Charge Ahead Colorado Press

Denver International Airport is expanding their EVSE infrastructure in the West Parking Garage with the help of grant funding from Charge Ahead Colorado.

7News Article on DIA’s Completed EVSE Stations

Denver Post on DIA’s 10 EVSE Stations

Denver Business Journal on DIA’s EVSE Station Expansion

The City of Aurora is expanding their EVSE infrastructure with the help of grant funding from Charge Ahead Colorado.

The City of Aurora Adds Two EVSE Stations

 

Ozone Season Kickoff Event: June 5th 11a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Regional Air Quality Council’s “Electrify Your Summer” ozone season kickoff event is Friday, June 5th at Market Street Plaza (16th St. & Market St.) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ground-level summer ozone season officially begins on June 1 and the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is one of many ozone-reducing behaviors, improving our regions air quality.

Visitors to the kickoff event will:
– Learn about the emerging technology of electric vehicles
– Learn about the economic and environmental benefits of electric vehicles
– Receive information on EV financial incentives, tax credits, and charging infrastructure
– See first-hand some of the most popular electric vehicle models available
– Have a chance to win an electric lawn mower and other prizes
– Interact with RAQC board members and industry experts

Southern Colorado Clean Cities

Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (SC4) seeks to reduce petroleum in the transportation sector. They do so by developing partnerships between both public and private organizations in southern Colorado that promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, idle reduction, and alternative modes of transportation.

Northern Colorado Clean Cities

Northern Colorado Clean Cities (NCCC), is a 501(c)3 organization sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program.  As part of the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program, Clean Cities advances the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce the use of imported petroleum in transportation.

Clean Cities Denver Metro Coalition

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP), Clean Cities is a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Clean Cities contributes to the energy, environmental, and economic security of the United States by supporting local decisions to reduce our dependence on imported petroleum.

RAQC Begins 8-Hour Ozone SIP Control Strategy Evaluation Effort

 

In 2012, the Denver Metro/North Front Range Area was designated as Marginal nonattainment for the 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone. Based on a recent decision by the DC Circuit Court, the attainment deadline for the region is now July 20, 2015. Because the region did not demonstrate attainment by the end of the 2014 ozone season, the region is anticipating a “bump-up” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to a Moderate nonattainment area, which has an attainment deadline of July 20, 2018 and requires the development and submittal of an State Implementation Plan (SIP) for this standard.

As part of the SIP development process, a Reasonably Available Control Measures (RACM) analysis must be performed, which will demonstrate that the state has adopted all reasonably available control measures needed to meet the Reasonable Further Progress (RFP) requirements and demonstrate attainment as expeditiously as practicable. As part of this effort, the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) Board has formed three subcommittees to evaluate potential strategies for incorporation into the upcoming and/or future SIPs.

All subcommittee meetings are open to the public and interested stakeholders.

Future meeting dates:

Subcommittee Date Time
Trans./Land Use/Pricing Tues., Nov. 10th, 2015 9:30 – 11:00 AM

 

Previous meeting dates:

Subcommittee Date Time
Stationary/Area Sources Thur., Sept. 24th 2015 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Stationary/Area Sources Tues., May 26th 2015 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Mobile Sources/Fuels Tues., Nov 3th 2015 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Mobile Sources/Fuels Wed., May 27th 2015 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Trans./Land Use/Pricing Mon., Oct 5th 2015 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Trans./Land Use/Pricing Tues., August 25th 2015 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Trans./Land Use/Pricing Fri., July 10th 2015 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Trans./Land Use/Pricing Tues., June 2nd 2015 1:00 – 2:30 PM

 

**All meeting dates and locations will be posted on our calendar page, which you can access here.**

Meeting information will be posted at the following URL: http://raqc.org/documents/stakeholder-meetings/   and also can be accessed at raqc.org under the Document Tab, Stakeholder Meetings.

Please click here to be added to the RAQC email list to receive notifications about future meetings.

RAQC hiring a Community Events Intern

 

Position description for Community Events Intern

To Apply: E-mail a current resume, cover letter detailing relevant experiences and qualifications, as they relate to the job duties listed above, and any school credit requirements.  The initial application deadline is Friday, May 1st, 2015. The position will remain open and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The start date for the internship will be between May 1 and June 1. The internship will end between mid August and mid September. Please specify in your cover letter your dates of availability. Hours Per Week: 2-10.  The majority of hours worked will be on site at weekend events with a small amount of office work.

Please submit requested application materials to Sara Goodwin, Communications Director, at sgoodwin@raqc.org  No phone calls please.

 

RAQC hiring a Program Coordinator

Position description for Program Coordinator

Position Description: Working under the direction of the Program Director the qualified individual selected for this position will primarily coordinate program implementation of the ALT Fuels Colorado Program. This position will also assist with the Charge Ahead Colorado Program, Clean Air Fleets Program, Repair Your Air Campaign and other special projects as developed.  See position description for additional details.

To Apply: E-mail a current resume, cover letter and writing sample by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 to Misty Howell, Office Manager at mhowell@raqc.org. No phone calls please.

 

RAQC Announces Fifth Round ALT Fuels Colorado Awards

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) is pleased to announce the fifth round of ALT Fuels Colorado program awardees.

Awarded Organizations

Round 5 – October 2015

  • Allied Waste Transportation
  • Colorado State Fleet
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Douglas County School District
  • Salida Del Sol Academy
  • United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Weld County School District RE-1
  • Weld County School District RE-6

Round 4 – July 2015

  • Alpine Disposal
  • City of Fort Collins
  • Ruan Logistics Corporation
  • St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Weld County School District RE-3J

Round 3 – March 2015

  • Allied Waste Transportation
  • Boulder Valley School District
  • City and County of Denver
  • Mapleton Public Schools
  • Penske Leasing and Rental Company
  • United Parcel Service, Inc
  • Weld County School District RE-9

Round 2 – November 2014

  • Bimbo Bakeries
  • Dillon Transport, Inc.
  • Mapleton Public Schools
  • Weld County School District RE-6
  • Weld County School District RE-2
  • Weld County School District RE-8
  • Western Disposal

Round 1 – September 2014

  • Black Hills Colorado Gas Utility Company
  • City and County of Denver
  • City of Fort Collins
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Dillon Transport Inc.
  • International School of Denver
  • University School Foundation
  • Waste Management of Colorado, Inc.
  • Weld County School District RE-1
  • Weld County School District RE-3J
  • Weld Food Bank
  • Western Disposal

The goal of the ALT Fuels Colorado Vehicle program is to improve air quality and incentivize the deployment of alternatively fueled vehicles in Colorado. For a full list of program goals, materials, resources, and partners, please visit the ALT Fuels Colorado homepage. If you would like to be notified of application openings, please contact Kaylyn Bopp to be added to the distribution list.