• Resources

Making changes to improve Utah’s air quality isn’t always easy. That’s why at Utah Clean Cities, 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 2022

U.S. Department of Energy and EPA

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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 Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Trends from the Alternative Fueling
Station Locator: Fourth Quarter 2021

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

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A new NREL report analyzed trends in EVSE infrastructure reported in the Alternative Fueling Station Locator in the fourth quarter of 2021. In that quarter, there was a 4.3% increase in the number of EVSE ports in the Station Locator, including a 4.7% increase in public ports and a 2.0% increase in private ports. Among public EVSE, DC fast ports grew by the largest percentage (8.8%). The Mid-Atlantic region had the largest increase in public charging infrastructure in Q4 (7.6%), 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.

Electric Vehicles Roadmap Initiative

Western Governors Association

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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

One Utah Roadmap

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

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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.

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

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

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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.

Maximize Clean Transit Investment 

Natural Gas Vehicles for America

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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.

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

NASEO, OED, and UCCC

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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 the Utah Clean Cities Coalition (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.

In Utah, emergency preparedness efforts are ongoing at the state-level, and include planning, training, exercises, and funding for infrastructure and equipment. Utah’s Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) covers broad challenges facing the energy sector. In order to address the complex issues relating to energy sector emergencies, the state also created the Utah Energy Emergency Plan (EEP). This report includes recommended language that could be included in future updates to the EEP to ensure that alternative fuel vehicles are effectively deployed during a petroleum disruption to improve the response and recovery effort. Future OED publications, supported by the U.S. State Energy Program, could also include OED’s role in creating a resilient emergency response fleet within the state, capable of operating on alternative fuels in the event of a disruption to the petroleum sector.

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

Utah Foundation

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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

Fuel A Greener Future: Achieve Carbon Negative Transportation Today

NGV America

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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

Tools and 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.

To Learn More

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.

Learn more about AFLEET

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.

Visit the AFDC

Additional Resources and Reports

Electrification

Transportation

Utah Clean Cities 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. To view aggregated data for all local coalitions that participate in the Clean Cities program, visit cleancities.energy.gov/accomplishments.

Contact us for more Information on Grants & Incentives

Tammie Bostick (tammie.bostick@utahcleancities.org)
Kelly Barrett (kelly.barrett@utahcleancities.org)
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UCC Kicks off 14th Annual Governors Declaration for Advanced Zero Emissions Vehicles and Fuels Awareness Month

November 1st, 2022 GOVERNOR SPENCER COX SIGNS 14TH ANNUAL ADVANCED ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLE AND FUELS AWARENESS MONTH DECLARATION   On Tuesday, November 1st, Utah Clean Cities (UCC) hosted its annual event at the Utah State Capitol…
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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Interagency Commitment to Lower Transportation Emissions and Consumer Costs, Bolster Domestic Energy Security

Energy dot gov Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office September 16, 2022 Biden-Harris Administration Announces Interagency Commitment to Lower Transportation Emissions and Consumer…
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Event Announcement: Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming ChargeWest™ Event 

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