GLICCC Coordinator Rita Ebert
Phone: (631) 504-5771
Fax: (631) 504-5757
Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition
AERTC, 1000 Innovation Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6044
Rita D. Ebert, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Coalition has placed over 1,200 vehicles on the road to date; and in 2011, GLICCC Stakeholders displaced 14,117,975 gallons of petroleum. Our stakeholder companies have grown to 402, which translate to 563 actual members. These numbers represent most of the towns in the Nassau/Suffolk Ozone non-attainment area, along with universities, utilities, refuse companies, and members of private industry.
GLICCC is one of twenty five awardees of the American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA) with the funding amount of 14.983 million dollars, in addition to funding of 10 million dollars from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). The five main technology areas that the Clean Cities program focuses on are: Alternative Fuels & Vehicles, Fuel Blends, Fuel Economy, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and Idle Reduction.
CLIMATE SMART WORKSHOP – ALTERNATIVE FUEL FLEETS: SOLUTION’S FOR LONG ISLAND’S FUTURE
On Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Town of North Hempstead’s “Yes We Can” Community Center, GLICCC – along with Long Island’s Climate Smart Communities Coordinators, Cameron Engineering and Sustainability Institute at Molloy – hosted a free alternative fuel vehicle and fueling station workshop. The workshop was called Alternative Fuel Fleets: Solutions for Long Island’s Future. A similar workshop was held the next day at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts Center. GLICCC would like to extend a special thanks to Jon Kaiman for opening the workshop. Below are pictures from the April 25th event. Below are pictures from the Thursday workshop.
CLEAN CITIES 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
The Clean Cities 2012 Annual Report is now available!
Click on the following link to view the report:
NEW GLICCC MEMBERSHIPS
Please see the letter below from Dominick A. Longobardi, GLICCC Chairman, regarding an important change for the coalition. The Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the Chairman believe this is a necessary step in the evolution of the coalition, and one that will – in the long run – make it a stronger and more self-sufficient organization.
This new policy will go into effect on April 1st, 2013.
For additional information, please contact the GLICCC office at 631-504-5771.
Select the membership that’s right for you.
CLEAN CITIES TV YOUTUBE CHANNEL NOW ONLINE
The Clean Cities TV youtube channel is now on line at http://www.youtube.com/cleancitiestv
This channel takes the place of the Clean Cities TV website the Clean Cities program was previously using. It will house the entire collection of segments that were made by Clean Cities coalitions around the country.
The goal of the youtube channel, as with the previous Clean Cities TV website, educate the public about alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
Click on the link to take a look at the many success stories that the Clean Cities program – and stakeholders like you – have helped to create http://www.youtube.com/cleancitiestv
2011 CLEAN CITIES GREATEST DISPLACEMENT OF PETROLEUM USING CNG – HONORABLE MENTION
We wanted to pass along the exciting news that the U.S. Department of Energy awarded GLICCC honorable mention for Greatest Displacement of Petroleum Using CNG. Out of the 90+ Clean Cities coalitions in the U.S., GLICCC had the third largest displacement of petroleum with CNG in 2011.
GLICCC came in 5th place nationally for overall fuel displacement.
An award such as this is recognition of the dedication and work of everyone involved in the coalition. We congratulate you on your commitment to alternative fuels and to reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
THE ADVANCING THE CHOICE CONFERENCE 2012
Click the link below to see the media release about the Advancing the Choice Conference 2012.
ATC Media Release
THE GLICCC/GNY EAA FORD GO FURTHER TOUR EVENT
The GLICCC / Greater New York EAA Ford Go Further Tour Event was a great success. More that 30 GLICCC stakeholders and EAA members were on hand to view and test drive Ford’s Focus Electric and a C-Max Hybrid. The C-Max Hybrid is available now on Long Island and the Focus Electric will be available in January. A C-Max Plug-In Hybrid should also be available early next year.
With the Ford Go Further Tour, Ford Motor Company has been perfecting electric vehicle technology for more than a decade. Today, Ford is creating the future of electric vehicles with its development of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Be the first to experience the Focus Electric and C-MAX Hybrid, the new lineup of electric and hybrid vehicles from Ford.
Response to the event – and especially the cars! – was extremely positive. We hope to have more of these types of events in the future.
GLICCC IN NETWORKING MAGAZINE!
Click the link below to see the most recent edition of Networking Magazine. GLICCC was the cover story!
