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Teton Raptor Center Discourages Idling

Each year, cars, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles in the US waste an enormous amount of fuel running their engines while their vehicles are stationary. Also known as idling, this act effectively reduces vehicle fuel efficiency to 0 mpg and nationwide, wastes 6 billion gallons of gasoline equivalent annually (Alternative Fuels Data Center). That’s enough gas […]

It’s Tax Time! Understanding Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

Recent federal tax incentive extensions and changes impact alternative fuel and infrastructure tax credits. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029) retroactively extended several tax credits, including theAlternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. It also included updates to the calculation method for Alternative Fuel Excise Tax Credit amounts, specifically […]

Summary of Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, H.R. 2029

On Friday, December 18th, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029). Division Q, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH Act), retroactively extends many tax credits. There are several PATH Act provisions with implications for Clean Cities portfolio items: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit. Section 182 extends the tax credit […]

Understanding How and Where Plug-In Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up

Understanding How and Where Plug-In Electric Vehicle Drivers Charge Up New research findings dispute the belief that the growth of the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market requires a large network of public charging stations. Locating places to recharge is one of the most commonly cited barriers to PEVs. With gas stations seemingly on every corner, […]

EVSE Rebate Program Launched

Join Clean Cities to Help the Yellowstone-Teton Region Plug-In                          Local non-profit offering $5,000 rebates for electric vehicle charging stations Contact: Alicia Cox Executive Director Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities 810.955.5811 · alicia@ytcleanenergy.org   Jackson, Wyoming | January 13, 2016 – Local businesses now have a unique financial opportunity to help develop the necessary infrastructure to electrify our […]

Renewable Natural Gas: Repurposing Waste to Fuel Vehicles

What is renewable natural gas and how can it be used to fuel vehicles? Renewable natural gas (RNG) is pipeline-quality natural gas made by collecting and purifying biogas, the methane produced from decomposing organic matter. Biogas can be collected from sources such as landfills, livestock operations, wastewater treatment plants, food manufacturing and wholesalers, supermarkets, restaurants, and […]

Workplace Charging Challenge

Workplace Charging Challenge! In January 2013, the Department of Energy launched the Workplace Charging Challenge as part of its EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. Electric Vehicles (EVs) represent a great opportunity to vastly reduce petroleum usage in the transportation sector, and the DOE has set a goal for the US to be the first country to […]