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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Interagency Commitment to Lower Transportation Emissions and Consumer Costs, Bolster Domestic Energy Security

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September 16, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Interagency Commitment to Lower Transportation Emissions and Consumer Costs, Bolster Domestic Energy Security

The Biden Administration today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among four federal agencies to accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable clean transportation future. The U.S. Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will work collectively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the transportation sector and to ensure resilient and accessible mobility options for all Americans. Domestic transportation—including both passenger and freight—produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector. Working closely with states, local communities, Tribal communities, labor unions, nonprofits, and the private sector, the agencies will combine efforts to advance low- and zero-emission transportation solutions to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, create clean transportation jobs, and support President Biden’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.

“A modernized transportation sector, equipped with accessible clean energy technologies, is critical for providing commuting options that are more affordable, more secure, and produce less polluting,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “This MOU exemplifies President Biden’s whole-of-government approach to bringing the benefits of a decarbonized transportation sector directly to Americans and positioning the United States to be a global leader in clean transportation manufacturing and deployment.”

“With this agreement, we will collaborate across the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver the clean transportation future that Americans want and deserve,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

“Under the leadership of President Biden, EPA is working with our federal partners to aggressively reduce pollution that is harming people and our planet – while saving families money at the same time,” said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan. “At EPA, our priority is to protect public health, especially in overburdened communities, while advancing the President’s ambitious climate agenda. This MOU is a step forward in delivering on those goals and accelerating the transition to a clean transportation future.”

“The people HUD serves deserve clean, affordable transportation options,” said U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is proud to join our federal partners at Energy, DOT, and EPA to ensure that clean transportation investments are made equitably and include communities and households that have been most harmed by environmental injustice. We look forward to working together to better align transportation, housing, and community development investments in these and other communities across the country.”

With the billions of dollars in clean transportation investments provided by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, the United States is well-positioned to lead the global clean transportation market and create millions of jobs for American workers. The agencies will accomplish this by increasing access to more efficient modes of transportation like walking, biking, transit and rail, while lowering the costs of electric vehicles and other zero emission vehicles and fuels to allow American families and businesses the opportunity to immediately enjoy the benefits of the affordable, clean energy revolution.

The collective efforts of these four federal agencies directly influence transportation, energy and land use decisions, technologies, and infrastructure investments. The MOU commits the agencies to release—within 90 days of the MOU signing—a comprehensive blueprint for decarbonizing the transportation sector that will help guide future policy decisions, as well as research, development, demonstration, and deployment in the public and private sectors. The blueprint will ensure a coordinated whole-of-government approach to address challenges to achieving widespread and equitable decarbonization of the domestic transportation sector. This includes increasing access to safe, active transportation options, providing clean and affordable transit options, modernizing the grid to meet increased demands from the electric vehicle sector, and reducing emissions from the entire lifecycle of transportation, including emissions from construction. This coordinated approach will prioritize climate resilience while saving consumers money, improving air quality, and ensuring that all communities benefit from a decarbonized transportation sector.

Read the complete Memorandum of Understanding.

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Event Announcement: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming ChargeWest™ Event 

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Emily Her

Email: emily.her@oer.idaho.gov;

Phone: 208-332-1663

 

Date: September 15th, 12-2 pm

Location: 3753 US-20, Island Park, ID 83429

Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chargewest-kickoff-event-september-15-tickets-408274198117 

 

ChargeWest™ – West Electric Highway Powers-Up Regional Fast Charging for Eight Western States

 

The ChargeWest – West Electric Highway interstate partnership will be celebrated in Idaho on September 15th, 3753 US-20, Island Park, ID 83429. ChargeWest™ is an eight state collaborative between AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, and WY and is the largest EV corridor collective in the nation. This highly collaborative western-centric project brings together the intermountain west states with their Governors, Energy Offices, Departments of Transportation, and regional Clean Cities programs. Together, the project combines the efforts of over 75 partners and is funded by the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program and supported by the National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO).

