South Shore Clean Cities Newsletter
Late Summer IssueAugust, 2011
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Available Grants
NGV Event a Success in WI
New Fuel Economy Standards Issued
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Last month South Shore Clean Cities hosted The Soy Generation: Home Grown Independence event at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Gold LEED Certified facility overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan.  If you did not get a chance to check out the National Lakeshore's green facility, we have another opportunity on August 23 when we will be hosting a Natural Gas and Propane For Transportation Workshop at TRANSPO's LEED Certified facility in South Bend, Indiana.  Join us to learn from the experts how natural gas and propane can benefit your business, your fleet, and your community, as well as what is new and innovative in the green building industry.




Carl Lisek
Available Grants
There are many grants currently available for you to apply to in order to cut costs on fueling, decrease emissions, and support the local economy.  Below are available grants with their upcoming deadlines.


DOC Economic Development Administration Public Works, Economic
Adjustment, and Global Climate Change Mitigation Programs Opportunity
$25 million - Application Due: September 1, 2011
The funds will be used to advance the green economy by supporting projects that create jobs through.  
Click Here for more information
HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program 
$67 million - Application Due:  N/A (Advance Notice)
The funds support metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact.  
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NGV Event by the Lake Michigan Consortium CNG Event Crowd 
a Success! 
The Lake Michigan Consortium had a huge success at the Compelling Case for NGVs event in Wisconsin on August 4th. Over 100 attendees learned the advantages of using CNG
CNG Vehicles and NGVs, heard firsthand case studies by companies and municipalities that are using natural gas, and were able to get an up close look at a number of natural gas vehicles.  

The Lake Michigan Consortium


President Obama Announces an Agreement with 13 Major Automakers to Boost Fuel Economy Standard for Cars and Light-Duty Trucks by 2025.


Last month, the Obama administration announced a deal to increase automobile fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, with 13 major auto-makers signing on to the standards.


Separately, federal officials have also issued regulations to set fuel-efficiency and carbon-emission standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks as well as buses, which were first proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in October.

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