Alternative Fuels Workshop & WSF Recognition Program

August 19, 2014
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
Before August 5: Members $20, Non-Members $25 * After August 5: Members $25, Non-Members $30 * WSF Partners: Free
Alliant Energy Center, Exhibit Hall C, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
The Alternative Fuels Workshop will bring together Wisconsin’s experts on alternative fuels and technologies. The Wisconsin Smart Fleet Recognition Program will recognize the partners in our new program that was developed to help reduce their carbon footprint, meet internal economic goals, and provide them with smart fleet branding opportunities. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: ANGI ENERGY SYSTEMS & KWIK TRIP, INC.
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Future of Alternative Fuels in WI Showcase

July 29, 2014
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Before July 15: Members $20, Non-Members $25 * After July 15: Members $25, Non-Members $30
Workshop: Radisson Hotel, Ballroom A, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601 | Vehicle Showcase: Kwik Trip Alternative Fuels Station, 2002 Kwik Trip Way, La Crosse, WI 54603
Interested in finding out what’s next for alternative fuel use in WI and our fleets? Attend the Future of Alternative Fuels in WI Showcase which will bring together WI’s experts on alternative fuels and technologies to discuss the future of alternative fuels in WI and what the next steps are for fleets and fleet managers when implementing alternative fuels and technologies. The morning workshop will include speakers on natural gas, propane, electricity, ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen. Following the workshop, there will be an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, fueling demonstrations and tours at the Kwik Trip Alternative Fuels Station located at 2002 Kwik Trip Way. Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity!
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WEBINAR: Electric Vehicle Basics & Barriers

June 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
FREE
Are you interested in learning more about Electric Vehicles (EV) or are thinking about implementing EV’s into your fleet? Attend this webinar to learn all about the basics of EV’s including types of electric vehicles available, the different types of electric charging stations, fleet experiences and barriers while working with electric vehicles and technologies and the Clean Cities Workplace Charging Challenge Program. Speakers include the U.S. Department of Energy, ABB, Evolution Marketing and Legacy Environmental.
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New Wisconsin initiative to encourage municipalities to switch to alternative fuel vehicles

February 25, 2014. Wisconsin Smart Fleet aims to evaluate government and business vehicle fleets to identify areas where they can add vehicles that run on alternative fuels like compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane.

The program, a joint effort from the State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities, already is conducting site visits to evaluate 27 participating vehicle fleets across the state that have started to reduce gasoline and diesel fuel consumption, reduce carbon footprints and reduce costs.

Read more HERE!

Remy Battery Recognized for Alternative Fuel Leadership in WI

State Organizations Salute Battery Retailer for Conversion to CNG Vehicles

Milwaukee, WI - Remy Battery has been recognized by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program for its leadership in the advancement of alternative fuels and technology in the state of Wisconsin in 2013. Awards were presented at the Wisconsin Clean Cities annual stakeholders’ meeting held in December at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The event celebrated the efforts and accomplishments of Remy Battery and other Wisconsin fleets in moving toward the use of alternative fuels and cleaner air for Wisconsin.

Remy Battery began converting its fleet of vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) in 2012 and expects to have its entire fleet fully converted in the next one to two years. CNG is a readily available alternative to gasoline that is developed by compressing natural gas to less than one percent of its volume at standard atmospheric pressure. It is drawn from domestically drilled natural gas wells or in conjunction with crude oil production. CNG can also be drawn from landfills and renewable sources, such as methane from farming operations.

“The decision to convert our fleet to CNG continues to pay off in big ways,” share Mike Moeller, president of Remy Battery. “CNG costs 50 percent less than gasoline or diesel, which has dramatically reduced our fuel costs. It’s also gentler on an engine, which has lowered our maintenance costs. More importantly, CNG emits up to 90 percent fewer emissions than gasoline, and there is an abundant supply of it at our fingertips.” He adds, “Remy Battery can be socially responsible and promote a sustainable future as an organization, while saving money and improving our bottom-line.”

The Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program is administered jointly by the State of Wisconsin Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities, part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Clean Cities initiative. Clean Cities supports local decisions to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector through the use of alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles and fuel economy measures.

Along with this recognition in 2013 by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, Remy Battery is one of a small group of Wisconsin companies selected to be part of the new Wisconsin Smart Fleet Program (www.wismartfleet.org) launched just last week. The new program provides businesses with a planning tool and outlines different options to help Wisconsin fleets meet their internal economic goals, while reducing their carbon footprint.

CNG vehicles are just one of the many ways Remy Battery works to make smart, environmentally sound business choices. The company offers one of the most comprehensive battery recycling programs in the region, a reload program to give products with rechargeable batteries a new life, and fast, affordable testing for hybrid batteries. To learn more about Remy Battery, visit www.remybattery.com.

About Remy Battery:
Family-owned and operated, Remy Battery has served the metropolitan Milwaukee area since 1931 and expanded into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 2010. The company carries a full line of quality branded batteries to meet all power needs, including automotive, commercial, lawn and garden, marine, motorcycle, cell or cordless phones, camcorder, laptop, two-way radios, emergency lighting, alkaline, booster packs, gel cell or uninterruptable power sources. Remy Battery also offers a full line of battery accessories – from chargers and testers to cables and lugs – and provides free 15-minute installation, free electrical check, free battery recycling, custom battery designs and installations.

Four locations in Wisconsin and Michigan: 4301 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53219 | 6270 N. 76th St., Milwaukee, WI 53218 | 1814 N. Lincoln Rd., Escanaba, MI 49829 | 315 Dakota Street, Hancock, MI 49930 | Plus new location coming soon in Marquette, MI

Leading the way on alternative fuels

Written by Jeff Bollier Oshkosh Northwestern Media     –     January 29, 2014

The organizers behind a new state initiative to encourage municipalities to switch to alternative fuel vehicles might want to get used to visiting Oshkosh.

Wisconsin Smart Fleet aims to evaluate government and business vehicle fleets to identify areas where they can add vehicles that run on alternative fuels like compressed natural gas and propane.The program, a joint effort from the State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities, launched earlier this month and has already started conducting site visits to evaluate 27 participating vehicle fleets across the state that have already started to reduce gasoline and diesel fuel consumption, reduce carbon footprints and reduce costs.

Read more HERE!

State Energy Office and Wisconsin Clean Cities launch Wisconsin Smart Fleet Program

The Wisconsin State Energy Office (SEO) and Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC) announced the official launch of the Wisconsin Smart Fleet program and website, www.wismartfleet.org, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

The Wisconsin Smart Fleet program provides fleets with a planning tool and outlines different options to help Wisconsin fleets meet their internal economic goals while reducing their carbon footprint. The Wisconsin Smart Fleet program is initially inducting fleets with three or more vehicles.

Fleets in the program go through a three step process: a fleet analysis; a site visit; and recommendations and ratings. The rating is a points-based system and fleets can obtain a higher rating based on the types and methods they use to reduce their petroleum usage. The more a fleet does to reduce their petroleum usage, the more points they can score. A fleet can be designated as 5-star, 3-star, 1-star, or Smart Starter, and every five years the fleet has an opportunity to move up within the rating system.

The program is funded through a two-year U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant called “Forwarding Wisconsin’s Fuel Choice.” WCC Executive Director, Lorrie Lisek, said that after the granting period, the program will continue because the SEO and WCC firmly believe it can make a difference for fleets.

“The fleets are already implementing or will implement the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other petroleum reduction measures,” Lisek said.

Twenty nine Wisconsin fleets have already begun the process to become Wisconsin Smart Fleets. Participation in this program demonstrates the time and effort these organizations are putting forth to make their vehicle and equipment fleets more environmentally friendly and contributing to Wisconsin’s sustainable future. There is currently a waiting list to join the program for January 1, 2015. To put your fleet on the waiting list visit the website at www.wismartfleet.org and fill out the online form.

For more information about the Wisconsin Smart Fleet Program, call (414) 221-2509 or email info@wismartfleet.org.