ChargeWest is committed to improving electric corridors across the western United States; building infrastructure for rural gateway communities, state and national parks, monuments, recreation areas and scenic by-ways through public-private partnership. The ChargeWest™ website provides information on consumer education, laws and incentives with state and federal programming including US DOT’s Charge Forward and National Electric Vehicle Initiative (NEVI) Formula Program with the new Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

The States of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming will celebrate their EV charging initiatives at 3753 US-20, Island Park, ID 83429, where a new charging station will be installed through the State of Idaho’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Program. The first half of the event will comprise of speakers and the second hour will provide the opportunity to view and test drive electric vehicles currently on the market including Tesla models and the Ford Lightning. Speakers for the event include:

  • ChargeWest lead, Tammie Bostick
  • Idaho Governor Brad Little
  • State of Montana Energy Office, Kyla Maki
  • State of Wyoming Business Council, Ron Gullberg
  • National Park Service, remarks delivered by Alicia Cox of Yellowstone Teton Clean Cities Coalition 
  • Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative, Clint Washburn

Governor Little, during his 2019 EV Day Proclamation, said that “zero-emission electric vehicles with clean energy produced in our state protects our health while creating new good-paying jobs, especially in rural communities.” The State of Idaho EVSE Program has allocated funding to install 12 fast charging stations along major travel and tourist corridors, including 3 locations under development in Eastern Idaho in Island Park, Driggs, and Ashton.

As a leading western states, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming continue to explore electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure deployments throughout supporting  the efforts of the Western Governors Association’s Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative, and through REV West .

“The intermountain west is becoming one of the most visited places in the United States” says Tammie Bostick, Executive Director Utah Clean Cities, ChargeWest™ project lead. “We want the modern traveler to experience the same highways and byways of our western heritage with today’s new electric fuel horsepower. Drivers can ChargeWest™ with range confidence.” Consumers will see over 100 new electric vehicle models coming to market in the next two years with ranges exceeding 600 miles, which will create confidence in traveling with electric vehicles.

 

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ChargeWest: West Electric Highway

Electrified Corridors of the Intermountain States

ChargeWest™ is a collection of Intermountain West states which are committed to improving electric corridors across the western United States; building infrastructure on rural gateway communities, state and national parks, monuments , recreation areas and scenic by-ways. The states involved are Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. 

https://chargewestev.org/

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Event Announcement: ACE Recycling & Disposal – Utah’s First 100% Electric Hauler Unveiling August 4th, 2022 

PRESS Announcement

Contact: Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities
Email: tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org
Phone: 801.580.1922


Date: August 4th, 2022
Time of the event: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Ace Recycling & Disposal – 2274 S Technology Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Website: Eventbrite   UCC Event Calendar 

 

ACE Recycling & Disposal – Utah’s First 100% Electric Hauler Unveiling August 4th, 2022 

 

 August 2nd, 2022 – Salt Lake City, 

ACE Recycling & Disposal will unveil Utah’s first 100% Electric Class 8 Truck Thursday August 4th, at a press event held at ACE Recycling & Disposal Headquarters. This undertaking was supported by Utah Clean Cities,  The Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Lancer Energy, Rocky Mountain Power, and BYD Motors. 

ACE Recycling & Disposal has introduced the first electric refuse truck for Utah’s market. It has over 400 KWH of capacity and has demonstrated a full day’s use on routes of 10 hours or more. The waste industry is perfect for the electric truck because it can return to a hub to fully charge every day. It has a predictable route and lots of starts and stops to capture the full potential of regenerative braking. By introducing this vehicle we will be reducing emissions, decreasing maintenance costs, and being a better partner for the communities we serve.

Since March 2019, ACE Recycling & Disposal has been powered by renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is a fuel generated from multiple sources including landfills, livestock and organic waste. Using RNG reduces our environmental impact even more as we no longer use natural gas extracted through fracking. 

“ACE is proud to be a leader in alternative fuels,” said Matt Stalsberg, ACE Recycling & Disposal Owner & General Manager. “We have done extensive research on new technology and we are constantly trying to improve our operations. Our goal is to match smart business decisions with our community and environmental needs.”

