New Funding Announcement

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced two new clean transportation funding opportunities using the State’s Volkswagen Settlement funds. Applications for both are due January 11, 2021. Additional details are provided below. DEQ is seeking eligible applicants interested in installing Level 3 direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations along key travel corridors in Montana. DCFC stations […]

We want to hear from you!

YTCC is reaching out to hear from YOU about your experiences, needs and thoughts about alternative fuel use in our region. We’ve designed a survey for the main groups we serve: government entities, businesses (this includes non-profits) and individuals. We will use the information you provide to help fine tune and develop programing to meet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Fuel Economy Tips

Six Tips to Cut Fuel Costs and Unnecessary Idling When Winter Hits How can I improve my gas mileage while driving this winter? Whether taking that long-awaited ski trip or just commuting to work in the frigid weather, there are several things you can do to improve your fuel economy and save money in the […]

May Question of the Month

Question of the Month: How can I improve my gas mileage while driving this summer? Answer: Whether you are taking a summer road trip or just running errands around town, there are things you can do to improve your fuel economy and save money on fuel in the summertime. You may notice an increase in […]

Transition Streets

Want to learn simple, practical changes to your home and habits to live more sustainably? Ready to begin a journey to a lifestyle that uses less energy? Check out Transition Streets!

Idling Revealed

Written by Billy Karis 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 […]

What is zero waste?

Guest blogger, Tanya Anderson, is a Coalition partner through the Sustainability Series. What is zero waste? Fifteen years ago you might not have found an answer to that question. Today, a Google search will yield more than 40 millions results. On February 21, a crowd gathered in Jackson’s Home Ranch Exhibit Hall to learn more […]