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Governor Herbert Signs 11th Annual Alternative Fuels Declaration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4th, 2019

 

Governor Herbert Signs 11th Annual Alternative Fuels Declaration


UTAH CLEAN CITIES AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ARE INCREASING STATEWIDE EDUCATION AND USE FOR ADVANCED ALTERNATIVE FUELS AND VEHICLES

Nov 4, 2019 — Salt Lake City, Utah. Leaders and organizations gathered in celebration of the 11th Year Anniversary and Annual Declaration of the Governor’s Partnership for Advanced Fuels and Infrastructure – the next step in understanding proven business models for fleets and sustainable strategies for clean transportation in Utah. The event was designed to engage a wide variety of stakeholders, private and public partnerships, communities, and leaders on a common platform to better understand cost effective and measurable impact solutions to emissions. This will boost the overall economy and benefit the transportation sector by offering cleaner transportation alternatives statewide. 

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Twelfth Annual Governor’s Idle Free Declaration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13th, 2019

Twelfth Annual Governor’s Idle Free Declaration

September marks the 12th Annual Governor Declaration for Idle Free in Utah September 2019 and the 2019-2020 Winter Season in Utah. The Governor’s Declaration is currently signed by 72 Utah Mayors who represent more than ¾ of the state’s population. The highly anticipated event will be held on Monday, September 16 at 11:00 am to twelve noon at the Utah State Capitol south steps. The declaration will highlight the milestones led by the State Board of Education with idle-free bus policies and recognizes the first, and the newest, Utah cities to be idle free.

To date, the cities of Park City, Salt Lake City, Alta, Holladay, Logan, Cottonwood Heights, Murray, Springdale, Sandy and Draper City all have Idle Free City Ordinances. Other significant successes will be celebrated across the state with local Idle Free campaigns that will be a companion to the exciting autumnal ritual and the “return to school.” Utah schools annually renew and launch their friendly reminders at drop-off and pick-up zones “Turn Your Key, Be Idle Free.” Please, we are breathing here. Local government entities, businesses, fleets, and many Utah communities will be in partnership with this annual reminder to stop unnecessary idling.

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DOE Announces $59 Million and 43 projects to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research:

For Immediate Release: 8/16/19
Salt Lake City, Utah

DOE Announces $59 Million and 43 projects to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research:

Two Utah Advanced Vehicle Projects are Selected to be Funded

Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced $59 million for 43 projects for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, co-optimized engine and fuel technologies, materials for more efficient powertrains, and alternative fuels and new energy efficient mobility systems. These projects support the Energy Department’s goals to strengthen national security, support American energy dominance, enable future economic growth, and increase transportation affordability for all Americans.

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Utah Clean Cities Joins Nationwide Call for Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit

WHAT: Utah Clean Cities Joins Nationwide Call for Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit

WHEN: Feb 11-13, 2019

WHERE: Washington D.C.

For Immediate Release: 2/9/19
Utah Clean Cities Joins Nationwide Call for Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Coalition’s Local Initiatives Show Promise of Shift to Alternative Fuels and Vehicles
NOTE : Utah Clean Cities is available for telephone interviews from Capitol Hill on February 12, 2019 or later to report on meetings with our Members of Congress and their staff.
“When private and public sector, government, social, and altruistic leaders apply pioneering partnerships and technologies to address social challenges and build sustainable communities, we experience the multiplier effect. The shared alliances we create generate an energy that seemingly doubles each time we focus on the solutions, wrestle the problem, fail, re-think the failure, and take action with a successful model. We work for this success and to move on to the next innovation. We need to move faster.”
–Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities
Salt Lake City, Utah– Representatives from Utah Clean Cities will join clean transportation leaders from across the nation next week in Washington, DC to educate federal policy makers about the need to expand America’s use of alternative fuels, including biofuels, electricity, natural gas, and propane Autogas. Tammie Bostick, in addition to being the director or Utah Clean Cities, serves on the Utah Governor’s Motor Vehicle Review board and currently serves as Vice President of Operations for the national board with Transportation Energy Partners. Bostick and key stakeholders will participate in the Energy Independence Summit 2019, the nation’s premier clean transportation policy event, on February 11-13, 2019.

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Utah Celebrates 11 Years of Governor’s Idle Free Declaration- September 17, 2018

WHAT: Utah Celebrates 11 Years of Governor’s Idle Free Declaration

WHEN: Wednesday, September 18. 10:30 am

WHERE: Salt Lake City & County Building West steps

 

 Monday, September 17, 2018

September marks the 11th year of the Idle Free Governor’s Declaration in Utah. Last year was the 10-year anniversary of the Idle Free season, with over 50 Mayors joining, and this year there is even more to celebrate.  This year the support from Utah cities has grown to a historic high with seventy-one Mayors signing, along with Governor Gary Herbert, in support of Idle Free Awareness Month and Idle Free Utah 2018-2019.  This is highly significant.  Those seventy-one mayors represent the majority of Utah’s population, roughly 76%, and further, all seventeen mayors representing cities in Salt Lake County, along with Mayor Ben McAdams, have signed the Governor’s 2018-2019 Idle Free Declaration.

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Local leaders and clean air advocates celebrate CNG school buses- September 11, 2018

WHAT: Local leaders and clean air advocates celebrate CNG school buses

WHEN: Wednesday, September 12. 10am

WHERE: Jordan School District Transportation, 8370 S. 4300 W., West Jordan

 

Jordan School District Celebrates Cleaner Air For Some Of Utah’s Most Precious Passengers

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Local lawmakers, city leaders, school district officials, students, and clean air advocates will come together on Wednesday, September 12, to celebrate Jordan School District’s investment in the state’s largest fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas) school buses. This year, the Jordan School District added 36 new CNG buses to its fleet, bringing the total number to a record 105.

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