The upgrade to electric was made possible by a $231,900 grant from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s EPA funded Utah Clean Diesel Program, which offers incentives to diesel fleet owners for the early retirement and replacement of older diesel trucks and equipment. The program provides up to 45% of the replacement cost and currently has $9 million in funding available for Utah businesses and organizations. 

“ACE Recycling & Disposal has set a new bar by reducing tailpipe emissions by 100% on their West Valley City route,” said DEQ Executive Director, Kim Shelley. “We hope other businesses will follow their lead and take advantage of the opportunity to improve air quality through the Utah Clean Diesel program.”  

“Matt Stalsberg of ACE Recycling & Disposal goes above and beyond as a clean air advocate; the leadership of ACE Recycling & Disposal invests in clean air vehicles and infrastructure across Utah”, said Free Reyes, Executive Vice President Lancer Energy. “Their pioneering spirit means they are willing to take on the risks of being the first to adopt new technologies. Class-8 electric vehicles cost more than diesel, have more logistical hurdles, and require high power chargers. All those challenges aside; applying today’s leading-edge technologies allows ACE Recycling & Disposal to prepare for and build our renewable and suitable future. What an amazing thing it is to have a waste company that cleans our air.”

“BYD is the largest producer of electric vehicles in the world with a mission to change the world through technological innovation that reduces greenhouse gasses and our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Michael Stafford. Director Business Development BYD MOTORS LLC. “BYD MOTORS LLC is the only OEM who has a 100% vertically integrated drivetrain. BYD manufactures state-of-the-art batteries, controls and A/C motors for all truck products which includes ACE Recycling & Disposals’ 100% electric class 8 refuse truck.”

ACE Recycling & Disposal has been a long standing partner with Utah Clean Cities and is a leading fleet within the Beyond Zero Green Fleets Program. This program has provided key stakeholders, public and private fleets, leading utilities, and school districts with the necessary resources needed to convert to zero-emission and beyond-zero vehicle technologies. 

“The visionary Beyond Zero Green Fleet partner, ACE Recycling & Disposal, is a prominent Utah fleet leading the way with a climate-focused, beyond-zero emissions fleet model,” said Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities Executive Director. “The Beyond Zero Green Fleets Program aims for 100% zero-emission at the tailpipe and has accomplished this goal with its larger legacy CNG fleet using renewable fuel sourcing. As Utahs’ top award-winning refuse company, we celebrate the leadership at ACE Recycling & Disposal for rolling out the first 100% electric hauler.” 

The Beyond Zero Green Fleets Program intends to support Utah communities in reducing emissions from trucks, buses, and other fleet vehicles to provide partnership opportunities through fleet consulting and connecting resources with fleets; including grants, incentives and other fleet building tools. This innovative fleet program is designed to connect key stakeholders across Utah to make a collaborative effort to educate, incentivize and support advanced fuels in Utah.

Visit https://utahcleancities.org/beyond-zero-green-fleet to learn more about Utah Clean Cities’ Beyond Zero Green Fleets Program and the benefits provided to partnering organizations, including fleet consultation, support for funding and annual event recognition. 

 

Event Details:

  • ACE Recycling & Disposal Ribbon Cutting Eventbrite
  • Thursday August 4th, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM(MST)
  • Location: ACE Recycling & Disposal 2274 S Technology Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Event Agenda: 

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:  Reception and Breakfast 
  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM:  Speakers
      • Tammie Bostick | Executive Director, Utah Clean Cities 
      • Matt Stalsberg | Owner & General Manager, ACE Recycling & Disposal 
      • Kim Shelley | Executive Director, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
      • Free Reyes | Executive Vice President, Lancer Energy
      • Michael Stafford | Director Business Development, BYD MOTORS LLC
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Tours, press interviews and networking
  • [Private interviews with the press and speakers]

Press Opportunities: If you were unable to attend this event but are interested in event coverage, contact Kelly Barrett from Utah Clean Cities for interview opportunities: text 801-638-4132 or email kelly.barrett@utahcleancities.org.

