Wisconsin Clean Cities Newsletter: February  2017
In This Issue:
Annual Survey
SmartWay Webinar
Midwest EVOLVE/Nissan Incentive
Energy Independence Summit Recap
Penske Project
Become a Member
Annual Survey

Funding Opportunities

Be sure to visit our member center for more details on funding opportunities.

Upcoming Events
SmartWay Webinar
Wednesday, Febraury 22
2:00 PM CST

NTEA Work Truck Show/Green Truck Summit
March 15-17, 2017
Indianapolis, IN

Green Drive$ 
Conference & Expo
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Naperville, IL

ACT Expo
May 1-4, 2017
Long Beach, CA

3rd Annual Clean  Air
  Golf Outing
Thursday June 15, 2017
Whispering Springs 
Golf Course
Fond Du Lac, WI

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Annual Survey
Have you completed your Annual Survey yet? 
Deadline to complete the survey is 
Friday, February 24, 2017 !

WCC is collecting information from 2016 based on your  fleet's alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, idle reduction efforts, alternative fuel station openings and fuel economy improvements. 

You may complete the survey  online  or via Excel spreadsheet.  Please return surveys to Courtney Long at  courtney.long@wicleancities.org

Anyone can submit a report! 
If you are not the appropriate contact, please forward this email to the best person to complete this survey. We also encourage you to forward this email to other organizations that have taken steps to utilize alternative fuels and efficiency technologies. If you have any questions or comments please contact Courtney Long at 414-221-4487 or  courtney.long@wicleancities.org .

Surveys must be completed no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 to ensure timely reporting to the U.S. Department of Energy. 
Upcoming Events
How Sustainable Freight Creates a More Efficient Supply Chain
Wednesday, February 22  at  2:00 P.M. CST 

This webinar will discuss how improvements in transportation efficiency may net significant results in supply chain performance. The SmartWay team and SmartWay partners will share proven strategies used to lower fuel costs and air emissions.
Register Here

Fire Safety Training
Date To Be Announced Soon!

Wisconsin Clean Cities has partnered with the Virginia Clean Cities coalition and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to provide a FREE alternative fuel vehicles safety training program. 

The program provides firefighters with the information necessary to respond to emergency situations involving all alternative fuel vehicles on our roadways, including electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, and gaseous fuels such as CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), LPG (Liquid Propane Gas), and their recharging/refueling stations. This comprehensive full day instructor-led train-the-trainer course is tailored for those responsible for conducting training or training officers, and is comprised of videos, animations, slides, activities, and field evolution involving AFVs.

For the course curriculum please view the flyer for an overview.
Midwest EVOLVE Launch Event

The Midwest EVOLVE program was launched at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 9. Wisconsin Clean Cities Executive Director Lorrie Lisek was on-site for the day. 

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a three-year grant program,  the Midwest Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience (EVOLVE) project which is a partnership between the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and eight Midwestern Clean Cities coalitions in seven states. The purpose of the project is to educate consumers, as well as public and private fleets, about the performance and environmental advantages of electric vehicles. 
With this grant program, Midwest EVOLVE and its Clean Cities partners will hold events that provide a hands-on experience to test drive a variety of locally available EVs.  In addition to helping the public learn about EVs, Midwest EVOLVE is focused on fostering the roll-out  of additional charging stations throughout the Midwest, including public-charging stations and employer-based workplace charging.

In conjunction with the Midwest EVOLVE program,  WCC is able to continue its efforts with Nissan and the REV UP  WISCONSIN  program to offer additional incentives on the  Nissan  LEAF . Currently, Nissan and Wisconsin Clean Cities have partnered with several Wisconsin utility companies to  offer a group buy discount, which when combined with the federal tax credit represents a $17,500 savings! 

At this time, Nissan is offering a $10,000 incentive to all eligible employees and customers of  Madison Gas and Electric, Alliant Energy, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service who PURCHASE a LEAF from dealer inventory within their respective utility territory, with an additional federal tax savings up to $7,500. 

T his deal only lasts until 
March 31, 2017!
Visit our website for further details on the Midwest EVOLVE program and Nissan incentive.   

News Article
#MidwestEVOLVE, #DrivingWIForward

Photos from the Chicago Auto Show/Midwest EVOLVE Launch
Midwest EVOLVE
2017 Nissan LEAF
Lorrie and Carl Lisek with David Kirschner NETL

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Energy Independence Summit Recap
Wisconsin Clean Cities Executive Director Lorrie Lisek, attended the 2017 Energy Independence Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit provided a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to network and build partnerships with each other, and with key Congressional and Administration policymakers. Lorrie, along with Joe Dalum and Matt Jarmuz of Odyne Sytems, LLC represented Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC). They met with WI federal legislators regarding projects and deployments in Wisconsin as well as addressing technology and market developments driving the alternative fuel industry. Senator Tammy Baldwin met personally with the WI team to discuss industry trends and issues pertaining to the coalition and WCC members.

Left to right: Matt Jarmuz, Odyne Systems, LLC; Lorrie Lisek Wisconsin Clean Cities; Senator Tammy Baldwin; Joe Dalum, Odyne Systems, LLC

Penske Truck Project
Penske Leasing Alternative Fuel Vehicles
I n partnership with the US Department of Energy, Penske will deploy a targeted multi-alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) demonstration that will allow new drivers and fleets to "try out" cost-effective and clean-burning AFVs via Penske's rental services for 1-30 days at no  cost difference than a traditional rental. The vehicles incorporated may include the following:
  • Heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles
  • Medium-duty propane vehicles
If you operate a fleet in Wisconsin and are interested in learning more about in this opportunity, please contact our office and  we can provide additional information, including : fact sheets, presentations, equipment specification sheets, and an equipment operating and fueling brochure. 

For more information please visit our website or give our office a call 414-221-4487.
Become a Member 
Your membership will allow us to continue to strive for
reduced petroleum consumption, clean air, and an improved quality of life. Along with helping support many projects we are currently working on throughout Wisconsin, your membership would also include several  benefits:
  • Information on upcoming grants that will allow your company to save money on infrastructure, vehicles, or fuel, as well as information about projects and the latest alternative fuels news
  • Support for grant preparation or assistance
  • A representative from your company may serve on our Board of Directors and supporting committees
  • Access to Wisconsin Clean Cities events, which include seminars, meetings, and conferences
  • Networking opportunities with fleets and industry partners
  • Technical training, workshops, and webinars
  • Individual consultation and technical assistance
  • Public recognition for progress in reducing petroleum consumption and assistance with media outreach.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member!

Question of the Month
Thank you for reading the February 2017 edition of Wisconsin Clean Cities newsletter. Be sure to follow our social media pages to stay up-to-date with our latest  events and topics in the alternative fuel and green industry!

Members are also encouraged to share their recent accomplishments, upcoming events or other current news in our monthly newsletters and on our website. Please  email  Courtney Long with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!


Wisconsin Clean Cities Team