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Enroll in our Green Fleets Program by participating in our Annual Report!

Annual Reporting is well underway as we collect information from our alternative fuels stakeholders to compile data on how Louisiana fleets used alternative fuels and fuel-saving measures to reduce their emissions in 2018. Dozens of progressive Louisiana fleets participate in our Annual Report each year. In order to reduce the reporting burden on our stakeholders, we have added the option to sign up for Green fleets from the Annual Report data collection survey.

What is Green Fleet Certification?

Through Green Fleets, Louisiana Clean Fuels conducts emissions analysis and quantification of on-road vehicles for fleets throughout the state of Louisiana. Becoming a certified LCF Green Fleet includes such benefits as educational opportunities, branding and promotional tools for fleet achievement, informational resources on technology options and incentives, funding assistance with grant opportunities, and more. Fleets may also promote their Certified Green Fleets status, showing their commitment to reducing emissions.

How to Enroll

Enrolling in our Green Fleets program is simple, free, and obligation-free; fleets who enroll are not obligated to make any changes in how they run their fleets. Once enrolled, LCF will provide your fleet with a report that you can use as a benchmark for future fuel consumption and emission reduction programs. We will work with you to track your progress over time and provide guidance to help your fleet achieve emissions-reduction goals.

With just a few extra steps, fleets who participate in our Annual Report can enroll in Green Fleets. The Annual Report survey asks users to indicate whether or not they’d like the data they’ve provided in the survey to be used to enroll them in the Green Fleets program. Most of the information needed for Green Fleets enrollment is already being provided for the Annual Report, so we can use that information to start the enrollment for the Green Fleets program if a fleet is interested. Then we will contact that fleet for further informational requirements at a later date.

Please note that the Annual Report is entirely separate from Green Fleets enrollment. For those uninterested in the Green Fleets program, it’s still important to fill out the Annual Report survey so LCF and the Department of Energy can have an accurate picture of alternative fuel and vehicle usage in Louisiana.

Interested in learning more about LCF’s Green Fleets program? Visit our Green Fleets page for more information on eligibility, data requirements, and analysis and scoring methodology.

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Annual Reporting for Alternative Fuels Begins

LCF seeks information from alternative fuels stakeholders for Clean Cities’ Annual Metrics Report.

Louisiana Clean Fuels is once again collecting information from alternative fuels stakeholders for our Annual Report. We are reaching out to fleets who use alternative fuels, operate an alternative fuels station, or who have worked toward the implementation of fuel-saving measures throughout the year. This Report will help us compile data on how our stakeholders used alternative fuels and reduced emissions in 2018.

This year, we have shortened and simplified the survey for stakeholders to fill out regarding their usage and implementation of alternative fuels in 2018. This survey asks companies for information about the amount and type of alternative fuels they have used, how many and what type of alternative fuel vehicles they own, and any alternative fuels or emissions-reducing projects they were involved with throughout 2018.

The data we collect is used as a benchmark to gain an accurate picture of alternative fuel and vehicle usage in Louisiana, which will help both LCF and the Department of Energy understand the alternative fuels market. This Annual Report helps to show our progress and the progress of stakeholders in Louisiana in shifting to domestic energy sources, eliminating harmful emissions, and improving fuel efficiency. All information provided in the survey will be anonymous and aggregated to show the overall usage of alternative fuels from all participants. Collected data for the Annual Report will also be used in considering recipients for the 2019 Annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards.

To begin the survey, you can find the Annual Report survey here. If you have questions about the Annual Report or the survey, please contact Tyler Herrmann at tyler@louisianacleanfuels.org. All survey responses are due by February 28th, 2019.

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Louisiana Clean Fuels Launches DC Fast Charger Crowdsourcing Website

Organization seeks input from potential site hosts and electric vehicle owners in the creation of a DC Fast Charger network along interstate corridors.

As the popularity of electric vehicles rises, so too does the need for fast, convenient charging locations along well-traveled interstates throughout the state. Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF), along with a team of experts and collaborators, is working to create a Master Plan for a DC Fast Charger corridor that will meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines and create a wide range of benefits for local drivers and business owners.

With this end in mind, LCF recently launched a crowdsourcing website to gather input from electric vehicle owners and potential site hosts. This project allows these stakeholders the opportunity to be a part of the decision-making process on where to place DC Fast Chargers along Louisiana’s interstate corridors.

Currently, driving long-distance with an electric vehicle in Louisiana can be a challenge, and drivers can often be left searching for level 2 chargers that take a long time to use. The creation of this DC Fast Charging network will give electric vehicle owners of all makes more freedom to take their EVs on longer trips.

The DC Fast Charger crowdsourcing website offers electric vehicle owners most impacted by the project the chance to have their recharging needs considered in the planning of the charging network. Ideally, this will enable the project to move forward in such a way that will benefit the maximum number of electric vehicle owners. As LCF and its assembled data experts work to create the Master Plan, we wish to consider the most convenient and vital locations for hosting a DC Fast Charger, locations that will be most beneficial to the drivers that will use them.

LCF is asking electric vehicle owners to think about their commute along the interstate where they normally stop for rest breaks and drop a “pin” where they know their car could benefit from a charging station. If someone has already nominated a site that they agree with, then participants can "like" that item and leave a comment about that location.

Local business owners and government entities also have the opportunity to have their voices heard by nominating their location to be a potential site host for these proposed charging stations. Hosting a charging station can offer a wide range of benefits; not only would hosting a charging station support the environmentally-friendly use of alternative fuels, help to meet corporate emissions standards and goals, and increase property value, hosting will also serve to attract new customers who drive electric vehicles. These customers, drawn in by the charging stations, will visit more frequently and stay on property longer as their vehicles charge.

The data collected in the crowd sourcing website will be combined with highway data, economic data of potential sites, and vehicle data from multiple sources along with existing infrastructure that will reveal optimal charging sites along the corridor. When the plan is complete, we will work with our stakeholders to find funding to get chargers installed at the best sites.

With the input of local stakeholders in mind, LCF is working to create a DC Fast Charger network that will benefit Louisiana residents and businesses and advance the viability of electricity as an alternative fuel.

Visist the site at https://louisianacleanfuels.mysocialpinpoint.com/cleanfuels#/

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