 

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About Utah Clean Cities Coalition: Utah Clean Cities exists to support organizations and fleets in their efforts to contribute to clean air by reducing vehicle emissions. Through the promotion of alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles, and fuel economy strategies, the coalition has worked to ease concerns about volatile gas prices and rising public and environmental health issues. Working closely with the federal and state government, as well as its stakeholders, UCC leverages its resources to bring funding into Utah to support the development and deployment of alternative fuel infrastructure and vehicles. www.utahcleancities.org

 

 

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DOE VTO Announces Program Wide Funding for 2022!

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $96 Million for Advancing Clean Vehicle Technologies to Reduce Carbon Emissions

July 21, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a $96 million funding opportunity to support decarbonizing the domestic transportation sector. The funding will focus on expanding electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility, create cleaner non-road vehicles through electrification and the use of alternative fuels, and develop electric drive components and materials to maximize EV efficiency and affordability. Non-road vehicles, including agricultural and construction equipment, rail, marine and aviation, are a major source of pollution, emitting more carbon pollution than any other sector of the U.S. economy. Lowering vehicle emissions will support President Biden’s goal to achieve to net-zero economy by 2050. Further, in accordance with President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative, applicants for this funding must show how proposed projects will benefit traditionally disadvantaged communities that lack access to clean energy sources.

“To strengthen our transportation sector to support our growing economy, DOE is investing in clean mobility options that will eliminate harmful emissions, reduce our reliance on volatile fossil fuels, and cut energy costs,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Achieving President Biden’s climate goals will require expanding accessibility to electric vehicles for all drivers and modernizing vehicles that power the agricultural and construction industries.”

Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Accessibility

In support of President Biden’s call for EV’s to make up half of all automotive sales by 2030, DOE is ensuring that the nation’s charging infrastructure is prepared to meet the increased demand. For many Americans, EV benefits such as low maintenance and fueling costs are enhanced by having accessible charging near to homes and workplaces. DOE is committed to developing solutions in underserved areas and for drivers who do not have access to charging at home. DOE will also invest in projects that create regional refueling infrastructure plans for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles powered by electricity and hydrogen fuel.

This investment complements the $5 billion made available under the new National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program, established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to build out a national electric vehicle charging network.

Advancing Innovation in Electric Drive Components and Materials

New materials and advanced electric drive systems are key to developing next-generation electrified vehicle platforms, including full battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles with smaller, more affordable electric systems for improved performance and durability. DOE will also fund projects that seek to develop novel multi-functional materials for EVs and improve powertrain performance in EVs for increased functionality and reliability.

Creating Cleaner Non-Road Engines

While decarbonizing on-road vehicles is critical to fighting climate change, it is equally important to research, develop, and deploy clean, non-road engines and fuel technologies for aviation, marine, off-road (e.g., construction, agriculture), and rail. DOE will fund research on non-road engine technologies that are less harmful to the environment and develop electric, natural gas, and other alternatives for fueling and powering non-road engines.

Applicants for the Fiscal Year 2022 Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Funding Opportunity Announcement must submit a concept paper by August 25, 2022.

To apply, applicants must register with and submit application materials through a DOE online application portal at https://eere-Exchange.energy.gov. Full applications are due on November 10, 2022.

Learn more about DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office.

 

 

 

 

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ChargeWest™: West Electric Highway, Electrified Corridors of the Intermountain States 

The ChargeWest™ Electric Highway launch event was successfully held on June 21, 2022, at the Packsize® headquarters, thanks to the combined efforts of over 75 partners, funding from the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program, and assistance from the National Association of State Energy Offices. 

 

The project is proudly administered by the Utah Clean Cities Coalition, which assists organizations and fleets in their efforts to contribute to clean air by reducing vehicle emissions.The ChargeWest™ project brings together eight states to create EV corridors for the intermountain west: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. It is focused on connecting the states with EV charging and reducing the use of petroleum in the United States. Across this initiative, these states commit to developing infrastructure for rural gateway communities, state and national parks, monuments, recreation  areas, and scenic byways.

