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Natural-gas Cars, New Biofuels all part of Cleaner Region Future.

Article from the Northwest Indiana Times Wednesday June 9th, 2010. By Rob Earnshaw.

Tuesday, SSCC announced a new grant to be awarded in July allowing the creation of a Green Fleet policy. "This grant will allow us to work in Lake and Porter counties to help clean up our air," said Carl Lisek, coordinator of South Shore Clean Cities. Clean Cities and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission hosted a Clean Fleet Consortium Vehicles Expo on Tuesday.
The grant will enable the agencies to help communities and businesses reduce dependence on foreign oil and also with other potential grants available not only for alternative fuel vehicles but also region infrastructure. "We're really excited about this opportunity," Lisek said. The consortium, held at the Porter County Expo Fairgrounds, was a chance for the public to meet with industry officials from the transportation and energy sectors and learn about technology that could improve the region's air quality and to assist local government agencies that wish to implement different technologies in their communities."The technology is changing daily, and it's very exciting," Lisek said. "Through a grant, you can do a lot of things with our partnerships in Northwest Indiana. "Our diversity is our strength." Vendors at the expo included representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, General Motors, Family Express, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Arnell Motors, Barile Ford and Lakeshore Ford. "Most everyone here is an Indiana company," Lisek said. "By working together, we'll clean up the air." George Paulus, sales consultant for Honda of Lisle in Illinois, drove to the expo what he called "the cleanest car in America." The 2009 natural-gas Honda Civic is "the car of the future," Paulus said. "The potential is there," he said. Paulus said his dealership supplies natural-gas vehicles to the municipalities of Chicago, Des Plaines and Downers Grove. "We're hoping the government takes this into consideration and gets the infrastructure going," he said. The Civic at the expo was priced at nearly $26,000, but Paulus said the government offers "huge rebates." Also at the expo was the Biofuels Mobile Learning Center, a traveling exhibit designed to explain and promote the use of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. "In the last two years, we've had over 50,000 people go through this trailer," said Fred Henderson, education consultant for the Indiana Soybean Alliance. "We're trying to get the word out that biofuels are a good-quality performance fuel that can be used."

Carl Lisek Introducing the June 8th Event.

The 2009 natural-gas Honda Civic.

Arnell Motors GEM (Global Electric Motors)

Amerigas Propane Truck

Flexible Fuel Vehicle

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New Grants Available!

The Indiana State Department of Health Asthma Program is funding a grant, with awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 for the period from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011.  If you are interested in partnering with South Shore Clean Cities on a grant application please contact our office at 219-365-4289.

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