February 13-14, 2014
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Walk to Washington
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, D.C.

For 76 years, Chamber members have boarded a special Amtrak charter train and traveled to the nation's Capital to discuss with the state's top political leadership how to make New Jersey a better place to do business.

Join the NJCCC at this event for unequaled opportunities for conversation and visibility.

For more information, go to: http://www.njchamber.com.

January 14 and 15, 2014
Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Long Island, New York

Join the NJCCC and a broad spectrum of national stakeholders for this discussion of the latest technologies in natural gas vehicles as well as technologies in development. This forum is also a good opportunity to gather information or to provide feedback about your fleet's natural gas vehicle needs.

NGVTF is free, but pre-registration is required to obtain access to the site.

To register, email your contact information to ngvtf.tug@nrel.gov.

December 11 2013-2014
NJ State Bar Association/NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education Annual Renewable Energy, Clean Tech, and Climate Change Conference
at The Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ.

This year's conference will identify and review significant recent developments in the renewable energy, clean technology and climate change arenas.

Chuck Feinberg will be presenting on the increasingly important role that alternative fuel vehicles can play.

December 3
Plug It In: Advancing Electric Vehicle Adoption in New Jersey at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, Newark, NJ 9:30-12:00.

We are pleased to present a symposium to discuss the growing presence of electric vehicles in New Jersey.

This symposium will showcase recent work from the Transportation and Climate Initiative's (TCI) Northeast Electric Vehicle Network on electric vehicle deployment in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region and is cosponsored by the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition, the Georgetown Climate Center, the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Delaware Regional Planning Commission, and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

TCI will present research findings on challenges and opportunities for EV deployment in the Northeast, and will also explore a number of EV planning tools –such as siting and design guidelines and best practices for developing EV-friendly zoning codes –that can help communities in New Jersey become EV-Ready.

Chuck Feinberg will present on recent developments and will moderate an expert panel and audience discussion about the ways forward in New Jersey from the state down to the local level. This promises to be a unique opportunity to meet and learn from each other about the opportunities and challenges in implementing electric vehicle technology in New Jersey.

November 19-21, 2013
The 98th Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Annual Conference
Atlantic City Convention Center.

The NJCCC's Chuck Feinberg along with fellow NJCCC Board members Bill Wells and Art Ondish and others, will be speaking on a panel from 2-3:40 on 11/21, entitled "Alternative Transportation Fuels".

For more information, visit www.njslom.org.

November 15, 11:45am to 1:30pm
NJ SPOTLIGHT Roundtable Discussion: IMPROVING AIR QUALITY IN NEW JERSEY; Focus on Transportation
Rider University, Lawrence Township, NJ

Chuck Feinberg will participate on an expert panel, moderated by NJ Spotlight reporter Tom Johnson.

Topics will include:
• How should the state encourage the build-out of the infrastructures that support cleaner fuels?
• How would this be funded?
• What state mandated incentives should or could be implemented?
• Should the policy approach be based on "commercialization" or "socialization", or both?
• Do the markets for electric vehicles, compressed natural gas or together alternatives require different approaches?

More information will be available shortly.

November 13th 1:00 PM
DC Fast Charge EV Station
Wyndham Hotel in Mt Laurel NJ

Join us for the Grand Opening of what is believed to be the first publicly available DC Fast Charge EV Station in NJ. We will be joining U-Go Stations as they dedicate a DC Fast Charge station (sometimes also called "Level 3 charger") at the Wyndham Hotel in Mt Laurel NJ.

Although the majority of early EV and Plug-In Hybrid (PHEVs) drivers will charge at home, public charging stations can increase the daily useful range of EVs and reduce the amount of gasoline consumed by PHEVs. Direct-current (DC) fast charging equipment (typically 480V), enables rapid charging along heavy traffic corridors and at public stations. Generally, a DC fast charge can add 60 to 80 miles of range to a light-duty PHEV or EV in 20 minutes.

No need to register, please just stop by!

October 29-30
NGV Bridge Market Development & Infrastructure Summit 2013
Boston, MA.

Join us as we participate in focused case studies organized to engage fleet owners and operations, maintenance and planning personnel about the potential of Natural Gas as a transportation fuel and current Northeast applications.

Chuck Feinberg will be discussing activities in NJ on October 29.

For more info and to register, visit www.ngvbridge.com/boston.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sustainable Jersey Northeast NJ Leadership Forum
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, and Union Counties

Join the NJ Clean Cities Coalition at the Sustainable Jersey Leadership Forums

Sustainable Jersey is launching a series of FREE Leadership Forums to bring together Green Teams and sustainability leaders to foster regional collaboration and share ideas. In addition to formal presentations and the group discussions, representatives from agencies and organizations, including the NJCCC, will be on hand to talk about supporting your work on Sustainable Jersey actions. The first three sessions will be in Northeast NJ, Central NJ and the Jersey Shore. You are invited to attend any of these three forums, but a focus of the event will be regional collaboration. Event dates and information for the Central NJ and Jersey Shore forums will announced soon.

Registration is now open for the first event: Sustainable Jersey Northeast NJ Leadership Forum Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, and Union Counties

Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Madison High School

170 Ridgedale Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940

REGISTER required but forums are FREE

SEPTEMBER 11 – 13, 2013
Northeast Diesel Collaborative Partners Meeting.
Mystic Marriot Hotel and Spa Groton, CT

Registration is FREE! All are welcome to attend!

Join us for an exciting program to discover and discuss the innovative technologies and strategies being used in the Northeast to reduce diesel emissions, improve efficiency, and promote cleaner and healthier communities.

Hear about the latest clean diesel technologies, best business practices and funding opportunities as well as a keynote address by Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director, Diesel Technology Forum.

The NJCCC's Chuck Feinberg will be moderating a panel from 10-11:15 on 9/12 entitled: "Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technologies to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Fuel Consumption".

If you are from private industry, government, non-profit, academia, or elsewhere--we look forward to your participation!

ACT Expo 2013. June 24-27, 2013, Washington, D.C.

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo and Conference is North America's largest Alternative Fuel and Clean Vehicle technologies show. This year's ACT Expo will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the DOE Clean Cities program. For further details, please email info@actexpo.com.

Covanta Essex Company Ribbon-cutting Ceremonies- June 5-10 a.m.

Covanta Essex Company, 66 Blanchard Street, Newark, NJ 07105, 10 a.m.

Join business, government, environmental quality and community leaders for ribbon-cutting ceremonies, tours and viewing of the station and new CNG-powered trucks from area refuse and recycling operators.

More information: click here

New Jersey Alternative Transportation Fuels Conference, May 1, Rutgers EcoComplex.

On behalf of the New Jersey Clean Energy Innovation Council (of which the NJ Clean Cities Coalition is a member), I am happy to announce the NJ Alternative Transportation Fuel Workshop, to be held on May 1 at the Rutgers EcoComplex.

This event will feature a full-day program with high-level speakers from the Christie administration as well as panel discussions with nationally known industry experts on gaseous fuels, liquid fuels and electricity.

This workshop is intended to promote alternative transportation fuel deployment and use in NJ by bringing together existing and emerging technology organizations with targeted project developers and the government agencies that will facilitate widespread use.