 

We need to unite, we need to work together across our state lines and make sure that we have charging as we travel as well as when we arrive.” –Tammie Bostick

 

Before the event commenced, Hanko Kiessner, CEO of Packsize and Co-Founder and Chairman of Leaders For Clean Air, offered an exclusive tour of Packsize.

The launch then began with a brief introduction to the initiative by Tammie Bostick, executive director of Utah Clean Cities. A recording of Governor Spencer Cox’s special keynote speech regarding ChargeWest™ was then played. Following this, talks from the distinguished event speakers were given, covering the importance of this initiative, what its long-term impacts will be, and how this collaborative effort came to be.

Speakers for the launch include; Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Mayor; Kim Frost Executive, Director Utah Clean Air Partnership; Hanko Kiessner, Co-Founder & Chairman Leaders For Clean Air; Flint Timmins, Destination Development Specialist Utah Office of Tourism; Tammie Bostick,  Executive Director Utah Clean Cities.

The official launch and event wrapped up with an exciting EV and workplace charging showcase, with ride-n-drives featuring the latest in EV’s available from Rivian, Tesla, Chevy, BMW, and Arcimoto

 

We need to make sure that we are investing in infrastructure today, that is intended to last for the long term.” – Kim Frost

 

The successful launch of ChargeWest highlights the fortitude of the west by not only looking optimistically towards the future but also by taking a step forward and building the foundations for it.

Utah Clean Cities would like to offer a special thanks to all attendees, honored speakers, and all those involved in making this event a successful start to ChargeWest™.

 

 

 

Video Message from Governor Cox.

 

UCC Event Media Coverage:

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Utah Hosts USDOT to Collect Feedback on their Charge Forward Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Under its ROUTES initiative, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure in February 2022 as a one-stop shop for rural entities looking to plan, fund, and implement EV charging infrastructure and projects. 

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s), Utah Clean Cities and Grand County Economic Development Office hosted one of these workshops with the goal to collect input on the rural electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure toolkit Charging Forward Toolkit directly from local rural leaders and communities. 

Grand County Economic Development helped to facilitate a meeting between stakeholders including the US Department of Transportation, the US Department of Energy, and the Utah Clean Cities Coalition on the prospect of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure funding in our region as part of an EV corridor including Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. Utah Clean Cities Coalition is serving as the prime of this project and their executive director, Tammie Bostick. 

USDOT is actively working with Clean Cities Coalitions to organize workshops with rural communities across the country to (1) obtain feedback on the toolkit content and inform a revised version, planned for Summer 2022; and (2) facilitate knowledge exchange within rural communities on getting started with EV charging projects. USDOT is seeking feedback on this first version of the toolkit—with a goal to release a revised version this summer. The workshops bring together 10-20 stakeholders from a single community or region, with participants representing diverse community and planning roles.

“We are excited to focus one of these workshops on Moab and surrounding areas. Being in Moab today is an incredible opportunity for all of rural Utah. Today, We bring together  leadership with the possible vision of electrified transportation. Our goal in bringing resources to rural Utah communities is to ensure equity, funding access, and the tools to secure opportunities to build out zero emission technologies and renewable fuels” said Tammie Bostick, Executive Director of Utah Clean Cities. 

This workshop is also a part of the Utah Clean Cities Coalitions Drive Clean Rural USA – Rural Utah Project focused on helping rural counties transition to cleaner fuels and vehicles. This project provides outreach, education, and technical assistance to local county decision makers to support opportunities for transitioning fleets to cleaner fuels and vehicles. Support county governments transition their fleets to cleaner fuels and vehicles. 