Networking Magazine Article
See the link below for 2012-2013 Board of Directors and Executive Committee election results:
Click the link below to view GLICCC’s 2011 Annual Report:
Annual Report 2011
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To view newsletters from 2011, click the following links.
Our Alternative Fuels Conference was featured in the latest issue of Networking Magazine.
To view the issue, click on the following link: (GLICCC’s feature is on page 7)
Guide to Going Green
Click on the following link to view Issue 4 of GLICCC’s newsletter:
The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) hosted an alternative fuel vehicle conference entitled “Alternative Fuels Today–For a Greener Tomorrow. It was held at Carlyle on the Green. Keynote speaker was Peter Scully, Long Island regional director, NYS DEC (Dept of Environmental Conservation).
President Obama toured one of the Clean Cities ARRA awards project sites in Las Vegas today (SCAQMD’s LNG corridor with UPS) and also referenced our program’s National Clean Fuel Partnership. You can either watch the video link below or read the remarks if your video link loads slowly:
There was reference to the establishment of 5 Clean Corridors and a CNG vehicle design competition. There are not many details beyond that, but i’m sure we’ll hear more in the coming weeks. Also, below is a link with more info from the State of the Union on Energy Policy:
Once again Clean Cities and our industry partners are on the front lines of the national agenda. This year will be very busy with VIPs wanting to visit project sites across the country; they definitely seem to be interested in CNG and LNG. While they will probably concentrate on swing states, the potential exist for visits in our region too, so we ought to be ready.
Energy Policy Act of 2005: EnergyPolicy05.ppt
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: The following powerpoint presentation by David Terry of the National Association of State Energy Officials outlines the new opportunities recently made available in this year’s Recovery Act. RecoveryActOpportunities
New York State Legislation
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Program: Provides financial assistance and technical information to encourage the purchase and use of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs) and establish fueling/charging stations. As part of the program, NYSERDA has implemented a number of AFV projects to reduce emissions, displace petroleum, train workers, and employ new AFV technology. For information on specific funding opportunities, visit our Funding section and NYSERDA’s AFV website: http://www.nyserda.org/programs/transportation/AFV/default.asp
GLICCC Activity Book
GLICCC’s Green Checklist
DOE’s For Students and Kids
Alternative Fueled Vehicle (AFV): A vehicle either designed and manufactured by an original equipment manufacturer or a converted vehicle designed to operate in either dual-fuel, flexible-fuel, or dedicated modes on fuels other than gasoline or diesel. This does not include a conventional vehicle that is limited to operation on blended or reformulated gasoline fuels.
Alternative Fuels: Fuels defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, including biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane. Since 1992, when the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) was passed, only one new fuel has been recognized as an alternative fuel under the EPAct petitions provision. P-Series fuels were added to the list of alternative fuels in 1999.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA): Commonly referred to as The Recovery Act, the ARRA is an economic stimulus package enacted by the 111th United States Congress in February 2009. $27.2 billion was allocated to energy efficiency and renewable energy research and investment.
B20: A blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. This is the most common blend used today. Other blends that are also used included B5 and B10.
Barrel: A volumetric unit of measure for crude oil and petroleum products equivalent to 42 U.S. gallons
Bi-fuel: A vehicle with two separate fuel systems designed to run on either an alternative fuel or conventional fuel using only one fuel at a time. See also Dual-Fuel Vehicle and Flexible-Fuel Vehicle.
Biodiesel: A clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. It can be used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics.
Bioethanol: Ethanol that is produced from “cellulosic biomass” such as trees and grasses.
California Air Resources Board (CARB): A State regulatory agency charged with regulating the air quality in California. Air quality regulations established by the Board are often stricter than those set by the Federal Government. States are able to choose to follow the EPA, Federal Government, or CARB regulations. New York States currently follows CARB.
Clean Air Act (CAA): The original Clean Air Act was signed in 1963. The law set emissions standards for stationary sources (e.g., factories, power plants). The CAA was amended several times, most recently in 1990 (P.L. 101-549). The Amendments of 1970 introduced motor vehicle emission standards (e.g., automobiles, trucks). Criteria pollutants included lead, ozone, CO, SO2, NOx, and PM as well as air toxics.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE): (P.L. 94-163) Law passed in 1975 that set federal fuel economy standards. The CAFE values are an average of city and highway fuel economy test results weighted by a manufacturer for either its car or truck fleet.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ): A program funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
CNG: Compressed Natural Gas
Dedicated Vehicle: A vehicle designed to operate solely on one alternative fuel.