Registration is now open, both for attendance at the conference and for vendor exhibitors. For the very modest fee of $200, exhibitors will get a 6' table just outside the auditorium for displays prior to and after the conference and during the lunch. Exhibit space will also be available just outside the building for those that want to exhibit their vehicles.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please send an email to me and register on-line. Also note that there will be space reserved for exhibitors outside the entrance to the building for alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicles to be be displayed. To register, follow this link: Http://ow.ly/d5JHL

Energy Independence Summit 2013" April 8-10, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Organized by the independent national nonprofit, Transportation Energy Partners, this is the Nation's Premier Alternative Transportation Fuels Policy Summit. Gain inside access to the new post-election landscape as leaders from the administration, the new Congress, the alternative fuels industry, state and local government, and Clean Cities coalitions convene in Washington. Join the nation's premier clean transportation leaders and Clean Cities Coordinators to discuss best practices and educate federal policymakers on driving America to a clean transportation future! For more information, please go to www.transportationenergypartners.org

The Work Truck Show® 2013, North America's largest work truck event - March 6-8, 2013, Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN

The New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition is happy to once again offer to its members a FREE PASS to The Work Truck Show® 2013, North America's largest work truck event which will be held March 6-8, 2013 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, and special pricing for the Green Truck Summit. The Green Truck Summit, at which I will be making a presentation on our activities in NJ, kicks off on Tuesday, March 5.

To confirm your membership in the NJCCC and take advantage of this offer, or if you have any questions, please contact me via email at chuck.feinberg@gmail.com.  If you are not a member of the NJCCC, or if you need to renew your membership, please download our membership form from http://www.njcleancities.org/membership.html. As an independent nonprofit organization, we rely on your membership dues to help sustain our activities!

2nd Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference & Exhibition - Feb 25-26, 2013 Houston

This event is expected to bring together well over 600+ leading Natural Gas Utilities, C-store / Travel Center Operators and Fleets to discuss how to develop profitable & sustainable NGV infrastructure across America.

Get full information on the agenda and speaker line up here.

Just a few of the expert speakers at this year's show include:

  • Dave McCurdy, CEO, American Gas Association
  • John Somerhalder, CEO, AGL Resources
  • Laurence Downes, CEO, New Jersey Natural Gas
  • Scott Prochazka, COO, Centerpoint Energy
  • Ron Jibson, CEO, Questar Corporation
  • Gordon Gillette, President, Peoples Gas

    Plus 7-11, Travel Centers of America, Lehigh Gas, Kwik Trip, US Venture, Coca Cola, Green Energy Oilfield Services,Houston Metro and loads more…

    December 5, 2012

    NJ State Bar Association and Institute for Continuing Legal Education

    Renewable Energy, Clean Tech, and Climate Change Conference

    Speakers will include:

    Deputy Speaker and Assemblyman Chivakula, Chairman, Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee;

    Tom Blum, Partner, G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC;

    Darren Hammell, founder, Executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer, Princeton Power Systems;

    Tom Johnson, co-founder, Editor, and Energy Reporter, NJ Spotlight;

    Chuck Feinberg, Chairman, New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition and Senior Consultant, Greener By Design.

    For more info, click here.

    October 22, 2012

    AltWheels Fleet Day will take place at the Four Points By Sheraton in Norwood, MA on Monday, October 22, 2012.

    The last Fleet Day had leading alternative vehicles of all sizes on display, half of which were available for ride and drives, and many speakers and breakout sessions. We received great feedback from those in attendance and are proud to be creating the leading event in New England on sustainable fleet issues and resources.

    We would like to invite you to join us again as a Fleet Day Co-host.

    Past Co-hosts have included: NAFA Fleet Management Association Chapters in New England, NY, and NJ; MA Motor Transportation Association; ME Motor Transportation Association; MA Highway; Massport; MA Executive Office of Transportation; ME Dept. of Transportation; Clean Cities Coalitions (CT, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI); American Public Works Association of New England; Environmental League of Massachusetts; Mass Climate Action Network; Boston Solar Energy Association; US EPA; Society of Automotive Engineers; and Women's Transportation Seminar.

    October 22, 2012

    Grand opening! 11am

    Clean Energy/Atlantic City Jitney Association
    Public Access CNG Fuel Station
    6821 Delilah Road
    Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ

    Join government, environmental, business and community leaders for ribbon-cutting ceremonies and a luncheon reception.

    Flyer and Registration info.

    October 19, 2012

    Greater Mercer TMA would like to invite you to their Transportation Expo on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 11-1pm.

    The event is their annual meeting, which is held to honor our NJ Smart Workplaces recipients. In addition to the recipients our member companies, local and county government, and stakeholders are invited.

    Approximately 85 people that are involved in the community and transportation issues will be attending the event. It is a great place to network and find out what green transportation and alternate fuel options these businesses and governments use and are considering for the future.

    If you are interested in participating as a vendor at this free event, please email Aly Dyson (adyson@gmtma.org) by Friday, September 28, 2012.

    October 11th, 2012

    2pm - 7pm, Campus Center Atrium, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Hosting over one half of the world's population, cities account for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions and consume two thirds of the world's energy. The NJCCC will be participating with the New Jersey Technology Council as we explore energy mini grids, promotion of low carbon vehicles, waste to energy systems and comprehensive and standardized building codes.

    For more information, or to register click here!

    Alternative Transportation Fuels Workshop, Rutgers EcoComplex

    Saturday, September 29th, 2012

    Princeton, NJ, 11:00 to 5:00

    Join the NJCCC at the Packet Media Group's Green Mobility Show 2012 at the Princeton Airport, Princeton, NJ. This community event will inform and educate attendees throughout the tri-state area about the importance of conservation of our natural resources through innovation, such as green automobiles and other scientific breakthroughs.

    On display will be the full range of mobility options: hybrids, electric vehicles, plug-ins, natural gas cars, fuel efficiency automobiles, commuter bicycles, and information about public transportation.

    In addition, electric car recharging stations will be available for the community to view, handle, and envision the ease to which green innovation and technology can be integrated into our lifestyle.

    For kids and families, PMG, in collaboration with NJ 4-H Youth Development Program, will also provide fun, interactive science educational activities that will introduce kids to the hydrogen fuel cell process, alternative ener+gy, exercise and usage of different forms of energy, aviation science and many other fun activities – agility courses, bouncy castles. Food and ice cream will also be available!

    For more information, sponsorship and event vendor opportunities, please contact Roslyn Chao at events@centraljersey.com NJ Technology Council, Newark

    Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

    Driving Government Green, Trenton 11:00 to 12:30

    Events are being held at various state capitols highlighting EVs and renewable energy legislation, status, and issues. Come out to hear your government representatives voice their positions on EVs and see them ride & drive the latest electric cars. Join the NJCCC as we support Renew Amercia Roadtrip at the event in Trenton.

    For more info, contact Michael@renewamericaroadtrip.com Green Mobility Show 2012

    September 24, 2012

    Grand Opening

    New Jersey Natural Gas CNG Station, Wall, NJ

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    Save the Date!

    National Plug in Day -NJCCC will be hosting a National Plug in Day EV event on Sunday, September 23rd in Montclair, NJ with many different EV displays and more! There will also be a National Plug in Day event going on in Asbury Park, NJ with charging station displays and other fun events.

    More details will follow on both of these events but be sure to save the date on your calendar!

    Sunday, September 23, 2012

    NJCCC will be hosting a National Plug-in Day event at Rutgers University under their new solar canopy. Make sure to join us for EV exibits and information in a 100% sustainable setting.

