense, Inc. Veriha Trucking, Inc. Wisconsin Propane Gas Association

ASSOCIATE

SUPPORTERS

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WI CLEAN CITIES 20th ANNIVERSARY Wisconsin Clean Cities recognizes two decades of successfully reducing dependence on petroleum-based fuels, promoting the use of alternative fuels and technologies, and improving air quality. Marking this major milestone, WCC strives to make 2014 a year to remember. Currently, some of our projects include: • Concluding our Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, a multi-million ARRA grant that will result in 18 new infrastructure sites and over 375 new alternative fuel vehicles in WI; • Wisconsin Smart Fleets program, a program set out to provide fleets with alternative fuel planning tools and an outline of different options available for their specific situation; • Lake Michigan Corridor Alternative Fuel Implementation Initiative webinar series; • Eco-driving training course for class 8 over-the-road trucks; • Statewide planning for natural gas as an alternative fuel for transportation; • EV Task Force electric vehicle infrastructure planning; • Celebrating Wisconsin Clean Cities’ 20th year anniversary and state-wide designation; and • Education and outreach events for the 2014 calendar year.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! Together we can “Drive Wisconsin Forward!”

Your membership will allow us to continue to strive for reduced petroleum consumption, clean air, and an improved quality of life. Along with helping support many projects we are currently working on throughout WI, your membership would also included several benefits: • Information on upcoming grants that will allow your company to save money on infrastructure, vehicles, or fuel, as well as information about projects and the latest alternative fuels news; • Support for grant preparation or assistance; • A representative from your company may serve on our Board of Directors and supporting committees; • Access to Wisconsin Clean Cities events, which include seminars, meetings, and conferences; • Networking opportunities with fleets and industry partners; • Technical training, workshops, and webinars; • Individual consultation and technical assistance; and • Public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach.

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QUESTION OF THE MONTH

The national RFS program was developed to increase the volume of renewable fuel blended into transportation fuels. As required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized RFS1 program regulations, which became effective on Sept. 1, 2007. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 increased and expanded this standard through RFS2, mandating that by 2022, 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel be blended into transportation fuels. Though EISA set final volume requirements, EPA must determine renewable fuel percentage values annually to meet the requirements. Read More

FUEL ECONOMY GUIDE Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models Released The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Energy Department released on December 3 the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a resource to identify and choose the vehicles that are the most fuel efficient and emit the lowest amount of greenhouse gases. The 2014 models include efficient and low-emission vehicles in a variety of classes and sizes, ensuring a wide variety of choices available for consumers. The guide provides “Top Ten� lists allowing consumers to see the most efficient advanced technology vehicles as well as the most efficient gasolineand diesel-powered vehicles. Consumers will also find a broad range of information in the guide that can be helpful while shopping for a new vehicle including an estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle. Read More

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MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Craig Fischer, Dual Fuel Systems Mary Smarelli, Transit Express Jerry Medinger, American Lung Association - WI Bob Reagan, We Energies Bryan Nudelbacher, GAIN Clean Fuel George Stone, Milwaukee Area Technical College Jeffrey Bach, American Diesel Systems Jeff Shefchik, Paper Transport, Inc. Jeff Tews, City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Katrina Bell, ANGI Energy Systems Martin Franzkowiak, Charter Fuels, Inc. Matt Jarmuz, Odyne Systems, LLC Ruanna Hayes, Kwik Trip

Auxiliary Board Members: Matthew Carr, Cummins NPower Tim Glynn, E.H. Wolf and Sons

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS ET Environmental Wraps Up Report That Covers NGV Maintenance Facilities ET Environmental Corp. LLC has completed work on developing guidelines and best practices for natural gas vehicle (NGV) maintenance facilities in Wisconsin an assignment that the company began on behalf of the Wisconsin State Energy Office in April. The “Natural Gas for Transportation Vehicle Repair Garage Guidelines” report, available in its entirety on www.wicleancities.org/resources.php, offers fleet technicians, maintenance facility managers and other stakeholders various processes and checklists for upgrading existing maintenance facilities to comply with building code requirements for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The goal of the report was to help facility managers and owners modify their shops in a cost-effective and efficient manner. “We appreciate the thorough job ET Environmental did on this project,” says Kevin Vesperman from the state’s Division of Energy Services. “It moves the ball forward on adoption of CNG as a transportation fuel in Wisconsin.”

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MARK YOUR CALDENDARS! January 7 WSF Website Launch

The State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities launch a new program to define the label of what it means to be a Wisconsin Smart Fleet (WSF). The program aims to help fleets reduce their carbon footprint and meet internal economic goals, as well as give them Smart Fleet branding. Check out the WSF website at www.wismartfleet.org.

January 11, 2014 Eco-Driving for Class 8 Truck Drivers

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST Waukesha County Technical College, Transportation Building (T), 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

January 18, 2014 Eco-Driving for Class 8 Truck Drivers

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST Waukesha County Technical College, Transportation Building (T), 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

January 22-24, 2014 Joint State Education Convention Wisconsin Center 400 W Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53203

January 28, 2014 Inspection Guidelines for CNG & LPG Vehicle Conversions Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

February 5, 2014 Considerations for Garage & Maintenance Shops When Using CNG & LPG Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

February 20, 2014 Station Installation Guidelines for CNG Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

March 4-5, 2014 Green Truck Summit

Indiana Convention Center 100 S Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225

March 6, 2014 Station Installation Guidelines for LPG Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

March 19, 2014 Best Practices for End Users for CNG, LPG & Electricity - Toolkit Webinar 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

January 25, 2014 Eco-Driving for Class 8 Truck Drivers

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST Waukesha County Technical College, Transportation Building (T), 800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

March 26-28, 2014 Sustainability Summit & Exposition Wisconsin Center 400 W Wisconsin Avenue, WI 53203

Watch for the annual report survey we will be sending out soon!

For more event information, visit our events page at www.wicleancities.org/events.php.

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WCC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization, and is one of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions across the U.S. WCC works to reduce emissions, encourage the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles, and develop the refueling infrastructure necessary to sustain the industry.

January 2014 Newsletter  

In This Issue: Wisconsin Clean Cities Recognizes Members 20th Anniversary Celebration Question of the Month Fuel Economy Guide Meet our Boar...

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