Fall Stakeholder Meeting
This past week, YTCC hosted our fall stakeholder meeting in Idaho Falls, ID. At the meeting, we heard from Idaho National Laboratory (INL) regarding their 25-year transportation plan that touched on plans for nuclear-powered buses, hydropower potential, and much more. We also heard from INL about the progress of electric self-driving vehicles. As well as the Idaho DEQ 2019 Vehicle Replacement Program was discussed, and a program summary detailing the 41 projects they are funding with 2019 VW Settlement Funds can be viewed HERE.
Overall, the stakeholder meeting had a great turnout! YTCC was able to showcase three Tesla’s brought by their owners to the meeting, and a Nissan Leaf provided by and available for sale at Pocatello Nissan Kia.
2019 Green Fleet Awards
YTCC presented our green fleet awards for 2018 to 20 fleets in the Greater Yellowstone Region that reduced their annual greenhouse gas emissions through the use of alternative fuels. Together, these 20 fleets have reduced 6,588 tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) annually, which is equivalent to removing around 1,432 cars from the road. YTCC would like to recognize the following fleets for their commitment to clean air, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy security.
Custer Gallatin National Forest*, Delaware North, Dominion Energy, First Student Inc, Four Corners Recycling*, Grand Teton National Park*, Idaho Falls Power*, Idaho National Laboratory*, Jackson Hole Airport*, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort*, Lower Valley Energy, State of Wyoming, START Bus, Stillwater Mining Company, Streamline Bus, Sublette County School District #1*, Teton Conservation District, The Town of Jackson/Teton County*, Xanterra, Yellowstone National Park
*denotes previous Green Fleet award recipients
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls Power, and the Jackson Hole Airport were all in attendance at the meeting and received their awards. However, all the green fleets mentioned above will receive an award in the mail.
You can find the full 2019 Green Fleet Award press release below.
Global Climate Strike
This past Friday, September 20th, was the global climate strike and YTCC was in attendance at the Jackson Hole Town Square. This international movement began with school students choosing not to attend class on Friday and instead deciding to strike to demand that action be taken to address climate change and to ask world leaders to take immediate climate action. These international strikes and protests were initially led by young people but many adults are now involved in the global climate strike. The strike in Jackson Hole had a great turnout for the rainy weather, with protestors of a varied age range.