    More information will become available soon.

    September 18 - 20, 2012

    Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum National Conference & Expo (HTUF2012)

    Now in its 12th year, the Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum National Conference & Expo is set to be the premier meeting-of-the-minds for the future of the work truck industry. HTUF 2012 will focus on educating, training, supporting and guiding the next generation of medium- and heavy-duty fleet professionals.
    HTUF 2012 will feature:

    · A two-day, user-focused agenda
    ·Over 40,000 square feet of technology exhibits and vehicle displays
    ·The world's largest medium- and heavy-duty Ride and Drive
    ·Gala Reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC, September 18-20, 2012, for more info: www.htuf2012.org

    September 12, 2012

    PECA Meeting with Chuck Feinberg speaking about Alternative Transportation Fuels, Advanced Vehicle Technology and Business Opportunities

    For more info, click here.

    Thursday September 6, 2012

    Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ, 11am-3pm

    As a followup to the NJCCC's presentation this past December, the New Jersey Green Association will be hosting a presentation regarding Ford's soon-to-arrive electric and hybrid vehicles -- the CMAX Hybrid and CMAX Plug-In Hybrid. In addition to learning about Ford's commitment to green technology, attendees will be able to experience these vehicles first hand with a ride and drive.

    For more info, contact nstanlick@nj-green.org

    July 26, 2012

    Mark Your Calendars for New Jersey Technology Council's Technology Tour and NJ's "Energy Master Plan - Implementation & Implications" Thursday, July 26, EPA Regional Laboratories, Edison

    For more info click here.

    July 12, 2012

    "The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)"

    A Comprehensive One-Day Workshop for Public and Private Fleet Operators and Clean-Air/Clean-Transportation Policymakers is being planned for July 12, 2012 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Curriculum Presenter/Moderator: Stephe Yborra, Director of Market Analysis, Education & Communications Clean Vehicle Education Foundation. Yborra, a recognized expert in NGV markets and technologies, will be joined by NGV equipment and services representatives and NGV fleet operators to cover the following:

    Why We're Here: Economic, environmental and national energy security market drivers are prompting the move to compressed natural gas (CNG) - and liquefied natural gas (LNG) - powered vehicles.

    NGVs 101: Overview of natural gas and NGV basics.

    Best Bets: Which fleet/vehicle applications are the best candidates for successful NGV programs and why.

    Wheels: Available light-, medium- and heavy-duty NGVs and the sales-service channels that support them.

    Fill'er Up: Fuel station design, development, ownership and operations options for fleets of all sizes.

    OPM: Identifying and securing available federal and state tax incentives and grants ("other people's money"), which further improve NGV economics.

    Been There - Done That: NGV fleet operators share experiences and tips.

    Dollars and "Sense": A review of NGV program economics including how to calculate fuel costs, simple payback and life-cycle savings.

    Next Steps: Tips on how you can implement a successful NGV program.

    For more info go to http://www.cleanvehicle.org/workshop/Trenton.shtml

    June 28th, 2012

    9am-12pm

    Sponsored by our friends at Sustainable Jersey, this workshop will help participants to understand various criteria they should consider when purchasing fuels, and alternative vehicles. Sustainable Jersey's "Green Purchasing" policies for Guel Purchases and Replacement Vehicles will be covered. The impacts of particulate matter on human health will also be discussed, putting a "human face: on the purchasing decision of municipalities. Participants will also learn about NJ DEP's Diesel Retrofit Program and funding available for municipalities to retrofit their vehicles. To be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ.

    June 12, 2012

    Annual Stakeholder Conference

    8:30 – 12:00

    Save the Date and Call for Sponsors

    Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information

    Exhibit space is available at the conference center for sponsors. If interested, please contact Chuck Feinberg at chuck.feinberg@gmail.com.

    Draft Agenda

    • Welcome and Introduction. Overview of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition

    • Overview of the DOE Vehicle Technologies Program, the national Fleet Partners Program and the variety of alternative fuels, Mark Smith, Vehicle Deployment Manager, USDOE (invited)

    • Keynote Address by NJ Board of Public Utilities President, Bob Hanna (invited)

    • Panel Discussions on Electric and Natural Gas Vehicles and Infrastructure

    The event will be held at the National Conference Center, just off NJ Turnpike Exit 8 in West Windsor. This location is conveniently located to facilitate travel for stakeholders across the state.

    To register for the NJCCC Annual Stakeholder Meeting go to: http://njcleancities.eventbrite.com

    Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information

    Exhibit space is available at the conference center for sponsors, and a limited amount of space is also available for sponsors to display alternative fuel vehicles. This will be a great opportunity to showcase your products/services before a very focused audience. If interested, please contact Chuck Feinberg at chuck.feinberg@gmail.com.

    May 31, 2012

    Alternative Transportation Fuels in NJ - What's Here & What's Coming Northern & Central NJ Chapter Air & Waste Management Association


    Speakers Chuck Feinberg, Chairman - NJ Clean Cities Coalition Mark Scorsolini, Manager - PSEG Corporate Strategy

    Location and Time This meeting will be held at PSEG's headquarters from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Continental breakfast is included.

    Room 104 in the James Ferland Conference Center (1stFloor at PSEG Headquarters) 80 Park Plaza Newark, NJ

    Cost Attendance at the meeting will be $20 for members; $25 for non-members.

    Please RSVP by May 24 to peisen@rouxinc.com or jerseyajb@yahoo.com.

    More info.

    May 20, 2012

    NJ Sea Grant Consortium/Sandy Hook

    May 19 & 20, 2012

    Come to OCEAN FUN DAYS! Enjoy exhibits, classes, nature tours, and children's activities all about our coastal environment. You'll have a great time learning the science of our shorelines and how to care for them for years to come. MAKE A DATE WITH YOUR FAMILY TO EXPLORE OUR SHORE. More Info.

    April 28, 2012

    Rutgers Day Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fair - There are lots of new options when it comes to powering a car or truck: electricity, hydrogen, , natural gas, propane, used cooking oil, and of course many more. But which of these is likely to take off in the future and what's on the road right now? Come see a variety of vehicles—from luxury sports cars to garbage trucks—that you might be driving tomorrow. Join us for the day at the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT) at the Rutgers Bush Campus.

    April 11, 2012

    NJ Clean Air Council Public Hearing. Chuck Feinberg will be presenting an update on issues related to the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles in NJ at this Hearing entitled "Transportation and Small Sources of Air Pollution ~ Challenges and Opportunities to Achieve Healthier Air Quality in New Jersey". Hearing starts at 9:30 at the NJDEP.

    April 9, 2012

    Transportation Clean Air Measures Workshop - at 1pm. Chuck Feinberg will be presenting an update on issues related to the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles in NJ at this workshop to be held in the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) conference room at One Newark Center, 17th Floor.

    March 25 - 28, 2012 - Energy Independence Summit

    Organized by the Transportation Energy Partners (TEP), the Energy Independence Summit (EIS) is a national effort between industry stakeholders and the 90+ Clean Cities coalitions that exist across the United States. This year's event, planned for March 26 through March 28, 2012, will be bigger and more important than ever as we seek to not only bring Clean Cities Coordinators to the Summit, but also our industry stakeholders. Plan to join us and to help make it possible to bring Coordinators from across the country to the Washington, DC area to receive and to provide educational briefings, exchange ideas, and meet with congressional members and staff.

