Indiana's Resource for Clean Transportation
Improving air quality since 1999
May 2021
Join us Aug. 10 at our Annual Conference & Expo
Register now for the South Shore Clean Cities Annual Conference & Expo! We'll be back at the Blue Chip Stardust Event Center in Michigan City, Indiana on August 10 for our must-attend event with indoor vehicle displays, two expo halls, breakout sessions & our annual awards ceremony. Just added: Hear from U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Indiana, co-chairman of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, as he sits down during the luncheon with SSCC Executive Director Carl Lisek for a discussion about his efforts. Become a sponsor or exhibitor & get your brand in front of the top decision makers in the industry. Higher levels of sponsorship yield greater perks. Don't miss our networking cocktail reception the night before, included with registration! Register here
Register now for our 9th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing
Join us Sept. 21 for one of our most popular events of the year, the 9th Annual Clean Air Golf Outing! The event will feature all of the activities our annual golf outing is known for – fun on the links, delicious meals, cocktails, raffles, on-course contests, networking and more! We’ll be back at the beautiful White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana. Not a golfer? Not a problem! Register to join us for dinner! Be sure to secure your sponsorship now! This event sells out every year and tickets are going fast! Be sure to register today to secure your spot. See you there! Register here
Indiana’s Senators discuss legislation to support economy, boost technology & reduce climate change impacts
Indiana’s two Republican U.S. senators have worked with Democrats to introduce federal legislation seeking to boost the nation’s economy and technology while helping reduce climate change impacts. Sens. Mike Braun and Todd Young, along with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, spoke to the Nature Conservancy in Indiana about several bipartisan bills they introduced to Congress that would establish the foundation for a carbon market, increase outreach from land grant universities, and encourage “green hydrogen production” and research technology that would prevent man-made disasters, like climate change.
VW Committee awards Indiana Utility Group $5.5 million for EV charging stations
The Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Program Committee approved $5.535 million in funding to the Indiana Utility Group to install at least 61 DC Fast electric vehicle charging stations across Indiana at its meeting on May 20.The Indiana Utility Group is made up of eight Indiana utilities: Duke Energy Indiana; Hoosier Energy REC, Inc.; Indiana Michigan Power; AES Indiana (Indianapolis Power & Light Company); Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO); Vectren; Wabash Valley Power Alliance and Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power. Learn more
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pipeline cyber attack highlights need for energy resiliency
When we think about energy resiliency, we often think of the need to have access to energy and fuel sources in cases of natural disasters. But the recent Colonial Pipeline cyber attack highlights another very real threat — and the far-reaching consequences — associated with disruptions to our access to petroleum and its supply chain. Read Carl Lisek's monthly column in The Times of Northwest Indiana
Northwest Indiana improves outdoor air quality with voluntary actions
South Shore Clean Cities is a proud member of Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air and is proud to support its outreach and education efforts. Check out the case study on NWI Partners for Clean Air recently released by the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University to learn about the organization's history, what they do & how they do it with our support! Read the case study
Nissan Leaf offers continue through June 1
Our member Nissan North America is offering customers incentive offers toward the purchase of a new 100% electric Nissan LEAF as part of Nissan's efforts to accelerate electric vehicle transportation alternatives throughout the United States. The offers continue through June 1, 2021. Learn more
Carl Lisek on "Inside INdiana Business" with Gerry Dick
SSCC Executive Director Carl Lisek was interviewed by Gerry Dick of "Inside INdiana Business" for a segment on our statewide expansion. Watch the segment here
Member Spotlight: Hornblower Cruises and Events
Hornblower Cruises and Events – part of Hornblower Group, with headquarters in San Francisco -- has been a South Shore Clean Cities member since 2012. The brand heritage of Hornblower Group dates back nearly 100 years, with the establishment of Boston Harbor Cruises in Massachusetts in 1926. On the west coast of the United States, Hornblower Group began in 1980. Across the company’s growing portfolio, Hornblower has a long-standing history of expertise and innovation and has continually redefined the marine hospitality industry. Learn more
"Green Fleet Radio" with Carl Lisek
SSCC 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. This month, Carl welcomed guests Shawn Seals of IDEM, Geof Benson of Dunes Learning Center and Kathy Luther of NIRPC. Listeners can tune in to Lakeshore Public Radio at 89.1 FM or stream online. Catch up on past shows on our Website. 
Featured Technology: Electricity
Electricity can be used to power all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles directly from the power grid. Vehicles running on electricity produce no tailpipe emissions. The only emissions that can be attributed to electric vehicles are those generated in the production process at the power plant. The electric grid is an easily accessible driving energy. Electricity used to power vehicles is generally provided by the electricity grid and stored in the vehicle’s batteries. Home recharging of electric vehicles (EVs) is as simple as plugging them into an electric outlet. Learn more on our Website
New & Renewing Members
Funding Opportunities
Detailed funding announcements from a variety of state and federal agencies & private partners are available exclusively for members in the password-protected Member Center on our Website. Remember to contact us early in the process to learn how we can help maximize the success of your applications!
Upcoming Events
VCI-MUD Innovative Charging Solutions Webinar
May 27, 2021

GreenTech 2021
June 2-4, 2021
Catch Carl Lisek's session June 2

Railcats Partners for Clean Air Days
Aug. 8 & Aug. 29, 2021

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