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Electric Vehicle Interest Group to meet June 7th in Boise

The EV Interest Group will meet from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7th in the Sagebrush Room at the Library! at 7557 W. Ustick in Boise. Agenda items include an update on the Volkswagon settlement, what to expect when hosting an EV charging station, public EV chargers in the Boise Valley and EV news from attendees. If you are interested in attending, please email Beth Baird (bbaird@cityofboise.org) or Patti Best (pbest @idahopower.com).

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality sets up webpage for information about Volkswagon Diesel Settlement

On January 24, 2016, the United States and the State of California filed a lawsuit against Volkswagon alleging it had manufactured diesel cars sold and operated in the U.S. beginning in 2009 with systems intended to defeat emission tests. After a significant amount of investigation and negiotiation, Volkswagon has agreed to settle these allegations. The overall settlement consists of three major parts: READ MORE

TVCCC 2015 annual report now available

Every year, each Clean Cities Coalition submits to the Department of Energy an annual report of its activities and accomplishments for the previous calendar year. Coalition coordinators, who lead the local coalitions, provide information and data via an online database managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The data characterize membership, funding, projects, and activities of the coalitions. The coordinators also submit data on the sales of alternative fuels, deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles, idle-reduction initiatives, fuel economy activities and programs to reduce vehicle miles traveled. NREL and DOE analyze the data and translate them into petroleum-use and greenhouse gas reduction impacts for individual coalitions and the programs as a whole.

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TVCCC offers travel/training assistance opportunities

Keeping on top of the latest technologies and advances in the use of alternative fuels can be difficult, especially with limited travel/training budgets. The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition (TVCCC) wants to assist individuals, agencies, companies, etc. learn more about current trends and advances in alternative fuels and vehicles.

Our continuing education program could help you or your organization by providing funding to help make an educational trip possible. For more information, please contact Mark Carnopis at (208) 258-2702 or Email: mcarnopis@valleyregionaltransit.org.

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Glenns Ferry School District’s commitment to alternative fuels subject of magazine article
The 2016-2017 winter edition of Fuels Fix magazine includes an article about the Glenns Ferry School District’s work on integrating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleet of school buses. The District now operates four CNG buses and estimates their fuel cost savings in 2015 was about $!5,000. READ MORE

Treasure Valley CCC sponsors Boise BikeShare station

The Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition is a sponsor of the Boise GreenBike Station at 8th and Bannock streets in downtown Boise. The station is located in a high pedestrian traffic area just outside the Borah Post Office. Boise Greenbike is the City of Trees’ first modern bike share system. Now in its third year of operation, the system consists of 114 bikes at 15 official station hubs and a growing number of flex hubs located throughout downtown Boise and the Boise State University campus. For more information about Boise GreenBike, visit: www.boise.greenbike.com.

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TVCCC Contact Information
Beth K. Baird

Environmental Programs Coordinator
City of Boise Public Works Dept.

  • Telephone: (208) 384-3984
  • E-mail: info@tvcleancities.org