Friday, March 19, 2010

For those interested in Solar Energy

Register Today for the 2010 Utah Renewable Energy Conference
• Get your renewable energy project off the ground with an exciting new limited time rebate offered by the State Energy Program for homes and businesses - more than 50% of the cost of a new solar energy installation could be covered with available tax credits and the new rebate!
• Learn how to make your home or business more energy efficient and the rebates available to make it more affordable than ever.
• Learn about the latest solar technologies and applications.

WHEN: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
WHERE: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus (9750 South in Sandy, UT.)
Admission: $5 individual, $10 for families or groups of 2-5.
Your conference admission will get you $100 off a solar energy system from any of the solar installers participating in the conference!

Don't miss the 2010 Utah Renewable Energy Conference hosted by the Utah Solar Energy Association. The half day event will feature representatives from the Utah State Energy Program presenting details about the brand new renewable energy rebate, presentations on energy efficiency and high performance building by Utah Clean Energy, and solar technology seminars offered by Utah's solar industry leaders.

The event will also include a variety of clean energy companies and experts in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies who will be on-site to answer specific questions about how energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades can work for your home or business.

For more information, visit
Or contact Levi Belnap by emailing or call 801.836.2420
10:00 - 10:50 Registration, welcome.
11:00 - 11:45 Utah Renewable Energy Rebate Presentation Chris Tallackson - Utah State Energy Program
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch break/Q&A with Utah’s clean energy companies at sponsor booths
Lunch provided by Jason’s Deli
1:00 - 1:40 Everything you need to know about solar hot water & cooling Bob Dudley - Harris Dudley Heating, Plumbing, & Solar
2:00 - 2:40 Solar electric (Photovoltaic) technology 101 Ken Gardner - Gardner Engineering Alternative Energy Services
3:00 - 3:40 Start saving money today with energy efficiency and high performance building Sara Baldwin - Utah Clean Energy

Monday, March 15, 2010

Utah Bike Summit

Utah Clean Air Conference - April 10th

Electric Vehicle/Infrastructure Webinar

Below are the call and web login details (for participants) for the March 24th, Electric Vehicle/Infrastructure Webinar-Discussion Group.


Passcode: 1770065


Conference number: PW6566213
Passcode: 1770065

Participants can also join the event directly at:

Monday, March 8, 2010

NREL Electric Vehicle/Infrastructure Webinar

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will be holding a webinar on March 24, 2010 from 11-12:30am MT and will feature a vehicle and infrastructure discussion by Jim Francfort, INL and Don Karner, eTEC. Jim works on DOE's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity (AVTA) conducted jointly by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The AVTA is part of the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. The primary goal of AVTA is to provide benchmark data for technology modeling, and research and development programs, by benchmarking and validating the performance of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles that feature one or more advanced technologies, including:

• Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technologies
• Hybrid electric, pure electric, and hydraulic technologies
• Advanced electric drive technologies and engine technologies
• Advanced energy storage (i.e., batteries) technologies and chemistries
• Advanced climate control, power electronic, and other ancillary systems technologies
• Internal combustion engines burning advanced fuels (i.e., 100% hydrogen and hydrogen/CNG-blended fuels)

Also contributing to this effort is Don Karner, President/CEO of eTEC, of Phoenix, AZ. eTEC was mentioned by President Obama in his latest State of the Union Address and is the project manager for a DOE ARRA grant that includes 40+ project partners that will conduct the largest-ever rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure in the United States.

Jim and Don will give an overview of issues that will be of interest to many coordinators with respect to establishing electric recharging strategies in their communities. Particular areas of interest covered include types of recharging systems available, battery electric and plug-in electric vehicles and their timing for market introduction, the current state of deployment issues such as codes and standards, permitting, standardized training and more.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Back from Washington DC

We made it back from our trip to Washington. We had a highly productive week meeting with other Clean Cities Coalitions, supporters, and politicians. We were able to meet with Senator Hatch, Congressman Matheson, Congressman Bishop, and staff of Senator Bennett and Congressman Chaffetz. Now we will have to just wait and see what happens in Washington!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Energy Independence Days

Hello from Washington DC! Robin and I are attending Energy Independence Days with our fellow coalitions from across the nation to work and help educate our policy makers on what we do. Tomorrow we will be meeting Senators Bennett and Hatch as well as Congressmen Matheson, Bishop, and Chaffetz, to help educate them on everything Clean Cities has done and has the potential to do in Utah.