    TEP is an independent 501(c)(3) nationwide organization made up of Clean Cities coalitions and industry partners to:

    • diversify away from petroleum alone in the transportation sector, • put advanced vehicle technologies to work to improve fuel economy and reduce unnecessary oil consumption, • create green economy jobs in the U.S., and • improve local air quality and health and curb global climate change.

    We accomplish this by supporting Clean Cities Coalitions and educating policymakers and others about the impact that coalitions make.

    America needs solutions to energy dependence today. Local and statewide Clean Cities Coalitions are effective champions of energy independence with proven track records of developing projects to deploy alternative fuels and energy-saving vehicles and transportation technologies and conducting educational activities at the local level. Through our collective expertise and cohesive networks we can leverage real-world solutions now, provided we have the resources to get the job done.

    TEP is proud to be a key partner in bringing Clean Cities Coalition representatives and their stakeholders together with their federal legislators and/or key staff members annually to talk about transportation energy change. While it is important to develop grassroots action at the local level, it is equally important for 1) legislators and their staffers to know what's going on in their districts or states, and 2) coalitions to communicate what kinds of federal action can help make change faster.

    Please find more information, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, at www.transportationenergypartners.org.

    March 20, 2012

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm Temple B'nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ Screening and Discussion with Chuck Feinberg of Revenge of the Electric Car Visit display of electric car models on site 6:45 pm.-9:30 pm.! More info.

    March 17, 2012

    On Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 10am-4pm Sustainable Lawrence will be holding the fifth annual Home and Energy Expo at Lawrence High School (2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township). There will be over 40 exhibitors demonstrating products and services available to Lawrence residents and surrounding areas, as well as electric vehicles and bikes in the parking lot exhibit. Come to gain practicial insight from neighbors and hands-on demonstrations. Admission and parking is free!

    For more info, click here.

    March 14, 2012

    Fuji Electric will be holding an EV Quick Charger press event on Wednesday, March 14th from 1pm-4pm at 50 Northfield Ave, in Edison, NJ. There will be presentations from Larry Butkovitch, Fuji Electric's manager of EV systems, and NJCCC's very own Chuck Feinberg. Following these presentations will be a demonstration of the DC quick charger and a ribbon cutting ceremony. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Doretta Caprarola by calling 201-490-3933 or e-mailing dcaprarola@fecoa.fujielectric.com.

    March 13, 2012

    Compressed Natural Gas Workshop, Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY The Schiff Family Great Hall / Please Use Southern Blvd. Parking Lot (Gate C)

    Access to the Bronx Zoo starting at 12:30PM, Exhibitor Tables open at 2PM, Workshop at 3:30PM – 6PM and Cocktails at 6PM – 7PM 

    Member Rate: FREE
    Non-Member Rate: $15/person
    Click here more info and RSVP here.

    March 7, 2012

    Grand Opening of South Jersey Gas of their First Natural Gas Fueling Station. Please RSVP by February 29, see click here more info.

    March 5 & 6, 2012 -

    The Green Truck Summit is known as the industry's foremost educational forum on green initiatives for the work truck industry. Led by distinguished industry experts, this Summit covers topics such as funding for clean vehicles, trends in work truck technologies and fuels, idle reduction technologies, deployment strategies, gaseous fuel conversions, and much more.

    Clean Cities member exclusive pricing of $159 for the Green Truck Summit (reg. $259) if registered before February 17 ($199 thereafter). See Member Benefits.

    Jan 28, 7PM - Revenge of the Electric Car – Princeton Public Library

    The NJ Clean Cities Coalition (NJCCC) is pleased to announce the screening of the highly acclaimed movie, "Revenge of the Electric Car" at the opening weekend of the 2011 Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Screening of the movie will be followed by NJCCC Chairman Chuck Feinberg's remarks and audience Q & A. The event is co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and American Jewish Committee, central NJ region.

    In "Revenge", director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. With almost every major car maker now jumping to produce new electric models, Revenge follows the race to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line. It's the future of the automobile itself.

    "Revenge of the Electric Car" is narrated by Tim Robbins. The primary cast includes CEO and President of Renault and Nissan Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, Former Vice Chairman of GM Bob Lutz and EV do-it-yourselfer Greg "Gadget" Abbott.

    Join us, it's free! Saturday, January 28, 7 PM, Princeton Public Library 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. For more information about the film festival, please visit www.princetonlibrary.org/peff/.

    December 12 - NJ State Bar Association

    NJ State Bar Association program on "Renewable Energy, Clean Tech and Climate Change".  This full day program will feature an afternoon panel discussion on alternative transportation fuels consisting of NJ Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders including:  Chuck Feinberg, Coordinator of the NJCCC; Gino Porter, Regional Fleet Manager of Frito Lay; John Shortino, President of Blue Diamond Disposal; and James Sherman and Ray Kenard of the Northeast Transportation Electrification Alliance.

    December 8 -

    Grand Opening Ceremony, CNG Fueling Station at Blue Diamond Disposal in Mt. Arlington, NJ, at 11:00.
    On behalf of Blue Diamond Disposal, NJ Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels and the NJ Clean Cities Coalition, we invite you to join us for the ceremony on Dec 8 at 11:00 immediately off I-80 in Mt. Arlington. Costs for the project, including 13 new CNG trucks, were partially offset by the NJCCC DOE ARRA grant.

    December 1 - NJCCC EV Workgroup meeting

    The next meeting of the NJ Electric Vehicle Work Group will be on December 1st at 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the PSE&G Training Center (234 Pierson Avenue, Edison, NJ). This meeting will feature a presentation by Donna Bell, who is the EV Infrastructure and Smart Grid Technology Manager at Ford Motor Company. She will be discussing Ford's plans for the deployment in New Jersey of the battery-electric Ford Focus. We are hoping to have a demo model of this vehicle available for display or for a ride/drive. PSE&G will also be able to show their newly installed Electric Vehicle charging stations. I will provide an update on New Jersey's role in the recently initiated Regional Electric Vehicle Network, which is seeking to develop an EV corridor from Maine to Maryland. As part of this project we will be holding a series of stakeholder meetings in the near future to gain input on a variety of EV-related issues. There will also be an update on the status of the alternative transportation fuel aspects of the draft NJ Energy Master Plan, and time will be reserved for general Q&A and networking. So that we can assure adequate space, please RSVP for this meeting by sending an email to the NJCC intern, Rachel Clark at raclark711@gmail.com

     

    Nov 2

    NJ Business & Industry Association, "How to Control Your Energy Costs"

    The NJCCC will be moderating a panel to discuss cost saving opportunities of alternative fuel fleets. For more information, click HERE.

    October 27:

    Why Even Good Drivers Need Performance Management

    October 25: CleanTech NJ 2011

    Beckerman, the nation's leading clean technology public relations firm, is hosting a NJ clean technology conference on Oct. 25.

    The half-day event at the Woodbridge Hilton, will bring together some of NJ's top clean tech companies and investors and is a great opportunity for anyone looking to network or find employment in the cleantech space.

    REGISTRATION: 50% Discount off the admission price for members of the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition. USE THE CODE "NJCCC".

