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Tesla Tech Talk - Boise

   A Tesla Tech Talk meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21st at Hotel 43, 981 Grove Street in Boise. Come to the meeting to learn more about the Tesla Model S electric sports car. There will be discussions about the EV industry, environmental impacts and charging infrastructure. Complimentary food, drink and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 503-431-2350.
 


PEV interest group meeting set for Oct. 17th

   Idaho Power, the Energy Policy Institute at Boise State University and the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition, has scheduled a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) interest group meeting for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, The meeting will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Energy Policy Institute, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise. Scheduled presentation topics include the results from INL's charging and battery research study, information developed from Idaho Power's study of local PEV vehicles, and GSA experiences with implementing a pilot EV program for a federal vehicle fleet. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by October 4th by contacting Beth Baird at bbaird@cityofboise.org, or 208-384-3984.

 


Renting LNG Trucks via Blu and PacLease

   Bidding to tempt fleet managers who are wary of the up-front costs associated with LNG (liquid natural gas) trucking, Paccar's PacLease and Kenworth Sales units, and Utah's Blu LNG are offering LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 trucks for rent along the Interstate 84 and I-15 corridors from Las Vegas through Utah, Idaho and eastern Oregon... READ MORE

 


 

 

Treasure Valley transit system running strong with CNG buses

   The Department of Energy website recently published an article on its website about Valley Regional Transit's (VRT) ongoing efforts to convert its bus fleet to use compressed natural gas. The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition played a key role in the success of this project by securing a federal grant to have a public CNG fueling station installed near one of VRT's bus operation facilities. READ THE ARTICLE.
 


First responder training held in Nampa on June 6-7

   Staff from the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a national leader in providing first responder training on alternative fuels, came to the Nampa Fire Training Facility June 6-7 to conduct two workshops. The workshops were specifically designed to reduce the risk taken by first responders when called to an accident involving gaseous fuels (natural gas and propane). A total of 38 people attended. Attendees includes representatives from the Nampa, Meridian and Boise Fire Departments, as well as representatives from Valley Regional Transit.     Vehicles used in the workshops included a ValleyRide bus, a Republic Services garbage truck, a Honda Civic and a Ford 350 bi-fuel truck. The workshops were free. Topics included information about compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane fuels and vehicles, and best practices when responding to an emergency. The NAFTC visit was coordinated by the Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition and is part of a Clean Cities Learning Program.


 

Learn more about the benefits of propane

   Did you know that by switching from gasoline to propane-fueled lawn equipment you can reduce emissions by up to 80 percent? To learn more about propane, you can visit: www.gogreenmetrolawn.com/benefits-of-propane.aspx. The website also contains links to the Alternative Fuel Data Center and Clean Fuel USA websites.

 


 

 

 

 

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