DOE: Department of Energy
Dual-Fuel Vehicle: A vehicle designed to operate on a combination of alternative fuel, such as CNG or LPG, and conventional fuel, such as gasoline or diesel. These vehicles have two separate fuel systems which inject both fuels simultaneously into the engine combustion chamber. See also Bi-fuel and Flexible-Fuel Vehicle.
E10: A blend of 10% Ethanol and 90% Petroleum Gas, most gas sold on Long Island is an E10 blend.
E85: A motor fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. E85 is an alternative fuel as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy. Vehicles that are classified as FFV or Flexible Fuel Vehicle’s can use either E85 or standard Gas.
EERE: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Electricity: Electricity can be used as a transportation fuel to power battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. When used to power electric vehicles or EVs, electricity is stored in an energy storage device such as a battery.
Energy Efficiency: The inverse of energy intensiveness: the ratio of energy outputs from a process to the energy inputs (for example, miles traveled per gallon of fuel).
EPA: Enviromental Protection Agency
Ethanol: An alcohol-based alternative fuel produced by fermenting and distilling starch crops that have been converted into simple sugars. Feedstocks for this fuel include corn, barley, and wheat.
Flexible-Fuel Vehicle: A vehicle with the ability to operate on alternative fuels (such as M85 or E85), 100 percent traditional fuels, or a mixture of alternative fuel and traditional fuels. See also Bi-fuel and Dual-Fuel Vehicle.
Fuel Cell: An electrochemical engine (no moving parts) that converts the chemical energy of a fuel, such as hydrogen, and an oxidant, such as oxygen, directly to electricity. The principal components of a fuel cell are catalytically activated electrodes for the fuel (anode) and the oxidant (cathode) and an electrolyte to conduct ions between the two electrodes.
GGE: Gas Gallon Equivalent. A unit used to compare fuels based on their respective energy density, as different fuels may be in numerous forms (gas, liquid, solid). For example, 1 gallon of gasoline is 1 GGE. 1 gallon of diesel fuel is approximately 0.88 GGE.
GLICCC: Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating: The weight of the empty vehicle plus the maximum anticipated load weight.
Heavy Duty Vehicles: Pursuant to the EPAct, heavy duty vehicles are trucks and buses that have a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds or more.
Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV): A vehicle that is powered by two or more energy sources, one of which is electricity. HEVs may combine the engine and fuel system of a conventional vehicle with the batteries and electric motor of an electric vehicle in a single drive train.
Hydrogen (H2): The lightest of all gases, the element hydrogen occurs chiefly in combination with oxygen in water. It also exists in acids, bases, alcohols, petroleum, and other hydrocarbons.
Light Duty Vehicles: Automobiles and trucks having a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 8,500 pounds.
LNG: Liquid Natural Gas
LPG aka Propane: Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Methanol: Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, can be used as an alternative fuel in flexible fuel vehicles that run on M85 (a blend of 85% methanol and 15% gasoline).
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS): Ambient standards for criteria air pollutants specifically regulated under the CAA. These pollutants include ozone, CO, NO2, lead, particulate matter and SOx.
Natural Gas: Natural gas is domestically produced and readily available to end-users through the utility infrastructure. It is also clean burning and produces significantly fewer harmful emissions. In vehicles Natural Gas is used in both compressed and liquid forms.
Non-attainment Area: A region that exceeds minimum acceptable National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for one or more criteria pollutants, in high population density areas, in accordance with the U.S. Census Bureau population statistics. Such regions (areas) are required to seek modifications to their State Implementation Plans, and set forth a reasonable timetable using means (approved by the Environmental Protection Agency) to achieve attainment of NAAQS by a certain date. Under the Clean Air Act, if a non-attainment area fails to attain NAAQS, the Environmental Protection Agency may superimpose a Federal Implementation Plan with stricter requirements or impose fines, construction bans, or cutoffs in Federal grant revenues until the area achieves applicable NAAQS. Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties) is a non-attainment area.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM): Vehicle manufacturers that provide the original design and materials for assembly and manufacture of their product. They are directly responsible for manufacturing and modifying vehicles, making the vehicles commercially available, and providing a warranty for the finished product.
