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February 2022
Register for our March 9 Municipal Fleet Networking Reception
Are you a municipal fleet manager or elected official? Are you going to Work Truck Week? Would you like to go and want free passes?
Join Drive Clean Indiana, our host Best Equipment Company & sponsors Ingevity, MacAllister Transportation & Ozinga Energy for a Municipal Fleet Networking Reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern on March 9 at Best Equipment Co. in Indy! Hear how DCI can help your municipal fleet achieve maximum success with funding opportunities! Learn from IDEM's Shawn Seals about funding opportunities planned for 2022! See vehicles & equipment options on site & speak with representatives about how they can best meet your municipal fleet's needs! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres & cocktails while networking! Transportation will be provided to & from the JW Marriott Indianapolis. The event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Register here
Drive Clean Indiana members awarded $1.8 million in Indiana Volkswagen grants
Drive Clean Indiana’s members and stakeholders on Feb. 3 were awarded $1.8 million in Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund grants for 42 sustainable non-road vehicles and pieces of equipment. The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund Committee approved the eight successful grant applications, which were written and assisted by Drive Clean Indiana for its members and stakeholders. A total of nine awards were approved by the committee.
“Drive Clean Indiana was pleased to assist our members and stakeholders with yet another round of successful grant applications for the Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund program,” Drive Clean Indiana Executive Director Carl Lisek said. Learn more
Annual surveys are due March 4!
Help us put together a snapshot of how much petroleum & greenhouse gas emissions the State of Indiana reduced in 2021. Your data will help reflect all the activity & initiatives happening in the State of Indiana. Awards will be given out each year at our Annual Conference & Expo based on the data that is collected! All responses are confidential. Your individual numbers will not be shared with anyone outside the members of DCI staff. All stakeholders are encouraged to submit reports. You do not need to be a DCI member to participate. Depending on your area of business, certain tabs may not be relevant to you. Only fill out the tabs that are relevant. Data reflects any operations between Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2021. If any sections are unclear or you need help with your data, please contact Completed surveys are due no later than Friday, March 4, 2022. Download the survey
Register for our Celebrating Women in Sustainable Transportation Webinar
Join Drive Clean Indiana and Wisconsin Clean Cities for the 2022 Winter Webinar Series! The series concludes during Women’s History Month with the Celebrating Women in Sustainable Transportation Webinar on Thursday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Central. Hear from the trailblazing women who are driving the industry forward toward a more sustainable tomorrow in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The Webinar is free, but registration is required. Register here
Cedar Lake police, fire departments add hybrid vehicles
The Town of Cedar Lake’s police and fire departments recently added two hybrid emergency response vehicles, thanks to assistance from a grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development. “We’re excited to add these two new vehicles to our fleets,” Cedar Lake Fire Chief Todd Wilkening said. “As public safety professionals, we support efforts that help our residents live healthier lives. These vehicles will help improve air quality and help our citizens as well as our officers and firefighters breathe easier.” The $50,000 Public Safety Resilience Grant was the result of a successful application submitted on behalf of the Town of Cedar Lake by Drive Clean Indiana for the 2020 grant cycle. The projects must be complete by June 2022. Learn more
Register for the MACOG Partners for Clean Air luncheon
Register now for the Michiana Area Council of Governments‘ Annual Partners for Clean Air Awards Luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern April 20 in Elkhart! This event provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about local clean air and sustainability initiatives, funding opportunities and network with professionals in the MACOG region. Speakers will be announced soon! Learn more
Michigan to Montana I-94 Clean Fuel Corridor project launches Website
Commercial fleet managers and passenger vehicle owners have a new tool to help them learn more about efforts to increase clean fuel and electric vehicle charging options along the Michigan to Montana I-94 Clean Fuel Corridor. M2M and its partners, including DCI, recently launched a new Website at, which is aimed at increasing awareness of the project and its many benefits. The Website features details about the various types of alternative fuels and electric vehicle charging stations available, the interactive U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fueling Station Locator, news relating to the project, an events calendar and much more. DCI is proud of its work developing & managing the Website. Learn more
Register for the NWI Partners for Clean Air luncheon
Register now for the NWI Partners for Clean Air Luncheon & Awards April 22 in Hammond! The event will feature speakers, networking, lunch, prize giveaways, scholarship award presentations and the annual awards ceremony. NWI PCA is pleased to welcome keynote speaker Matthew Stuckey, Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Air Quality for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Anthony Maietta, Life Scientist for Region 5 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air and Radiation Division. Four awards will be presented, one in each of the following categories: business, municipal, industrial and the Mark Siminski Bicycle Award. The event will also include presentations for the NWI Partners for Clean Air scholarships. Submit applications through March 7 here! The event is free, but registration is required. Register here
Feds announced $5B for national EV network
President Biden, the U.S. DOT & U.S. DOE earlier this month announced $5B over five years for a national EV charging network. Under the funding made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, Wisconsin is slated to receive $78.6M. A joint energy & transportation office & the Website are available to assist states with EV infrastructure deployment plans as well.
Opinion: Indiana taking proactive steps to combat climate change
Indiana has been getting a bad rap for its perceived position on climate change as of late. Two bills and one resolution were introduced in the state legislature this session that would directly acknowledge and address climate change with the creation of a bipartisan task force to address the issue and the acknowledgement by the Indiana General Assembly of the validity of climate change. High school and college student groups rallied at the Indiana Statehouse last month in an effort to draw attention to the bills and resolution, as well as to their hope that decision makers will leave them with a cleaner, more sustainable future. We commend them for their efforts and for taking a stand on an issue that impacts all Hoosiers. In the end, none of the measures advanced to initial hearings before the required deadlines to move them forward. Headlines suggested the state is doing nothing to combat climate change and that the state is turning its back on the issue and these young people. Read Carl Lisek's column monthly in The Times of Northwest Indiana
This month on "Green Fleet Radio"
DCI Executive Director Carl Lisek's weekly radio show "Green Fleet Radio" airs three times each Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio with generous support from NIRPC. Guests this month with guest host DCI Communications Director Lauri Keagle are Ty Warner of NIRPC, Chris Lyon of NTEA - The Association for the Work Truck Industry, Ryan McCoy of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and Charles Breitenfeldt of NWI Partners for Clean Air. Listeners can tune in to Lakeshore Public Radio at 89.1 FM or stream online. Catch up on past shows on our Website. 
Member Spotlight: ChargePoint
ChargePoint Inc. -- headquartered in Campbell, California -- has been a Drive Clean Indiana member since 2015. Since 2007, ChargePoint has focused solely on offering the best electric vehicle (EV) charging experience for everyone involved in the shift to electric mobility. For more than a decade, ChargePoint has been building the fueling network of the future. Now, someone plugs into the ChargePoint network every two seconds. The company has delivered more places to charge than anyone else and people count on them for charging all day, every day. Learn more
New & Renewing Members
Featured Fuel: Propane
Propane, also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP-gas) or autogas, has been used worldwide as a vehicle fuel for decades. Stored under pressure inside a tank, propane turns into a colorless, odorless liquid. As pressure is released, the liquid propane vaporizes and turns into gas that is used for combustion. An odorant, ethyl mercaptan, is added for leak detection. Propane has a high octane rating and excellent properties for spark-ignited internal combustion engines. Propane is produced as a by-product of natural gas processing and crude oil refining. It accounts for about 2 percent of the energy used in the U.S. Learn more on our Website
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March 9, 2022

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