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City of Red Lodge Installs EV Stations 

Red Lodge, MT, The City of - Red Lodge has joined the growing regional network of electric vehicle charging stations! 2 Tesla Destination Chargers and 2 Universal Clipper Creek Chargers sit adjacent to the Public Restroom at 305 N Oakes Ave. The chargers will bring in new visitors to Red Lodge and the Beartooth Pass, providing a new destination for electric vehicle owners.

Working in conjunction with Yellowtone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC) of Jackson, WY and Tesla Motors, the City received rebates for the chargers to be installed at no cost. YTCC is the sole regional designee of the Department of Energy's national Clean Cities program, whose goal is to advance alternative fuels in transportation. YTCC has been leading the initiative to develop a regional infrastructrue for electric vehicle charging, allowing zero-tailpipe emission vehicles to travel throughout our prsitine ecosystem. "We are excited Red Lodge has taken the lead to provide access to cleaner and more efficient options for residents and visitros to fuel their vehicles and reduce emission in our unique ecosystems, Alicia Cox, Executive Director, YTCC.

See below for full press release.

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CLEAN CITIES NOW HIGHLIGHTS YTCC 
Flip to page 14 for a story covering YTCC!
The Summer 2016 issue of Clean Cities Now (Vol. 20, No. 1) is available online.
This edition includes news and information on:
  • How Clean Cities and the National Park Service are teaming up to steer parks towards a sustainable future
  • Five years of success through the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative
  • ampCNG championing a cow-powered, renewable natural gas fleet
  • A Clean Cities coordinator's unique approach to establishing climate-friendly initiatives in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
RFP to lease land for NG Fueling Station
Request for Proposals
To lease Land for the Installation of Natural Gas Vehicle Fueling Station 
The Energy Conservation Works (ECW) and the Town of Jackson is soliciting a Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Siting, Development, and Operation of a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fueling Station in or in the vicinity of Jackson, Wyoming. 

This RFP is a preliminary instrument and associated process to determine interested parties and respective sites from which a final contract agreement shall be established to site, develop, construct, and operate a CNG fast fill station for NGV’s.  The selection, through this RFP process, of an interested party(s) for consideration of the development of a final contract agreement with ECW and Town of Jackson does not financially or otherwise obligate ECW and Town of Jackson or the selected interested party to a final contract agreement. 
This ECW and Town of Jackson RFP process is part of a formal application to the Wyoming Business Council for funding for NGV Fueling Station infrastructure, and therefore the RFP and subsequent potential contract with the selected interested party are subject to all requirements and approval by the Wyoming Business Council for a Community Readiness Grant. The selected party for site development of an NGV fueling station will, pending approval by the Wyoming Business Council, develop a contract with ECW and Town of Jackson for the operation, maintenance, equipment lease, and other pertinent components of this NGV fueling station.
Site Requirements:
  • The Energy Conservation Works (ECW) and the Town of Jackson are soliciting for a property that would have available space to install a Natural gas facility that is approximately 1800 square feet and is in close proximity to the highway corridor, LVE gas and LVE power systems.  The site should be within Jackson Hole (between: Hoback Junction, Teton Pass and Togowottee pass)
  • The ideal site would also be located near the following facilities: Restrooms, restaurant and/or fast food, temporary parking availability, gas vehicle fuels available and vehicle maintenance services.
The following terms, requirements, and information request apply to this RFP:
Interested parties are required to be provide a written statement via email and/or a written paper copy of the statement to: Larry Pardee Director of Public Works, Town of Jackson P.O. Box 1687 Jackson, Wyoming, 83001, lpardee@ci.jackson.wy.us. By end of business, Friday July 15th 2016.   

RFP NGV Fueling Station proposals are to be signed and dated by an authorized representative of the interested party submitting the NGV Fueling Station proposal.
Advertised in Jackson Hole News & Guide: June 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th and 13th 2016.
VW SETTLEMENT UPDATE
(Washington, D.C.) - On June 28, 2016, the United States lodged with the court a settlement with automakers Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC (collectively “Volkswagen”).  The settlement partially resolves allegations that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) by the sale of approximately 500,000 model year 2009 to 2015 motor vehicles containing 2.0 liter diesel engines equipped with “defeat devices” (“CAA 2.0 liter partial settlement”).  The allegations were set forth in a complaint filed by the United States on January 4, 2016, on behalf of the EPA, alleging that these vehicles are equipped with defeat devices in the form of computer software designed to cheat on federal emissions tests.  The settlement is a partial settlement because it only addresses what Volkswagen must do to address the 2.0 liter cars on the road and the pollution from these vehicles, and does not address other aspects of the United States’ complaint. The major excess pollutant at issue in this case is oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and is a serious health concern.
For full information visit the EPA website HERE.
This New York Times article is also informative.
Past Webinar Recordings

Are PEVs Really Green?

June 14, 2016
Are electric vehicles really greener than gasoline cars? This is a question posed by numerous naysayers of alternative vehicle technologies. This presentation described the global warming emissions of electric vehicles throughout the vehicle life cycle, from production to disposal.

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