Particulate Matter (PM): A generic term for a broad class of chemically and physically diverse substances that exist as discrete particles (liquid droplets or solids) over a wide range of sizes. Particulate matter is considered a NAAQS pollutant.
Retro-fit: A retro-fitted vehicle was originally a conventional vehicle, designed to operate on gasoline or diesel, but has been altered to run on an alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or propane), or to include hybrid-electric components. Vehicle retro-fits offer AFV options to fleet managers and consumers alike, beyond the supply of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) alternative fuel vehicles.
Smog: A visible haze caused primarily by particulate matter and ozone.
Personal vehicles: Vehicles that are under 6,000 pounds.
Propane: Propane or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a popular alternative fuel choice for vehicles because there is already an infrastructure of pipelines, processing facilities, and storage for its efficient distribution.
P-Series: P-Series fuel is a unique blend of natural gas liquids (pentanes plus), ethanol, and the biomass-derived co-solvent methyltetrahydrofuran (MeTHF). P-Series fuels are clear, colorless, 89-93 octane, liquid blends that are formulated to be used in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). P-Series are designed to be used alone or freely mixed with gasoline in any proportion inside the FFVs gas tank. These fuels are not currently being produced in large quantities and are not widely used.
Tax Incentives: In general, tax incentives serve as a means of employing the tax code to stimulate investment in or development of a socially desirable economic objective without the direct expenditure from the budget of a given unit of government. Such incentives can take the form of tax exemptions or credits.
Upfit: See Retro-Fit.
Q. What is Clean Cities?
A. Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Clean Cities contributes to the environmental, economic, and energy security of the United States by reducing our dependence on imported petroleum. Established in 1993 in response to the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) of 1992, the partnership has provided tools and resources for voluntary, community-based programs that deploy alternative fuels across the country.
Q. What is considered an Alternative Fuel?
A. As defined by EPAct, the alternative fuels that Clean Cities support are Natural Gas, Ethanol, Methanol, Biofuels, Hydrogen, Electricity, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (propane) and P-Series fuel. All of these fuel types are defined in great detail in our About Fuels section.
Q. Why consider Alternative Fuels now? What are the Benefits?
A. There is no better time than the present to reduce our region’s and the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and to strengthen the United States’ energy security. The development and use of alternative fuels will do more to alleviate our dependence on imported fuels than any other initiative currently underway in the US. The utilization and promotion of alternative fuels can be done by corporations, small business owners, or individuals and is a simple, effective and immediate way to make a difference.
In addition to attaining a greater level of energy security and independence, there are many other benefits to using an Alternative Fuel. These include reduction in harmful emissions including greenhouse gases and the creation of jobs assisting the domestic economy.
Q. How does the cost of an AFV compare with that of a traditionally fueled vehicle?
A. The cost of an AFV is slightly higher than a traditionally fueled vehicle. However, funding is available on the federal, state and local government levels to assist with the incremental cost. Incremental Cost is the difference between the cost of and AFV and a traditionally fueled vehicle. To research cost associated with AFVs you can visit www.fleets.doe.gov.
Q. What types of AFVs are available today?
A. There are Alternative Fueled Vehicles available in all vehicle classes; passenger cars, light-duty, middle-duty, work and heavy-duty trucks, and school busses. In some cases if the type of vehicle you are looking for is not available in CNG, they may be part of an upfitters product package. Standard diesel engines can use Biodiesel with little or no modifications.
If your organization would like to ease into the AFV market dual fuel vehicles are also available through certified organizations.
For the most up to date information on what models are being produced for each fuel type, you can visit the manufacturer’s web site or the Clean Cities’ web site.
Q. What are the safety concerns of operating an AFV compared to a traditionally fueled vehicle?
A. CNG: Pressurized tanks have been designed to withstand severe impact, high external temperatures, and automotive environmental exposure and must meet U.S. DOT safety standards.
Propane: Pressurized propane tanks are designed to withstand severe impact and temperatures and must meet American Society of Mechanical Engineers and DOT safety standards. In addition, the fuel system is shielded from exhaust components and has additional safety valves installed.
Electric: There is no combustible fuel utilized in an electric vehicle, making it a safe alternative.
Biodiesel: Pure biodiesel is non-toxic. Blended biodiesel (B-20) has a higher flashpoint than regular diesel fuel.
