YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR
2012 ANNUAL MEETING
COME HEAR ABOUT WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY IS DOING TO HELP OUR ENVIRONMENT!
At this year's annual meeting we are proud to have:
- Mr. Mark Stoermann of Fair Oaks Dairy. He will describe their partnership with a group of 10 Indiana Dairy Farms using bio-gas to power a fleet of milk trucks.
- Mr. Kelly Carmichael, NIPSCO's Director of Environmental Policy and Permitting will speak about project updates and NIPSCO's green endeavors.
This year we will be recognizing several of our members for their outstanding projects and services. We will also introduce a number of new opportunities for our members. We look forward to seeing you at our 13th Annual South Shore Clean Cities Meeting!
CLICK HERE if you would like to be a 2012 Exhibitor/Sponsor.
SSCC Annual Report
We would like you to tell us how many AFV's are on the road in YOUR area! We depend on input from our members in order to report alternative fuel usage.
The report has been posted on our website and should take no more than 7 minutes to complete. Please take time to complete the report now.
Indiana Dairies to Ship Milk Via
Like many U.S. dairy farms with digesters, dairy farms in the Fair Oaks area of Indiana harness the energy in cow manure to produce electricity. A group of 10 dairy farms in the Fair Oaks area will soon go a step further by using bio-gas from its anaerobic digesters to power a fleet of milk trucks. The farms have already begun transporting milk with 42 new trucks powered by natural gas and Fair Oaks farmers are displacing more than 1.5 million gallons of diesel per year...
...ATTEND TO OUR ANNUAL MEETING TO LEARN MORE...
|Volt Safety Update
|Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) closed their investigation of the Chevrolet Volt. This is in step with the results of our internal testing, assessment, and previously announced engineering enhancements.
GM's engineering enhancements provide additional protection for the battery minimizing the risk of a post-crash fire in the days and weeks after a severe crash and rollover. This voluntary action is intended to make a safe vehicle even safer. In fact, the Volt has earned top safety ratings from key 3rd party organizations, and is a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
We are committed to putting Volt customers first and providing them with the best ownership experience and peace of mind in the industry. However, we acknowledge there is still more work to do. The enhancements will be implemented for Volt owners in February, and also integrated into our manufacturing process when Volt production resumes later this month.
In addition, a U.S. House Congressional hearing has been scheduled for January 25 to discuss how federal safety regulators handled the Volt investigation. GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson was invited to participate and has agreed to testify in addition to Administrator Strickland from NHTSA. Dan looks forward the opportunity to express his confidence in the Volt, the car's safety and its technology.