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Newsletter, February 2015
In this edition: 

Luncheon and Annual Stakeholder Meeting February 26

You are invited to a luncheon and stakeholder meeting at the Capitol building on Thursday, February 26th. Download the flier.
Legislative Luncheon 11:30am-1:00pm, 
Stakeholder meeting 1:30pm
Location: 
Capitol Building

Rm. 210 Sam Houston Bldg (next to the Capitol grounds)
201 E 14th St, Austin, TX 78701
Parking available in the Visitor Parking Garage or on the street.
 
All stakeholders and Board members are invited to attend.
• $25 LSCFA board members 
• $50 LSCFA stakeholders and individuals 

LSCFA is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors.
Please notify us if you would like to be a candidate for the Board of Directors for election at this meeting!
R.S.V.P.  to stacy.neef@lonestarcfa.org or at 512-773-8794.
Read the agenda. 

Clean Cities Annual Reports Due March 2

The US Department of Energy's Clean Cities (DOE) Program has a goal of saving 2.5 billion gallons of petroleum per year by 2020.  In order to track this progress, every coalition is required to submit an annual report to the US DOE.   

Visit our website for information on how to submit your stats.

Texas Legislation Updates

New House Bill: Collecting the Number of Alt. Vehicles in Texas

Senator Israel has introduced a bill intended to track information about the number of alternatively-fueled vehicles registered in Texas.  H.B. 735, Subchapter A, Chapter 504 of the Transportation Code is being amended by adding Sec. 502.004.  This bill will require TxDOT to collect info on alternative fueled vehicles registered in the state.

Read the Bill.
Follow the Bill.

Industry Updates

Vehicle Buyer's Guide Available



Annual guide helps you compare and evaluate alternative fuel vehicles to make sound purchasing decisions

The Clean Cities 2015 Vehicle Buyer's Guide is now available online and for order at no charge through the EERE Publication and Product Library. Consumers and fleet managers have relied on the annual guide for years as a comprehensive and unbiased source of information for evaluating alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) options. The 2015 version promises to meet, if not exceed, that tradition.

Read more.

CleanFuel USA Sees Good Times for Propane Autogas in 2015 



From Fleets & Fuels

The unexpectedly persistent low price of oil punctuates every conversation in the world of alternative fuels in these early days of 2015 – but alternative fuels march on, as exemplified by busy times for propane autogas at CleanFuel USA, says CEO Curtis Donaldson.

CleanFuel USA provides both vehicle upfit services and fueling station equipment installations, and has been a key participant in the development of new medium duty propane autogas vehicles.

The current low price of oil is a “small blip,” Donaldson says: “Fleets are smart enough to know that what goes down is going to come back up, because it always does.”

Read More
CleanFuel USA is a supporting member of LSCFA.

The Worst Advice About Alternative Fuels 



By Joe Thompson, president, ROUSH CleanTech.

When it comes to the use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, folks are often quick to offer their opinion. Here’s a breakdown of the top five worst pieces of advice I’ve heard when it comes to considering alternative fuels.

Read More

Grants

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is now accepting applications for the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) Rebate Grants program.

Grant funds may be used for replacing or upgrading older diesel vehicles or equipment. On-road vehicles must have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds. Non-road equipment must be equipped with at least a 25-horsepower engine.

Learn more about TERP.
Call (toll free): 800-919-TERP (8377)

RRC State Grants and Incentives


The Railroad Commission of Texas offers many state grants and incentives for fleets looking to switch to alternative fuel.

View Grants.

Upcoming Events

2/26: Annual Stakeholder Meeting - Austin, TX


Please join Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance for a great day at the capital. We will be holding the Lone Star Clean Fuel Alliance Stakeholder Meeting and election of Board members.

Date: February 26th 
Legislative Luncheon 11:30am-1:00pm, 
Stakeholder meeting 1:30pm
Location: 
Capitol Building
Rm. 210 Sam Houston Bldg (next to the Capitol grounds)
201 E 14th St, Austin, TX 78701
Parking available in the Visitor Parking Garage or on the street.
 
All stakeholders and Board members are invited to attend.
• $25 LSCFA board members 
• $50 LSCFA stakeholders and individuals 


Learn More

2/26: Operating Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Extreme Weather - Webinar


With much of the US being blanketed by heavy snow, this complimentary, one-hour webinar will highlight the pros and cons of operating alternative fuel vehicles in regions with extreme temperature lows and highs—including fuel economy fluctuations, onboard tank storage, and fueling reliability. Learn from two experienced AFV fleet operators.

Register today.

3/26 : Natural Gas Workshop - Austin


Railroad Commissioner David Porter will convene his first Natural Gas Workshop of 2015 in Austin. The agenda will focus on natural gas for transportation and E&P operations and will offer presentations from legislators, fleet managers and E&P operators. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Lunch will be served in the Capitol Grill.

Space is limited. Register today.

5/4-7 : ACT EXPO 2015 - Dallas


Save the date for the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo and Conference!

To save on registration, use the Clean Cities Affiliation Discount
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