Steve Linnell - Maine Clean Communities
Dolores Rebolledo-Granite State Clean Cities Coalition
Jennifer Puser - Maine Clean Communities
John Carroll - Central Maine Power
Adam Lee - Lee Auto Malls
If you weren't able to attend the forum, Kay Mann at Green Energy Maine covered it on her blog. Also check out the interview with E2Tech's Executive Director, Jeff Marks, at Mainebiz.
Cars and trucks of all sizes, including medium and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, are now being powered by alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and electricity that help reduce our dependence on petroleum fuels. Switching to an alternative fuel vehicle can save drivers thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the lifetime of the vehicle and reduce carbon emissions.
E2Tech is proud to partner with Maine Clean Communities (MC2), a program of the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), to provide a two-part forum on electric vehicles (EVs) and CNG vehicles.
Part I: E2Tech Forum
Following the vehicle display, Maine Clean Communities will present a workshop on EVs specifically for fleets. This interactive workshop includes a box lunch for attendees.
Background: In Cumberland County, as in the State of Maine, the transportation sector is the largest single source of energy costs, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. In 2007, $631 million was spent on gasoline and diesel fuel for transportation in Cumberland County's 26 communities.
President Obama recently announced new standards that will boost average fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. The President has also made a goal of putting 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2015. In addition, Maine recently adopted goals to reduce our oil dependence 30 percent by 2030 and 50 percent by 2050.
E2Tech appreciates the following organizations who have sponsored this event: