Utah Clean Cities & Dominion Energy Utah Cooperative Agreement
Clean transportation collaborative takes formal steps to work on climate goals.
Date: January 6th, 2021
Contact: Tammie Bostick, Utah Clean Cities Executive Director
January 6th, 2021 – Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCCC) and Dominion Energy Utah signed a joint cooperation statement voicing the organizations’ desire to work together to support their respective air quality and energy goals through the use and development of innovative programs and technologies associated with natural gas development including renewable natural gas, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency.
Last year, 2020, marked Utah’s 12th Annual Alternative Fuels Awareness Month, with the release of the twelfth Governor’s Declaration. This public and private partnership with UCCC and Dominion Energy Utah works to advance green, clean transportation and infrastructure. Integrating advanced fuel technologies boosts Utah’s overall economy, fosters academic ingenuity and benefits the transportation sector as a whole by offering the most modern and state-of-the-art transportation models within the state, region and nation.
UCCC intends to collaborate with Dominion Energy Utah to achieve their energy goals by harnessing emerging and innovative fuel and energy opportunities while also enhancing the uptake of existing energy efficiency programs.
UCCC acknowledges that Dominion Energy Utah is interested in partnering with UCCC to achieve its energy goals. Dominion Energy seeks to become the most sustainable renewable natural gas company in the country and reduce its methane emissions 50% by 2030 while also increasing savings from its energy efficiency programs 50% by 2025. Furthermore, Dominion Energy Utah is committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 while continuing to deliver clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.
Collaborative opportunities between UCCC and Dominion Energy Utah include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Alternative Fuels: UCCC and Dominion Energy Utah desire to study and possibly develop pilot programs relative to the conversion or replacement of conventional vehicles (including short line railroad engines, short and long-haul tractors, light-duty cargo and other over the road and off-road vehicles) to operate on renewable natural gas, RNG.
- Innovative Energy Technologies: UCCC and Dominion Energy Utah will evaluate new technologies designed for more efficient utilization of natural gas where reduced greenhouse gas emissions and/or reduced air pollution emissions are realized.
The Utah Clean Cities and Dominion Energy of Utah intend to work together in good faith to develop and implement projects and programs to help Utah Clean Cities and Dominion Energy Utah achieve their clean energy goals.
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Press Opportunities: If you would like cover this story and would like to interview UCCC please contact Tammie Bostick, Executive Director of Utah Clean Cities Coalition; email@example.com.
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Utah Clean Cities Coalition
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 Vehicle Technologies Office programs, federal and state government, as well as 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.
We are committed to expanding Beyond Zero Green Fleet transportation modeling by offering consultation services to access proven, state-of-the-art technological vehicles and equipment with proven return on investment for smart mobility fleets. We are here to support actionable steps to meet the challenges of our carbon-constrained world. We lead the nation in programming that will facilitate climate goals to meet state and federal mandates and implement sound business practices to tackle the serious nonattainment conditions in our state.