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Welcome to the December edition of the South Shore Clean Cities newsletter. We hope you enjoy the final newsletter of 2015. 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 environmental footprint.

Be sure to follow our social media pages (located on the right) to stay up-to-date with our latest events and topics in the alternative fuel and green industry!

Members are also encouraged to share their recent accomplishments, upcoming events or other current news in our monthly newsletters and on our website. Please email Catherine Yoder with any information you would like included. Let us know how we can better serve you and your team!
In This Issue
2015 Golf Outing Event Sponsor
The Leading Natural Gas Engine - Lower Emissions, Improved Performance, Lower Costs!

Dependable, durable Cummins diesel and natural gas engines are becoming a bigger part of this business, every day. Currently, the ISL G and ISX12 G engines are the natural choice in alternative-fuel engine technology. With industry-leading performance and first-fit OEM availability, it combines all the advantages of clean burning, low-cost natural gas with the power and torque needed for shuttle and school bus, urban transit, vocational and medium-duty truck and tractor applications.

In 2016, Cummins will introduce a new dedicated natural gas engine for transit, shuttle and school bus, medium-duty truck, and vocational vehicle markets. The ISB6.7 G features the same advanced combustion controls with Three-Way Catalyst (TWC) as the ISL G & ISX12 G engines. It operates on 100 percent natural gas (CNG or LNG). It can also run on 100 percent bio methane or renewable natural gas, which meets published Cummins fuel specifications.
The ISB6.7 G, ISL G and ISX12 G engines meet current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) emissions standards, as well as EPA greenhouse gas (GHG) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fuel-consumption regulations.

To learn more about Cummins Natural Gas engines,
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SSCC Annual Meeting - February 16, 2016


2016 Annual Meeting Stakeholder Awards

Each February, South Shore Clean Cities holds their annual meeting to recognize communities, businesses, and individuals that have made a difference in the quality of life here in Northern Indiana.

South Shore Clean Cities would like you to share your thoughts on who you think should be recognized for outstanding sustainability efforts! 

Click Here to take the short survey.

Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program
The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED) and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) today announced that Indiana publicly accessible fuel retail stations can begin applying for a share of $1,338,400 through the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels (HHF) Blender Pump Program. 

The grant program is a partnership between OED, ICMC, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities. 

Click Here to read the full article.
Work Truck Show 2016 - Free Pass for SSCC Members

South Shore Clean Cities members are invited to be our guest at The Work Truck Show 2016. Clean Cities and their constituents receive special pricing for The Green Truck Summit (GTS) Conference and Trade show package at $349. This package includes all three days of the Work Truck Show, Tuesday GTS general sessions, Wednesday & Thursday lunch and all concurrent sessions (more than 40 are offered). 

Visit the SSCC 
Member Center under the Member Resources page for Free Pass.

EPA Finalizes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program today for the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, and final volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014 to 2017. This rule finalizes higher volumes of renewable fuel than the levels EPA proposed in June, boosting renewable production and providing support for robust, achievable growth of the biofuels industry. Click Here to read full article

Alternative Fuel News


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November Events
WCC Annual Stakeholder Meeting
December 8, 2015
2:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Harley Davidson Museum
Milwaukee, WI
Trucking Efficiency Workshop
December 9, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
CACC End of Year Meeting
December 10, 2015
3:00 pm CST
Danada House, Wheaton, IL
Green Commuter Radio Show
December 11, 2015
Guest: Tri-Creek School Corp.
1:05 pm CST
WEBINAR: Voices of Drive Clean Chicago: The Vehicles & the Fleets Who Use Them
December 17, 2015
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Green Commuter Radio Show 
December 18, 2015
Guest: TBD
1:05 pm CST 
SSCC Annual Meeting
February 16, 2016
Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, IN
NTEA Work Truck Show
March 1-4, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Green Truck Summit
March 1-3, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
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Interested in Becoming a Board of Director?
South Shore Clean Cities is looking for reliable, committed, hard working individuals who would be interested in sitting on our board of directors. Please contact our office, 219-644-3690, if you are interested!

Renewing Members
  • City of Hobart
  • Energy Systems Group
  • Hill Truck Sales
  • IN Office of Energy
  • Niemeyer Milk Transfer
Clean Cities
Question of the Month

Recycle You Christmas Tree

After the holidays, don' t throw your real Christmas tree in the trash or throw it to the curb. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can easily be reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes. Click Here to learn about recycling options or check out the US EPA for some Winter Tips this holiday season.
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