E85: Has the same safety concerns as traditionally fueled vehicles.
Q. What alternative fuels are available in our region and how can I locate stations?
A. Compressed Natural Gas, Propane and Biodiesel are all currently available at publicly accessible locations on Long Island. Biodiesel and Ethanol are available in various different blends, (B5, B10, B20, E10 or E85) through OGS and the New York State Contracts. Stations are opening all the time offering each of these fuels. To find the most up to date information you can visit the Alternative Fueling Station Locator page of the GLICCC website.
Q. What types of Tax Incentives are there if I purchase an AFV?
A. There are both State and Federal incentives towards the purchase of AFVs. These incentives vary from fuel type to fuel type, as well as budget year. Please contact us when you are ready to purchase an alternative fuel vehicle for the most up-to-date information.
The Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) is part of a 15-year-old, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities sponsored program that boasts close to 90 chapters nationwide. GLICCC’s mission and passion is to increase the public’s awareness and use of Alternative Fuels and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) while decreasing our regional and national dependency on foreign oil. Nationally, the DOE Clean Cities program focuses on five main areas: Alternative Fuels, Fuel Blends, (example: B5 Biodiesel & E10 Ethanol) Fuel Economy, Hybrid Vehicles and Idle Reduction. These issues fulfill not only the mission of our organization but also touch upon health issues.
GLICCC has been awarded and distributed 10 million dollars in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds and over 14 million dollars U.S. Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to Long Island organizations advancing the use of AFVs over its 14-year existence. NYS receives CMAQ funding from a federal allocation based on non-attainment status (being in violation of USEPA Air Quality Standards). GLICCC has used CMAQ and ARRA funds to support alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects utilizing a variety of fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), bio-diesel, electricity and ethanol.
GLICCC organizes a one-day conference, called Advancing the Choice, in the fall of each year. The event draws fleet operators from all over Long Island and the Tri-state region to learn about the latest advancements in the industry and to network with their peers. Periodically, GLICCC holds targeted events in order to reach out to specific LI-based organizations such as municipalities, school bus operators and other industrial fleet operators.
GLICCC also participates in green and alternative fuel events throughout the year. GLICCC also participates in Hill Day, in Washington D. C., where we educate congressional leaders on alternative fuels. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is hosting an event in which GLICCC would be interested in attending.
The United States Department of Energy officially recognized the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition (GLICCC) as the 51st Clean City organization in the United States on October 18, 1996. In late 2000, GLICCC entered into a joint-operations agreement and became a clean air program at the Long Island Forum for Technology, (LIFT) in Bayshore, NY. In January 2010, GLICCC became an independent organization, and is now located at SUNY Stony Brook’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT), in Stony Brook, NY.
GLICCC is dedicated to expanding the use of alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, thereby improving air quality, facilitating energy independence and encouraging economic growth. GLICCC has worked diligently to help businesses and municipalities make the transition to cleaner burning alternative fuel vehicles to reduce harmful emissions and help Long Island become more compliant with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
We are a Fuel Neutral organization and can provide information and development assistance with all alternative fuels including LPG, CNG, electricity, methanol, ethanol, HEV and biodiesel. GLICCC is one of the most effective tools that Long Island fleet owners have in the implementation of an alternative fuel fleet of vehicles in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Since 1996, GLICCC has worked collaboratively with government and private fleets to develop and increase usage of alternative fuels through the funding of alternative fuel vehicle purchases and the construction of alternative fuel infrastructure. GLICCC has secured 10 million dollars in grant funding from the U.S. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program and over 14 million from the US Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). These dollars have been used for AFV deployment, refueling stations, education and awareness programs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
GLICCC Five Year Plan, 2014 to 2019 (pdf)
Over the next five years, the stakeholders of the Long Island Coalition will work to implement ram plan by purchasing AFVs, converting existing vehicles to alternative fuel, developing alternative fuel infrastructure, committing to use alternative fuels, implementing education programs, advocating for legislative changes and incentives and fostering a community desire to achieve a high quality of life for Long Island.
Chairman: Dominick A. Longobardi
Vice-Chairman: Joseph M. Ambrosio
Treasurer: Thomas E. Welsh
Secretary: Russell K. Barnett
Program Coordinator: Rita D. Ebert
Board of Directors 2014-2016
President: Dominick Longobardi, GLICCC
Coalition Program Coordinator: Rita Ebert, GLICCC