    REPLY to: Greg Menken at  gmenken@beckermanpr.com  if you have any questions about the conference.  Reply to Chuck Feinberg if you have any questions about your membership status in the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition.
    Please visit www.cleantechNJ.com to learn more about the conference.

    October 13

    Why Driving Performance Matters to Your Bottom Line: "Green Driving ROI"

    Free Webinar Series: Cut Fuel Use and Emissions by Focusing on Driving Performance

    GreenRoad, a leader in driving performance and safety management, is offering a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in your fleet by tackling a major root cause – driving performance.. Improving driving performance helps save lives and protects our environment by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. GreenRoad not only provides feedback on driving safety but also fuel efficiency so that drivers can learn to be cost-conscious and eco-aware. GreenRoad customers typically reduce crash costs by 50 percent and reduce fuel usage and emissions by up to 10 percent. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and other Clean Cities Coalitions, and to help cities across the U.S. meet clean air objectives

    The webinar series will focus on expert insight and practical tips that you can apply to your fleet to reduce fuel use and emissions. Sign up at www.greenroad.com.

    October 10-13

    Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD

    The focus of HTUF 2011 is on educating, training, supporting and guiding the next generation of end-users and will feature an expanded three-day agenda, over 60,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, new product reveals and the world's largest advanced medium and heavy-duty Ride and Drive and Convoy

    For more information and to register for the event, click here

    For agendas, click on links on date of choice:

    October 28: NJ Clean Cities is Soliciting Proposals for Marine Engines

    October 4: Egg Harbor (ACUA) and October 6: Montclair

    Green Fleets Transportation Workshop

    NJCCC, NJDEP, Sustainable Jersey, Montclair and ACUA are teaming up to present an informational workshop. Topics include avaliable transportation technologies, fuel efficiency, idle reduction/management, and two municipal case studies.

    For more information, contact Chuck Feinberg (chuck.feinberg@gmail.com)

    September 29:

    Creating Clean Cities: How Your Drivers Can Dramatically Reduce Fuel and Emissions

    Free Webinar Series: Cut Fuel Use and Emissions by Focusing on Driving Performance

    GreenRoad, a leader in driving performance and safety management, is offering a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in your fleet by tackling a major root cause – driving performance.. Improving driving performance helps save lives and protects our environment by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. GreenRoad not only provides feedback on driving safety but also fuel efficiency so that drivers can learn to be cost-conscious and eco-aware. GreenRoad customers typically reduce crash costs by 50 percent and reduce fuel usage and emissions by up to 10 percent. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and other Clean Cities Coalitions, and to help cities across the U.S. meet clean air objectives

    The webinar series will focus on expert insight and practical tips that you can apply to your fleet to reduce fuel use and emissions. Sign up at www.greenroad.com.

    September 19

    Four Points Sheraton, Norwood, MA

    For more information and to register, click here

    AltWheels Fleet Day is an invitation only day for the largest corporate and municipal Fleet Managers on the East Coast. The event, which will be co-hosted by NJ Clean Cities, consists of panels, exhibits, and vehicles offering a showcase of alternative transportation solutions — from concept vehicles, to vehicles that are available and affordable today.

    September 19

    9:30am - Panel discussion on Alternative Fuels and Vehicles, Southern New Jersey Development Council, at South Jersey Industries, Folsom, NJ.

    For directions and to register, click here

    September 15:

    How to Improve Your Drivers' Performance in 60 Days or Less

    Free Webinar Series: Cut Fuel Use and Emissions by Focusing on Driving Performance

    GreenRoad, a leader in driving performance and safety management, is offering a series of webinars with expert guidance on how to reduce fuel usage and idling in your fleet by tackling a major root cause – driving performance.. Improving driving performance helps save lives and protects our environment by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions. GreenRoad not only provides feedback on driving safety but also fuel efficiency so that drivers can learn to be cost-conscious and eco-aware. GreenRoad customers typically reduce crash costs by 50 percent and reduce fuel usage and emissions by up to 10 percent. The webinar series is part of a larger initiative at GreenRoad to support the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and other Clean Cities Coalitions, and to help cities across the U.S. meet clean air objectives

    The webinar series will focus on expert insight and practical tips that you can apply to your fleet to reduce fuel use and emissions. Sign up at www.greenroad.com.

    August 10 or August 16

    Join us for a Webinar from Noon to 1pm

    Reserve your Webinar seat now for the:Wednesday, August 10 or Tuesday, August 16

    Space is limited.

    Note: Deadline for Public Comments for the Energy Master Plan is Thursday, August 25th. Learn more about the State's Draft Energy Master Plan.

    The BPU is seeking public comments on the plan prior to August 25th through public hearings and written comments.

    In addition, the Board has assembled four workgroups designed to provide more detailed recommendations on the topics of Alternatively Fueled Vehicles, Biomass, Clean Energy Funding and Innovative Technologies. The workgroup chairs will provide an update on their work to date.

    July 26, Aug 3 & Aug 11

    The NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will be holding public hearings to receive input regarding the draft revisions to the State Energy Master Plan.

    July 19 - NJ Technology Council, "Cities Making the Difference through Energy & Environmental Innovation", Richard Stockton College.

    Hosting over one half of the world's population, cities account for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions and consume two thirds of the world's energy. Cities and regional municipalities can also serve as a valuable test bed for mayors, authorities and others pushing ahead innovative technologies to reduce energy usage and environmental risks. Join New Jersey Technology Council, the NJ Clean Cities Coalition and others as we explore energy mini grids, promotion of low carbon vehicles, waste to energy systems and comprehensive and standardized building codes. These efforts and others in New Jersey and the region can prove successful and continue to provide a more sustainable path to the future.

    June 27 - Propane Autogas Vehicle Display and Annual Meeting of the NJ Propane Gas Association, Trenton, NJ

    June 24 – "100 Best Fleets in North America" Fleet Managers Workshop, hosted by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority

    Now in its 10th year, The 100 Best Fleets in North America's practice of bringing together fleet leaders from around the country who want to hear from peers and experts in their field has established national prominence. These roundtable discussions allow for formal presentations and informal networking opportunities throughout the day. Attendees are able to share their current common challenges and most importantly, hear solutions from peers in similar situations. The issues to be addressed at this Eastern Regional workshop, include: insourcing vs. outsourcing; alternative fuel vehicles; purchasing practices; and, technology solutions. The ACUA has been named one of the Top 40 Government Green Fleets in North America, and one of the Top 100 Best Fleets in North America.

    June 20 - 1:30 - Sprague Energy/Sunoco Logistics Biodiesel Terminal Grand Opening, Newark NJ

    June 9 - NJ Utilities Association's annual meeting

    NJCCC Chairman Chuck Feinberg will be participating on a panel discussion at the NJ Utilities Association's annual meeting. Moderated by NJ Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Joseph Fiordaliso, Chuck will be joined on the panel by NJ State Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula, Chair of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, NJ State Assemblyman Vincent Polistina, the Deputy Republican Leader of the NJ General Assembly, and Vince Maione, President of Atlantic City Electric.

     

    June 8 - Grand Opening of a Compressed Natural Gas Station, Camden, NJ

    This new facility is the first public CNG station in the Camden area and serves Waste Management's growing fleet of CNG powered collection trucks as well as other municipal and private fleet vehicles in the region. Natural gas is a cleaner, more efficient, domestically sourced transportation fuel that significantly reduces emissions and improves air quality. We hope you will join us as we demonstrate this advanced facility, share information on the environmental and economic benefits of CNG, and showcase several CNG fueled vehicles.  This is the second publically available CNG station to open in NJ with funding assistance provided through the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition.

