December 2014 Newsletter
Happy Holidays!
Welcome to the last 2014 edition of the South Shore Clean Cities newsletter. We provide you with upcoming transportation news in your area along with tips and ways to improve your fleets and communities. We appreciate your input so feel free to leave us feedback on how we're doing! Help us spread the word to better improve Northern Indiana's quality of life and reduce our carbon footprint.

If you are a member of South Shore Clean Cities and are interested in becoming a Board of Director, please fill out the application or contact our office to learn more.

Members are also encouraged to share their recent accomplishments, upcoming events or other current news in our newsletter or on our website. Please email our team and let us know how we can better serve you!
In This Issue
Member Spotlight - NIPSCO
Clean Cities Reduces 1 Billion Gallons in 2013
WCC Annual Stakeholder Meeting Dec. 9
SSCC Annual Meeting Feb. 17
Recycling your Christmas Tree/ Winter Tips
Green Commuter Radio Show
Alternative Fuel News
Diamond Member

NIPSCO's IN-Charge Around Town - Making Strides in Expanding Access to Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Across Northern Indiana


As program administrator for NIPSCO's IN-Charge Around Town and At Home programs, South Shore Clean Cities is well aware of the significant impact that NIPSCO's EV charging station incentives are having on expanding the use of Electric Vehicles across Northern Indiana. The Around Town Public and Workplace EV station program has deployed 27 dual port level 2 ChargePoint stations at 20 locations across NIPSCO's electric service territory since it's launch in February 2014 (Click Here to view the station location map). Stations at 1/3 of the 20 locations provide public access for EV drivers visiting parks, an entertainment venue and retail establishments. EV charging stations at the remainder of the locations provide workplace and more limited customer access to EV drivers at hospitals and medical centers, universities and commercial workplaces.  


The Around Town program stations add to the growing network of publically available EV charging stations available across the USA. The following links provide access to two key public access EV station locators: DOE AFDC Station Locator and ChargePoint Network Station Locator.


NIPSCO's IN-Charge Around Town program is a first-come, first-served program providing incentives for Public and Workplace EV Charging stations to NIPSCO's Commercial and Industrial Electric Service customers (i.e., non-residential customers). A summary of the incentives available for both Level 2 and Level 3 EV stations can be found by clicking here


We encourage any and all organizations that are located in NIPSCO's electric territory to give us a call to explore the benefits of providing public and workplace EV charging. Remember this is a first-come, first-served program and limited time offer. We look forward to hearing from you before the Around Town program reaches capacity!!


For more information call NIPSCO IN-Charge Program Toll Free number - 855-500-6477. 


Check out our NEW page featuring a monthly spotlight on our Diamond Members.

Reducing Petroleum, One Billion Gallons at a Time

20th Annual Stakeholder Meeting & WI Smart Fleet Banquet
Wisconsin Clean Cities Board of Directors

Wisconsin Clean Cities wrapped up another successful year of reducing fuel consumption and celebrating the accomplishments of their smart fleet program. Thank you to everyone involved in the program and who helped make the last 20 years a huge success! 


WCC honored its 2014 Forward Fleet and Leadership Awards at the Annual Meeting. Awards are determined based on use of alternative fuels, idling technologies and policies, and advanced technology vehicles by WCC members. 


To view pictures of award recipients and smart fleet winners, visit Wisconsin's Facebook page.

South Shore Clean Cities Annual Meeting

Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree
After the holidays, don't throw your Real Christmas Tree in the trash or set it on the curb. Real Christmas Trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Click Here to learn about recycling options and tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays.

For other tips and tricks for the holiday season on how to be green and energy efficient, check out the US EPA Winter Tips.
Green Commuter Radio Show

Be sure to tune in at NOON CDT for our upcoming segments:
    • December 17 - Jack Eskin & Stephen Sostaric, NIRPC
    • January 7 - Tom Buis, Growth Energy
Alternative Fuel News


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December Events

WEBINAR: Nat Gas Vehicles: Role of Government - Policymaking & Strategy

December 15, 2014
WEBINAR: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement
December 17, 2014
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET 
Green Commuter Radio Show 
December 17, 2014
12:05 PM CT
National Biodiesel Conference & Expo
January 19-22, 2015
Fort Worth, TX
South Shore Clean Cities 
Annual Meeting
February 17, 2015
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Energy Independence Summit 
February 22 - 24, 2015
Phoenix Park Hotel, Washington D.C.
Other News & Events

2015 Partners for Clean Air Award Nominations 

**Closing date for nominations is February 13, 2015**

Clean Cities
Questions of the Month 

Fuels Fix Magazine

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