For more information on this workshop and projects, please contact Tammie Bostick at tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org

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Atlas Disposal Ribbon Cutting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Salt Lake City, UT, March 22, 2022 —  Utah Clean Cities rallied with key Utah leadership in the transportation sector and with clean air advocates today at the Atlas Disposal green-fleet ribbon cutting in west Salt Lake.  The event was moderated by Free Reyes of Lancer Energy and the speakers included: Thom Carter, Governor’s Energy Advisor; Kim Frost, Utah Clean Air Partnership; Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities; and Dell Loy Hansen, Atlas founder.  Over sixty clean air advocates and transportation leaders toured the new facility and applauded the breadth and depth of ingenuity in this modern facility with large solar arrays and high tech fueling options.

Atlas Disposal has invested over $5 Million in a new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station and fleet of 16 CNG Refuse Trucks. This new fueling station is located on their property in west Salt Lake City off of I-80 near the airport.  The station can fuel up to 40 refuse trucks simultaneously and includes a public access station for fast-filling CNG/RNG at 14 GGE per minute– making it the fastest CNG filling station in Utah.

Using state-of-the-art technologies with fast-fueling innovation is what sets this advanced station above the rest for fleet satisfaction and environmental stewardship commitment,“The super station we are touring today is a testimony of sound business practices and regard to the carbon-constrained air shed along Utah’s Wasatch front,” stated Tammie Bostick, director of Utah Clean Cities, a non-profit organization dedicated to clean fuels, clean air and clean strategies, “ We here at the Atlas station, renewable fuels at the pump, renewable energy in the form of solar electricity, and a off-grid fast charger from FreeWire technologies that operates on battery storage for resilience and shaves peak energy demands for efficiency.” added Bostick. The fueling station and electric vehicle DC fast charger uses electricity from its on-site 325kW solar canopy array with 400kWH of battery storage that has the peak output capability of 120kW.

The new technologies in a modern CNG fleet have significantly lower emissions than its diesel counterparts: 50% less fine particulate matter and 90% less carbon monoxide. “We all share ownership and responsibility for Utah’s air quality. We applaud Atlas for leading its industry by making this significant investment in new clean natural gas refuse trucks to help contribute to a better air quality solution.” stated Kim Frost, executive director at Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR).

Nick Sikich, president at Atlas Disposal was closely involved with the decisions that led to the Atlas mission to commit fully to renewable natural gas and electric fueling, “There is no silver bullet to solving Utah’s air quality, but every small change adds to a collective bigger step toward better health, a better economy, and better overall quality of life for all of us. Atlas Disposal is excited to announce a new eco-friendlier fleet of 16 CNG Refuse trucks and a new innovative CNG/RNG fueling station that is open to the public. Lowering our emissions is of utmost importance to us as a company and guides our overall operating decisions.”

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About Atlas Disposal

Atlas Disposal Industries was established in March of 1998 in response to the new recycling mandates that were passed by the State of California. With an active team focused on educating local businesses about their recycling potential, Atlas emerged as the fastest growing waste management and recycling removal company in the area. Today, Atlas Disposal is one of the largest waste management and recycling service providers with operations in Sacramento, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.  Atlas Disposal has the advantage of local customer service and billing to respond quickly to any questions or concerns that customers might have.  ReFuel Energy Partners, a division of Atlas Disposal, currently operates public CNG fueling stations in Sacramento, San Jose, and now Salt Lake.  Atlas Disposal believes in being good stewards of the communities they serve by letting their core value of environmental preservation help guide their business decisions.

About Utah Clean Cities

Web: utahcleancities.org

Through the Beyond Zero Green Fleet Program, Utah Clean Cities, UCC, seeks to recognize those in Utah’s transportation sectors who have committed to developing zero-emission fleet goals through the adoption and expansion of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies.

The mission of the Utah Clean Cities Coalition is to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of the United States by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector. Working closely with the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities programs, federal and state government, as well as our local stakeholders, we leverage our resources to bring funding into Utah to support the development and deployment of advanced fuel infrastructure and vehicles with an emphasis on renewable energies and technologies.

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Atlas Disposal Makes Investment of Over $5 million in Cleaner Air Technologies

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UCC Joins Nationwide Call for Investment in Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit 2022