     

    June 6 & 7 - NJCCC joins with TRANSCAER

    TRANSCAER has teamed up with CHEMTREC®, The Dow Chemical Company, Norfolk Southern, Conrail, Potash Corporation, The Firefighters Education and Training Foundation, The Fertilizer Institute, Tanner Industries, Inc., The Renewable Fuels Association, local chemical manufacturers and carriers, and other local supporting agencies including the NJ Clean Cities Coalition to present a free classroom and hands-on training that will feature safety training, rail cars and bulk trucks. An exhibit area will also be featured. The hazmat-based training curriculum is designed to meet the needs of various stake-holder groups and is free to all participants. TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident.

    June 1 - Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop

    The New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition is proud to be co-hosting an Alternative Fuels Educational Workshop, along with the Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance & the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, on Wednesday, June 1 at the Trenton Marriott. 

     This workshop, partially paid for by a US DOE grant, will provide detailed information, from nationally known experts, about alternative fuels including propane, biodiesel, ethanol, electricity, natural gas and advanced technologies. Topics to be discussed include fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, sustainability, energy balance, safety and environmental impacts.  The Assistant Commissioner for Economic Growth and Green Energy at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Michele Siekurka, will provide remarks on behalf of the Department.

    This is a FREE event, but registration is required. 

    May 19 – International Trucks AFV Fair, Linden

    May 16 - 1PM, Grand Opening of new Biodiesel Transload Facility in Whippany, NJ

    May 7 - MotorWeek's Clean Cities Success Stories on PBS

    The NJ Clean Cities Coalition is pleased to invite you to watch the upcoming segment of MotorWeek's Clean Cities Success Stories on PBS featuring the activities of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA). Several of those activites featured in the segment were partially funded by a DOE grant through the NJ Clean Cities Coalition.

    May 2 – West Orange Environmental/Energy Commission

    April 30 - Rutgers Day, Alt Fuel Vehicle Fair

    April 28 - NJPGA - Spring Meeting and Annual Golf Outing

    Chuck Feinberg will be speaking about the development of a Propane Autogas market in NJ

    April 26 - 29, The AABE 34th Annual National Conference

    The American Association of Blacks in Energy® will host its national conference April 26-29, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey. The conference is expected to attract more than 300 energy professionals from every sector of the energy industry. This year's theme, "Our Energy, Our Future: Creating Sustainable Communities" will examine how policy leaders, industry and communities must work together to ensure that all communities can access the opportunities in the emerging green economy. Chuck Feinberg will be joining national experts on a panel focussed on alternative transportation fuels. Click here for flyer.

    April 19–21 – EDTA Conference, Washington, DC

    April 15 – Alt Fuel Price Report due to DOE

    April 12-15 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Training program presented by the Natural Gas Vehicle Institute.

    Three classes to be held at NJCCC member Clean Vehicle Solutions in East Brunswick, NJ: Driver & Mechanic Safety, Fuel System Inspector, and A Project Manager's Guide.
    See below pdfs for more info:
    NGVI Classes in NJ
    NGVI Training Courses 2011

    April 11 – Electric Vehicle Symposium, Hunts Point, NY

    April 6 -8 - NJ TransAction Conference.


    The 35th Annual New Jersey State Transportation Conference & Expo – "TransAction 2011" will be held at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Each year, more than 1,000 people (from more than 22 states and Canada) attend this Conference & Expo. I will be speaking on two panels about the activities and initiatives of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition as well as making the case for alternative fuels in transportation in NJ. These panels are on April 6 and 7. NOTE THE USE OF CNG POWERED SHUTTLE BUSES PROVIDED BY THE ATLANTIC CITY JITNEY ASSOCIATION, thanks in part to the DOE grant through the NJ Clean Cities Coalition!

    March 29 - The Business Case for CNG

    Presented by South Jersey Gas, ACUA, Clean Energy and NJCCC, to be held at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.

    March 24 – NAFA, "On-Highway & Non-Road Diesel Emissions"

    NJ Electric Vehicle Work Group, March 21, at 10:00

    I'm pleased to announce a special meeting of the NJ Electric Vehicle Work Group. One of the frequent concerns that I've heard regarding the quick deployment and public acceptance of Electric Vehicles has been with the permitting process. Those concerns have revolved around potential delays in the permitting process, and with inconsistent interpretation of the requirements. I have been working with both the NJ DEP and the NJ DCA (Department of Community Affairs, which has oversight responsibilities over the permitting process and licenses the inspectors) to make sure that NJ addresses these issues and sends a clear signal to the market that NJ is ready for EVs. I am very pleased to say that the State has been listening and is, in fact, enthusiastically behind these efforts. To that end, NJDCA has prepared a guidance document explaining the permitting requirements and process as related to EVSE. Mr John Terry, Manager of Construction Code Enforcement at the NJDCA, has graciously agreed to present and discuss that guidance. The meeting will be in the auditorium of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT) on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University.

     

    March 8-10, 2011 - See the Future of Work Trucks at the Green Truck Summit 2011

     

    The Green Truck Summit is the leading educational conference on green technology for vocational trucks, including utility, construction, delivery, landscaping and governmental vehicles. Produced by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) and CALSTART, the Green Truck Summit is held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show® 2011 and 47th Annual NTEA Convention. The Work Truck Show runs March 8-10, 2011, and includes a Green Truck Ride-and-Drive.  Chuck Feinberg will be participating on a panel discussion providing an update on alternative fuel developments in New Jersey.

    March 1-3, Energy Independence Days, Washington, D.C.

    Organized by the Transportation Energy Partners, "Energy Independence Days" is an annual event that brings Clean Cities representatives from across the nation to D.C. to talk with their legislators and key staff members. The keys to the event are bringing coordinators and stakeholders together, educating and exchanging information about federal policy issues and priorities, communicating directly with legislators about the work we are doing in our communities and related transportation energy policy, building broad-based support to help us accomplish our work. Sponsor funds from industry make it possible for dozens of Clean Cities coordinators to travel to receive briefings, exchange ideas, and meet with congressional members and staff. The main activities will be a day-long educational seminar on March 1 followed by meetings and briefings with federal policymakers on March 2. The complete draft agenda will be available soon, if you are interested in being a sponsor and participating in this event, please get in touch with Chuck Feinberg.

    February 24 - Renewable Natural Gas Workgroup

    Contact Chuck for more information.

    February 23 - General Meeting

    of the NJ Clean Cities Coalition stakeholders on from 10 to 12 noon at the Bayshore Recycling Corporation facility in Keasbey, NJ. At this meeting, I will provide an overview of Clean Cities, discuss our current initiatives, and review the Events calendar for 2011. Your suggestions for additional events will be welcomed! We will also have a guest speaker. A full agenda will be provided prior to the meeting. There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for this meeting, please contact Chuck if interested. Please RSVP via email to me (with a copy to my intern, Ora Mahgerefteh (om23@njit.edu) as soon as possible.

    January 20, Pre-proposal meeting to explain NJCCC's Request for Proposals for the re-assignment of various funds from the NJCCC DOE Clean Cities ARRA grant.

