CFLCCC Newsletter Fall 2020
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The Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, through its staff and Board of Directors, hope all of our stakeholders and families are doing well during the continuing COVID crisis.
Despite this massive disruption to our lives, CFLCCC continues to demonstrate its leadership in transportation planning for alternatively fueled vehicle and infrastructure, with projects like the state’s Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) designation, and the Florida EV Roadmap (FEVER). We are also members of the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture’s, Florida Advisory Council on Climate and Energy (FACCE), and are also members of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s (ECFRPC) Resilience Collaborative. In our spare time, we’re reviewing 15 technical papers for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and it’s Transportation Research Board (TRB)!
CFLCCC Annual Membership Program
We’d like to introduce you to our new Membership Program, an opportunity for you to support efforts and projects that are important to you and your community. We will also use part of your support to provide annual college academic Clean Transportation Scholarships in Central Florida!
Throughout its 20+ years, the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition (CFLCCC) has managed its clean fuel mission primarily through minor operations funding allocated by the Vehicle Technology Office of the U.S. Department Energy. CFLCCC also performs activities, such as technical webinars, that also provide a small source of income; and, we also provide contract technical services, such as the Florida EV Roadmap for the Florida Office of Energy. CFLCCC’s region covers 10 of the fastest growing counties in the country, see the list of CFLCCC’s near-term major initiatives on our website. Unfortunately, our funding hasn’t been able to more fully address the needs of this U.S. DOT “Mega-Region”.
You can support the good work CFLCCC does here in Central Florida with memberships that begin at $25 for students and friends. Membership rewards range from notification of grant opportunities, to a full day of dedicated technical and grant support.For more information or to sign up, please visit our Membership page.
Thank you for your time and consideration, if you’d like additional information please email me to arrange a time to talk.
Best Regards,
Doug Kettles
Director, Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
Members Scholarship
An ongoing need of many of CFLCCC stakeholders is for trained technicians and professionals to staff their operations. CLFCCC plans to support our stakeholder needs by providing two annual scholarships, one for students attending trade schools, and one for students pursing undergraduate degrees.
The scholarships will be awarded at the end of the 2021 high school year, how much they will be for will be determined by how successful our membership program becomes. Our goal is $1000 for each scholarship, help a student out!
Annual Membership Meeting
Per our bylaws, we will hold our Annual membership meeting in early December; this year’s meeting will be virtual. Our Board of Directors (BOD) conduct quarterly business conference calls in addition to the Annual meeting; these quarterly calls primarily address ongoing business, the annual meeting typically reviews our past year’s activity, including contract deliverables, special initiatives, financials, and the coming year’s goals. Look for an announcement in early October for the date of the annual meeting.
EV Roadmap
CFLCCC is working under contract with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Community Services’ Office of Energy (FDACS OOE) to develop a plan to support and encourage the use of clean electric transportation in Florida. Our efforts address the needs and infrastructure for light-duty EVs, typically passenger vehicle and light-duty trucks.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is the lead agency for the Master Plan (aka, SB7018) for electric transportation in Florida; they are working with the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) and FDACS OOE.
The primary differences between the two initiatives is that Roadmap only addresses light-duty vehicles and infrastructure; the Master Plan addresses all classes of EVs, and regulatory and policy issues.
Kaitlin is Leaving!
Kaitlin Reed is a Project Manager with CFLCCC, she started working with the coalition in the fall 2017 as an intern, and assists in project management, web development, technical data collection, event planning, and various other activities. Last December she completed her undergraduate degree at Florida Institute of Technology in Sustainability and Civil Engineering.
Kaitlin has been responsible for building and maintaining our website, along with lots of other supporting work, like our quarterly Alternative Fuel Price Report. She is also the mastermind behind our analytics and reporting for our EV Roadmap.
But now she wants to go home to Connecticut, and we don’t blame her, she’s been away for a while. Don’t know how we will replace her, she has been the help we needed and much more…THANKS!
Funding Opportunities
The 2020 DERA School Bus Rebate Program will offer over $10 million to public and private fleet owners for the replacement of old diesel school buses with new buses certified to EPA’s cleanest emission standards. Selected applicants that scrap and replace their old diesel buses will receive a rebate of $20,000-$65,000 per bus depending on the fuel type of the replacement bus. Applicants will be selected in a lottery, with at least one selectee from each state/territory.
Applications are being accepted now through October 30, 2020 4 p.m. ET.
Industry News
Gov. Newsom Ban by 2035 Governor Newsom Issues Order to Ban New Gas Sales in California by 2035 CalBio CalBio, Chevron, and Partners Achieve First RNG Production DOE Selects Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Biofuels DOE Selects Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Biofuels
Tesla Battery Day The 6 Big Takeaways from Tesla's Battery Day Clean Energy CNG Alliance AutoGas Continues Adding EPA Certifications FEW Sessions Address Policy Fuel Ethanol Workshop Sessions Address Policy and Production
Clean Energy CNG Clean Energy Signs New CNG Deals to Supply Refuse Truck Fleets in U.S Rep. Bob Latta Rep. Bob Latta Introduces Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation Hydrogen Disaster Relief Truck U.S. Energy Department Helps Develop Hydrogen Disaster Relief Truck
Upcoming Events
NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit | October 20 - 22, 2020
NGVAmerica Annual Industry Summit
National E-Mobility Equity Conference | November 12 - 13, 2020
Emobility and Equity Conference
Biomass Conference & Expo | March 15 - 17, 2021
Biomass Conference 2021
Green Transportation Summit & Expo | May 24 - 26, 2021
Green Transportation Summit
Contact Us
Doug Kettles: 321-300-4555
Kaitlin Reed: 321-350-7564