2019 Jackson Hole Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities (YTCC) in partnership with the Town of Jackson and Teton County commissioned an update to the 2009 emissions inventory. The entity that performed the original inventory, Climate Mitigation Services (CMS), was hired to update the inventory using the same methodologies and boundary as the previous report to ensure accurate comparisons over time […]

Fall Stakeholder Meeting, 2019 Green Fleet Awards, & Climate Strike

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. […]

Stakeholder Spotlight: Michael Donch with the Custer Gallatin NF

Michael moved back to Bozeman in 2001 and started managing the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s green fleet of vehicles. When he started as Fleet Manager there was only a singular hybrid vehicle in the fleet, a 2005 Ford Hybrid Escape that was driven. In 2008 and in 2010, he added three more Hybrid Escape’s to […]

Stakeholder Meeting Recap

Thank-you to everyone who was able to join us for our stakeholder meeting last week in Bozeman, Montana. For those of you who were not able to join us, I wanted to provide a very brief recap.     I began the meeting by providing an update on Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities activities. One of our […]

Purchasing an EV in Bozeman, MT

Buying an electric vehicle is not always as simple as you would think, and therefore it is important to know your options for dealerships and vehicles available in your area. Many dealerships in the Bozeman area do not offer any electric vehicle options. While the dealerships that do have electric vehicles offer only one or […]

VW Settlement Fund Progress

Background  In 2016, the United States, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a complainant against Volkswagen due to violations of the Clean Air Act. The allegations were that certain Volkswagen vehicles made between 2009 and 2016 were producing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions significantly greater then the act allows. The United States and California […]

HB0166 Will Increase Electric Vehicle Fee to $200

HB0166 was introduced to increase the electric vehicle fee to $200.00 (up from $50.00), and add a hybrid vehicle fee of $100.00. Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities agrees all users of the roadways should help finance the infrastructure, however these fees are not reflective of an EV or Hybrid owners use of the roadways. Please read YTCC’s […]

WY DEQ Seeks Public Input On How To Spend $8 million in VW Settlement Funds

Please consider submitting a comment to WY DEQ through their comment link below. Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities agrees with WY DEQ’s goals and objectives but recommends including alternative fuels, particularly compressed natural gas and electric. Please reach out to YTCC if you would like to discuss project or goal and objectives ideas prior to your comment […]

Question of the Month

Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles?   Answer: Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the […]

Why are there so many Tesla stations at the Jackson Whole Grocer?

Ever since the installation of the Tesla Superchargers at Jackson Whole Grocer, we have had many questions as to why there are 8 of them.  For a community where only a couple dozen electric vehicles are owned, 8 seems to be a bit excessive at first glance.  But as with everything, Tesla has a pretty […]