    Contact Chuck Feinberg (chuck.feinberg@gmail.com) for more information or to obtain a copy of the RFP.

    January 18, NJ Renewable Natural Gas Work Group, hosted by Linde

    Contact Chuck Feinberg for more information.

    December 15 – DOE Vehicle Technologies Program

    Presents an Electric Vehicle Discussion Webinar. DOE’s Clean Cities Program will host a Webinar focusing on community deployment of electric vehicles. This Webinar will provide an opportunity for stakeholders, industry representatives, and Program staff to discuss partnership opportunities and technological challenges related to electric vehicle infrastructure. For more information, contact Chuck Feinberg.

     

    December 10 – LNG/CNG Fuel Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    The City of Bridgeport, CT is celebrating the opening of the first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)/Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transportation fleet fueling station east of the Mississippi River. This opening marks a significant stride forward for Alternative Fuels for the entire Northeast Region. The event will take place at Enviro Express, 555 Wordin Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (adjacent to I-95) at 11:00 a.m.  RSVP to Carla York at 423.802.6190.

    December 8 – ACUA CNG Workshop

     

    The NJCCC and the ACUA will be holding a workshop entitled, “The Business Case for CNG” from 9 to noon on December 8 at the offices of the ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor.  Following the workshop presentations, there will be a tour of the new CNG station and a vehicle display.

     

    NJ State League of Municipalities Annual Conference in Atlantic City– Nov 17

    NJCCC Chairman Chuck Feinberg will be one of the speakers at the NJ State League of Municipalities annual conference in Atlantic City.  Chuck will join a panel of experts and leaders in the sustainable and renewable energy field, including Board of Public Utility officials and other public and private clean energy professionals.

    October 29, Greater Mercer TMA Transportation Expo

    The NJCCC will be exhibiting and presenting at the Annual Meeting and Transportation Expo of the Greater Mercer Transportation Management Association.  The Greater Mercer TMA is a nonprofit, public private partnership dedicated to reducing traffic congestion and improving mobility in and around Mercer County. Established in 1984, the association consists of large and small employers, local governments, authorities and state agencies who share a commitment to providing transportation choices that are good for commuters, good for business and good for the environment.  The event will be on October 29 from 11 to 1 at the Nassau Inn in Princeton.

    October 19-20 - Clean Diesel 10

    The conference marking 10 years of EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, is October 19-20 at the Walter E. Washington convention center in Washington, DC.  Industry leaders from across the country, key members of Congress, local, regional, state, and federal government policy makers, Air Directors, clean diesel project leaders, and environmental organizations will see what's on the horizon for new clean air technologies, strategies and practices, and help design a road map for sustained cleaner air for tomorrow!  Chuck Feinberg of the NJCCC will be representing the national Clean Cities program.

    CNG Station Grand Opening - Oct 14

    Join the NJCCC at the Grand Opening celebration of the first Compressed Natural Gas fueling station paid in part by the NJCCC's DOE Clean Cities grant.  The event is being held at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority site at 6700 Delliah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ. 

    Please contact Chuck Feinberg for additional information: chuck.feinberg@gmail.com

    CNG Workshop - Sept 30

    Together with Energy Vision, the NJCCC is presenting: NATURAL GAS REFUSE & RECYCLING TRUCKS: LEADING THE WAY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE & GREENER COMMUNITIES.  This workshop is planned for 8AM to noon on Sept 30 at the Bayshore Recycling Facility in Keasbey (Woodbridge), NJ.  Designed for refuse haulers and recyclers as well a municipal officials and civic leaders, the workshop will feature a continental breakfast and panel discussions on the following:
    • Learn why US haulers are switching to natural gas trucks – 3000+ are operating today – more than twice as many as 3 years ago, including several in New Jersey
    • Find out from fleet operators how CNG trucks perform on the job
    • Meet experts who can design money-saving CNG initiatives
    • Hear about renewable natural gas, “biomethane,” a not-too-distant future option and the first fully sustainable fuel
    RESERVE EARLY: SPACE IS LIMITED  fortin@energy-vision.org or 212 228-0225.

    Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

    Ethanol workshop - Sept 16

    In conjunction with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the NJCCC is planning a workshop to provide education on the use of Ethanol and Flex Fueled Vehicles.  With more than 100,000 Flex Fueled Vehicles registered in New Jersey, it is time we get serious about increasing the availability of appropriate blends of ethanol.  The date of the workshop is September 16, and hosted by Bayshore Recycling at their Eco-Campus in Keasbey (Woodbridge). RSVP to Bailey Rall at brall@ethanolrfa.org or 402-391-1930.

    Hydrogen Vehicle Technology – Sept 15

    While the NJCCC is not formally involved, our members might be interested in attending the NAFA special joint meeting on Sept 15 at GM's training facility in Arsdley, NY.  Mr. Gary Strottler, of GM's Fuel Cell Research division will be there to explain hydrogen fuel cell technology as well as answer questions.  The meeting will also include a tour of the repair facility and fueling station.  Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will be available for escorted drives. For the full flyer and registration form, please click on the following link (and let them know that the NJCCC told you about it!):
    http://www.nafa.org/Source/SEPTNAFAMEETING.pdf

    Lakewood Blue Claws "Nine Innings of Nature", August 15

    In conjunction with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the NJCCC is planning two workshops to provide education on the use of Ethanol and Flex Fueled Vehicles. With more than 100,000 Flex Fueled Vehicles registered in New Jersey, it is time we get serious about increasing the availability of appropriate blends of ethanol. The dates of the workshops are September 14 and 15, the first will be at the offices of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority in Little Egg Harbor, and the second will be hosted by Bayshore Recycling at their Eco-Campus in Keasbey. More info to come as it gets closer.

    NJCCC Electric Vehicle Work Group, Aug 25

    Our August 25 meeting was held from 3 to 5PM in the auditorium of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers. The group is developing a set of specific financial and non-financial actions that could be recommended to the state in order to encourage the deployment of plug-in vehicles.

    NJCC General Meeting, May 18

    Green Energy Forums, May 13 (see April newsletter for details)

    Alternative Fuels & Vehicles 2010, May 12 (see April newsletter for details)

    AFVI- Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, May 9 - 12, with an NJCCC panel discussion on May 12

    Alternative Fuels Deployment in NJ Panel at The 34th Annual New Jersey State Transportation Conference & Expo, April 29 (see April newsletter for details)

    NJ Transportation Action Conference (TransAction) in Atlantic City, April 28-30, with an NJCCC workshop on the status of alternative fuels deployment in NJ, to be held on Thursday, April 29 at 1:30

    Rutgers Day AFV Display, April 24

    Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Fair, April 24 (see April newsletter for details)

    A presentation by The 100 Best Fleets in North America™ entitled, “Implementing Best Business Practices: Proven Strategies for What Smart Leaders Do in Difficult Times”, April 15 (see April newsletter for details)

    The International Society of Automation and an NJCCC presentation on Alternative Fuels, March 9

    February 28 through March 3, 2010 - Energy Independence Days

    Since 2002, the Transportation Energy Partnership (TEP), of which the NJCCC is a member, has held a multi-day event in Washington DC that facilitates Clean Cities representatives talking directly to their legislators and/or key staff members. Energy Independence Days 2010 will take place from the evening of Sunday, February 28 through the morning of Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Originally called "Washington Days," it was renamed to "EID" in 2007. The keys to the event are bringing coordinators and stakeholders together, educating and exchanging information about federal policy issues and priorities, communicating directly with legislators about the work we are doing in our communities and states and related transportation energy policy, building broad-based support to help us accomplish do our work. Sponsor funds from industry make it possible for dozens of Clean Cities coordinators to travel to Washington, DC to receive briefings, exchange ideas, and meet with congressional members and staff. For more information about the event and potential sponsorships, please contact Chuck Feinberg.

