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It's your chance to brag... 2017 Clean Cities Annual Survey

It's time to send us your 2017 Alternative Fuel usage data for your Plug In Hybrid, EV, CNG and Propane vehicles. Also, we can report on your idle reduction and route optimization practices for the year!

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2017 Clean Cities Annual Survey

Each year we ask our stakeholders and area fleets to answer questions about their alternative fuel vehicles and equipment as well as their petroleum reduction activities. I am emailing to encourage your participation in this important program and make myself available for any questions you have regarding the survey. 

Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF) is working with the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program to document activities from the 2017 calendar year, and want your organization to be included. By providing this information, you help ensure the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program, and highlight the successes of Louisiana fleets in the LCF territory like yours. Example activities include alternative fuel stations, vehicles, idle reduction, biofuels, and other fleet technology.

This year we are also launching our Green Fleets Certification Program. If your organization's data shows that you may qualify for certification, one of us will reach out to you to see if you would like to take part in this exciting new program.

The questionnaire is designed to take less than 10 minutes to complete. You may save your information and resume entering data at any time. BEGIN SURVEY

If you are not the appropriate contact, please forward this email to the best person to complete this survey. Please feel free to also forward this email to other organizations that you may know of who have also taken steps to reduce petroleum consumption. You are more than welcome to contact LCF if you have any questions or need assistance.

If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this email, or call our office us at 225-342-7972 or contact me directly via email.

Deadline: Please complete the survey by Friday, March 9, 2018.

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Together we can accomplish more than we ever could apart.

2018 Membership Dues Drive

With the support of our 2017 members, we were able to expand our presence across the state and work on projects that will have far reaching effects on adoption of clean fuels in our 56-parish territory.

For example, here are some of our biggest accomplishments for 2017:

  • Hosted 72+ hours of clean fuel education
  • Reduced Green House Gas emissions by 48,000 tons
  • Conducted outreach in nearly 10 cities across the state
  • Successfully submitted a proposal to the FHWA for Alternative Fuel Corridors signage with our state LDEQ
  • Analyzed the NOx emissions for projects proposed to the LDEQ for VW funding
  • Received funding from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to analyzed a state agency's sedans for potential EV implementation 
  • Supported a new automotive training center to become a NAFTC National AFV Training Center
  • Assisted the East Baton Rouge School system to rebuild their fleet by adding propane buses after the August 2016 flood destroyed 110 of their buses
  • Created 2 Motorweek videos highlighting Louisiana AFV fleets 
  • and more!

In 2018, we have ambitious goals to continue to support the adoption of alternative fuels and fuel reduction practices. With support from valued stakeholders like you, LCF will:

  • Launch a Green Fleets Certification program in January 2018
  • Add new fleet analysis benefits for qualified 2018 members
  • Continue to work closely with the state office of procurement to get more AFVs on the state bid list
  • Continue to work with the state's lead agency for the VW Settlement to facilitate communication by conducting outreach and assisting fleets and applicants with the process
  • Work with LDOT and LDEQ to install signage for any Alternative Fuel CNG and LPG corridors that get approved under the FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors signage program.
  • Create an RNG curriculum to help landfills learn how they can produce high quality renewable natural gas

There is still a lot more that needs to be done in 2018. Together we can accomplish more than we ever could apart. We invite you to join with us to support the growth of domestically produced, cleaner and affordable alternative fuels in Louisiana by joining our coalition as a 2018 member.

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