NEW YEAR, NEW ANNUAL REPORT

Each year, as part of the U. S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, we ask our Southeast Florida public agencies and private companies to respond to a SHORT survey about their use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. The information we receive is used to create an "Annual Report" on Southeast Florida's activities as we progress toward reducing our dependence on foreign petroleum by implementing alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle programs.
 
It is now time to prepare the report for calendar year 2017. Please help the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition by taking this short survey of ten questions. For each question about your operation or fleet, we may follow-up with some brief additional questions about the details.
 
Please select the link to access the survey directly. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N2BXLMZ

HOT AND FRESH NEWS FROM FDEP ABOUT THE VW SETTLEMENT

On January 30, 2018, the Trustee for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries, Wilmington Trust, N.A., notified the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that Florida has been designated as a beneficiary under the Trust Agreement.

Please visit the Department's website https://floridadep.gov/air/air-director/content/volkswagen-settlement-florida-mitigation-fund for additional details regarding the Volkswagen Settlement - Florida Mitigation Fund.
In coming weeks, the Department will begin seeking public input into the development of Florida's State Beneficiary Mitigation Plan through an online survey. Once this survey is available, an announcement will be distributed via e-mail to subscribers to the Department's Volkswagen Diesel Mitigation Program mailing list.



Electrify America invites you to provide comments, recommendations, and proposals for our Cycle 2 National and California ZEV Investment Plans.
 
Electrify America, LLC, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA), was founded in 2016 to lead and manage the $2 billion Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Commitment resulting from Appendix C of the settlement between VWGoA, the United States, and the State of California. This effort is the largest of its kind and will be delivered over ten years through four, 30-month cycles of investment.
 
Each cycle of investment is carried out according to a National ZEV Investment Plan and a California ZEV Investment Plan. The Cycle 1 plans are already being implemented. Cycle 2 plans, which will be implemented between July 2019 and December 2021, are under development.
 
Electrify America believes each investment cycle offers the opportunity to evaluate new information, revisit past assumptions, and consider feedback. We will update our analytical models, monitor new technology and public policy developments, track evolving consumer expectations, and explore the merit of allowable ZEV investments during the planning and development of each ZEV Investment Plan.  Electrify America is a data-driven company, and we will use available information to optimize our investments.
 
We are looking for input from states, municipal governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, and federal agencies. This request for proposals is not a call for grant requests, but rather solicits meaningful input from interested parties on the development of the Cycle 2 ZEV Investment Plans. Proposals and any potential follow-up discussions may be considered during this planning process; however, Electrify America cannot make any specific commitments or guarantees as the ZEV Investment Plans are subject to government approval.
 
Submission instructions and additional information can be found at
 
In addition, Electrify America is hosting a webinar exclusively for government entities to provide more details on Thursday, February 1 from 2-3pm Eastern. To register for the webinar follow this link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2992100281196404481
Events Coming up

February 11-14, 2018: Energy Independence Summit 2018 (Washington, DC)
February 27, 2018: Economic Resiliency and Recovery from Hurricane Irma (Marathon, FL)
April 17-19, 2018: Green Transportation Summit & Expo (Tacoma, WA)
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