    February 4th- EPA Region 2 Biodiesel webinar

    General Meeting, January 27, 2010

    A General Meeting of the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition will be held on Wednesday, January 27 from 8:00 to 11:00am in the centrally located conference room of New Jersey Natural Gas at 1415 Wyckoff Road, Wall, NJ. Agenda will include updates on grants and other funding programs, presentations on alternative vehicle technologies, a prominent guest speaker, and plenty of networking opportunities. This event will be free to all participants. Tabletop exhibits and other sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to RSVP, contact Chuck Feinberg at chuck.feinberg@gmail.com or 973-886-1655.

    NJTC Energy & Environment Symposium, January 20

    Chuck Feinberg, Chairman of the NJCCC, will join a distinguished panel at the New Jersey Technology Council's "Mid Atlantic Symposium: Innovation in Power Production" to be held on January 20 from 1:30 to 6 at Rutgers. The NJTC, Rutgers Energy Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology and Richard Stockton College of New Jersey join together in this symposium which shall seek to improve knowledge and understanding of current environment and energy challenges and the governmental interaction involved to address them. For more information and registration, see the NJTC website at www.njtc.org

    December 3 - New Jersey Alliance for Action / NJTPA

    The NJCCC will be participating in a transportation infrastructure summit, entitled: “The Fate of New Jersey’s Transportation Infrastructure” on Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This event will be at the North Jersey TPA offices in Newark and is being planned jointly by the New Jersey Alliance for Action and the NJTPA. This summit will focus on the importance of New Jersey’s transportation infrastructure, and provide participants a full understanding of the potential consequences of failing to maintain and invest in it.

    November 20 - CNG Funding announcement

    The Atlantic County Utilities Authority would like to invite you to join us on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 11:30 am in the ACUA’s Haneman Environmental Park Amphitheater at 6700 Delilah Road Egg Harbor Township, NJ for an announcement regarding funding received for a compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station and trucks. Please email your RSVP to amenzel@acua.com or call 609-272-6950. For more information click here

    94th Annual League of Municipalities, November 17-20, 2009

    The NJCCC, together with several of our members, will be exhibiting at the 94th Annual League of Municipalities Conference at the Atlantic City Convention Center from November 17 – 20, 2009. The Conference attracts 20,000 visitors and is the largest of its kind in the nation. It should be a great opportunity for the NJCCC to help educate NJ's municipal officials on the economic, environmental and energy security aspects of use of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

    Natural Gas Workshop, November 11, 2009

    On November 11, 2009, the NJCCC is joining with our sister organization, the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities, in co-hosting a full day Natural Gas Workshop. The workshop is being presented by Natural Gas Vehicle for America (NGVAmerica), a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or hydrogen. NGVAmerica represents more than 100 companies interested in the promotion and use of natural gas and hydrogen as transportation fuels, including: engine, vehicle and equipment manufacturers fleet operators and service providers natural gas companies and environmental groups and government organizations. More info and registration can be found by clicking here.

    Central Jersey Waste's new natural gas fueling station unveiling, November 10, 2009

    Please join Central Jersey Waste, Clean Energy, and leading local officials to mark the opening of Central Jersey Waste's new natural gas fueling station, built by Clean Energy to support the first fleet of clean-burning natural gas refuse trucks in New Jersey. Read more >>

    New Jersey Clean Energy Conference, October 21-22, 2009 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

    The 2009 Conference theme is Clean Energy Now!. Governor Corzine has set an aggressive goal for New Jersey to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020. Learn how you can be part of the solution. Join the NJCCC at the conference and "plug in" to the network of people that can help connect you to viable solutions for saving energy.

    AltWheels Fleet Day, October 5, 2009

    The NJCCC is serving as a co-host of the 5 annual AltWheels Fleet Day to be held Monday October 5, 2009 at Staples World Headquarters in Framingham, MA. This is a don't miss event for corporate fleet managers, small business executives, municipal fleet and facilities managers, government officials, and individuals wanting to understand the latest in alternative transportation technologies, costs, best practices, funding, and fuel options. Visit www.altwheels.org for more information and to pre-register. There is a discounted registration rate for members of the NJCCC (available through August 10).

    U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference, September 16, 2009

    Israel has become a world-wide leader in water management and solar energy technologies and is second to the U.S. in startup companies pursuing more innovative sources of renewable energy and alternative fuels. This conference will provide a forum for exploring business opportunities and targeted networking. The U.S.-Israel Cleantech Conference is organized by the New Jersey-Israel Commission, in partnership with the Government of Israel and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and will take place at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The NJCCC's Chuck Feinberg will be one of the lunchtime discussion facilitators.

    July 1

    On July 1, Chuck Feinberg met with several members of the senior leadership of the NJ Board of Public Utilities Office of Clean Energy to increase the level of coordination and to explore ways in which to assist each other in our respective missions. Several innovative ideas were exchanged and will be followed up upon in future meetings.

    June 22-25

    From June 22-25, the U.S. Department of Energy hosted the 2009 Clean Cities Eastern States Coordinator Peer Exchange. Attending the conference on behalf of the NJCCC was Chuck Feinberg. This annual conference is designed to support the nearly 90 designated U.S. DOE Clean Cities Coalitions in their collective mission of reducing the nation’s petroleum consumption. Clean Cities is unique among U.S. Government programs in that it is comprised of a network of volunteer coalitions—including the NJCCC—which perform much of the day to day project work of the national Clean Cities program. To date, this model has produced remarkable results. After 15 years, Clean Cities coalitions and their stakeholders have displaced more than 2 billion gallons of petroleum. In 2007 alone, roughly 375 million gallons of gasoline were displaced as the result of coalition activities.

    May 23

    NJCCC Executive Director Ray Willer and Chairman Chuck Feinberg participated in the Town of Denville's Energy Fair on May 23. Chuck gave a presentation on Clean Cities and Alternative Fuels and displayed a Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle, courtesy of NJCCC member Mercedes Benz USA.

    May 19

    on May 19 several NJCCC members including Chairman Chuck Feinberg participated in a NJ NAFA-sponsored event onboard the USS Intrepid Museum at which former EPA Administrator and Governor Christine Todd Whitman and Clean Energy President & CEO Andrew Littlefair presented their views on Alternative Fuels.

    May 14

    various NJCCC members and approximately 900 others participated in the 33rd annual New Jersey Transportation Conference and Expo at the Tropicanna Conference Center in Atlantic City on May 14. NJCCC Chairman Chuck Feinberg gave a presentation on Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels and Funding Options.

    April 30

    NJCCC Executive Director Ray Willer and Chairman Chuck Feinberg participated in the NJ Climate Change Workgroup hosted by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) on April 30. The NJTPA Climate Change Working Group is a forum for concerned stakeholders to identify, support, and coordinate efforts in North Jersey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to prepare the transportation system for the impacts of climate change.

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