LCF September Newsletter Print

    Letter from the Executive Director

    Clean Fuel Leaders, Advocates and Enthusiasts:

    I want to introduce you to someone: Courtney Young. You may already know her as she has an amazing program going in New Orleans. She is the Director of our sister coalition, the Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership, known more commonly as the "Clean Fuel Partnership." Our state is lucky enough to have TWO Clean Cities coalitions, which result in 100% coverage for our municipalities and fleets.

    Courtney and I have teamed up this year to bring our stakeholders ONE great event to get you updated on the hot issues of the day: Workforce Development and the technician shortage, the Future of Transportation, Disaster Preparedness and Resilience, Trucking Trends, and updates on the electric charging corridor as well as the state's Volkswagen Settlement funding program.

    We invite you all to join us both in New Orleans on October 9th for a Welcome Reception and LCF's Clean Fuel Leader Awards ceremony, then cross over the bridge the next morning for a full day of education and networking at the Clean Fuels Summit at the NOLA Motorsports Park. You must register for each event separately. All proceeds from the Summit ticket sales go to supporting both of our Clean Cities Coalition, The South East Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership and Louisiana Clean Fuels.

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    Clean Fuels Conference & Workshops

    Clean Fuels Summit 2019

    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    NOLA Motorsports Park

    Registration for the Summit is available online; seating is limited, so purchase your tickets by October 5th to ensure your seat. Visit www.CleanFuelsSummit.com to register, browse the agenda, get travel information, read speaker bios and more! All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the two Clean Cities Coalition in Louisiana: The Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership and Louisiana Clean Fuels.


    Welcome Reception & Clean Fuel Leader Awards

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
    Mannings Sports Bar and Grill

    COME RELAX WITH US BEFORE THE SUMMIT ON BEAUTIFUL FULTON STREET IN NEW ORLEANS! 

    Wednesday, October 9th | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    RSVP online

    Manning's is the best place to catch all the games! With over 30 flat-screen TVs, two 13-foot mega-screens, a sports anchor desk, a recliner dining section, unique memorabilia from Louisiana's first football family, commissioned artwork by New Orleans artist Terrance Osborne, and more, why would you go anywhere else? Manning's, a Harrah’s New Orleans restaurant partner, is located conveniently in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, paying homage to the area's unique architecture and reflecting the city's "Laissez les bons temps rouler" attitude. Our reception will be on the 2nd floor and includes exclusive access to their spacious balcony on Fulton Street.

    HONORING OUR CLEAN FUEL LEADERS

    Join us to honor this years' top LCF fleets at the Welcome Reception!  Fleets who participated in the 2018 LCF Annual Report are eligible for recognition. Examples of past winners are Stone Oil, Republic Services, UPS, Corporate Green, East Baton Rouge School District, and St. Landry Parish Solid Waste. We are excited to recognize the efforts of our stakeholders at the LCF Annual Clean Fuel Leader Awards.

    Welcome Reception Sponsors

    Don't forget to register for the Clean Fuels Summit! Get your tickets here.

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    Funding Opportunities

    THE THIRD PROPOSAL PERIOD FOR FUNDING ENDS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 1, 2019!

    APPLY HERE

    LOUISIANA'S MITIGATION PLAN

    Application submittal for project funding will be available through the LDEQ’s VW webpage online form. The deadline to submit Environmental Mitigation Action applications for the third round is Oct. 1, 2019. If you have any questions concerning the application, please send them to [email protected].

    The state's plan gives first consideration "to replacement or repowering of school buses owned or used by Louisiana school districts with newer, cleaner vehicles, and/or new cleaner-burning engines." These funds will not be used for fleet expansion. The goal is to get older, polluting vehicles off the road and to replace them with new, cleaner options. The amount of funding that the state is proposing for school bus replacements are as follows:

    • 25% matching funds will be given for the replacement or repowering of eligible buses with newer cleaner-burning diesel.
    • 50% matching funds will be given for the replacement of eligible buses with eligible alternate fuels powered buses, including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), propane, etc.

    FUNDING FOR EVSE

    The plan also includes language which allows the state to utilize "up to 15% of its allocation of Mitigation Trust funds on the costs necessary for, and directly connected to, the acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of new, light duty, zero emission vehicle supply equipment for projects..." Electric vehicle charging infrastructure is the only type of fueling infrastructure allowed under the VW Settlement. In this current RFP, the state is also requesting proposals for EVSE. 

    • For a complete list of eligible projects, please refer to Appendix D-2, page 53 of 80.
    • If you would like assistance with your proposals to the state, please email Tyler Herrmann at Louisiana Clean Fuels [email protected].
    • To view the plan and for more information, visit the LDEQ's Volkswagen page. For more information or to comment on the state's plan, please email [email protected].

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    Welcome New Members

    LCF would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members, UPS, renewing at the Champion level!

    Thank you to all of our members for their continued support!

    If you haven't renewed your membership, now is the time! See our Join page for more information or to renew your membership! If you have any questions, email [email protected].

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    LCF Member News

    SWEPCO PARENT AEP ACCELERATES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS REDUCTION TARGET

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is cutting carbon dioxide emissions faster than anticipated and has revised its 2030 reduction target to 70 percent from 2000 levels. The company’s previous target was a 60 percent reduction from 2000 levels by 2030.

    AEP also is confident that it will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 80 percent from 2000 levels by 2050. (Source: AEP)

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    CUMMINS AND UC SAN DIEGO LAUNCHES STUDY ON RECYCLING EV BATTERIES INTO ENERGY STORAGE

    A focus area of the agreement between Cummins and UC San Diego will be stationary energy storage system performance under grid energy storage applications, Katie Zarich, a spokesperson for Cummins, told Utility Dive. University researchers will perform tests and develop an outdoor second-life demonstration system comprised of Cummins battery modules, according to a statement.

    For Cummins, which founded its electrified power business in 2018, the partnership will provide valuable data on the aging behaviors of its battery modules. (Source: Utility Drive)

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    Calendar of Events

    Oct. 9 LCF Clean Fuels Summit Welcome Reception New Orleans, LA
    Oct. 10 Clean Fuels Summit New Orleans, LA
    Oct. 18 USGBC Louisiana's FORWARD Symposium on Sustainability New Orleans, LA
    Oct. 28-30 Southeast Renewable Energy Summit Atlanta, GA
    Dec. 2-5 RNG 2019 Conference Dana Point, CA
    April 6-8 NAFA 2020 Institute and Expo Indianapolis, IN
    June 14-17, 2020 33rd Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS33) Portland, OR

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    Clean Cities 25th Anniversary

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    SAVE THE DATE! LCF GOLF CLASSIC - CELEBRATING 20 YEARS AS A CLEAN CITIES COALITION!

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    About LCF

    Louisiana Clean Fuels is a US Department of Energy Clean Cities Coalition, supported by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and member organizations. We are a non-profit organization serving fleets for over 19 years.

    The mission of Louisiana Clean Fuels, Inc. is to advance the nation’s environmental, economic, and energy security by supporting local actions to diversify transportation fuel options. Our goal is to show how advanced technologies and alternative fuels can help meet business and environmental goals. By providing objective data, technical resources, and the right connections, we help fleets find reliable alternative fuel vehicles that will stabilize or lower fuel costs.

    www.LouisianaCleanFuels.org  |  [email protected] | 225-342-7972

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