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Tools & Studies

Making changes to improve Utah’s air quality isn’t always easy. That’s why at Utah Clean Cities and Communities, we do everything we can to make the process go smoother. We’ve compiled a list of resources that will make your transition to clean fuels seamless. If you have any questions, or need more information in pursuing a grant, project or partnership, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Reports

Fuel Economy Guide: Model Year 2024

U.S. Department of Energy and EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. The Guide is available on the Web at fueleconomy.gov.

Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative

Western Governors Association

The Special Report of the Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative contains targeted recommendations on federal policy issues that affect public and private investments in EV infrastructure across the West. It also includes an umbrella agreement among states around a shared set of principles regarding EV infrastructure planning and identified a suite of voluntary standards to optimize public and private EV infrastructure investments. Read, download the Report

Utah Roadmap: Addressing Policy Making to Improve Air Quality and Impacts of a Changing Climate

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

At the request of the Utah Legislature, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute – with the assistance of a 37-person Technical Advisory Committee – prepared this Utah Roadmap to assist with legislative policy making to improve air quality and address causes and impacts of a changing climate. The Utah Roadmap identifies areas of opportunity to further reduce air emissions and ensure a healthy, productive and prosperous future for all Utahns. On January 6, the Gardner Institute released the Utah Roadmap for public review and will consider feedback as the recommendations are finalized.

iREV Report:lternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Plans: A Planning Policy Report for Utah

NASEO, OED, and UCC

This report was produced through a partnership between the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), and Utah Clean Cities and Communities (UCCC), and examines how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) can bolster resilience by diversifying Utah’s vehicle fleet, and be leveraged as an emergency response resource in the event of a disruption to the state’s transportation fuels sector.

Fuel A Greener Future: Achieve Carbon Negative Transportation Today

NGVAmerica
Fuel a Greener Future report outlines the importance of utilizing all available low carbon heavy-duty transport options available today to dramatically lower overall transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions and shares important information about the availability, resiliency, and sustainability of domestically sourced RNG vehicle and fueling technology.

Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Plans

iRev
A Planning and Policy Report for Utah explores the emergency preparedness for planning, training, exercises, and funding for infrastructure and equipment. Included in this report is the background of the state Utah Energy Emergency Plan (EEP) in addition to future language to be used in EEP updates aiming to ensure alternative fuel vehicles are effectively being deployed.

2022 Annual Report

Utah Clean Cities and Communities

Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition directors, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Trends from the Alternative Fueling Station Locator: Second Quarter 2022

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

A new NREL report analyzed trends in EVSE infrastructure reported in the Alternative Fueling Station Locator in the second quarter of 2022. In that quarter, there was a 4.3% increase in the number of EVSE ports in the Station Locator, including a 5.1% increase in public ports and a 1.5% increase in private ports. Among public EVSE, DC fast ports grew by the largest percentage (6.4%). The Mid-Atlantic region had the largest increase in public charging infrastructure in Q2 (6.7%), though California, which has one-third of the country’s public charging infrastructure, continues to lead the country in the number of available public EVSE ports.

One Utah Roadmap

Gov. Spencer J. Cox; Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson

The One Utah Roadmap shares the vision, principles, priorities, and action items of the Cox/Henderson Administration for the first 500 days in office. It is a dynamic document that will be regularly updated. The Roadmap draws from the promises made during the campaign, suggestions made through the transition process, and other policy priorities of the Administration. It is designed to be easy to digest and understand and will serve as a high-level tool for realizing the vision and implementing the priorities of the Administration. The Roadmap will be assessed, reviewed and refreshed as needed and in 250 days, and reconstituted at the end of 500 days (mid-May 2022). Accomplishments of the Administration will also be shared.

Maximize Clean Transit Investment

Natural Gas Vehicles for America

This report by NGVAmerica includes a review of recent studies and reports that evaluate natural gas and battery electric transit buses. Much of this report is based on data generated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of its evaluations of transit bus operations, including Foothill Transit in California, but also included are the findings from a number of other recent reports and studies.

Utah Foundations Driving Towards a Cleaner Future: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Utah

Utah Foundation

Driving Toward a Cleaner Future: Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Utah examines the incentives and disincentives around electric cars, as well as the policy decisions around preparation for a wide proliferation of electric vehicles in the future. It also examines the incentives and requirements around public and private heavy-duty fleet vehicles Highlights from Report.

Tools & Guides

GREET Model

The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies Model

GREET is a full life-cycle model sponsored by the Argonne National Laboratory. It fully evaluates energy and emission impacts of advanced and new transportation fuels, the fuel cycle from well to wheel and the vehicle cycle through material recovery and vehicle disposal.

GREET 2020 Release – The Argonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center is pleased to announce the 2020 release of the suite of GREET Models.

AFLEET Tool

Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation

The Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program has enlisted the expertise of Argonne to develop a tool to examine both the environmental and economic costs and benefits of alternative fuel and advanced vehicles. Argonne has developed the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool for Clean Cities stakeholders to estimate petroleum use, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and cost of ownership of light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles using simple spreadsheet inputs.

Alternative Fuels Data Center

DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. Users can search Types of Fuels and Vehicles, strategies to conserve fuel and improve your bottom line, locate alternative fueling stations throughout North America, and search federal and state laws, incentives, and up to date advanced fuel news.

Additional Resources & Reports

Resources for learning more

2020 Annual Progress Report

Electrification (Vehicle Technologies Office)

Battery Second Life

Frequently Asked Questions

2020 Annual Progress Report

Batteries (Vehicle Technologies Office)

Transportation Energy Data Book

ed. 39 (Office of Scientific and Technical Information)

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook

for Workplace Charging Hosts (EERE)

2020 Annual Progress Report

Technology Integration (Vehicle Technologies Office)

Utah Clean Cities and Communities Annual Report

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities program advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum use in transportation. A national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, idle-reduction measures, fuel economy improvements, and new transportation technologies, as they emerge.  

Every year, each Clean Cities coalition submits to DOE an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition coordinators, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The data characterize membership, funding, projects, and activities of the coalitions. The coordinators also submit data on the sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities, and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled. NREL and DOE analyze the data and translate them into petroleum-use and greenhouse gas reduction impacts for individual coalitions and the program as a whole. This report summarizes those impacts for Utah Clean Cities and Communities. To view aggregated data for all local coalitions that participate in the Clean Cities program, visit cleancities.energy.gov/accomplishments.

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