The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition is a collaborative of over 70 public and private interests from all regions in New Hampshire. Coalition members support the goals of reducing dependence on foreign oil, and improving air quality, through the use of domestically produced, cleaner burning alternative fuels and other fuel reduction strategies.
Clean Cities Annual Survey
Environmental Permitting, Regulations and Other Requirements Related to the Manufacture of Biodiesel
Why We Support These Goals:
- More than 50% of the U.S. petroleum products are from foreign countries.
- The transportation sector's dependence on petroleum exceeds 97%.
- More than 50% of the air pollution in New Hampshire and the Northeast is generated by the transportation sector.
Alternative Fuel Vehicles that run on fuels such as electricity, natural gas, propane, biodiesel, ethanol and hydrogen can help reduce vehicle emissions, provide domestic economic benefits, and increase the energy security of the U.S. by reducing our dependence upon foreign sources of petroleum. The stability of our transportation future, and perhaps even the nation's economy, rests upon our ability to diversify the nation's fuel sources and types.
Clean Cities is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, which is designed to encourage the use of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV's) and their supporting infrastructure throughout the nation. By encouraging AFV use, the Clean cities program will help achieve energy security and environmental quality goals at both the national and local levels. Unlike traditional command-and-control programs, the Clean Cities program takes a unique, voluntary approach to AFV development, working with coalitions of local stakeholders to help develop the AFV industry and integrate this development into larger planning processes.
The mission of the Clean Cities Program is to advance the nation's economic, environmental and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption.
For a more detailed explanation regarding the Federal Clean Cities program and to find many more hyperlinks to other Alternative Fuel information sites, please click on or visit: https://cleancities.energy.gov/
- Request for Proposals: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Fueling Infrastructure The request for proposal deadline has been extended for this solicitation. Please contact Barbara Bernstein at [email protected] for more information.
- Availability of Fiscal Year 2008 Clean Fuels Grant Program Funds: Solicitation of Project Proposals. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 for the Discretionary Clean Fuels Grant Program, authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA'LU). The Clean Fuels Grant Program makes funds available to assist non-attainment or maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone or carbon monoxide (CO). Additionally, the program supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses and markets for those technologies.
- EPA, through the 2008 Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) Emissions Reduction Program, is announcing the availability of nearly $5.4 million in grants and innovative financing to significantly reduce diesel emissions and improve public health in EPA Regions 1 and 2. ''EPA has issued the 2008 Northeast Diesel Collaborative Emissions Reduction Request for Proposals from regional, state and local governments, federally recognized tribes, port authorities, environmental organizations, colleges and universities, hospitals, and others interested in establishing innovative projects to reduce diesel emissions in their communities.
For more information:
- USDA Releases Funding Notice for 2008 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program, Section 9006. $36 million in overall funding available. Farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses have new opportunities to install energy efficiency upgrades and new renewable energy systems.
- Solicitations Notice - The Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership, Inc. funding opportunity newsletter.
- Department of Energy ' Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Financial Opportunities
- The Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program offers funding for alternative fuel projects at airports. For more information please visit https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1032746
HB 689 -- An Act to Form a Biodiesel Study Commission
Biodiesel Incentives/ Rules at US States, presented by Dr. Ihab Farag Input from Becky Ohler and Joel Anderson.
Final Report of the Commission to Study Production and Distribution of Biodiesel in NH.
The GSCCC has many supporting member stakeholders.
These stakeholders meet regularly to discuss projects and events across the state, which are focused on AFV use and the development of refueling infrastructure. All meetings are open to the public and any interested party. For more information please contact:
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
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Concord NH 03302-0095
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