Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation: AFLEET Updates

Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool Updates

Feb. 26, 2020

Presented by Andrew Burnham (Argonne National Laboratory)

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UCC Joins Nationwide Policy Efforts for Clean Fuel, Vehicles & Infrastructure at Energy Independence Summit in Washington, D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 5th, 2020.

Utah Clean Cities Executive Director, Tammie Bostick, and Senior Project Manager, Emily Paskett, will join clean transportation leaders from across the nation next week in Washington, D.C. to educate federal policymakers on the need to accelerate America’s adoption of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Bostick and Paskett will participate in the Energy Independence Summit 2020, the nation’s premier clean transportation policy event, onFebruary 10-12.

While there has been a recent drop in gasoline prices, they remain extremely volatile, and the U.S. continues to send more than $200 billion per year to OPEC and other nations for oil, stated Bostick. According to Bostick, the transition to alternative fuels must support America’s growing economy and secure a healthy future for our communities. 

“We are traveling to Washington D.C. to ensure that our Utah legislative delegates understand that the U.S. and Utah must strategically expand our use of stateside fuels. To stabilize all fuel prices and decrease our reliance on imported oil, we must increase our renewable fuel portfolio and lessen our dependence on fossil fuels in the transportation and energy sector,” she said. “For Utah, the message is clear: we must tackle our serious air quality issues with the goal of zero emissions at the tailpipe.” 

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Utah Clean Cities Presentation at the Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Road Map Proposal: The Transportation Revolution

Speaker: David Christensen, Utah State UniversityRoyal DeLegge, Salt Lake City ; Kurt Salloux, Pinecreek Ventures
Moderator: Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities
Location: Wildcat Theater, Room 235

ABOUT:

For over 25 years, The Utah Clean Cities Coalition has supported public and private stakeholders in their efforts to reduce fuel costs and improve air quality through the adoption of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. With Utah using 1.7 billion gallons of gas and diesel each year, we are in no position to look away from cleaner alternatives. This panel will thoughtfully assess where we are today, and how to move forward with common sense solutions that measure energy impact, and benefit of transportation fuels.

Click below to learn more about the Utah Clean Cities Green Fleet Program.

Utah Clean Cities 2019 Year in Review

Tammie Bostick, Executive Director

Tammie Bostick

Executive Director

Tammie Bostick leads Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC) as Executive Director with a passion for clean fuels, clean air, and clean strategies. Tammie joined Utah Clean Cities in 2015 and considers it a dream job of collaborative work– thinking globally and acting locally in a world where everyone is an ally.

In 2019, Tammie was elected as Vice President of Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), a collaborative group with the Clean Cities Coalition Network where she focuses on federal policy and Clean Cities advocacy. Tammie also currently serves as the Northwest Clean Cities Regional Council member serving her regional state Clean Cities Coalitions in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. She was appointed in 2017, by Utah’s Governor, to Utah’s Motor Vehicle Review Board reviewing state fleet operations.

Beginning in 2020, Utah Clean Cities became the primary investigator of two highly innovative projects with the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program: EVZion and CORWest. EVZion will pilot and demonstrate the feasibility of zero-emission electric shuttles in Zion National Park. The CORWest project connects eight Western regional states developing electric corridors in rural, gateway communities across the intermountain region.

Additional projects that Utah Clean Cities orchestrated, under Tammie’s leadership, include the WestSmart EV workplace charging, Live & Work Electric fleet program (Work Electric). Work Electric is designed to demonstrate electrified transportation and advanced vehicle adoption with infrastructure for workplaces. Live & Work Electric Utah guides fleets to sustainable and zero emission targets, by transitioning to electric infrastructure and vehicle deployment.

Tammie addresses groups locally and nationally on the future of transportation and climate communication focusing on actionable steps for fleets that include advanced fuels, vehicles and visionary thinking. She is actively engaged with local and national Renewable Natural Gas, RNG, projects with the goal of demonstrating carbon-benefiting fleets & infrastructure modeling. Utah Clean Cities has launched a pioneering Green Fleet program to generate transportation management plans targeting zero emissions and climate resiliency.

Tammie is a Utah native and a graduate from the University of Utah with a degree in Organizational Communication. Her life experiences have helped deepen her commitment to preserving the delicate balance of Utah’s beautiful landscape and abundant resources with advanced, state-side clean energy and fuels that are economically and ecologically sound, renewable, and ultimately sustainable.

She lives and works in Salt Lake City near her family and the splendor of Utah’s natural spaces. As often as she can, Tammie disappears to her off-grid mountain cabin in the Uintas.

tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org

Emily Paskett, Senior Project Manager

Emily Paskett

Senior Project Manager

A Utahn through and through, Emily grew up on the slopes of the Wasatch Range. She graduated from the University of Utah focusing on Urban Ecology and Sustainable Environmental Studies. Prior to joining Utah Clean Cities, she worked with local nonprofit organizations around the valley and has helped develop and implement successful projects furthering great organizations.

Emily specializes in Fleet and Organizational work and assist Members to adopt and transition to cleaner alternative transportation methods. She also works on grant and incentive opportunities, both state-wide and federally, to secure funding for Utah Clean Cities Members. Starting in 2020, Emily leads the East Zion National Park EV Shuttle System Project granted through the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technology Program.

Contact Emily for inquiries about Utah Clean Cities’ Green Fleets, Work Electric- Work Place Charging Project, Idle Free or Events.

emily.paskett@utahcleancities.org

Dr. David Christensen

Dr. David Christensen; Director of SELECT, USU & Utah Clean Cities Board President

Dr. Royal Delegge

Dr. Royal Delegge; Director of Salt Lake County Health Department & Utah Clean Cities Board Secretary

 

Brent Chamberlain

Brent Chamberlain, Utah Clean Cities Board

Brent is currently serving as a Kane County Commissioner.  Prior to Kane County he served as a Kanab City Councilman for six year.  After retiring from 32 years in the mining industry he and his wife Kathy moved to Kanab Utah in 2011.  Brent was the Human Resources Director, and Safety and Health Director for several mining companies.   

Brent was raised in Southern Utah, attending public schools in St. George and Cedar City.  He attended Southern Utah State College, now Southern Utah University. 

Brent has served on numerous boards and Commissions on a federal, state and local level.  He served on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, Nevada State Committee on Higher Education, Great Basin College Advisory Board, Nevada Commission on Sports, Great Basin Hospital Board and others. 

Jack Hedge

Jack Hedge

Executive Director, Utah Inland Port Authority

Jack Hedge assumed the role of the Executive Director of the Utah Inland Port Authority in June of 2019. His charge is to develop and build the nation’s leading sustainable intermodal logistics hub that will help prepare for, support and manage Utah’s continuing economic growth. Hedge will focus on expanding economic opportunity and international trade while mitigating the impacts to air quality, traffic congestion and habitat.

Hedge was previously the director of cargo and industrial real estate for the Port of Los Angeles. In this role, Hedge lead the development, leasing and asset management functions of the largest container port complex in North America, managing a $4 billion portfolio and more than $270 billion in cargo annually. Hedge’s previous roles include director of real estate and asset management for the Port of Tacoma, managing director for North American Energy Services Capital and Development Manager at Enserch International LTD.